Exhibit, Instruct, Promote: An Introduction to Omeka for Digital Scholarship

Exhibit, Instruct, Promote: An Introduction to Omeka for Digital Scholarship is now full. Please contact Betha Whitlow, bwhitlow@wustl.edu, to add your name to a waitlist. Should a space in the workshop open up, we will invite you to register in the workshop in the order the order for which your waitlist request was received. Thank you for your interest in this workshop. The VRAF hopes to offer additional regional workshops at various venues nationwide in the coming year!

Exhibit, Instruct, Promote: An Introduction to Omeka for Digital Scholarship
Visual Resources Association Foundation Regional Workshop
February 19, 2016 9 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Hosted by the Judith and Stanley Zabar Art Library, City University of New York, Hunter College

Funded by the Samuel H. Kress Foundation

Omeka is a rich, open-source web publishing tool with a diverse array of functions for digital scholarship projects. For information professionals, faculty and students, Omeka can provide an easy way to publish and share digital content, as well as serve as a platform for building online exhibitions as academic and/or student projects.  In this full-day workshop, participants will be provided with a comprehensive overview of both Omeka.net (hosted) and Omeka.org (installed on a server) and case studies that demonstrate the use of Omeka in a variety of contexts, ranging from providing access to digital collections to projects that engage students in the learning process. While focused on Omeka, this workshop also will touch on other similar tools used for digital scholarship (such as Scalar) and offer practical information for planning digital projects.


Meghan Musolff is the Special Projects Librarian for Library IT at the University of Michigan Library.  In her position, she coordinates the in-take process for new IT projects, tracks the progress of projects, performs outreach and communication, and performs a variety of other duties.  A specific area of focus includes coordinating the U-M Library’s implementation of Omeka for the creation and presentation of online exhibits. Before her current position, Musolff was the Assistant Coordinator of the Visual Resource Collection in the History of Art Department at U-M and prior to that the Kress Fellow in Art Librarianship at Yale University.  Musolff is an active member in the Visual Resource Association (VRA) and is the past co-chair of the Summer Educational Institute for Visual Resource and Image Management.  She holds a M.A. in Art History from Michigan State University and a M.L.I.S. in Library Science from Dominican University. 

Registration Information

The registration fee for the day-long workshop Exhibit, Instruct, Promote: An Introduction to Omeka for Digital Scholarship is $125. Registration is now full.

PLEASE NOTE: We will not be accepting on-site registrations for this workshop, so please register and submit payment prior to the event. 

For questions about registration, please contact Betha Whitlow, Director, Visual Resources Association Foundation, bwhitlow@wustl.edu.


For questions about the Hunter College venue, please contact Steven Kowalik, Art Librarian, Judith and Stanley Zabar Library, skowalik@hunter.cuny.edu.

Travel to Hunter College

Hunter College is served by many different transit options, including Amtrak, the New York City Subway, and several major airports.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              


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The following hotels are within a reasonable distance from Hunter College. We recommend searching booking sites such as Trivago, Kayak, Expedia, Booking.com, Hotels.com, and Travelocity for hotels in Manhattan. Airbnb and HomeAway also provide excellent options for lodging.

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Cancellations for SEI will only be accepted until February 5, 2016. Until this time, registrants will be refunded their full fee minus a $25 service charge. After February 5, cancellations will not be refunded. While every attempt will be made to hold the workshop on February 19, 2016, if inclement weather prevents either the instructor or a large number of participants from attending, the workshop will be rescheduled. Refunds will only be issued if you are unable to attend the workshop on the rescheduled date. The VRAF is not responsible for refunding any previously made travel or lodging arrangements.

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