Building Digital Exhibits with Omeka

March 3rd, 2015, 4:30-5:30 P.M.
Wilson Media Lab (DFL 220)

Seeking alternative models for research essays?
Looking for ways to engage your students with public audiences?
In need of a digital supplement to your book project? 

With Omeka, you can create beautiful online exhibits of your art, videos, documents, or other collections. Omeka, sometimes referred to as “WordPress for museums,” is a free, flexible, and open source web-publishing platform for the display of library, museum, archives, and scholarly collections and exhibitions. It was created at the Center for History and New Media (CHNM) at George Mason University and is one of the most widely implemented digital humanities tools.

This workshop will introduce you to the basics of planning a digital exhibit and get you started with your own Omeka.net digital exhibit. DLA Post-doc Alicia Peaker will be leading the workshop. She has also worked as the Director of Our Marathon, a digital archive, ​built with Omeka, of crowdsourced materials related to the 2013 Boston bombings.

While enrollment is limited, materials used in the workshop, including the presentation slide deck, can be found at go.middlebury.edu/omeka.

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