Reply To: Site Updates and Feature Requests
I’ve started work on this “future plan” item:
- integrate Omeka content directly into the wiki (so that the content appears in searches, etc) and just use Omeka as a back-end management tool
When Huddersfield Exposed first launched, Flickr offered a reasonable amount of free storage for multimedia so it made sense to use that as the tool for storing and managing the content. Unfortunately, all that changed in 2018. We then moved to using a local install of Omeka Classic to manage the multimedia and uncoupled the Flickr integration. The downside was that the main site (which uses MediaWiki) became separate to the multimedia archive (Omeka).
Moving forward, I’m now using the Omeka API to help embed multimedia into the main site, e.g.:
As of today, running a search within the site, e.g. for Moldgreen, will include multimedia content that is stored in the main MediaWiki page index:
…previously I’d been running the search keywords against the Omeka API which tended to bring back irrelevant results when using multiple keywords.
The main thing that’s still to do is to provide a new page on the wiki that will allow you to run searches against only the multimedia content.