Omeka - Build an Exhibit
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 firstname.lastname@example.org to inquire about setting up an Omeka S Class instance prior to the quarter of your desired class.
Add a New Exhibit:
The Description/Summary Page:
You have two choices for the first page in your exhibit:
|List of Pages in Admin view||Left Menu Showing Pages in Public view|
Tip: You can re-arrange your pages or designate sub-pages by dragging and dropping the pages in Admin view
An exhibit page will have one or more "Content Blocks." You can combine different types of content blocks to give your pages more variety.
Content block options:
Be sure to look at the "Layout Options" for your content blocks (located under the text box) to move images from left to right, etc.
|Content Blocks on a Page in Admin view||Same Page in Public view|
|Item with Caption in Admin view||Item with Caption in Public view|
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To add a custom exhibit banner image to your Omeka exhibit, go to your exhibit Edit screen.
Next, select "Berlin" from the Theme drop-down menu and click the green "Configure" button.
On the configuration screen, upload a banner image as a "Header Image" by clicking the Browse button and selecting your banner image for upload.
Then click Save.
This banner image will display on all of your exhibit pages.