OCLC Research to Host TAI CHI Omeka Webinar on 8 December at 1 p.m. EST (UTC-5 Hours)

 
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.

Webinar participation is free and open to all but advanced registration is required. This is the second webinar in the OCLC Research Technical Advances for Innovation in Cultural Heritage Institutions (TAI CHI) Webinar Series developed to highlight specific innovative applications, often locally developed, that libraries, museums and archives may find effective in their own environments, as well as to teach technical staff new technologies and skills.  We intend to make recordings of these webinars available on the OCLC Research Web site and in the iTunes Store.

More Information

Register to Attend the 8 December OCLC Research TAI CHI Omeka Webinar
https://oclc.webex.com/oclc/j.php?ED=128544212&RG=1&UID=1102716952

Omeka
http://omeka.org/

OCLC Research Technical Advances for Innovation in Cultural Heritage Institutions (TAI CHI) Webinar Series
http://www.oclc.org/research/events/taichi.htm

OCLC Research Webinars in the iTunes Store
http://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewPodcast?id=284764834

For more information:

Roy Tennant
Senior Program Officer
OCLC Research
tennantr@oclc.org
+1-707-287-5580

Melissa Renspie
Senior Communications Officer
OCLC Research
renspiem@oclc.org
+1-614-761-5231

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