Week 3: Content Management and Digital Exhibits

Tuesday, February 6

In this unit, we will explore:

  • tools and methods for digital historical research (review your notes from the Part II readings/podcast from last week)
  • the functions and capabilities of Omeka, a content management platform for publishing digital exhibits

Part I: Introduction to Omeka

Reading

Tom Scheinfeldt, “Omeka and Its Peers

Sample Omeka-based Sites
Apron Strings and Kitchen Sinks: The USDA Bureau of Home Economics
Florida Memory
Baltimore Uprising 2015
Our Marathon

Practicum: Exhibit Building in Omeka

Instructions can be found here. We will walk through this in class, but you may want to review these instructions ahead of time.

 

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