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Building Digital Exhibits and Adding Maps to Omeka

Building Digital Exhibits and Adding Maps to Omeka

In the first part of the workshop, we will explore plug-ins and tools for creating custom pages, building exhibits, and incorporating audio and video. We will also review the Omeka Toolkit available from the instructors for creating and uploading content and talk about best practices for contextualizing digital materials within exhibits. During the second part of the workshop, we will discuss and demonstrate plug-ins and free web tools for creating and incorporating maps into Omeka exhibits. We will explore the available resources and when and how they can/should be used. This workshop will also include 30 min for Q&A and time to work on your own projects with instructor support. Participants should have a basic understanding of how to use Omeka.

Participants will learn how to install the exhibit builder plug in in Omeka; build an exhibit; and install other viewers for special items such as PDFs, audio, or video. Participants will also learn the basics of creating interactive maps and incorporating them into Omeka sites using plug-ins and free web tools. 

This workshop will be offered in a hybrid format. Attendees are welcome to join in person or on Zoom.

If you are an individual with a disability and desire an accommodation, please email kadietz@vt.edu at least 10 business days prior to the event.

Related LibGuide: Omeka Toolkit by Kira Dietz

Friday, February 23, 2024
9:00am - 12:00pm
Blacksburg Campus
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Event Contact

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Corinne Guimont

Digital Scholarship Coordinator 
Virginia Tech Libraries 
560 Drillfield Drive
Blacksburg, VA 24060
gcorinne@vt.edu | 540-231-4041

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Kira Dietz

Special Collections, University Libraries (0434)
560 Drillfield Drive
Newman Library, Virginia Tech
Blacksburg, VA 24061
Email: kadietz@vt.edu
Phone/Voicemail/Text: 540-231-3810