Share collections, display documents and oral histories, or create digital archives with user-generated content.
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See what others have built
- About Deseronto (Ontario), http://aboutdeseronto.omeka.net
- Presidential Visits to Charlotte, University of North Carolina-Charlotte Library, http://thepresidentcomestotown.omeka.net/
- Robert & Monnoyer: French Botanical Artists of the 17th Century from Dumbarton Oaks: http://robertandmonnoyer.omeka.net/
Steps for creating a site:
- Sign up for an account. Choose a domain name that reflects the topic of your special collections, or the library.
- Choose a plan that suits your needs, by reviewing available plugins, storage options, and number of sites. Or try a basic free plan initially and upgrade later.
- Gather the sources and accompanying metadata for items you wish to share.
- Choose and configure a design theme. Add an organizational logo or header image, and think about ways to customize the navigation or display of Dublin Core fields (all can be edited later) for item record pages.
- Install plugins that you will be using for this site, such as COiNS to make records readable by bibliographic software like Zotero or Dublin Core Extended to add the full complement of DCMI fields.
- Upload item records, including accompanying files to begin building the website’s browseable archive, or import items from another archive or CMS using the CSV Import or the OAI-PMH Harvester.
- As you add items, map your collections if you are using the Geolocation plugin, so site users may browse them on a map.
- Collect reflections, images, audio and video files to build a user-generated archive by installing and configuring the Contribution plugin.
- Display files in a document reader using the DocsViewer plugin.
- Create web exhibits with the uploaded sources using the Exhibit Builder.
- Make your digital archive available as an OAI-PMH data set by installing the OAI-PMH Repository plugin.
- Collaborate with colleagues on building and managing the website by inviting them to become administrative users.
- Add a simple page to describe your site or your organization.
- Keep track of website visitation by installing the Google Analytics plugin.