DHC Presents Toolkit and Omeka at College Tech Day

DHC faculty and students will offer two presentations at the College Technology Day, August 20th.


Open Source Toolkit – Stouffer G16D at 10am


IUP Center for Digital Humanities and Culture Affiliates: Dr. Kenneth Sherwood, Dr. Dan Weinstein, Adam Colton,
Eliza Albert, Wesley Dunning, Annie Lin
Empowering digital teachers and learners through access to open-source software (including Firefox, LibreOffice, Zotero, Audacity, and GIMP). Through the Open Source Toolkit, the DHC exposes the university community to software freedom. This demonstration provides the rationale for Open Source, gives on overview of available tools, and provides attendees with a configured flash-drive of Open Source tools. (Limited to 20). The Open Source Toolkit was assembled by a team of DHC affiliate faculty and students for the IUP community.


Introducing Omeka - An Academic Exhibit and Mapping Web Tool – Stouffer G16D at 11am


IUP Center for Digital Humanities and Culture Affiliates: Dr. Kenneth Sherwood, Dr. Dan Weinstein, Dr. Tanya Heflin,
Adam Colton

Omeka provides the capacity for the creation and web publication of educational and scholarly teaching exhibitions of artifacts, images, and other data. 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.