- Lesson plan for the workshop I taught
- Omeka.org – server-side, self-hosted version of Omeka
- Omeka.net – hosted version of Omeka
- Documenting the Gilded Age: New York City Exhibitions at the Turn of the 20th Century
- Modern Art Iraq Archive
Wikipedia’s gender trouble is well documented: in a 2010 survey, Wikimedia found that less than 13% of its contributors are female. The reasons for the gender gap are up for debate: suggestions include leisure inequality, how gender socialization shapes public comportment, and the contentious nature of Wikipedia’s talk pages. The practical effect of this disparity, however, is not. Content is skewed by the lack of female participation. Many articles on notable women in history and art are absent on Wikipedia. This represents an alarming aporia in an increasingly important repository of shared knowledge.
We invite you to help address this absence at a Art+Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon on Tuesday, February 11, 2014 from 1:30-3:30 p.m. at THATCamp. Below is a list of helpful links.
- Meet Up Page: Please sign in to the meet up and save your results here.
- Training: If you have time before the event, please review Training for Students. During the event, keep this cheat sheet handy.
- Suggested Topics: Don’t know what to edit or create? Please refer to our preliminary lists and links to Wikipedia Women Artist Worklist, WikiProject Feminism, and WikiProject Art.
- Resources: Review our lists of Art + Feminism Resources, Editing Wikipedia Resources, and more.
Charlotte Frost’s slides are available at docs.google.com/file/d/0B58JIugj8WHHMlVvT1R1RUd0d2M/edit and are embedded below.
These days, any scholar or organization with a collection of primary sources such as photographs, drawings, paintings, letters, diaries, ledgers, scores, songs, oral histories, or home movies is bound to have some of this material in digital form. Omeka is a simple, free system built by and for cultural heritage professionals that is used by archives, libraries, museums, and individual scholars and teachers all over the world to create searchable online databases and attractive online exhibits of such digital archival collections. In this introduction to Omeka, we’ll look at a few of the many examples of websites built with Omeka, define some key terms and concepts related to Omeka, go over the difference between the hosted version of Omeka and the open source server-side version of Omeka, and learn about the Dublin Core metadata standard for describing digital objects. Participants will also learn to use Omeka themselves through hands-on exercises, so please *bring a laptop* (NOT an iPad or other tablet). Learn more about Omeka at omeka.org and omeka.net, and see the full lesson plan for this workshop at amandafrench.net/2013/11/12/introduction-to-omeka-lesson-plan/.