Introduction to Omeka

Speaker Patrick Murray-John
Dr. Patrick Murray-John holds a B.S. in Mathematics with minors in English Literature and Physics from Iowa State University, and an M.A. in English Literature and a Ph.D. in Medieval English Literature from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. After assorted contingent faculty positions teaching literature and composition, he switched to pursuing ...

Dr. Patrick Murray-John holds a B.S. in Mathematics with minors in English Literature and Physics from Iowa State University, and an M.A. in English Literature and a Ph.D. in Medieval English Literature from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. After assorted contingent faculty positions teaching literature and composition, he switched to pursuing what was really interesting, educational technology. As an Instructional Technology Specialist at the University of Mary Washington in Fredericksburg, VA, he collaborated with faculty to build teaching- and research- centered web sites using WordPress, Drupal, and Omeka. In 2011, he became the Omeka development team manager at the Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media. There, he helps build the core Omeka code and develops new web sites and plugins using WordPress, Drupal, and -- of course -- Omeka.

Full Description

This will be an overall introduction to using Omeka to publish your cultural heritage objects on the web.  We'll cover the basics of how web publishing systems work, and where Omeka fits in that ecosystem, especially in comparison to WordPress and Drupal.  We will look at how to add content, files, and metadata to an Omeka site, as well as nuances of item types.  We will also look at some basics of site-building with tags, collections, and the exhibit builder plugin.  There will be hands-on activities going through what Omeka does.

Who should attend:
Anyone who is interested in creating a web site to show off holdings and information about cultural heritage objects of any sort.  If you have also heard of WordPress or Drupal, and wondered why to choose one or the other, this is also for you.  No technical or design skills are needed to participate fully. 

When?

Thu, Jul. 12, 2012
10 a.m. - noon US/Eastern

How Much?

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Where?

METRO Training Center (4th floor)
57 E. 11th Street
New York, NY 10003
United States