Exhibit, Instruct, Promote: An Introduction to Omeka for Digital Scholarship
Visual Resources Association Foundation Regional Workshop
February 19, 2016 9 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Hosted by the Judith and Stanley Zabar Art Library, City University of New York, Hunter College
Funded by the Samuel H. Kress Foundation
Omeka is a rich, open-source web publishing tool with a diverse array of functions for digital scholarship projects. For information professionals, faculty and students, Omeka can provide an easy way to publish and share digital content, as well as serve as a platform for building online exhibitions as academic and/or student projects. In this full-day workshop, participants will be provided with a comprehensive overview of both Omeka.net (hosted) and Omeka.org (installed on a server) and case studies that demonstrate the use of Omeka in a variety of contexts, ranging from providing access to digital collections to projects that engage students in the learning process. While focused on Omeka, this workshop also will touch on other similar tools used for digital scholarship (such as Scalar) and offer practical information for planning digital projects.
Meghan Musolff is the Special Projects Librarian for Library IT at the University of Michigan Library. In her position, she coordinates the in-take process for new IT projects, tracks the progress of projects, performs outreach and communication, and performs a variety of other duties. A specific area of focus includes coordinating the U-M Library’s implementation of Omeka for the creation and presentation of online exhibits. Before her current position, Musolff was the Assistant Coordinator of the Visual Resource Collection in the History of Art Department at U-M and prior to that the Kress Fellow in Art Librarianship at Yale University. Musolff is an active member in the Visual Resource Association (VRA) and is the past co-chair of the Summer Educational Institute for Visual Resource and Image Management. She holds a M.A. in Art History from Michigan State University and a M.L.I.S. in Library Science from Dominican University.