The right way to archive school media.
Vidigami starts with your current school year: a ‘bucket’ for all your current school media (i.e. 2017/2018). As you roll into the new school year, it will be ‘stacked’ above the previous year (i.e. 2018/2019, 2017/2018). The longer you use Vidigami, the more years you’ll stack! (See below)
With REWIND Year(s), you can request specific time periods before you even start your first year with Vidigami. We’ll load those buckets as increments that best reflect your school’s archive. These buckets will be ready to use as soon you get rolling on the platform. Unlimited content from your school’s history stored and organized by decade…your way. it’s never been more efficient and rewarding.
Example: if your school started in 1970, we may add Rewind Buckets as follows: 1970-1980, 1981-1990, 1991-2000, 2001-2010, 2011-2020…and so on. It’s up to you!
Adding REWIND Years is easy! Let your Account Manager or Client Success Specialist know today if you’d like to get started.
Got Old Yearbooks, LitMags, Viewbooks?
Why keep them in boxes in the storage closet? Share your digitized collection of e-books in your school’s very own online Library.
Your Library is where you can archive and display PDFs of yearbooks, viewbooks and other school publications, accessible to your entire community.
Once activated, your Library appears on your sidebar in Vidigami, right under your Admin Panel. Users viewing the Library can select a book to open it and “flip” through the pages on screen.
Library is included in your Vidigami platform for free if you have purchased one or more REWIND Years. If you do not have books ready for your Library, simply request your CSS to temporarily disable the feature. You can always enable Library once you have digital books to share!
Team Vidigami will help you upload your content so it appears in your online Library. Here is how to get started:
- Contact your Client Success Specialist to develop a plan and timeframe.
- Get your printed books digitized as PDFs and share your files with your Vidigami CSS. See the REWIND Scanning Add On if you would like assistance in digitizing your yearbooks.
- Once your Vidigami CSS has received your files, they will launch your Library within the agreed timeframe.
Library books will be viewable on both the mobile and desktop app by all your current Vidigami users!
Don’t delay! Let your Client Success Specialist know if you’d like to get started and make your school-wide publications readily available to all members of your community in Vidigami.
Looking to move over and centralize your photos in Vidigami from Flickr, Google Drive, or other platform?
We’re here to help make this as effortless as can be. Team Vidigami will transfer all your school’s pre-archived media into Vidigami.
Standard Fee: $0.10 per file
To get started, here’s what we’ll need:
1 – Authorized access to your current photo storage. Please provide an administrative login to your current media storage so that we can access the digital files. When uploading this content to Vidigami, we will use our best judgment to set up groups and albums based on your original structure. You will be able to modify this structure at at any time after the transfer.
2 – Importing Metadata. If photos contain metadata, this information will flow along with the image into Vidigami. To preserve the metadata associated with your images, they must be stored in an IPTC-compliant format. Metadata will be displayed as keyword tags, allowing that media to become searchable in the system. Read more about IPTC standards here.
3 – Determine Cost and Time to Complete. The standard rate to transfer external content from any third party media hosting service to Vidigami is $0.10/photo. Your CSS will work with you to develop a plan to prioritize and complete the transfer as per a feasible project timeline.
Yearbook-scanning made easy.
Your old yearbooks hold a chock-full of memories, stories, and photos of people who’ve made up the legacy!
As part of the REWIND program, we’ve partnered up with Yearbook Scanning Service by Bound Book Scanning Inc. Together, we’re offering an affordable rate and quick turnaround for all your old yearbooks!
Standard Fee: $50 per book
How to get started:
- Contact your CSS if you are interested, and determine how many books and pages per book (100-450 range) will need to be scanned. This information will be captured as part of your contract with Vidigami.
- We will coordinate with Yearbook Scanning Service to determine a feasible project timeline and quote.
- Ship your yearbooks to Yearbook Scanning Service, which will be digitized within a period of 3 weeks.
- All original yearbook copies will be shipped back to your school at the same condition they were received.
If you purchase REWIND Year(s), and would like to share your digital books with your community, Team Vidigami will enable your REWIND Library page, and upload your scanned books there too!
Pull senior portrait photos right from your yearbooks
If you don’t have PSPA files or similar digital portrait photography of your senior students, Yearbook Services (see REWIND Scan Add-On) offer a way to extract thumbnails from your yearbook pages.
Standard Fee: $0.40 per portrait
If you have purchased REWIND Years, extracted portrait files will be imported into Vidigami under class albums (i.e. Class of 2017) within a portrait group per REWIND year or ‘bucket’.
Student names will also be captured per portrait as People Tags (keywords), making the portrait searchable by name!
Please contact your CSS to learn more about how your extracted portraits will be organized within your Vidigami system.
Considerations: Please note that because portrait sizes range from book to book (some small while other large), the quality of the images extracted from your yearbooks may vary. Some scans may appear sharper, while others may be blurry or grainy. This is most prevalent in older books (black and white photos, wear and tear…etc).