Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Workshop - Omeka, NYC

Using Omeka to Build Digital Collections for Libraries and Archives

Date: Friday September 11, 2009
Time: 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Location: METRO, 57 E. 11 St, New York , NY 10003
Registration fees: $50 for METRO and NY-ART members. To receive your
discount, enter ART2009 and click "Apply Class Code."
Register online here: http://bit.ly/28Bzbh

The Archivists Roundtable of Metropolitan New York (ART) is
collaborating with METRO to host this full-day workshop on Omeka, a free
and open source collections based, web-based publishing platform for
scholars, librarians, archivists, museum professionals, educators, and
cultural enthusiasts.
Its "five-minute setup" makes launching an online exhibition as easy as
launching a blog. Omeka is designed with non-IT specialists in mind,
allowing users to focus on content and interpretation rather than
programming. It brings Web 2.0 technologies and approaches to academic
and cultural websites to foster user interaction and participation.
This workshop will introduce Omeka, provide a brief background on
developing the software, show examples of different types of websites
created with Omeka and teach participants how to use Omeka to build a
website for your institution. Topics will include data entry, data
migration, using/developing Themes, and using/developing plugins.

By the end of the program, participants will:
* Understand how to install Omeka, and manage content and enter
Collections data in Omeka
* Install and modify public themes
* Install and manage plugins

Jeremy Boggs is the Creative Lead at CHNM and Omeka's Project Manager.
In addition to actually being a web designer, he is writing a
dissertation on the history of web design and plans to use Omeka to
collect and share stories and files from web designers past and present.