Marc Bess, Director of Usability at the Atkins Library Digital Scholarship Lab, used Omeka to create a virtual exhibit of Silver Age superhero comic books from the Atkins Library Special Collections. The exhibit particularly highlights comics of the era published by industry leaders DC Comics and Marvel Comics. Selected comics from the collection will also be on display at Atkins Library later in the semester.
UNC Charlotte faculty members and graduate students can use Omeka to create digital exhibits and collections with primary source material from Atkins Library Special Collections.
Omeka is a free, flexible, and open source web-publishing platform for the display of library, museum, archives, and scholarly collections and exhibitions. Omeka is designed with non-IT specialists in mind, allowing users to focus on content and interpretation rather than programming.
REGISTER NOW for a hands-on workshop!
Atkins Library subject librarians collaborate with Atkins Library Special Collections to support a range of disciplines, including History, Education, and more. Consider creating an assignment that allows students to explore the collection. Contact your subject librarian to schedule an instruction session, or to brainstorm ideas for an assignment.
To learn more about what is available in the collection, please contact outreach librarian for Special Collections, Denelle Eads, or attend one of the following workshops (open to faculty and graduate students).
African American History
Friday, September 21 (Atkins Library 10th floor), 11 am – 12 pm, Register
History of Education (CMS, Charlotte College, and UNC Charlotte)
Tuesday, October 16 (Atkins Library 10th floor), 10 – 11 am, Register
Monday, October 29 (Atkins Library 10th floor), 3 – 4 pm, Register
Historic Charlotte (Mills, Race Relations, Religion, Business & Industry)
Wednesday, November 14 (Atkins Library 10th floor), 3 – 4 pm, Register