Curation and Digital Storytelling

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  • 1.Curation Telling Stories for the Digital Age The Curated Journey Continues ! !21 January 2014

2. Objective Appreciate the broad nature of the term 'Curation' ! Collecting, Organising and Displaying Private Sector - Carefully Selecting and Sharing (Marketers are taking over the term) ! What is curation? What are the components? 3. Readings Storify - How and Why to Storify Omeka - Peers? 4. Last Week Questions? DRAPIer *is* available again 5. Alternatives WordPress - Well Talk about in presentation Drupal - Well Talk about in presentation Exhibit - Well Talk about in presentation ! ContentDM - Well Talk about in storage management Duraspace (DSpace and Fedora) !Noting that Omeka and these all can co-exist - all are parts of a larger ecosystem 6. "The emergence of the web has brought scholars and librarians, archivists, and museum professionals into increasingly closer contact and conversation as humanists are required to think differently and more deeply about the nature of information and librarians are required to play an ever more public role online." 7. Bit of Background Omeka was developed at Center for History and New Media (CHNM) at George Mason University as a "next generation web publishing platform for museums, historical societies, scholars, enthusiasts, and educators." The feature-rich offering provides for the presentation, searching and browsing of digital collections along with a robust metadata management facility. 8. Who is CNMH? Roy Rosenzweig Centre for New Media and History Founded 1994 George Mason University in Washington Collaborative Space Supporting 50+ Scholars To preserve and present history online Transform scholarship across the humanities Supported by grants from AHA, NEH, NHC, Library of Congress, Meloon, Sloan, Rockefeller and Kellog Foundations amongst others 9. Products ZoteroOmekaOmeka.netTHATCampScriptoPressForward!!!!!!Zotero [zoh-TAIR-oh] is a free, easy-to-use Firefox extension to help you collect, manage, and cite your research sources.Designed for cultural Let host your institutions, enthusiasts, collections, research, and educators, Omeka is exhibits, and digital a platform for publishing projects. online collections and exhibitions.Short for The Humanities and Technology Camp," THATCamp is a BarCamp-style, usergenerated unconference on digital humanities.Scripto is a free, open source tool that enables community transcriptions of document and multimedia files.PressForward is pioneering new methods to capture and highlight orphaned or underappreciated scholarship and share it with digital humanists across the web.ScholarPressAnthologizeSurvey BuilderTimeline BuilderSerendip-o-maticWeb Scrapbook!!!!!!Manage your class, Anthologize is a free, open- Build online surveys that publish research, or source, plugin that are especially collaborate on a transforms WordPress applicable to oral conference into a platform for histories. presentation with this publishing electronic hub for scholarly & texts. educational plugins.CHNM Labs: Easily create and manage a timeline of historical events for your website.Serendip-o-matic connects your sources to digital materials located in libraries, museums, and archives around the world.Store all kinds of media items URLs, images, text, and movies & collaborate thru the CHNM online scrapbook. 10. What is an Omeka? 11. So What can you do with it? In Education Example 2 12. So What can you do with it? Example 1 13. So What can you do with it? Example 1 14. OMEKA Core Features Based on Open Source Technology: Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP; Free to Use, Free to Change; Easy to Use; Change Design using Themes; Add Functionality with Plug-Ins; Unqualified Dublin Core Metadata; Strong Support Community; Extensible, Scalable, Flexible; Interoperable 15. What is 'an Omeka' An Omeka 'instance' contains: Items (digital Objects of various types) Collections (of objects) Sites (set of collections) Exhibits (curated subsets of site collections) 16. Sidenote: Buying Server Space Simpler then you may think $12/yr on for example $4-6 gets you as much as you may need for personal or project usage Hostgator, Bluehost, DreamHost, Site5 are good examples Domain Name + Shared server space Software Installs are automated Mailserver etc. standard 17. Supported Item Types Document Still Image Moving Image Sound Oral History Email Lesson Plan Website HyperLink Event (Time-Based Occurrence) Person (Biographic) Interactive Resource 18. A Rather Quick Introduction to Dublin Core 19. A Rock Quick Look at the 15 Elements Title What the formal name of this resource - how would a user know it? Examples: title of a painting, photo, document; the name of a person when using the "person" item type; the name of a lesson plan. 20. A Rock Quick Look at the 15 Elements Subject What is the domain area/topic (non-spatial or temporal) that the object is part of? Controlled vocabularies such as the Getty can help here. Typically keywords, key phrases, or classification codes. Examples: Library of Congress subject headings; subjectspecific nomenclature. 