Create

Login

  • VITA Login Screen
  • VITA is web based, so you have anytime anywhere access to manage your collection through your favorite browser
  • Secure log in
  • Different levels of user access for data management

Upload

  • Easy uploading
  • Easy upload screens for single and multiple files, depending on your task:
    • Scrapbooks, postcards, photos, minutes books, stereographs, paintings, maps
    • Full-run newspapers, issues, birth, marriage, death announcements
    • Cemetery headstone records, land use surveys
    • Video recordings, audio interviews
  • And more…

Describe

  • Descriptive data screen
  • Templates help make description easy and thorough
  • Capture robust descriptive, technical and administrative metadata — over 70 available data fields to capture the level of granularity required for your needs
  • Simple location lookups make geo-locating objects for Google Map display and your data display in other applications like MapQuest and  Google Earth
  • Assign copyright status and Creative Commons attribution licensing at object level
  • Auto-fill fields for subject headings, standard terms and roles help make quick, consistant description
  • Behind the scenes thesauri for subject headings and terms ensure search and discover compatibility across your collection and on the Web

Gather

  • Results & faceting
  • Create virtual exhibits, educational resources and interpretive displays
  • Group records into sub-collections for showcasing themes, hot button topics, donor collections, or collections of cool stuff you want to feature
  • Link between records and internal or external resources to extend the end user’s experience

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Display

  • Enhance your 3D and image collections with pan-zoom and jp2 viewers (see video, left), linked detail images, simple animated GIFs, or multiple views
  • Text objects and compound documents can be browsed, page by page, layered with full text files for page-level discovery, pan-zoom files for rotating display of differently oriented page content
  • Audio files can be enhanced with cover art or your choice of thumbnail, then add sheet music, full text transcriptions and chapter by chapter hinting
  • Streaming video player means end users don’t have to download big files to view on their desktops—they view it right inside your VITA screen
  • Newspaper collections have calendar view for annual or issue-by-issue browsing, full page display with optional hit highlighting, and page-level linked index records and/or clipping view for articles or Birth, Marriage and Death records

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