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Learning Resources


Alexandra Bolintineanu

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Tutorial:  Introduction to Omeka
An introduction to Omeka. By the end of this tutorial, participants will: understand the building blocks and basic affordances of Omeka as a content management system and data curation platform; Understand the basics of Dublin Core metadata schema;…

Tutorial:  Introduction to Neatline
An introduction to Neatline. By the end of this tutorial, participants will know how to use Neatline to map digital collections in space and time onto a static image.

Exercise 2:  Add an Item
Take a look at the following manuscript image. Your task is to create a new Item in Omeka that represents this image. You get to decide how to map the metadata from the British Library catalogue entry onto Dublin Core. Then download the manuscript…

Exercise 3:  Create a Collection
Create a new Collection in Omeka. Its title should be your last name. Then add an item to the Collection.

Exercise 4:  Add Multiple Items
Adding items to Omeka one by one is laborious and error-prone. Using the CSV Import Plugin, add multiple items by saving the file attached to this exercise as .csv and then importing it. How will you map the column headings onto Dublin Core? If…

Exercise 5:  Wrangle Your Metadata
In the Exercise spreadsheet attached, you have a survey of angel images from BL Add. 42555. The spreadsheet contains several fields describing the images: Description by BL (from the British Library's catalogue), as well as Angel Hair, Angel Wings,…

Resource:  Sample Data Set (Angels)
A sample data set to create an initial set of Omeka items. Focuses on depictions of angels in BL Add. 42555. Before using this file, you must save it as .csv

Sample Assignment:  Word Study (Word in Context)
A sample assignment using Omeka to create a multimedia word study, in an undergraduate Old English course.

This assignment will require students to explore a word within an Old English literary passage, using the Dictionary of Old English and DOE…

Sample Assignment: Rare Books, Digital Collections
A sample assignment using Omeka to explore rare books through digital collections (needs customizing for individual curricula: this is a general-purpose assignment)

Sample Assignment:  Mapping Literary Dynamics (Dante, Boccaccio, Chaucer)
A case study of Omeka/Neatline pedagogy in the literary studies classroom. This item describes an assignment in which students are invited to use Omeka and Neatline in order to analyze the intertextual relationships between and within the works of…

Metadata for Omeka Collections
A lesson on metadata for Omeka collections. By the end of this lesson, participants will understand:what metadata means what Dublin Core means how to describe books, pages, photographs using basic Dublin Core how to interpret Dublin Core for the…
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