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This summer we launched the HARAMBEE CITY Digital Archive, this project is led by Dr. Nishani Frazier, Associate Professor of History and it runs on Omeka. It’s probably one of our best examples of how a project can start with a test instance, where we can test and try things out … and when we’re ready, we migrate to a production instance. In this case, Dr. Frazier started with a free account on, and then we used the Omeka API Import plugin to move her test site into a hosted instance. Also, during her recent lecturer time in North Carolina, she went to the North Carolina State University Libraries and got some excellent help with an Omeka theme by Markus Wust … so YES, this is a truly collaborative initiative.

HARAMBEE CITY Digital Archive


Last but not least, we now have the video trailer for Dr. Katie Johnson’s project:



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