The Bard Graduate Center, NYCDH.org and the Metropolitan New York Library Council are pleased to announce a day-long gathering for people in the New York City area interested in the use of the collections management software Omeka. Omeka is becoming an increasingly important tool for a wide variety of institutions interested in presenting collections online and in the creation of digital exhibitions. The tool’s ease of use and accessibility makes it a particularly useful tool for pedagogical implementations and projects at small to medium-sized institutions. As use of Omeka has spread throughout the city in libraries, universities, and museums there has been an increasing need for training, collaboration, and conversations about best practices and creative implementations of Omeka as a platform. The NYC Omeka Group on NYCDH.org (with over forty members and growing) is a useful platform to begin having conversations about how to best use Omeka, and this day at the BGC will act as an inaugural face-to-face meeting of that group.
The event will take place Wednesday, June 18, 9 am–5 pm and will include invited and open presentations as well as an open meeting to discuss how best the group might operate. Workshops will also be offered in the afternoon.
Of special note, Patrick Murray-John and Kim Nguyen, members of the Omeka development team at the Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media, will be in attendance to provide insight on how best to use Omeka and what the future holds for Omeka’s development. Breakfast and lunch will be served. Please find a tentative schedule here.
This is a closed event with RSVP required at the moment, but if you are interested in attending and have not received an invitation please contact Kimon Keramidas at firstname.lastname@example.org as spots are still open.