NYU_DH Workshop: Omeka + Neatline Installation–May 29, 9 am- 2 pm
To be held at Humanities Initiative, 20 Cooper Square, Fifth Floor. Lunch provided.
In this workshop you will learn to install and use Omeka and Neatline to create, organize, and display an online digital archive. Omeka is a user-friendly, open-source tool designed to manage, describe, and display collections of cultural objects in digital formats (images, video, documents, sound, etc.). Neatline works with Omeka to display your collection using timelines and maps.
The goal of this workshop is to give you the experience of installing these tools yourself on a server. By the end of the workshop you will have learned: what a server is and how to interact with it, how to install the software on the server via FTP, the basic functionality of Omeka and Neatline.
This does not require you to be a digital expert; simple familiarity with common tools like Microsoft Word, Google, or WordPress should suffice.
Note: attendees will be sent specific instructions for how to prepare for the workshop.
SPACE LIMITED: PLEASE RSVP NO LATER THAN MAY 17: you will be asked for NYU net ID and Password.
Brooklyn Historical Society Digital Cultural Heritage Symposium–May 17th
Brooklyn Historical Society, Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn Public Library, and Pratt Institute are pleased to announce a one-day conference that will take place May 17, 2013 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Othmer Library of the Brooklyn Historical Society, 128 Pierrepont Street at the corner of Clinton Street. The conference—themed Digital Cultural Heritage and User Experience—will explore the value and impact of digital cultural heritage across museums, libraries, and archives with particular focus on the user experience in both the physical and digital worlds. The event is free and open to the public with RSVP to 718-222-4111 x224 or firstname.lastname@example.org; seating is limited.
Set in the midst of today’s digital revolution, library and information science experts will discuss how digital collections and services transform our cultural institutions and change the way we experience and think about cultural heritage.
The symposium represents the culminating event of Project CHART (Cultural Heritage, Access, Research, and Technology), a three-year collaborative project between Pratt Institute’s School of Information & Library Science (SILS), Brooklyn Historical Society (BHS), Brooklyn Museum (BM), and Brooklyn Public Library (BPL) to digitize historical photographs of Brooklyn and make them accessible to members of the public.
The full program schedule, including a full list of panelists, can be viewed at the Brooklyn Visual Heritage website, http://www.
The Historic House Trust of New York City in partnership with the New York City Department of Parks & Recreation present their 2013 Lecture Series: Historic Houses & Community
The Arsenal, Third Floor Gallery, 830 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10065
SPACE IS LIMITED, SEATING IS ON A FIRST-COME FIRST-SERVED BASIS. For information call: (212) 360-8282
NATURAL DISASTERS AND HISTORIC PRESERVATION: ISSUES AND OUTCOMES–May 20, 2013, 6 pm
Michael Devonshire, Director of Conservation, JHPA, Inc.