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  • Introduction to VITA
        A brief overview of how to harness the power of VITA for your digital collections. Learn how to apply the right metadata for greater resource discovery, faceted browsing and more! This manual also includes a set of recommendations for creating digital objects for uploading into VITA. Contents: Part 1: Applying ...
      A brief overview of how to harness the power of VITA for ...
  • Search and Update Records
        This manual will show you how to quickly find and update specific records in your collection. Contents: Part 1: Getting Started 1.1 Logging in Part 2: Searching and Updating 2.1 Search or Update Records 2.2 Prooflist 2.3 Top 100 Records 2.4 Record ID Part 3: Advanced Search 3.1 Limiting Keyword ...
      This manual will show you how to quickly find and update specific ...
  • Adding and Managing Records 6.2
        Master the basics of how to add and manage records in your VITA collection You have the option of downloading the complete manual, or searching for specific topics by chapter or keyword: Getting Started Adding Records Creating Records in VITA Display Screen File/Technical Data Descriptive Data Geographic Data Administrative Data ...
      Master the basics of how to add and manage records in your ...
  • Managing & Customizing Your VITA Site 6.2
        Contributing organizations that use VITA need a designated site administrator. The site administrator is responsible for: Customizing site graphics Maintaining and updating site and public interface information Checking and approving comments, links, and other action items Acting as the main contact for OurDigitalWorld staff in re: site and/or toolkit news ...
      Contributing organizations that use VITA need a designated site administrator. The site ...
  • Agency Management 6.1
        Anyone with level 3 security can see and manage agency screens in VITA as well as any action items. With different subscriptions come different options within agency management. Use this guide to navigate to the features you want to manage including: Agency profile: Labels and addresses User accounts (Personnel) Image ...
      Anyone with level 3 security can see and manage agency screens in ...
  • Action Items 6.1 - Comments, Generic thumbnails, Links, Contributions & Testimonials
        Part of agency management, this manual will walk you through reviewing and approving comments, reviewing records with only generic thumbnails, reviewing and correcting links associated with your records. Contributions and Testimonials are also action Items, but have separate manuals.
      Part of agency management, this manual will walk you through reviewing and ...
  • Exhibits Manual 6.2
        Use the Exhibits feature to create collections and stories to enhance your VITA site and its contents. The Exhibits Manual is broken down into the following sections: Add Or Update Exhibit Full Record Labels & Links Style Additional Styling Elements Add / Manage Content Page / Panel Management Adding & ...
      Use the Exhibits feature to create collections and stories to enhance your ...
  • Timeline Feature 6.2
        This manual is specific to using the Timeline option as a panel format in the exhibits module. The Timeline uses the same content management system as the exhibits module, and the resulting Timeline display can be added as an Exhibit page/panel or can be embedded in another HTML-based screen.
      This manual is specific to using the Timeline option as a panel ...
  • Newspapers 6.2: Publications & Issues
        If you're working with full-run newspapers - whether you are doing it in-house or have had a collection ingested - this manual helps explain how to add and manage Newspaper Parent Publication records and Add Issues to those Publications.
      If you're working with full-run newspapers - whether you are doing it ...
  • Newspapers 6.1: Indexing Articles & BMDs
        If you are indexing Newspaper content, like articles, clippings or Birth, Marriage and Death records,this manual will help you understand the best practices and workflows for adding those index records to your VITA collection and adding linked indexing for full-run newspaper discovery.
      If you are indexing Newspaper content, like articles, clippings or Birth, Marriage ...
  • Relabelling Pages & Sections in Newspaper Issues 6.1
        If you need to relabel the page numbers or section numbers for a newspaper issue, this should help with quick tips for navigating to the issue in question, identifying supplements, deleting duplicate page images, and navigating between issues. The relabelling process can also be used for multipage items like books, ...
      If you need to relabel the page numbers or section numbers for ...
  • Multipage Text Documents 6.2
        VITA allows you to upload and manage the variety of complex text objects you might find in your collections for better discovery and display. Use this manual to walk through the process of uploading multipage objects, PDFs, full text extraction, OCR processing, and pan-zoom page display. The manual is broken ...
      VITA allows you to upload and manage the variety of complex text ...
  • Template Records & Batch Uploads 6.1
        How to create template records and upload batches of image files.
      How to create template records and upload batches of image files.
  • Working with Audio 6.1
        Enhance your collection by adding oral histories and other audio features. The manual is broken down into the following sections Add “hero shot” or image to establish audio record Add Audio file(s) Adding & replacing chapters & chapter thumbnails Adding chapter-level transcription Adding full text transcription
      Enhance your collection by adding oral histories and other audio features. The ...
  • Uploading & Embedding Videos 6.2
        Want to add videos to your collection? Have a youtube channel you want to link to your VITA site? This manual will show you how. Upload Thumbnail + “Heroshot” Upload videos Adding & Replacing chapter & Chapter image files Video transcription Embedding & Managing YouTube Videos
      Want to add videos to your collection? Have a youtube channel you ...
  • Managing Groups 6.1
        One of the features of VITA is the ability to create “groups” of records. Creating "groups" facilitates better collection management, scoped search queries and result sets, and will prove invaluable when creating virtual exhibits when you want to showcase specific items in your collection. Groups also lets you customize the ...
      One of the features of VITA is the ability to create “groups” ...
  • My Favourites module 6.1
        Customizing and configuring your My Favourites screens for end-user bookmarking.
      Customizing and configuring your My Favourites screens for end-user bookmarking.
  • User Contributions: Module Settings, Displaying & Featuring 6.2
        The contribution module is a tool for soliciting, gathering and displaying stories of and from your community. This manual will show you how to configure your Contribution module, and display and showcase your Contributed items.
      The contribution module is a tool for soliciting, gathering and displaying stories ...
  • Adding a record without a file 6.1
        Want to add a record to VITA but don’t have a digital file for it? No problem. Build records without having to upload a digital file. Great for clippings and articles, or to establish records you want to add to later.
      Want to add a record to VITA but don’t have a digital ...
  • Working with JPEG2000s 6.2
        Uploading JPEG2000 image files for multipage, reverse detail and full view displays as well as in batch uploads. Plus, how to add credit statements or logos on JP2 viewer.
      Uploading JPEG2000 image files for multipage, reverse detail and full view displays ...
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VITA How-To Manuals 6.2


New, updated manuals with linked webinars for the VITA 6.2 version - any 6.1 manuals are still relevant to 6.2 functionality and workflows