name: inverse layout: true class: center, middle, inverse --- Introducing Omeka - An Academic Web Exhibit and Mapping Tool for IUP ============================ ## Dr. Kenneth Sherwood ## Dr. Tanya Heflin --- layout: false class: center, middle ![IUP DHC Logo](http://iupdhc.org/files/logo-plain-transp. "The Center for Digital Humanities and Culture") ## Center for Digital Humanities and Culture ## Indiana University of Pennsylvania [www.iupdhc.org](http://www.iupdhc.org) --- ##Overview## Omeka provides the capacity for the creation and web publication of educational and scholarly teaching exhibitions of artifacts, images, and other data. Omeka was developed by the Center for History and New Media at George Mason University. This presentation introduces Omeka, shows model exhibits, and provides a hands-on opportunity to explore building an Omeka exhibit. The Omeka/Neatline suite is a specialized toolset that would be useful for history, anthropology, art, sociology, English, and other disciplines. Basic access is available free at Omeka.net. The Center for Digital Humanities and Culture is launching an IUP Omeka project service and training for members of the IUP community in AY 2015-16. ??? --- name: inverse layout: true class: center, middle, inverse --- # Some Background ## The "digital turn" in humanities teaching and scholarship from "A Short Guide to Digital Humanities" by Jeffrey Schnapp. http://jeffreyschnapp.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/D_H_ShortGuide.pdf from Digital_Humanities, by Anne Burdick, Johanna Drucker, Peter Lunenfeld, Todd Presner, and Jeffrey Schnapp (MIT Press, 2012). --- layout: false class: left, middle .left-column[ ## The "digital turn": collaboration ] .right-column[ Digital Humanities refers to new modes of scholarship and institutional units for collaborative, transdisciplinarily, and computationally engaged research, teaching, and publication.... Digital Humanities is less a unified field than an array of convergent practices that explore a universe in which print is no longer the primary medium in which knowledge is produced and disseminated. [Schnapp et al](http://jeffreyschnapp.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/D_H_ShortGuide.pdf) ] --- layout: false class: left, middle .left-column[ ## The "digital turn": reconfiguration ] .right-column[ Digital tools, techniques, and media have expanded traditional concepts of knoledge in the arts, humanities, and social sciences, but Digital Humanities is not soley 'about' the digital (in the sense of limiting its scope to the study of digital culture.) Nor is Digital Humanities only 'about' the humanities as traditinoally understood since it argues for a remapping of traditional practices. Rather, Digital Humanities is defined by the opportunities and challenges that arise from the conjunction of the term *digital* with the term *humanities* to form a new collective singluar. [Schnapp et al](http://jeffreyschnapp.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/D_H_ShortGuide.pdf) ] --- layout: false class: left, middle .left-column[ ## The "digital turn": new inquiry ] .right-column[ The opportunities include redrawing the boundary lines among the humanities, the social sciences, the arts, and the natural sciences; expanding the audience and social impact of scholarship in the humanities; developing new forms of inquiry and knowledge production and reinvigorating ones that have fallen by the wayside; training future generations of humanists through hands-on, project-based learning as a complement to classroom-based learning; and developing practices that expand the scope, enhance the quality, and increase the visibility of humanistic research.[Schnapp et al](http://jeffreyschnapp.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/D_H_ShortGuide.pdf) ] --- name: inverse layout: true class: center, middle, inverse --- # DH Activity is often project-based --- name: inverse layout: true class: left, middle, inverse --- ## Projects may include: - Digitization of print materials for preservation - Opportunities for presentation, exhibit, and reinterpretation - Building and modification of interfaces and new analytical tools - Opportunities for teaching, student research, and scholarhship with primary materials --- name: inverse layout: true class: center, middle, inverse --- # What is Omeka? --- name: inverse layout: true class: left, middle, inverse --- ## Omeka is an open source, web platform for the creation of DH projects Omeka: - Enables collection of digital objects - Emphasizes the building and display of accessible cultural exhibits - Implements archival metadata (Dublin Core) - Designed to be user-friendly --- ## How is it used? - Individual students, teachers and researchers can freely create 500mb websites through Omeka.net - Paid hosting and support is available for larger projects. - Scholars and institutions can create stand-alone Omeka projects on a [webserver of their choosing](http://iupdhc.org/omeka/). --- ## Uses Designers envision use-case scenarios for: - [Archivists](http://info.omeka.net/omeka-net-help/use-case-archivists/) - [Educators](http://info.omeka.net/omeka-net-help/use-case-educators/) - [Enthusiasts](http://info.omeka.net/omeka-net-help/use-case-enthusiasts/) - [Librarians](http://info.omeka.net/omeka-net-help/use-case-librarians/) - [Museum Professionals](http://info.omeka.net/omeka-net-help/use-case-museum-professional/) - [Scholars](http://info.omeka.net/omeka-net-help/use-case-scholars/) - [Students](http://info.omeka.net/omeka-net-help/use-case-students/) --- ## What are some model projects? * The [Omeka.net showcase](http://info.omeka.net/showcase/) * [Omeka sites created and owned by institutions](http://omeka.org/showcase/) * [Demo mapping projects using Omeka with Neatline](http://neatline.org/neatline-in-action/) --- # DHC Omeka Plans 2014-15 * Creation of an Omeka service by the DHC * Omeka/Neatline consultant visits and workshops for IUP Community * Development of a pilot project with Dr. Tanya Heflin --- # Dr. Tanya Heflin # Women's Diary Project --- class: left, middle # Omeka.net Create your own test site [http://www.omeka.net](http://www.omeka.net) - Import some legal images - https://www.flickr.com/photos/britishlibrary - http://wellcomeimages.org/ - Build a simple exhibit page --- This presentation was written in plain text using [Markdown](http://markdowntutorial.com/), and then transformed using [Remark](https://github.com/gnab/remark).