Time for a new look!
Now you’ve added a new banner, why not choose a new style from one of the 11 colour palettes and 4 layout options
- match your organizational colours
- try something fresh
- select a new mood
Find out how, see examples and more here
Any VITA record can have a mystery question associated with it including group and exhibit records!).
It’s easy to promote your mysteries and invite users to answer your questions, add new information, or fill in information gaps about the local history items online…
Learn more about different approaches to adding mysteries and crowdsourcing answers here!
Creating exhibits can be done from anywhere and is a great way to engage students, volunteers or staff.
It’s easy! Choose your page layouts, then select, describe and link related items from inside and outside your collection. Every exhibit can be modified with a unique style and branding, but they are also featured, linked, and fully searchable within your VITA site.
Exhibits are great for providing context and connections about your collections. Create exhibits that highlight…
or just have fun and tell some stories!
Find out more
Everywhere you look, the Coronavirus is affecting us. Empty streets, safety precautions, signs of hope and community caremongering – with VITA Toolkit you can invite your community to share their experiences and build today’s local history collections…
Many of our partners are activating their Contribution module to collect stories and photos from their community, including these public libraries: Cook Memorial, Milton, Newmarket, Kawartha, Whitby, and the Cobourg Museum Foundation, among others!
Why settle for generic?
Any Group, Exhibit and Link can have a featured image!
Add interest to your results lists, home screen and records – upload a custom tile or image from the collection to represent your content better.
Find out more!
As we all shift to working remotely, VITA makes it easy for you to login from anywhere, so why not take some time to review your digital collections!
Take a look at our recent newsletter full of tips for cleaning up and enhancing your records for better discovery and display…
It’s spring, and that means spring-cleaning time. If you’re thinking about refresing the look and feel of your VITA Digital Toolkit site, we can help!
Our helpsite has tons of useful resources we’ve written about how to navigate and customize the front-end of VITA. We’ve also added some example resources from other VITA members who have graciously shared templates, posters, event plans, and other documents you can learn from.
Get ready to have your mysteries solved… Tell us about your VITA “mystery questions” to be featured on our social media in April.
We’ll be publishing your stories – the solved and the still mysterious – on our blog throughout April. Join us with #MysteryMonth on Twitter and Facebook.
Read about Mystery Month on the ODW blog here.
Last week we attended the Ontario Library Association SuperConference in Toronto. We love getting the chance to catch up with VITA members and show off our newest upgrades.
Besides our usual Expo Hall booth, we shared research in a few ways. Our practicum student Tiffany Luk presented a poster about web traffic to VITA newspaper collections, and ODW Media Coordinator Allana Mayer led a session on our 2018 survey of digitization in Ontario public libraries.
Grab a copy of our full report, the slides from our presentation, and a list of digitization resources. They’re on our website now!