Omeka Faculty Workshops

Scalar Faculty Workshop at Ohio Wesleyan University, October 27, 2018

 

Scalar Infographic

A Scalar handout created by Olivia Geho, Ohio Five Post-Bac Fellow in Digital Scholarship, for participants at the Scalar workshop.

 

Workshop Agenda

A schedule of the workshop sessions and activities.

 

Overview of Scalar

Megan Mitchell, Digital Initiatives Librarian at Oberlin College, led an introductory overview of Scalar. She highlighted three different uses of Scalar, its pros and cons, and some advice on approaching a new project.

 

Hands-On Sessions

During both the morning and afternoon sessions, Eugene Rutigliano, Digital Initiatives Librarian at Ohio Wesleyan University, and Catie Heil, Digital Curation Librarian at the College of Wooster walked attendees through the creation of their own Scalar books, creating pages, chapters, adding and annotating media, adding paths, and discussing Scalar's visualizations.

For the workshop, the group worked in the Ohio Five Scalar Sandbox at https://scalar-sandbox.ohio5.org

Books created during the workshop will remain active through December 31, 2018 after which time the sandbox instance will be refreshed.

 

Lunch Session with Dr. Annemarie Sammartino

Dr. Sammartino, Associate Professor of History, shared her experience using Scalar in her course on Weimar Berlin at Oberlin College. Students collaborated to create an online exhibit, authoring a collaborative essay and incorporating digital media related to their interpretations. The resulting exhibit is available at http://go.oberlin.edu/weill.

 

Presenters:

Debra Andreadis, Denison University, andreadisd@denison.edu

Ben Daigle, Five Colleges of Ohio, bldaigle@owu.edu

Megan Mitchell, Oberlin College, megan.mitchell@oberlin.edu

Catie Heil, College of Wooster, cheil@wooster.edu

Eugene Rutligliano, Ohio Wesleyan University, earutigl@owu.edu

 


 

Omeka Faculty Workshop at Oberlin College, January 9, 2018

 

Workshop Program

A schedule of the workshop sessions and activities

 

Facilitated Discussion of Teaching Goals

Emily Armour, Learning and Pedagogy Applications Specialist at the College of Wooster, walked participants through a Digital Project Plan that encouraged everyone to consider project ideas in the context of learning objectives for those projects, materials and resources required, instruction methods, assessment, publishing and sharing the results, and logistics. She distributed a handout and broke the room into groups of 4-6 people to discuss their responses to each area.

 

Overview of Omeka, Scalar, and Wordpress

Presenters Megan Mitchell, Catie Newton, Eugene Rutigliano, and Jon Breitenbucher led brief sessions offering overviews of each platform. These sessions provided an introduction to basic functionality and discussed examples of projects to which each platform is suited.

 

Discussion of Digital Literacies Developed through Engagement with these Platforms

Presenters Jenna Nolt, Catie Newton, and Jon Breitenbucher led a session on digital literacies which included topics such as metadata creation, public presentation, digital preservation, copyright and fair use, and web accessibility.

 

Lunch Session with Dr. Wendy Kozol on Teaching with Omeka

Dr. Kozol shared with participants her experience working with Omeka on an assignment over two iterations of her course Visible Bodies and the Politics of Sexuality in which students were asked to work in teams to curate a digital exhibit. She has generously shared her course syllabus, a description of the assignment, a grading rubric used to evaluate the digital exhibitions, and a self-evaluation form.

 

Breakout Sessions with Guided Hands-on Practice in Omeka, Scalar, and Wordpress

Participants attended breakout sessions offering more in depth hands-on practice with the platform of their choice.

 

Presenters:

Emiliy Armour, College of Wooster, earmour@wooster.edu

Jon Breitenbucher, College of Wooster, jbreitenbucher@wooster.edu

Ben Daigle, Five Colleges of Ohio, bldaigle@owu.edu

Dr. Wendy Kozol, Oberlin College, wkozol@oberlin.edu

Megan Mitchell, Oberlin College, megan.mitchell@oberlin.edu

Catie Newton, College of Wooster, canewton@wooster.edu

Jenna Nolt, Kenyon College, noltj@kenyon.edu

Eugene Rutligliano, Ohio Wesleyan University, earutigl@owu.edu

 


 

Omeka Faculty Workshop at Ohio Wesleyan University, October 14, 2017

 

Workshop Agenda

A schedule of the workshop sessions and activities.

