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  • Tips for Managing your Digitization Project
        A short video about planning and implementing digitization projects, including digitization specifications, community and collaboration, staffing, budgetary considerations, and more. See ODW's YouTube channel for the full, three-hour session
      A short video about planning and implementing digitization projects, including digitization specifications, ...
  • Twitter Cards in VITA
        In cultural heritage, we understand that you want to know when someone is using your digital resources, for your own statistics and impact assessment - and you want new users to be able to find the rest of your collections if they’re interested in what’s being shared. With the implementation ...
      In cultural heritage, we understand that you want to know when someone ...
  • Adding a record without a file
        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 ...
  • Relabelling Pages & Sections in Newspaper Issues
        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 ...
  • Removing Personal Information
        Quick guide to responding to requests for removal of personal information
      Quick guide to responding to requests for removal of personal information
  • Subjects Checklist
        The Subjects Checklist allows you to review all subjects assigned to your agency records and strategically update or remove those terms to help clean the thesaurus and enable better aggregation of your collection items.
      The Subjects Checklist allows you to review all subjects assigned to your ...
  • My Favourites module
        Customizing and configuring your My Favourites screens for end-user bookmarking.
      Customizing and configuring your My Favourites screens for end-user bookmarking.
  • Order Reproductions option
        A short description on how to activate and customize the "order reproductions" option offered on the full size image display. Part of Site management activities
      A short description on how to activate and customize the "order reproductions" ...
  • Action Items - 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 ...
  • Vessels Database Metadata Application Profile 6.4
        A Metadata Application Profile for describing vessels with the VITA Toolkit Vessels Database
      A Metadata Application Profile for describing vessels with the VITA Toolkit Vessels ...
  • Working with Audio 6.4
        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 6.4
        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 Tips for adding video: ...
      Want to add videos to your collection? Have a youtube channel you ...
  • VITA Search API 6.4
        How to write queries to add to your Library or other organizational catalogue system to return scoped search results from your VITA collection along with your other catalogue items.
      How to write queries to add to your Library or other organizational ...
  • Template Records & Batch Uploads 6.4
        How to create template records and upload batches of image files.
      How to create template records and upload batches of image files.
  • Working with JPEG2000s 6.4
        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 ...
  • Timeline Feature 6.4
        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 ...
  • Exhibits Manual 6.4
        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 ...
  • Indexing Articles & BMDs for Newspapers and Non-Newspaper Volumes 6.4
        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 as well as non-Newspaper volumes.
      If you are indexing Newspaper content, like articles, clippings or Birth, Marriage ...
  • User Contributions: Module Settings, Displaying & Featuring 6.4
        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 ...
  • Managing & Customizing Your VITA Site 6.4
        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 ...
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