Use Omeka.net to share you personal research or collections and ask others to help.
See what others have built
- Eastern Oklahoma Tuberculosis Sanatorium, built by families of patients at EOTS: http://eots.omeka.net/
- Stonewall: Riot, Rebellion, Activism and Identity, built by an individual, engaging with a community: https://stonewallhistory.omeka.net/
Steps for creating a site:
- Sign up for an account. Choose a domain name that reflects the topic of your research, so that others interested in this topic can better find you on the web.
- 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.
- Choose and configure a design theme. Add a 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 the Social Bookmarking plugin to make it easy for users to share collections items on their favorite social networks.
- Upload photos and digitized documents to build the website’s “archive,” or import items from a spreadsheet or harvestable archive using the CSV Import or the OAI-PMH Harvester.
- Map your collections using the Geolocation plugin, so visitors to the website may browse them on a map.
- Tag items as you add them to create another mode for browsing the collections. Once added, tags may be edited or deleted.
- Compose a family history or show off your expertise by writing an essay about your collections using the Exhibit Builder or by creating a Simple Page.
- Ask others to help build the website by installing the Contribution plugin to collect stories, photos, videos, audio, and other types of files.
- Ask others to collaborate and help manage the website by becoming administrative users.
- Add a simple page to tell web visitors about your site and your research interests.
- Keep track of website visitation with the Google Analytics plugin.