Omeka: Serious Web Publishing in South Africa

Together with his colleague at the Archive and Public Culture Research Initiative (APC) at UCT, Dr Mbongiseni Buthelezi, Grant secured a grant from the NRF to bring Sharon Leon to South Africa. Sharon is the Director of Public Projects at the Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media (RRCHNM) at the George Mason University. The RRCHNM […]

Managing documents with Omeka

Earlier on in the year we started a project which involves digitizing and making available online a large number of newspaper clippings.  We had originally looked at Greenstone for the collections management software but it seemed too clunky for what we needed.  Likewise Drupal wasn’t ideal as it needed a fair bit of customization in […]

Using Omeka

We are currently involved in a project which involves digitising a collection of newspaper clipping and then making them available (and usable) for research online.  We are exporting the scanned articles as PDFs and then using the open source collections management software Omeka, developed by the Centre for History and New Media, to organise and […]