Related product Digital Collections (CONTENTdm)

CONTENTdm Documentation

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Getting started with CONTENTdm in the CARLI Environment

Installing or Updating the CONTENTdm Project Client

Starting a New Project

Request a new collection be created for your institution by emailing CARLI support. Provide us with the name for the new collection. Collection names must include your institution's full name in parentheses and cannot be more than 80 characters, including spaces. The collection name cannot include any of the following characters: \ / : * ? " < > |

This request should be submitted by your institution's CARLI Primary CONTENTdm Contact.

Collection Customization Form

Request color and logo customizations for pages within your collection.

This form should be submitted by your institution's CARLI Primary CONTENTdm Contact.

Collection Homepage Customization Opportunities

Collection Publishing Request or Information Update Form

Complete this form to request that a collection in CARLI Digital Collections be published for the first time or to request changes to an already published collection’s image, home page text, topic/media categories, summary, QuickView and facet fields, or download options.

This form should be submitted by your institution's CARLI Primary CONTENTdm Contact.

Adding and Populating a Metadata Field in a Preexisting CONTENTdm Collection

Using the WorldCat Digital Collection Gateway in CONTENTdm

CARLI staff conduct basic training sessions that introduces CONTENTdm to participating libraries. Information about upcoming training sessions is available from the CARLI events calendar, and from the CARLI Digital Collections interest group email list. The exercises listed below are used in CARLI CONTENTdm training.

Basic CONTENTdm Training Exercises for CONTENTdm Version 6

Exercise 1

Exercise 2

Exercise 3

Exercise 4

Exercise 5

Exercise 6

Exercise 7

Exercise 8

Exercise 9

Exercise Data (42 mb)

This Exercise Data ZIP file contains the sample images used in CARLI's basic CONTENTdm training. If you wish to use them with the CONTENTdm training exercises, simply extract the files using WinZip or a similar utility. The file structure used during the training will appear with the extracted files.

Additional exercises:

How to create Custom Queries and Results (CQRs)

Image Rights and Restrictions: Restricting Images and Creating Brands, Bands, and Watermarks

* Please note that these are secure documents and you may be prompted to log in to view them.  If you have any trouble accessing the exercises, please

OCLC's CONTENTdm Information Page

Browse Collections from OCLC's Global Community of CONTENTdm Users

CONTENTdm User Support Center

OCLC occasionally offers web-based overviews on using CONTENTdm and posts archived web-based training sessions on the Training & Events page of the User Support Center web site. These at these sessions are not sponsored by CARLI. They are given by OCLC for all users of CONTENTdm, and, therefore, some of the information contained in the session does not apply to our consortial environment (such as procedures for publishing a collection, creating users and collections, and server administration.) For information about how CARLI's consortial use of CONTENTdm differs from the methods shown in the OCLC Web session, please review the CARLI-specific information posted above.