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Omeka Online Exhibitions: FAQ

Information for students and staff interested in creating web exhibitions in Omeka.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Some of the library materials for my exhibition aren't digitized yet. How can I get images of them for my online exhibition?

A: The curator of the Omeka online exhibition is responsible for coordinating digitization of any materials not yet in the digital library. Contact the library department responsible for the collections you're using to learn more about their own digitizing procedures. You may want to consult the Guide to Using Special Collections at the Yale University Library: Ordering Reproductions.


Q: I'm not sure about the copyright for some of my images. What do I do?

A: For each item under copyright, the Omeka online exhibition curator must fill out the Fair Use Analysis Tool worksheet and consult Yale University's Guide to Rights Clearance. Omeka online exhibitions will also include a disclaimer providing contact information for takedown requests. Please read Yale University Library's Terms Governing Use for more information.


Q: Do I need specific software to create an Omeka online exhibition?

A: Yes. Photoshop is the best tool for formatting images and creating the online exhibition banner. If you don't have Photoshop on your personal computer, it is available on the computers in the Bass Media Lab and at the Haas Arts Library (on computers connected to Epson flatbed scanners). If you don't know how to use Photoshop, you may want to explore the various Lynda tutorials on the subject. You may also consider hiring a Yale graphic designer, such as the Office of the University Printer, Graphic Design, or Photo & Imaging, to design the online exhibition banner. 

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