Public History Boot Camp: OMEKA 101

Has your GLAM (gallery, library, archive, museum) wanted to create an online exhibition but didn’t know how to get started? Have you been stuck trying to manage digital collections easily and inexpensively?

Omeka may be your answer.

A free-to-inexpensive open-source content management system, Omeka was designed with GLAMs in mind. Used by institutions from the Smithsonian Institution for their “Elvis at 21” exhibit to the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission’s “Land of Penn and Plenty” exhibit, Omeka gives users flexibility in creating visually appealing digital exhibitions using your digital collections. To get you up and running as quickly as possible, this workshop will give you a thorough introduction to Omeka. We’ll cover topics including:

  • What is Omeka and why should I use it?
  • Differences between and
  • How to create digital collections
  • Proper use of metadata
  • Turning digital collections into digital exhibitions
  • Plug-ins


When: August 26, 2014

Time: 9:00am-2:30pm

Lunch is included, thanks to the Digital Studies Center at Rutgers University-Camden.

Where: Rutgers University-Camden library

Cost: $20 + small service charge

For more information or to register, click here.

This workshop is co-sponsored by the Rutgers University-Camden Digital Studies Center.