Omeka-s: A New Approach to Building Omeka (Multi)Sites

April 5th 2017 @ 12:00pm to @ 1:00pm
Hazelbaker Hall (E159)
Herman B Wells Library
1320 E 10th St
Bloomington, IN 47405
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William G. Cowan, Head, Software Development, Library Technologies

Omeka-s beta was released in the fall of 2016 and is a new approach to creating Omeka sites. Omeka Classic allowed only one site to use the items collected for a digital exhibit. Omeka-s allows multiple sites to use the items collected together. This multi-site capability makes Omeka-s ideal for certain scenarios, such as classroom use (a site for each student but shared items) or a large organization that has many different ways they want to exhibit its digital collection.

In this session, I plan to demonstrate the new version of Omeka, Omeka-s and show how it differs from Omeka Classic. I will discuss how to add new items, how to create sites around the central collection, how to add different file types to an item, how Omeka-s uses its central collection of items among multiple sites and how to add pages and define their layout in a site.

This presentation is part of the ongoing Digital Library Brown Bag Series. Follow and contribute to the presentations and discussions on twitter: #dlbb.

Spring 2017 Digital Library Brown Bag Schedule

Programs will be held from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm EST in the Herman B Wells Library in Room E159 (Hazelbaker Hall in the Scholars' Commons).

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Wells Library W501
1320 East Tenth Street
Indiana University
Bloomington, IN 47405
Michelle Dalmau
Michelle Dalmau - Head, Digital Collections Services, Associate Librarian
(812) 855-1261