Hi everyone, it’s me! Andrew, the anointed storyteller! Today, I’m going to tell you all about my experience with Omeko and creating online exhibits.
To start, let me say that Omeko is a very interesting tool for creating organizing data and digital objects for exhibition. If you have to do a project on the history of the US constitution, and you have a bunch of photographs of documents written by founding fathers, documents that influenced the US constitution, and paintings of the founding fathers, Omeko can help! With Omeko, you can organize those objects into seperate collections, then you can organize those collections into exhibits, and then you have all your data available and easy to use for anyone doing research on the US constitution or on History in general.
I was in a group that was given the task of finding digital objects that is some way related to Perpetua and Felicitas, Christian Martyrs, and Ancient Rome. We collected painting of martyrs, photos of ancient ruins, coins used in ancient Rome, and so many more different objects over the internet. That wasn’t as difficult as it sounds, it just takes time.
The more difficult part of using Omeko and creating collections was inputting all of the metadata for each object and figuring out how it relates to different objects and putting them all into exhibits that make sense and are easy to navigate for users. However, it still wasn’t that difficult. It also just took time, since Omeko was fairly easy to use. I think that it is harder if you don’t really have an interest in the project. The topic of Christian martyrs and Ancient Rome interested me, so it wasn’t always seen as a chore.
Overall, it was an interesting project and I would use Omeko again and recommend it to any friends interested in creating online exhibits for research. That’s all I can think to say for now, I plan to write more on this site in the future, so expect something…