Creating Online Exhibits with Omeka
Instructor: Alison Lewis
Dates: Not currently scheduled
Credits: 1.5 CEUs
Omeka is an open source web-publishing platform used by many libraries, archives, museums, and other cultural organizations for creating online exhibits of materials from their collections. This course provides the opportunity to explore the exhibit-building process and gain hands-on experience in creating a professional-level exhibit on a topic of your choice. No prior experience with exhibit building or web-based publishing is required.
- Identify the purposes and best practices for building an online exhibit
- Gain familiarity with the various functions of Omeka, including the exhibit builder plug-in
- Select appropriate items to upload into Omeka, and describe them with tags and basic Dublin Core metadata
- Plan and develop an online exhibit suitable for use on an organization’s website or in a professional portfolio
Alison M. Lewis has over twenty years of experience as a professional librarian in specialized, research, and academic settings. She was formerly a faculty member at Drexel University’s College of Computing and Informatics, where she taught advanced reference courses in the humanities and social sciences, the special collections course, and the practicum. Currently she serves as Executive Director of Beta Phi Mu, the international library and information studies honor society. She is also the Chief Acquisitions Editor for Library Juice Press and managing partner for Parlew Associates. She has M.L.S. and M.A. degrees from Florida State University, and a Ph.D. in English from Temple University. She lives in Philadelphia with her husband and four or five cats.
This is an online class that is taught asynchronously, meaning that participants do the work on their own time as their schedules allow. The class does not meet together at any particular times, although the instructor may set up optional sychronous chat sessions. Instruction includes readings and assignments in one-week segments. Class participation is in an online forum environment.
Please contact us to arrange a special session of this class for a group of seven or more, with a negotiable discount, or to be notified when it is next scheduled.