Combining low cost or free DAM tools and WordPress, scholars, librarians and faculty curate teaching and research collections with robust, searchable metadata. What is the workflow from discovery to presentation? This workflow evolves as institutions build digital collections but don’t necessarily address individual collections or scholarly curation of institutional collections.Using faculty teaching and research collections, this session will focus on organizing, metadata and the use of WordPress for publication. We will explore tools that work well together and how to build a dynamic collection with these tools.
- Attendees will learn
- About a selection of tools that work well together,
- Rudiments of how to build a dynamic collection with WordPress as the presentation platform,
- How to make the most of institutional and non-institutional assets in a curated collection.
Pam Patterson is a digital scholarship technologist in the Yale University Library. She’s been providing technology support for faculty and students for over 20 years. Her focus has been on creation, management, and presentation of digital assets in the classroom and in research workflows. For the past 10 years she’s been the primary support and lead on the use of WordPress at Yale, for courses, professional identity, and research. She also engages in the support of other web based tools for teaching and learning and has a strong skill set in using web technologies to promote active learning and digital citizenship.
- General Lecture Session: The care and feeding of collections management: using WordPress for individual digital asset management and publication