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Protecting Contributor Anonymity

For many years now, users have turned to Omeka when they feel it is important and necessary to collect materials related to the significant events in the recent past or an ongoing situation that will likely be of historical import. We have always strongly supported these efforts, in part because the original impetus for creating […]

Happy Beta Release Day, Omeka S!!

Omeka S is the next-generation, open source web-publishing platform that is fully integrated into the scholarly communications ecosystem and designed to serve the needs of medium to large institutional users who wish to launch, monitor, and upgrade many sites from a single installation. Though Omeka S is a completely new software package, it shares the […]

Guest Post: Connecting Students and Special Collections

Stefanie Hunker is the Digital Resources Librarian in the Browne Popular Culture Library (BPCL). She holds a Master’s in Library Science from the State University of New York at Buffalo and a Bachelor’s of Music in Music History from The Ohio State University and has been employed at BGSU since 1995. Her responsibilities include the […]

Guest Post: “Can’t We Just Write a Paper?” Digital Galleries and Archival Research for Undergraduates

Thomas Edge joined the Department of Ethnic Studies at Bowling Green State University as an instructor in 2011. Prior to that, he taught at Northwestern University, Trinity College (Connecticut), and Elms College. Dr. Edge is a proud graduate of the W.E.B. Du Bois Department of Afro-American Studies at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst, where he completed […]

Guest Post: Omeka in Graduate Work

Jolie A. Sheffer is Director of the Institute for the Study of Culture and Society and Associate Professor of English and American Culture Studies at Bowling Green State University in Bowling Green, Ohio. She teaches courses in American literature and popular culture since the Civil War, multiethnic American literature, American Studies, and literary theory and […]

Moving the Conversations Forward

Today, Omeka’s support forum will move to a new platform with a new url (http://forum.omeka.org). Everyone will need a new account, so please go to the new forum and create one today. The new forum platform should dramatically reduce spam, while also offering spaces to talk about new versions and extensions of Omeka. There are […]

Beta Release: Omeka Everywhere Collection Viewer

We are happy to announce the beta release of the Omeka Everywhere Collection Viewer! What is it? The Omeka Everywhere Collection Viewer (OECV) allows you to connect an existing Omeka Classic installation to a multi-touch table or tablet for an in-gallery experience. Who is it for? OECV is for museums, historical societies, special collections libraries, […]

New Screencasts!

The Omeka outreach team released three new screencasts this week: OAI-PMH Harvester; Contribution and Guest User; and User Profiles! Want to harvest content from an Open Archives Initiative Protocol for Metadata Harvesting compliant site? Then watch this screencast to find out how it all works! Have you been intrigued by the potential of the Contribution […]

Omeka Powered: The Great Society Congress

This post is part of an ongoing series where the people behind Omeka-powered sites talk about their content, process, and working with Omeka. In this post, Wyatt and Danielle Emerling share their thoughts on building the website The Great Society Congress. Jay Wyatt is Director of Programs and Research at the Robert C. Byrd Center […]

Omeka Powered: Preserve the Baltimore Uprising

This post is part of an ongoing series where the people behind Omeka-powered sites talk about their content, process, and working with Omeka. Denise Meringolo (@DDMeringolo), Associate Professor of History and Director of Public History at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, is a scholar-practitioner in the field of public history. She teaches courses in […]