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Neatline with Omeka

Omeka is an open-source web publishing platform for sharing digital collections and creating media-rich online exhibits. Neatline allows scholars, students, and curators to tell stories with maps, images and timelines.

The Basics

  • The building blocks of an exhibit are built in Omeka then linked to the Neatline plugin.
    • Individual items are added to Omeka (metadata is attached to items such as title, description, date).
    • Items are then added to the the interactive map and timeline.
  • A learning curve is involved and some elements are not intuitive. Expect to spend time learning the program before jumping into exhibit building.
  • There is no "undo" feature so make sure to save all your text and image content elsewhere.
  • Suggested for longer term projects or class projects where multiple students participate in building an online exhibition.


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