CONTENTdm Support

Bridging the Technical and Unique: Creating Metadata Templates and Training at Wichita State University Libraries

Tuesday, October 11, 2016
3:00 pm Eastern | 12:00 pm Pacific
Duration: 1 hour

Join us online as Lizzy Walker, Metadata and Digital Initiatives Librarian, presents the work of Wichita State University Libraries’ Metadata Group. This group was formed to create metadata templates for a digitization project encompassing two units: Special Collections & University Archives, and Technical Services.  

Lizzy will discuss the planning process, the metadata elements and standards they chose, and the templates' use with CONTENTdm. She will also discuss training methods and materials developed for Technical Services staff, including training, the digitization project wiki, and more.

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CONTENTdm Support & Training

Welcome to the support and training site for CONTENTdm. These pages contain a variety of materials to help you use CONTENTdm.

Help Files

The CONTENTdm help files cover all aspects of the software, from using the Project Client, to configuring the Server, to customizing the Website.


The CONTENTdm training pages house PDF software tutorials, the schedule of upcoming web-based trainings, and an archive of recorded training videos.


The Releases page provides information on the latest CONTENTdm software releases.

CONTENTdm Technical Office Hours

Are you a current CONTENTdm user who has technical questions about CONTENTdm? Shane Huddleston, CONTENTdm Product Manager, holds office hours on the third Thursday of the month, starting at 2:00 pm Eastern (11:00 am Pacific).

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CONTENTdm and WorldCat Digital Collection Gateway Overview

October 18, 2016
4:30 pm Eastern | 1:30 pm Pacific

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This presentation provides an overview of CONTENTdm® 6 and the WorldCat® Digital Collection Gateway. It includes discussion of the functionality built into the CONTENTdm Administration modules, including Collection and Website Configuration. A live demonstration using the very latest OCLC Hosted CONTENTdm version includes adding digital items to a Collection both with the web-based “add” function. Both simple and compound objects are used to build and demonstrate browsing and searching the CONTENTdm website.

Because CONTENTdm supports the Open Archives Initiative’s protocol for metadata harvesting, (OAI-PMH) published collections may be shared through the WorldCat sync and OAI functions. The presentation ends with a brief look at CONTENTdm item metadata as displayed in WorldCat after being harvested through the Gateway according to this standard protocol.

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