Digital Collections Management

Has your GLAM (gallery, library, archive, museum) wanted to create an online exhibition but didn’t know how to get started? Have you been stuck trying to manage digital collections easily and inexpensively?

Omeka may be your answer.

A free-to-inexpensive open-source content management system, Omeka was designed with GLAMs in mind. Used by institutions from the Smithsonian Institution for their “Elvis at 21” exhibit to the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission’s “Land of Penn and Plenty” exhibit, Omeka gives users flexibility in creating visually appealing digital exhibitions using your digital collections. To get you up and running as quickly as possible, this workshop will give you a thorough introduction to Omeka. We’ll cover topics including:

  • What is Omeka and why should I use it?
  • Differences between Omeka.net and Omeka.org
  • How to create digital collections
  • Proper use of metadata
  • Turning digital collections into digital exhibitions
  • Plug-ins

Details

When: August 26, 2014

Time: 9:00am-2:30pm

Lunch is included, thanks to the Digital Studies Center at Rutgers University-Camden.

Where: Rutgers University-Camden library (see directions below)

Cost: $20 + small service charge (TICKETS)

Instructors

Krista White is digital humanities librarian, Rutgers University-Newark.

Francesca Giannetti is digital humanities librarian, Rutgers University Libraries.

Mary Rizzo is Public Historian in Residence, Rutgers University-Camden.

Directions

This program will take place at the Rutgers University-Camden library. The easiest way to get to campus is public transportation via PATCO or the Riverline, which have stops on campus. For directions by car or mass transit, go to: http://www.camden.rutgers.edu/node/249 .

Parking is available on campus. If you need a parking permit, please indicate that on the registration page.

You can find a campus map here: http://www.camden.rutgers.edu/map . Note: the workshop will take place in the Paul Robeson Library NOT the Law Library or the Camden County Library.

This workshop is co-sponsored by the Rutgers University-Camden Digital Studies Center.

Have questions about Public History Boot Camp: OMEKA 101? Contact Mid-Atlantic Regional Center for the Humanities (MARCH)
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