Webinar: integrating ohms and omeka

Announcing an upcoming webinar providing a comprehensive introduction to integrating OHMS and Omeka.  

Register Here: Tuesday, October 29, 2:00 pm (EDT)


Webinar Description:

This webinar explores how to integrate the OHMS plugin suite with Omeka to create a powerful discovery and user experience for online oral history collections.  By displaying the OHMS Viewer within an Omeka item, users can conduct a text search of interviews, finding corresponding moments in an online audio or video file. By integrating the OHMS Viewer with Omeka Classic, users can search interview indexes and transcripts across entire collections

Following a brief overview of OHMS and a detailed exploration of Omeka, workshop participants will learn about installing, configuring, and deploying Omeka and the OHMS plugin suite.

Instructors will present sample Omeka sites utilizing the OHMS plugins as well themes that are optimized for use with the OHMS Viewer. Additionally, workshop participants will explore workflow strategies and more advanced aspects of creating an Omeka site utilizing the OHMS Viewer. 


Workshop Instructors

The workshop will be led by Dr. Doug Boyd and Dr. Janneken Smucker who collaborated on the award-winning Goin’ North: Stories from the First Great Migration to Philadelphia, which created the model for integrating OHMS and Omeka, resulting in the design and creation of the OHMS plugin suite. 

Doug Boyd Ph.D. is the director of the Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History at the University of Kentucky Libraries and is a recent president of the Oral History Association. Boyd managed the Oral History in the Digital Age collaborative initiative publishing current best practices and models for collecting, curating and disseminating oral histories.  Additionally, Boyd leads the team at the University of Kentucky that envisioned, designed, implemented, and manages the open source and free OHMS system, which synchronizes text with audio and video online. 

Boyd is the co-editor (with Mary A. Larson) of the book Oral History and Digital Humanities: Voice, Access, and Engagement published by Palgrave MacMillan in 2014 and authors the blog Digital Omnium: Oral History, Archives, and Digital Technology.

Janneken Smucker Ph.D. is Professor of History at West Chester University, specializing in digital and public history and material culture. She also serves as the digital editor of the Oral History Review. In the classroom, she integrates technology and the humanities, working with students to create digital projects, including the award-winning Goin’ North: Stories from the First Great Migration to Philadelphia. Janneken consults on digital projects for non-profits and museums and leads workshops on digital tools and strategies. Author of Amish Quilts: Crafting an American Icon (Johns Hopkins, 2013), Janneken lectures and writes about quilts for popular and academic audiences. 


Webinar Registration:

Integrating OHMS and Omeka is a 2.5 hour webinar that will be hosted utilizing Zoom. You must register for the webinar. The registration fee is $39. In order to register, click on the link below. You will be directed to Eventbrite to submit your registration. Once registered, you will receive a confirmation email as well as an email from Zoom with event details and links.

Register here: Integrating OHMS and Omeka: Tuesday, October 29, 2:00 pm (EDT)

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