Digital Commonwealth: Introduction to Omeka
Digital Commonwealth and the Massachusetts Library System join together to present an introduction to Omeka by Lenora Robinson of Bridgewater State University and Matt Amory of the Canton Public Library.
Omeka is a free, open-source content management system for online digital collections. As a web application, it allows users to publish and exhibit cultural heritage objects, and extend its functionality with themes and plugins. (Wikipedia). If you work in a NOBLE or SAILS library, you or someone in your library already has a free Omeka system available for use.
Archivists and Records Managers can use the Dublin Core metadata standard to add as much specific information as they need to in order for digital objects in the Omeka repository to be described according to their institutional needs. Lenora will introduce the Omeka repository and describe the use of the building blocks of items and collections within Omeka to set up the repository to begin to use it for exhibits.
Collection managers, digital humanists and local history librarians can use Omeka’s drag and drop content management system to create exhibits which highlight and curate individual items or groups of items. Matt will discuss how Omeka exhibits can add context and facilitate better access to small to medium sized digital collections.
This webinar is part of Digital Commonwealth's "Expanding Your Digital Horizons" Series.
- Thursday, October 8, 2020
- 1:00pm - 2:00pm
- Time Zone:
- Eastern Time - US & Canada (change)