 

A Brief Introduction to Omeka

An overview of the Omeka application, including the differences between Omeka.org and Omeka.net, overall structure of Omeka (items, collections, exhibits), uses of Omeka, copyright issues to consider when developing an Omeka project, and the importance of metadata in Omeka. Led by Catie Newton, Digital Curation Librarian at the College of Wooster.

 

Working Files from Hands-On Session with Omeka

Includes a set of sample images, a set of metadata, an Omeka glossary, and sample style sheet. Each participant in the workshop used these working files to practice adding items (images), creating a collection, and creating an exhibit. Led by Megan Mitchell, Digital Initiatives Coordinator at Oberlin College.

 

Lunch Session with Dr. Juan Armando Rojas Joo on Teaching with Omeka and Neatline

Dr. Rojas shared his experiences developing and integrating Ciudad Juárez: Urban Art and Poetry into his Twentieth and Twenty-First Century Mexican Literature and Popular Cultures course at Ohio Wesleyan University. Students from the course plotted poems from Dr. Rojas' co-edited poetry anthology entitled Sangre mía / Blood of Mine: Poetry of Border Violence, Gender and Identity in Ciudad Juárez. His presentation highlighted the ways in which engaging with the map of this reigion allowed the students to effectively contextualize the poems within their geography. The project, an Omeka site that uses the Neatline plugin to create a map-based exhibit, is now in its third year, and the students in the class are now working towards incorporating works of urban art from the region into the exhibit. 

 

Planning an Omeka Project

Conisderations for planning an Omeka project, engaging with potential collaborators, thinking about the long-term sustainability or eventual sunsetting of projects. Led jointly by Eugene Rutigliano, Digital Initiatives Librarian, and David Soliday, Educational Technologist at Ohio Wesleyan University.

 

Projects Showcase

Presenters shared a few projects that highlight effective uses of Omeka and other platforms, including Scalar, WordPress, and Institutional Repositories for integration into class-based projects. Projects highlighted include:

Omeka:

Scalar:

Wordpress:

Institutional Repository (Digital Commons):

 

Presenters:

Catie Newton, College of Wooster, canewton@wooster.edu

Megan Mitchell, Oberlin College, megan.mitchell@oberlin.edu

Dr. Juan Armando Rojas Joo, Ohio Wesleyan University, jarojas@owu.edu

Eugene Rutligliano, Ohio Wesleyan University, earutigl@owu.edu

David Soliday, Ohio Wesleyan University, dcsolida@owu.edu

Debby Andreadis, Denison University, andreadisd@denison.edu

Ben Daigle, Five Colleges of Ohio, bldaigle@owu.edu

 


 

Omeka Faculty Workshop at the College of Wooster, May 30, 2017

 

Workshop Agenda

A schedule of the workshop sessions and activities.

 

A Brief Introduction to Omeka

An overview of the Omeka application, uses, the importance of metadata in Omeka, and considerations for adopting Omeka for a project. Led by Catie Newton, Digital Curation Librarian at the College of Wooster.

 

Working Files from Hands-On Session

Includes a set of sample images, a set of metadata, an Omeka glossary, and sample style sheet. Each participant in the workshop used these working files to practice adding items (images), creating a collection, and creating an exhibit. Led by Megan Mitchell, Digital Initiatives Coordinator at Oberlin College.

 

Lunch Session with Dr. Jordan Biro Walters on Teaching with Omeka

Dr. Biro Walters shared her experiences using Omeka in a course. Her students have curated exhibits on an Omeka site called The Josephine Long Wishart Collection: Mother, Home, and Heaven which draws from the Josephine Long Wishart Collection housed in the College of Wooster's Special Collections.

 

Showcase of Ohio Five Omeka Sites

Debby Andreadis, Deputy Director at Denison University Library and Jacob Heil, Digital Scholarship Librarian at the College of Wooster shared several examples of Omeka sites created by both students and faculty within the Five Colleges of Ohio. Sites shown included:

 

Omeka Pro Tips

Considerations for designing an Omeka project, its role in the classroom, planning for sustainability (or the eventual sunsetting) of the project, and where to go for help. Led by Jenna Nolt, Digital Initiatives Librarian at Kenyon College.

 

Presenters:

Catie Newton, College of Wooster, canewton@wooster.edu

Megan Mitchell, Oberlin College, megan.mitchell@oberlin.edu

Debby Andreadis, Denison University, andreadisd@denison.edu

Jacob Heil, College of Wooster, jheil@wooster.edu

Jenna Nolt, Kenyon College, noltj@kenyon.edu