DPLAfest 2016 has ended
Taking place in the heart of Washington, DC, DPLAfest 2016 (April 14-15) will bring together hundreds from DPLA’s large and growing community for interactive workshops, hackathons and other collaborative activities, engaging discussions with community leaders and practitioners, fun events, and more. DPLAfest 2016 will appeal to anyone interested in libraries, technology, ebooks, education, creative reuse of cultural materials, law, open access, and genealogy/family research.

Area institutions serving as co-hosts include the National Archives and Records Administration, the Library of Congress, and the Smithsonian Institution.

To view photographs, recordings, and social media from DPLAfest 2016, visit https://dp.la/info/get-involved/dplafest/april-2016/media/.
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Friday, April 15 • 9:30am - 11:00am
Introduction to Omeka S, Institutional Repositories, and DPLA

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The next generation of Omeka, Omeka S, has an explicit goal of increasing data exchange between Omeka S and other repositories holding cultural heritage data, especially institutional repository software like Fedora and DSpace. Integrating with DPLA -- especially facilitating the transfer of data in an Omeka S installation to DPLA -- is therefore a priority for the project. To further facilitate that transfer, Omeka S’s basic resource description template to be compliant with DPLA MAP 4.0.

This workshop will introduce Omeka S, currently in alpha releases, to participants. First we will give a general overview of Omeka S with emphasis on how it intends to connect with institutional repositories. We will then move to how to use its features to prepare data in Omeka S for contributing up through the hubs to DPLA.


Ken Albers

Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media

John Flatness

Senior Software Developer, Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media
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Patrick Murray-John

Associate Director for Systems, Digital Scholarship Group, Northeastern University Library
Talk with me about my old life in Omeka-land, new tools we\\'re working on at Northeastern for digital exhibits, DH in general, and your favorite happy beverage.

Jim Safley

Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media

Friday April 15, 2016 9:30am - 11:00am EDT
National Archives and Records Administration: Madison Room Constitution Avenue between 7th and 9th Streets, NW, Washington, DC