Omeka Workshop at New York METRO

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.”

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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.

Peter J. Wosh
Director, Archives/Public History Program
History Department
New York University
53 Washington Square South
New York NY 10012
Phone: (212) 998-8601
Fax: (212) 995-4017

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