Information about your new VITA experience, upcoming webinars, and conference appearances!
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VITA 6 is here!

Our team has upgraded the platform and moved all your content and site settings over to the newest version of VITA. 

Lots of changes are behind-the-scenes - you'll notice a faster and easier VITA without having to learn anything new.

Members using the default CSS templates for their sites will see some display changes, as we've tweaked our code a bit.

We've also introduced some new alternate styling templates that take minimal time to set up and can drastically change the appearance and function of your VITA site!

What's New

Faster and more responsive indexing
Changes and additions appear automatically on your public site.

Better video uploads 
And you can always embed a Youtube video!

Sleeker CSS 
VITA's classic look is upgraded - plus some new looks to choose from.

Bug fixes and tweaks
Responsive search & results screens
Options you don't use are hidden on Advanced Search and results screens. Long results automatically hide and expand.

Completely separate News from Images sites
No more overlap of content: it's a clean break!

Stay tuned for more V6 news and support

What's Gone

Mobile search
Your VITA site will look the same no matter what device you use, so we've done away with the special stripped-down version.
Search widgets
Existing ones still work, but you can't add new ones.
FLV [Flash] video files
We've converted any FLV files to MP4 for you!

VITA6 Design Webinar: How to Share In Style

Media Coordinator Allana Mayer will be running a lunchtime webinar on Wednesday February 7th at noon, to introduce you to all the new styling options in VITA6. We'll cover:
  • The basics of CSS and HTML in VITA
  • The new CSS templates and how to apply them
  • Modifications and customizations to any site
  • Great design tips, tricks, and tools
  • Where to get help
Mark your calendars and join us on the 7th!

Visit us at SuperCon!

We'll be at Booth #707 in the Expo Hall, where you can ask for a live demo of all the new features of VITA! More info on our website.

Our #OLASC Sessions

On Friday morning at 10:45, Loren Fantin and Matt Berry will be sharing their expertise on the Digital Library Project with our partners from BC, Daniel Sifton and Caroline Daniels: Building the Digital Library in Practice: Collaboration Across Borders and Platforms

And on Wednesday morning at 11:20, Art Rhyno will be showing off his brilliant prototype for low-cost digitization of microformats: DIY Digitization of Community Newspapers

News from our partners: The transcription tool we've been working on for Library and Archives Canada made a big splash with the transcription of Lady Macdonald's diary!

News from our partners: The Federated Women's Institutes of Ontario continue to get great press for their efforts at digitizing and sharing local women's history!
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