11:00AM-12:45PM, Friday September 23, 2011
Instructors: Amanda French, George Mason University; Rebecca Goldman, Drexel University
Location: Franklin room (combined)
Why doesn’t my page look like the pretty ones on the Omeka website? Does Omeka now mean that I have an image repository? What is Dublin Core, and how does it relate to my materials? How do I re-purpose the metadata that I already have? During this hands-on workshop, you will work with your existing Omeka site or build a new one, and work out some of the finer points of how to make Omeka do what you want by installing plugins, customizing themes, and building exhibits. Please come with a functioning Omeka installation on your own server space to which you have FTP access, and bring a laptop with an FTP client. We will have a few Omeka installations set up for people to work with, but it will be easiest if you have Omeka installed already in your own environment.
Amanda French: “I am currently THATCamp Coordinator at the Center for History and New Media. Last year, I was an Assistant Research Scholar in the Archives and Public History program at New York University, where I helped develop a model digital curriculum, and where I developed and taught the graduate course “Creating Digital History.” Before that, I taught graduate and undergraduate courses in Victorian poetry and poetics, the Victorian period, and academic research methods for the digital age as a Teaching Assistant Professor at North Carolina State University. I held the Council on Library and Information Resources Postdoctoral Fellowship from 2004 to 2006.”
Rebecca Goldman is the Digital Archives Technician at the Drexel University Archives and Special Collections and the author of the archives webcomic Derangement and Description. In October, she’ll be joining La Salle University’s Connelly Library as the Media and Digital Services Librarian. Rebecca holds a MSLIS from Drexel University and a BA in linguistics from Swarthmore College. She has presented about the Drexel Archives’ use of Omeka at the Society of American Archivists annual meeting and the Mid-Atlantic Regional Archives Conference and provided individual and classroom training for new Omeka users.
Are you registered to attend this workshop? Are there particular tasks you want to do with Omeka or features that you most want to learn how to use? Please let Amanda and Rebecca know by posting a comment below.