Example Omeka sites for review

Here’s the list of questions that we generated in class on Thursday.  You do not have to address all of these, this is just a starting point for the discussion we’ll have in class on Tuesday.

  • Who’s the audience for the site?  How do you know, and how does the site cater to that audience?
  • How inclusive is the site of multiple audiences?  (Think in regards to disability, race, gender, class, or scholarly level of engagement)
  • How understandable, approachable, and easy to navigate is the site?
  • Are the items and exhibits referenceable for other projects?
  • How interactive is the site?  How are site visitors allowed to interact?
  • Does the site have an argument?  Do the exhibits have an argument?
  • What does the site do particularly well that you’d like to see our site do?

Assignment requirements:

  • Undergrads select two sites, grads select four
  • Select sites related in layout (ie, mapping or vanilla Omeka) or topic to your final project.  (Collecting Ferguson may be of particular interest for those of you working on the Campus Unrest collection)
  • Post the reviews to your blog and we’ll discuss in class on Tuesday

Neatline examples: http://neatline.org/demos/

Omeka showcase: http://omeka.org/showcase/

Omeka wiki: http://omeka.org/codex/Sites_Using_Omeka

Collecting Ferguson: http://omeka.wustl.edu/omeka/collections/show/62

http://travel-letters.org/
http://ashp.cuny.edu/
http://www.bmarchives.org/
http://chnm.gmu.edu/cyh/
http://exhibits.library.gwu.edu/exhibits/show/digitaldc
http://einsteinpapers.press.princeton.edu/
http://christopherdcantwell.org/HIST497s14/?page_id=12
http://library.ucsc.edu/grateful-dead-archive
http://lovecraft.neatline.org/neatline-exhibits/show/lovecraft-in-providence/fullscreen
http://www.jhsgw.org/exhibitions/online/lincolns-city/exhibits/show/mr-lincolns-city/welcome
http://f14tmn.ryancordell.org/assignments/key-project/
http://exhibitions.europeana.eu/exhibits/show/europe-america-en/
https://apps.lib.ua.edu/blogs/cdv/
http://www.18thcenturycommon.org/corbin/
http://collection.maynardhistory.org/
http://neatline.dclure.org/neatline/show/gettysburg-address
http://www.nineteenthcenturydisability.org/
http://omekasites.northeastern.edu/ECDA/
http://oralhistoryucc.com/
http://www.masshist.org/features/massacre
https://collections.wtju.net/neatline/fullscreen/sounds-around-grounds
http://edgarsnowproject.org/
https://www.gilderlehrman.org/collections
http://www.hmnh.harvard.edu/on_exhibit/the_glass_flowers.html
http://www.wavesofempire.org/
http://wearinggayhistory.com/
http://omeka.wustl.edu/omeka/exhibits/show/mensmags/home

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