MU Archives week 5

Sara Shields

This week, Maureen has introduced me to Omeka, an online system used for digital collections and exhibits. The university archives uses Omeka to host their current and past digital exhibits. It’s very user friendly! Currently, I’m getting used to using it and the features that it offers. I will be using Omeka for the exhibit that I’m curating on Sister Miriam Gallagher, RSM. It will be a small, but descriptive, exhibit on her and her life, along with her legacy at Misericordia, and her impact on the university.

I’m happy that I’m learning more about digital collections and gaining experience with them because it’s becoming more and more important to know how to work with them. I feel that with my past internship, previous courses I’ve taken, and my current internship with the university archives, I’m learning so much that will equip me with the necessary skills that I’ll need after I graduate!


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