University Libraries will host a series of two-hour workshops on digital scholarship and Omeka tools. Taught by Kira Dietz, assistant director of special collections and university archives, and Corinne Guimont, digital scholarship coordinator, these workshops assume attendees have a basic familiarity with Omeka, either through a previous workshop or prior experience. The three workshops are: 

  • Building Digital Exhibits in Omeka. The session will explore plug-ins and tools for creating custom pages, building exhibits, and incorporating audio and video.
  • Incorporating Media into Digital Scholarship with Knight Lab Tools. The session will explore five tools from Knight Lab and how these tools can be integrated into existing web resources, including websites, digital exhibit platforms, and just about anything that can embed html code. (Note: The tools talked about in this session can be used independent from Omeka and anyone is welcome to attend. However, they will be discussed in the context of Omeka during this workshop.)
  • Creating and Embedding Maps in Omeka. The session will demonstrate plug-ins and free web tools for creating and incorporating maps into Omeka exhibits.


If you are a Virginia Tech faculty/staff member or a graduate student and you wish to take the class for PDN credit, please register using the links below:


If you are an undergraduate, alumna/us, or member of the public, please register using the links below:


Closer to the individual events, the organizers will be in touch with registered attendees with everything you need to know in advance. If you have any questions, contact Kira Dietz ( or Corinne Guimont (