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New Student Tutorials for OAKS 10.3!

Posted on 12 May 2014 | 9:54 am — 

The Library has created new student tutorials for OAKS 10.3.  Please feel free to share or embed these tutorials or our playlist in your classes. The tutorials are captioned and fully accessible for your students.  Individual tutorials are available on the Library YouTube Channel, below you will see our newly created OAKS 10.3 Student Tutorials Playlist.

Omeka Web Publishing

Posted on 7 August 2013 | 11:48 am — 

What is Omeka?

What Is Omeka from Omeka on Vimeo

 

Omeka: Serious Web Publishing

Content provided from the Omeka About page.  For more information, visit the Omeka website.

Omeka is a free, flexible, and open source web-publishing platform for the display of library, museum, archives, and scholarly collections and exhibitions. Its “five-minute setup” makes launching an online exhibition as easy as launching a blog.

Omeka is a Swahili word meaning to display or lay out wares; to speak out; to spread out; to unpack.

Omeka falls at a crossroads of Web Content Management, Collections Management, and Archival Digital Collections Systems: Tech Ecosystem

Omeka is designed with non-IT specialists in mind, allowing users to focus on content and interpretation rather than programming. It brings Web 2.0 technologies and approaches to academic and cultural websites to foster user interaction and participation. It makes top-shelf design easy with a simple and flexible templating system. Its robust open-source developer and user communities underwrite Omeka’s stability and sustainability.

Until now, scholars and cultural heritage professionals looking to publish collections-based research and online exhibitions required either extensive technical skills or considerable funding for outside vendors. By making standards based, serious online publishing easy, Omeka puts the power and reach of the web in the hands of academics and cultural professionals themselves.

Funders

Omeka has received funding from the following federal agencies and private foundations:

How Might You Use Omeka?

Download a Feature List .

Major Partner: Minnesota Historical Society

User Ecosystem

Read how others are using Omeka in the public Zotero group.

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Additional Resources

OAKS Adding Library Streaming Video for Faculty (v10)

Posted on 15 February 2013 | 11:33 am — 

This Library tutorial covers where to find streaming video (Alexander Street streaming video and Films on Demand), how to insert streaming video into your OAKS course (for faculty), where to find a streaming version of Killing Us Softly 4: Advertisings Image of Women, and how to locate streaming video in the Library catalog!

For more Library video tutorials, visit our YouTube Channel!

Submitted by: Jolanda-Pieta (Joey) van Arnhem, College of Charleston Libraries.

College of Charleston Libraries on YouTube

Posted on 22 February 2011 | 3:30 pm — 

Lately I have been researching how other institutions deliver online or hybrid courses.  In my search I ran across an interesting and informative article on makeuseof.com by Justin Pot titled “6 Really Good Sites with FREE Video Lectures from Top US Colleges. In his conclusion he states,
The Internet’s changed the world, and the availability of free university courses on the Internet is one of the greatest examples of this I can think of.    Not so long ago the knowledge imparted on students during university lectures was accessible only to those who could afford to pay tuition. Today information is increasingly free, and I for one think society is better for it.
I have to say I agree.  In his article Pot reviewed the following sites that offer free video lectures from Top US colleges that I have looked at and found very useful:
I thought I would add to the list and mention a few other resources I have reviewed recently.
Along with the resources mentioned above, I also want to note a few other great resources I often use when looking for educational materials.

As I find more resources for online educational resources, I will continue adding them.  If you have one that is not on the list, let me know!