Media and Cultural Analysis


Media and Cultural Analysis, Spring 2018

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Omeka Tips for Your Project

Omeka elements

items The objects in your archive
collections You probably won’t be using these. Each item can only belong to one collection. Think of these as folders for organizing a large group of files.
tags Random labels that categorize your items. Each item can have an infinite number of tags. Tags are a quick way of grouping similar items together.
exhibits Curated displays of selected items. This is enabled by installing the Exhibit Builder plugin.
pages Website pages. This is enabled by installing the Simple Pages plugin. You might want to create pages for Introduction and for Credits, for instance.



Upon adding a new item to your archive, Omeka will prompt you to fill out a metadata form. Fill it out to the best of your ability, as this can be very helpful later on. Also make sure to discuss with your group what each of the metadata element means in your project, to maintain the information consistent.

You can find more information on Dublin Core metadata here.



Exhibits will be at the core of your archival project. Think of them as narrative-oriented collections of some of your items. This here is where you should be making an argument towards enabling some (new) history to be produced.

You can add many pages to one same exhibit, and you may choose to have more than one exhibit in your project.

For more help, see Omeka's support page.