Omeka - Add Items
Jess Waggoner | Spring 2017
Omeka is a collection management tool for online exhibits. This content management system is specifically designed to input information about objects consistent with professional museum and library metadata schemes (back-end information structures). This tool is particularly useful for digital exhibit projects where you want to create an online exhibit that mirrors the collection style display of a physical exhibit. Anyone can create a limited account at Omeka.net. For classes, please contact us at email@example.com to inquire about setting up an Omeka S Class instance prior to the quarter of your desired class.
Collections are "buckets" that will store your items together in one place and allow you to find them quickly.
Step 1: Go to the Items screen
Step 2: Add Item metadata
Step 3: Upload your file
You can import videos directly from YouTube using "YouTube Import" in the left navigation bar.
Enter the URL for the YouTube video and assign it to your collection using the drop-down menu.
Metadata (Title, etc.) for the video will be pulled from YouTube but you should review and clean up the metadata after import. To do this, find the newly imported YouTube video by going to the "Items" screen using the left navigation bar.
You can import images directly from Flickr using "Flickr Import" in the left navigation bar.
Enter the URL for a single image and assign it to your collection using the drop-down menu.
Metadata (Title, etc.) for the image will be pulled from Flickr but you should review and clean up the metadata after import. To do this, find the newly imported Flickr image by going to the "Items" screen using the left navigation bar.
By default, a Flickr search will retrieve items of "Any license." We recommend limiting your Flickr search to "All creative commons" to find only items that have a Creative Commons (CC) license.
You can also use the Creative Commons Search to find CC licensed images in Flickr and other sources.
The land on which we gather is the unceded territory of the Awaswas-speaking Uypi Tribe. The Amah Mutsun Tribal Band, comprised of the descendants of indigenous people taken to missions Santa Cruz and San Juan Bautista during Spanish colonization of the Central Coast, is today working hard to restore traditional stewardship practices on these lands and heal from historical trauma.
The land acknowledgement used at UC Santa Cruz was developed in partnership with the Amah Mutsun Tribal Band Chairman and the Amah Mutsun Relearning Program at the UCSC Arboretum.