New York Heritage is powered by CONTENTdm, a digital collection management system provided by OCLC. Empire State Library Network licenses CONTENTdm and makes it available to member organizations that contribute to New York Heritage.
The system consists of:
First Steps to using CONTENTdm in New York Heritage:
A guide from Southeastern that breaks down certain CONTENTdm workflows step-by-step. The guide focuses on: creating a project, setting up a metadata template, adding single items to the client, uploading records and approving them.
Tutorials covering various topics relating to project management. These include: creating, opening, deleting, exporting, and sharing projects.
Tutorials on adding items to projects. Topics include (among others): adding single items, adding compound items, generating thumbnails, and working with pdf files.
Tutorials relating to metadata. Topics include using controlled vocabularies, using find & replace, using the item editing tab, and creating metadata templates.
In-depth tutorials relating to adding, editing, and managing compound objects.
A collection of frequently asked questions related to the system, as well as troubleshooting documentation for common issues.