This has been by far the toughest assignment for me. I finally decided to use Omeka and got that installed. I selected the dark theme. I have the most trouble with the FTP and am still having problems moving things back and forth – I think I need some remedial help. However, I was able to accomplish a few things and have found this all helpful in planning how I want to arrange the information.
Since the main information that I am sharing here are essentially journal entries I am presenting the information in two ways. I will scan each page (actually two pages as the book is really small so there will be a verso and recto) and that will appear as an item where I will provide a transcription for that entire page. In the header I have added tabs for simple pages – Into Store, Out of Store and Rum but now that I am into this I think it makes more sense to arrange these by month. I am going to change the tabs to August, September, October. I may just do the whole book – but for these early assignments I am just going to focus on a few months.
I created a collection – store book – and so far just one item with a few tags but additional items will be more pages of the store book covering the months that I am featuring. Other collections will be George Washington’s diary entries that correspond to the same months and a collection for letters.
I also added a simple page for About and added some text. I haven’t uploaded any images so my site is definitely lacking in the wow factor…but here’s the Link