NITLE sponsors an ongoing series of videoconference seminars of interest to faculty working in the digital humanities, academic technologists, and librarians at liberal arts colleges. The next one has to do with in an important tool called Omeka, which is particularly useful for managing collections of images. The following is reposted from NITLE's website. A group will gather to watch in the Academic Technology conference room in the basement of Bosler Hall. I hope you can join us!
Sharon Leon (Center for History and New Media, George Mason University), "Focus on the Item: Teaching and Learning with Omeka"
February 22, 2:00pm - 3:00pmWe encourage faculty, instructional technologists, librarians and others from the NITLE Network interested in building online collections and narrative exhibits with students to attend this seminar. Attendance by institutional teams is encouraged; individuals are also welcome to participate. (Times EST)
Hosted online via NITLE’s videoconferencing platform
DescriptionIn this conversation, Sharon Leon, Director of Public Projects at the Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media will introduce Omeka, a free and open source web publishing platform for scholars and cultural heritage professionals, and Omeka.net, a hosted version of the software. Leon will offer an overview of the main elements of an Omeka site and some of the ways that the open source software’s functionality can be extended through the addition of plugins. Next, she will showcase some of the ways that faculty are using Omeka in liberal arts classrooms by working with students to build digital collections and constructing narrative exhibits, both as individual projects and as group work. Participants in the discussion will come away with an understanding of a range of constructive assignments for students that focus their attention on a careful examination of cultural heritage materials, and that result in non-traditional narrative assessments.
- McClurken, Jeffrey. “Teaching and Learning with Omeka: Discomfort, Play, and Creating Public, Online, Digital Collections.” In Learning Through Digital Media Experiments in Technology and Pedagogy, edited by R. Trebor Scholz. The Politics of Digital Culture. The Institute for Distributed Creativity, 2011.
- “Introduction to Omeka 2.0,” http://vimeo.com/55973380.