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The Center for Digital Humanities meet up to learn Omeka and Neatline.
The focus project for the meet-up will revolve around Mickey Katz, a master musician, comedian and performer who popularized klezmer music for a broad audience. Mickey Katz recorded more than a dozen albums under his own name with Capitol Records. His 1947 recording of his first Yiddish parody “Haym Ofen Range,” sold thousands of copies within weeks. His albums were embraced and loved by listeners struggling with the acquisition of English and becoming American. His virtuosity on the clarinet and saxophone and his klezmer style and Yiddish versions of popular songs made him a hit, he embraced his ethnicity and used it to connect with his audience.
Though the instructional template will be based on Mickey Katz faculty and students are welcome to bring their own projects to work on and ask questions about. There will also be opportunities to become part of the team creating the Mickey Katz project if interested.
This is an ideal place to learn about Content Management Systems, archival research, metadata curation and to get inspired and start a project of your own. You can learn more about Omeka’s ability to catalog and publish a digital collection at http://omeka.org/, and Neatline’s ability to map that collection in space and time at http://neatline.org/. To participate send an email to the host or drop into our weekly meetup.
Omeka and Neatline meetup: CDH-SIL, 1041 Public Affairs,
Wednesdays from 10:30-12:30 pm, starting on 10/7
Hosted by Wendy Kurtz firstname.lastname@example.org