While I had heard of Omeka in a previous class this was my first chance to work with the program and really the first time I had to create a full metadata record for an item. I chose to create a collection of a few art pieces I own. While I assumed working on the metadata would be a learning process I never expected to have so much trouble taking photographs of artwork.
Finding the best lighting, background coloring, avoiding glare off of the glass, trying to use large image files but unable to reduce camera shake and the resulting blur…I now know why digital projects require professional equipment. My digital camera, while fine for all the other pictures in my life, was not up to the standard I would expect of a true digital library collection.
I am not sure it is expected by I wanted to share the link to my collection. Not so much as I wished to share my collection but because I look forward to seeing everyone else’s collection.