21. A Rock Quick Look at the 15 Elements Description What sort of short narrative will help a user to know whether this resource is relevant to their needs? This is often an abstract, a table of contents or even a graphical representation of the object Examples: a photo caption; descriptive information of an artifact/museum object; summary of a lesson plan; abstract or summary of a long document; 22. A Rock Quick Look at the 15 Elements Creator Who is responsible for making this digital resource - digtiser, digital author? The original author or the digitising institution? Examples: Author/authors; artists; photographers; institutional authors or producers, such as university or federal agency. 23. A Rock Quick Look at the 15 Elements Source From what resource did the derived digital resource come from? This can be a type, a descriptor but best practice recommends a string conforming to a formal identifier system Examples: Accession number; Collection of objects; Division of an archive or library. 24. A Rock Quick Look at the 15 Elements Publisher Who (what institution is making this resource available? If there is a license or copyright involved helps to determine this one Examples: actual publisher, if there is one; entity or consortium publishing digital materials. 25. A Rock Quick Look at the 15 Elements Date A point or period in the lifecycle of the digital object When was this scanned? When was it published? Consistency - decided by project management - documented Consider in relation to the coverage of the object Date is one of the trickiest fields to fill.You will want to decide how best to use it for your project for consistency. There is an open text field for date so that you can reflect the type of date information you have whether it is a very specific date MM/DD/YYYY or if it is "circa 1940". 26. A Rock Quick Look at the 15 Elements Contributor Who (individual, institution, organisation - entity) is making this object available/responsible for its digitisation? Examples: person who contributed a story or file for an Omeka collecting project; owner or donor of collected objects. 27. A Rock Quick Look at the 15 Elements Rights What restrictions are held in and over this resource? This is typically a statement relation to the intellectual and usage rights relating to this digital object Examples: spell out conditions of use for specific items here; Creative Commons type; Public Domain. 28. A Rock Quick Look at the 15 Elements Relation What resources are related to this digitised object? Best practice is to refer to a Examples: a still image of a person entered as a "person" type. 29. A Rock Quick Look at the 15 Elements Format What is the file format of this digital resource? Examples include size and duration. Recommended best practice is to use a controlled vocabulary such as the Internet Media Types (MIME). 30. A Rock Quick Look at the 15 Elements Language What is the language(s) of the digital resource? Again best practice is to use a controlled vocabulary such as RFC4646 Examples: English; Russian; Spanish, et al. 31. A Rock Quick Look at the 15 Elements Type What defined type best represents the object you are referencing? Best practice to use the DCMI Type controlled vocabulary Examples: For consistency, use item type controlled vocabulary provided by Omeka: Document, Moving Image, Oral History, Sound, Still Image,Website, Event, Email, Lesson Plan, Hyperlink, Person, or 32. A Rock Quick Look at the 15 Elements Identifier Where will a user find this resource via the web? A direct and unambiguous identification of the resource unique and persistent - handle? 33. A Rock Quick Look at the 15 Elements Coverage To what defining place or time is this item relevant (spatial or temporal)? Typically relies on a controlled vocabulary relevant to the domain, ie. The Getty Museum / Research Institute Where appropriate, named places or time periods can be used in preference to numeric identifiers such as sets of coordinates or date ranges. 34. Spend time thinking about your metadata in advance This is 'simple' Dublin Core You need to qualify to describe more fully How will people find what they are looking for? How will they differentiate from one 'thing' over another? How will your information architecture refer to the digital objects? !Useful for Straight Dublin Core: Dublin Core Generator 35. Planning an Omeka Site 1. What are the primary goals of the website? 2. Who is the primary audience of this website? 1. Secondary audiences? 3. What sections will this website include? 1. Items: (renamed however you would like Archive/Sources/Objects) links to a browseable list of items, sortable by type of item and tags