Creating an Omeka Exhibit
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Start Your Exhibit

  1. From the Greenwich Village History Admin Panel, Click on Exhibits.
  2. Click on "Add Exhibit"

Exhibit Metadata

Fill in the metadata as follows:

Field Description
Exhibit Title Enter your exhibit's title. Example: Birth Control Clinics in the Village
Exhibit Slug This will be the website URL for your exhibit. Remove spaces between words and any special characters. Abbreviate if your title is long. You can reorder words if you want to Example: VillageBCclinics
Exhibit Credits The credits will appear with the description of the exhibit. Take credit for your work!
Exhibit Description Describe the exhibit briefly. This description will appear on the public page and the exhibit lists.
Exhibit Tags Enter tags that place your exhibit in the larger context, in terms of chronology, demographics of people involved, location in the Village, and subject. See Exhibit Tag Guide
Featured? All exhibits should be featured.
Public? This toggle button determines whether the exhibit is listed and accessible on the public site. So, while you are working on it, or while items that you included in the exhibit are not public (pending copyright, for example), keep the exhibit private. Once you are finished, click this box to make it public. All exhibits must be public by Week 15 or they will not be graded. Note that when you are logged in to the archive, you can see any exhibit, public or private.
Exhibit Theme Look through the themes available to find the one that you think works the best with your materials. You can use your CSS skills to customize any of design elements. You can also create your own theme, but do yourself a favor, complete the exhibit content first and then work on making it pretty. For instructions on editing a theme see Omeka's website.

Sections

Your exhibit is made up of sections and pages.

  1. To create the first section click the "Add Section" which will open a field for the section title.
  2. Type your section title and click "Add Section" again to post it to the list below the Exhibit's Metadata.
  3. To add text to the section, choose "Edit" to the right of the section title.
  4. The sections have their own metadata
Field Description
Section Title Enter your section's title. //Example: The Birth Control Movement //
Section Slug You can create the URL for your section or allow Omeka to create one by default. If you create your own, remove spaces between words and any special characters. Abbreviate if your title is long. You can reorder words if you want to //Example: BCMovement //
Section Description Enter a description, introduction or summary of the section here.

Pages

Each section is made up of pages. At the end of the section, click on the "Add Page" The page metadata screen will appear.

Field Description
Page Title Enter your page's title. Example: The Village Connection
Page Slug You can create the URL for your page or allow Omeka to create one by default. If you create your own, remove spaces between words and any special characters. Abbreviate if your title is long. You can reorder words if you want to Example: BCVillageConnection

Choose a layout that you want for the page. Then Click on "Add Page." You can create your own layout, but again, do it after you have got the content down. For instructions on editing a layout, see Omeka's website.

You will see all the images in the archive and can select the one that you want and drag it onto the layout where you want it. Or click on "Show Search Screen" to search for the images you want. You can search, for example, for your name in "User." This will limit the options to the ones that you have added to the archive.

You will also see text boxes that correspond to the layout style that you have chosen. You can use HTML to format the box, but be aware that in some cases the Exhibit Theme that you have chosen might override your formatting.

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