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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, as we will be covering advanced topics that assume you know how to add content to an Omeka site.

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. 

Please note: (1) This event will be held in hybrid format in Torg 3310 and online via Zoom. The Zoom link will be provided in the event reminder, which will be sent to attendees one day prior to the event. (2) If you wish to take this course for PDN credit please register here instead of via using this form.

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

Related LibGuide: Omeka Toolkit by Kira Dietz

Friday, February 25, 2022
9:00am - 12:00pm
Torgersen 3310
Blacksburg Campus
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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: 540-231-3810