In July, a project team including Digital Scholarship Fellow Ariella R. Rotramel, Assistant Director for Digital Scholarship Lyndsay Bratton, and Digital Scholarship Assistant Lydia Klein ‘22 attended the Institute for Liberal Arts Digital Scholarship to focus on the oral history aspects of Rotramel’s Sexing Service project. Working with a liaison from Kenyon College, who has experience in collecting oral history interviews and sharing them as part of digital exhibits in Omeka S, the group learned how to use this open-source platform, which is available to Conn faculty and students through Digital Connecticut College.
Omeka S is a web publishing platform for storing and sharing digital collections and creating media-rich online exhibits. An inspirational project that led us to choose Omeka S is Dartmouth College’s Speak Out oral history collection, which documents the history of the college’s LGBTQIA+ community.
If you are interested in creating digital collections of images, audio, or video files, whether for preservation and metadata storage, or for making your collection public on a website, contact Lyndsay Bratton for help getting started with Omeka.
You are also invited to attend a joint workshop with Trinity College offered this Friday, September 17 at 11:30a-12:30p. The workshop is the first in the Connecticut Digital Scholarship Exchange series being organized across this academic year between Connecticut College and Trinity College.
Workshop: Create Digital Exhibits with Omeka (registration required)
This Friday! September 17 at 11:30 am
This workshop will introduce Omeka, a tool that provides web publishing platforms for sharing digital collections and creating media-rich online exhibits. The workshop will be led by Dr. Christina Bleyer, Director of Special Collections and Archives at Trinity College. No previous experience required.