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CONTENTdm® "quick start"

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What is CONTENTdm?

OCLC's CONTENTdm allows you to easily build and showcase your digital collections on your personalized website, making them more discoverable to people around the world. CONTENTdm also secures and monitors your master files in a cloud-based preservation archive so they remain safe for the future.

CONTENTdm “quick start” is included with your library’s WorldCat Discovery Services, WorldShare Management Services or OCLC Cataloging subscription at no additional charge. With CONTENTdm “quick start,” your library will receive an OCLC-hosted CONTENTdm website with the ability to store and manage up to 100 items.

With CONTENTdm “quick start,” there’s no need to worry about managing servers or software, since it’s hosted at OCLC’s Data Centers around the world and completely supported by OCLC staff.

Getting started with CONTENTdm "quick start"

1. Join us for a CONTENTdm & WorldCat Digital Collection Gateway Overview.

If you have questions after attending the Overview, please e-mail us at contentdm@oclc.org.

2. Activate your CONTENTdm instance.

Are you ready to start building your digital collections? You can get started with CONTENTdm "quick start" by completing and submitting the Activation Form.

Upon receiving your form, OCLC will send you a Welcome Letter and instructions within one week.

  • CONTENTdm Basic Skills 1 - Getting started with CONTENTdm
  • CONTENTdm Basic Skills 2 - Working with text in CONTENTdm
  • CONTENTdm Basic Skills 3 - Maintaining collections in CONTENTdm

 

Resources


Media

Overview of CONTENTdm [Video, 4 minutes]


Publications

CONTENTdm flier [PDF]

CONTENTdm digital preservation brochure [PDF]


Links

CONTENTdm home page

Frequently asked questions about CONTENTdm "quick start" [PDF]


Contact

CONTENTdm@oclc.org