I recently migrated my “Orange County Fallen Heroes” local history project from Omeka version 1x to Omeka 2x. What a difference! One of the best biggest changes I notice in Omeka 2x is the addition of a new plugin — Search By Metadata. This plugin is a HUGE timesaver for me, and provides a much more valuable research experience for my site visitors.
After two and a half years of playing with and teaching Omeka, I recently started building out an Omeka site to publish one of my own personal research projects.
There has been much chatter on Twitter this week due to it being the 100th anniversary of the Titanic and its ill-fated maiden voyage. And this reminded me of a post that I have been meaning to write for a good year or so, showcasing some of the innovative ways that historians and future historians are using Twitter for historical reenactment.