As part of VicNode’s commitment to providing researchers and their collaborators with opportunities to discuss research data storage services and to share ideas about new access methods and applications, the VicNode Culture and Community engagement officers, Tyne Sumner and Meredith McCullough, are organizing a Victorian Omeka Symposium, in collaboration with Research Platform Services at The University of Melbourne.
The symposium will showcase digital collections and bring together the national Omeka community, including researchers, librarians, archivists, and others interested in Omeka. The symposium will also give attendees the opportunity to see what is happening across Australia in this exciting new area of digital humanities.
Symposium presentations will cover a range of topics including: individual research collections, technical considerations, Omeka at the University, and ideas for the development of a national framework around Omeka. Specific collections that will be examined include: The Australian Gay and Lesbian Archives and The Percy Grainger Museum Online.
DATE AND TIME
Mon 26 September 2016
9:30 AM – 2:00 PM
110 Victoria Street Carlton
Tickets to the symposium are free, however, bookings are required. To book a ticket, visit: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/omeka-symposium-tickets-27423618782
Omeka is an open source online platform for exhibiting and organising digital collections. Recently, cultural researchers across Australia have been turning to Omeka for a vast array of intriguing projects, creating complex narratives and sharing rich collections. Visit https://omeka.org to find out more.
This event is funded through the NCRIS RDS (Research Data Services) project, Culture and Communities stream, and supported by the Federation for the Advancement of Victorian eResearch (FaVer).
This Symposium is put on in collaboration with the SCIp (Socio Cultural Informatics Platform) at The University of Melbourne.