Wednesday, December 2, 2009

OCLC Hosts Omeka Webinar

OCLC TAI CHI Series: Omeka Webinar

Tuesday, December 8, 1:00pm EST.

Omeka is a free and open source collections-based, Web-based platform for scholars, librarians, archivists, museum professionals, educators and cultural enthusiasts.

Until now, scholars and cultural heritage professionals looking to publish collections-based research and online exhibitions required either extensive technical skills or considerable funding for outside vendors. By making standards-based, serious online publishing easy, Omeka puts the power and reach of the Web in the hands of academics and cultural professionals themselves.

Omeka features a "five-minute setup" that makes launching an online exhibition as easy as launching a blog. Designed with non-IT specialists in mind, it allows users to focus on content and interpretation rather than programming. It brings Web 2.0 technologies and approaches to academic and cultural Web sites to foster user interaction and participation. It also makes top-shelf design easy with a simple and flexible operating system. Omeka's robust open-source developer and user communities underwrite its stability and sustainability.

In this webinar, Sheila Brennan, Omeka End User Outreach Coordinator and Senior Digital History Associate at the Center for History and New Media (CHNM), will provide an overview of Omeka. Dave Lester, Omeka Developer Outreach Coordinator and Developer at CHNM, will provide more technical aspects of the Omeka software.