Adding To The Archive

Adding To The Archive

Congratulations! You have your archival quality digital files and your metadata is organized and ready. Now, it is the time to upload everything into the Manitos Community Digital Archive.

If you’ve gone through the Organization process, this should actually be fairly straightforward and painless. You’ve done the hard part already.

The chosen platform of the Manitos Community Memory Project is New Mexico Digital Heritage, which runs on Omeka-S, an open source archival platform with some limited display and gallery functionality.

Here you can upload and organize your collections and configure access and permissions, using your community’s or project’s dedicated portal.

Uploading to the Manitos Community Archive, requires a New Mexico Digital Heritage account log in and password. For most individuals, it is advisable to work with one of our community partners, in or near your community that has a developed archive portal.

Please Contact us for consultation and referral to a community partner or if you feel your project requires its own portal. Together we can figure out what works best for you and your collection.

This is The Workflow section for Omeka S and New Mexico Digital Heritage.

This section completes The Workflow

We hope that we have provided you with an overview and best practices for shepherding your part of our community heritage – that box of photos under your bed, fondly remembered pages of your yearbook or treasured family heirlooms, from a fragile physical existence to a robust, community accessible digital form, in the Manitos Community Archive.

UNM’s Dr. Margerie Montanez and Amy Winter gave a two part introduction to Omeka-S and thinking critically about metadata, at a three day Manitos Community Memory Project ‘Training the Trainers’ workshop, August 12-14, 2019. Below are links to Parts 1 and 2 of that presentation. The workshop and the videos were generously sponsored by the New Mexico Humanities Council.

Part 1 

Part 2

Complete audiovisual documentation of the Manitos Community Memory Project ‘Training the Trainers’ Workshop is available at the New Mexico Humanities Council website here, under Workshop Resources.

New Mexico Humanities Council – Manitos Community Memory Project Page