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  • Geolocation 3.0: Leaflet and more
    Big changes have come to the Geolocation plugin for Omeka Classic with today’s release of version 3.0! This new version uses the open-source Leaflet library to provide maps, rather than Google Maps. Not only does this mean you no longer need to worry about registering for an API key or setting up billing through Google, but you can now choose from a wide variety of base maps, including maps using OpenStreetMap data, maps designed for data visualization, and even maps without labels or human-defined borders. Plus, there’s built-in support for using Mapbox. Mapbox does require an API key (somewhat like Google Maps), but you get access to their pre-built maps as well as the ability to use some …
  • Omeka S Workshop Schedule
    Omeka S Workshop Schedule We are happy to share the schedule for the upcoming Omeka S Workshop on June 22, 2018 in Founders Hall on the Arlington campus of George Mason University. About twenty people have registered, reflecting a wide range of positions and interests. Roughly a third are developers or designers, a third are managers, and the remainder have a wide range of roles that lead them to learn more about Omeka S. We have tried to finalize our schedule and planned presentations based on the information supplied in the registration form. Here’s our schedule: 9:00 – 9:30 Arrive, morning beverages, and light breakfast 9:30 – 10:15 Introduction/overview of Omeka S: Founders Hall 111 10:1 …
  • Announcing an Omeka S Workshop
    Announcing an Omeka S workshop UPDATE: To help us plan, we ask that you register by JUNE 8 2018 We are happy to announce a day of workshops and activities for developers and users of Omeka S on June 22, 2018. The event will include an overview of the design of Omeka S, as well as introductions to resources (mostly items, but other things as well), module, and site development from the Omeka team. The morning will give a high-level conceptual overview of Omeka S, and the afternoon will involve hands-on exploration of site building and module development. It’s a Friday, so we expect to wrap up around 3pm. Omeka S is a next-generation web publishing platform for institutions interested in conne …
  • Explore Omeka Everywhere
    We are delighted to announce the full release of Omeka Everywhere, a set of digital tools which extend the reach of Omeka websites into the gallery and to mobile devices. The Collection Viewer is now out of the beta stage and is joined by the Mobile application and Heist! The Omeka Everywhere suite simplifies the task of creating and sharing digital cultural heritage content. Create content first in an Omeka Classic site and then share collection items on a website, in the gallery, and on mobile devices. The Collection Viewer delivers selected Omeka Classic items to a touch table or other touch-enabled device in your exhibit space using the Omeka API. Visitors can browse and discover items o …
  • 10th Birthday Stream
    A huge thanks goes out to the Omeka community who sent Birthay messages from around the world, tagged with #Omeka10Years. One of the major themes of these posts show how working with Omeka has been a “gateway drug to DH”. For many, Omeka was the first system they installed or designed content for and have been using it ever since. For example, developer Erin Bell (Curatescape) learned how to code in 2008, “specifically because someone asked me to set up an Omeka site, then asked me to change something.”. Amanda Visconti, Managing Director at UVA’s Scholars Lab, starting usting Omeka in 2009 and “found clear code” which meant she could “figure out what every file did, really understand what w …

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