Training: Building Online Archives of Community Stories, Edinburgh

Posted on 08/08/2016 by


Building Online Archives of Community Stories

19–20th September 2016, University of Edinburgh

This workshop offers an introduction to creating online archives for communities and community groups.

Who is the workshop for?

This workshop is primarily for community groups and community members who have been gathering materials with a view to archiving, or who already have a physical archive, or an existing website and would like to enhance the usability of their materials. We will consider applications to attend from researchers, academics, students and organisations that support community archiving etc, depending on numbers – if this describes you please email us and indicate your interest so that we can put you on an initial waiting list.

Please note this is not a workshop on digitisation – it is for groups who already have digitised materials, or born-digital materials, or are already in the process of digitising materials. For further information and resources on digitisation, please see:

What will I learn?

This is a two–day practical hands–on workshop on how to create an online archive. We are using free open source software called Omeka. Omeka is a content management system that enables the creation of archives that will meet Dublin Core Standards. You can read more about Omeka at Omeka is very popular for creating community archives in the US where it has been developed by the Roy Rozenzweig Center for History and New Media at George Mason University. You do not need to have any prior experience of Omeka to participate in this training workshop. You can see a showcase of archives which have been created with Omeka here:


For further details and too book, please see