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Using Omeka

Omeka is a web publishing platform to create digital exhibits

How to Get Scans for Your Project

For projects you are working on directly with Special Collections & Archives

When you have decided which images you will need for your online exhibit, come into the Research Center Reading Room and complete a digital reproduction form.

This form will ask you to list the items you want digitized and will also ask for the digitization specifications you need such if you need a high or low-resolution image and if you need to print the image or just display in the digital exhibit.

For digital exhibits, scans can be preferable to digital photographs if you want a clear, close digital image. Digital photos can be useful in an online exhibit if you want to show context or environment. For example, if I want to show a page from a historical text in my exhibit I would use a scan; if I want to use an image of that same text but want to include the reading room or perhaps show someone's hand turning a page, I would use a digital camera. 

If you are working on a project in Omeka individually but would like to consult with someone about digitization options, you can contact Special Collections & Archives via email to set up an appointment for a consultation.


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