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Autoras Contemporaneas

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Mar 2, 2022, 12:56:52 PM3/2/22
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Hello, I am a Spanish-speaking university student, I have difficulty understanding how to work on this file, I understand that a preview image of the file is uploaded, but I want to upload a file that is in PDF format with several pages. AtoM is the platform that the people in charge of the project chose to work with, but they didn't give me a course to work with it either. I hope not to cause any inconvenience, I think it is better to ask before making mistakes.
In advance, thanks for any support comments.

Dan Gillean

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Mar 3, 2022, 8:07:14 AM3/3/22
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Hi there, 

Welcome to the AtoM community! 

When a multi-page PDF is uploaded, AtoM will generate a preview of the first page. However, if users click on the preview, the full PDF will open in a new tab, using the browser's built-in PDF reader to display the content. Here is an example of a description with a 4-page PDF in our demo site: 
It's also possible to tell AtoM to use a different page from the PDF when generating the derivatives. This is especially useful if your institution adds a common cover page to all PDFs, to ensure that users can see the actual content in the preview and not just the same cover page for every PDF. The World Bank Group Archives does this regularly: here is an example of a description with a PDF of 146 pages, showing the third page in the preview since the first 2 pages are cover pages used in many World Bank PDFs: 
For more on this setting, see:
You can read more general information on managing digital objects in AtoM here: 
Cheers, 

Dan Gillean, MAS, MLIS
AtoM Program Manager
Artefactual Systems, Inc.
604-527-2056
@accesstomemory
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On Wed, Mar 2, 2022 at 12:56 PM Autoras Contemporaneas <cautora...@gmail.com> wrote:
Hello, I am a Spanish-speaking university student, I have difficulty understanding how to work on this file, I understand that a preview image of the file is uploaded, but I want to upload a file that is in PDF format with several pages. AtoM is the platform that the people in charge of the project chose to work with, but they didn't give me a course to work with it either. I hope not to cause any inconvenience, I think it is better to ask before making mistakes.
In advance, thanks for any support comments.

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