Omeka and Digital Archives (HASTAC Scholars Digital Collections Webinar with Jim McGrath)


Feb 21, 2015

Omeka is a free, open-source content management system that makes it easy for researchers, teachers, and students to work with digital collections. This webinar will walk through what Omeka can (and can’t) do, showcase exhibit-builder plugins like Neatline, and highlight digital projects that demonstrate Omeka’s uses by educators and archivists. If you’re interested in learning more about digital archives, the creation of digital metadata records, and strategies for building engaging digital exhibits for classroom or research use, this overview of Omeka may be for you.

Jim McGrath is a doctoral candidate in English at Northeastern University and a scholar in Northeastern’s NULab for Texts, Maps, and Networks. He is currently the Project Director of Our Marathon: The Boston Bombing Digital Archive and the Coordinator for Northeastern’s Digital Scholarship Group. His research interests include digital archives, new media, the history of the book, and the history of reading. He is on Twitter @JimMc_Grath.

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