The Graduate Student Digital Humanities group is organizing a 90-minute workshop on the digital content management system Omeka. The workshop will be led by Alex Gil, Digital Scholarship Coordinator at Columbia University. It will take place April 3, from 11:00-12:30 in Keating 318. This workshop does not require you to be a digital expert. Simple familiarity with common tools like Microsoft Word, Google or WordPress will suffice. Sign up here with your Fordham email address. Space is limited.
In this workshop you will learn how to create and organize a digital archive using Omeka, an open-source tool designed to manage and display collections of cultural objects in digital formats (images, video, documents, sound, etc.). Omeka is used by researchers, archivists, museum curators, students and teachers. As you explore this user-friendly but powerful tool, you will learn about its functions and design. Participants will use the free version of the software provided at omeka.net. Bring to the workshop a small collection of files that you would like to collect online. These can be .mp3′s, .pdf’s, .jpg’s, .txt’s, or any other common file format. For examples of humanities projects that use Omeka, look at the Showcase.
Looking ahead:We are excited that Matt Gold, from the CUNY Graduate Center and editor of Debates in the Digital Humanities, will give a talk entitled “Teaching to the Network: Digital Humanities and Public Pedagogy.” May 1, 12:00-2:00, Walsh Library, O’Hare Special Collections. A light lunch will be served.
Both events are made possible with funds from the Center for Teaching Excellence.