In 2009, my team at Vassar received funding from the National Institute for Technology in Liberal Education (NITLE) Instructional Innovation Fund to host a workshop on the subject of “Digital Objects in the Classroom.” As a part of this workshop, I built demonstration collections to compare the same test set of 8 objects (with 43 images) side by side in Omeka, Greenstone, Collective Access, ContentDM, and VCAT (based on Filemaker), working hands-on to experience their differences. I shared this work as a series of screencasts posted on YouTube. The workshop brought together teams of faculty, librarians, and technologists from liberal arts colleges across the country to learn about strategies for integrating work with digital surrogates of three dimensional objects into the curriculum.
This series of videos can be viewed in a playlist on YouTube:
If the embedded YouTube playlist does not appear above, you can view it at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SB9O0cVY_s8&list=PLD3911043917853AE