Expressive Archives and OMEKA

I went to a talk last night by Bethany Nowviskie called Expressive Archives. It was a really great talk – basically looking at some of the cool things happening between the web and the humanities. She is the director of the Scholars Lab at the University of Virginia. She mentioned a great web publishing platform they built called OMEKA. I don’t know if you have heard of it but it sounded really exciting to me. It is built for small collection institutions to display their digitised material. It is open source and available for download from the website. And it also has a lot of great plug-ins… which make it really versatile. One of the coolest features is its ability to drag material in using persistent identifiers making it very straightforward for collection institutions like local libraries, historical societies and special interest groups.

Anyway – have a look at OMEKA and see what you think.

Here is a link to Bethany’s blog well worth a read!

Kristy Fox

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