Omeka as a Tool for Developing Digital Projects Cynthia Tobar, Mina Rees Library CUNY Digital Humanities Initiative Meetin...
What are your options? Image courtesy of Omeka.org accessed February 7, 2011.
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What is it?
<ul><li>Omeka is a free, open source web publishing system for online digital archives and was developed by the Center for...
Who Can Use It?
<ul><li>Scholars, librarians, archivists, educators,  or individuals who wants to share collections and exhibits with a wi...
How Does it Work?
-Feature List  http://omeka.org/files/docs/Featurelist.pdf   -Project Planning Case Studies: a good tool to get you thinki...
Opening of the Erie Canal http://library.gc.cuny.edu/erie_canal/items
Item-level record
Omeka may not be for everyone
Omeka is best suited for projects with a sizable digital collection.
Expect to provide more technical support for Omeka-based projects than for WordPress or wiki-based projects.
Decide how much time you want to focus on the creation of standardized and complete metadata.
Decide how to deal with primary source materials.
List of resources http://omeka.org/   http://omeka.org/showcase/   http://omeka.org/codex/Plugins/ExhibitBuilder   http://...
Thank you! Cynthia Tobar Metadata Librarian [email_address]
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  • So, using Omeka is perhaps not a decision to be made lightly, but in the end I think that the time spent prepping is well worth it. You can create some impressive projects using this tool and learn a wide variety of skills (digitization, organization, presentation, exhibition, metadata creation) along the way.
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    1. 1. Omeka as a Tool for Developing Digital Projects Cynthia Tobar, Mina Rees Library CUNY Digital Humanities Initiative Meeting 2/9/11
    2. 2. What are your options? Image courtesy of Omeka.org accessed February 7, 2011.
    3. 3. CONTENTdm ®
    4. 4. What is it?
    5. 5. <ul><li>Omeka is a free, open source web publishing system for online digital archives and was developed by the Center for History and New Media at George Mason University. </li></ul><ul><li>It allows users to publish cultural heritage objects, extend its functionality with themes and plugins, and curate online exhibits with digital objects. </li></ul>
    6. 6. Who Can Use It?
    7. 7. <ul><li>Scholars, librarians, archivists, educators, or individuals who wants to share collections and exhibits with a wide range of users </li></ul>
    8. 8. How Does it Work?
    9. 9. -Feature List http://omeka.org/files/docs/Featurelist.pdf -Project Planning Case Studies: a good tool to get you thinking about how to organize an Omeka site. http://omeka.org/codex/Project_Planning_Case_Studies -Screencasts http://omeka.org/codex/Screencasts -Web video http://vimeo.com/6401343
    10. 10. Opening of the Erie Canal http://library.gc.cuny.edu/erie_canal/items
    11. 11. Item-level record
    12. 12. Omeka may not be for everyone
    13. 13. Omeka is best suited for projects with a sizable digital collection.
    14. 14. Expect to provide more technical support for Omeka-based projects than for WordPress or wiki-based projects.
    15. 15. Decide how much time you want to focus on the creation of standardized and complete metadata.
    16. 16. Decide how to deal with primary source materials.
    17. 17. List of resources http://omeka.org/ http://omeka.org/showcase/ http://omeka.org/codex/Plugins/ExhibitBuilder http://omeka.org/codex/How_Might_You_Use_Omeka http://omeka.org/codex/Documentation http://omeka.org/files/docs/Featurelist.pdf http://omeka.org/codex/Project_Planning_Case_Studies http://omeka.org/codex/Screencasts http://vimeo.com/6401343
    18. 18. Thank you! Cynthia Tobar Metadata Librarian [email_address]

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