For this week, you will complete a tutorial to set up a sample CollectionBuilder collection in GitHub.
Olivia Wikle and Devin Becker will join the class to discuss the CollectionBuilder project and answer questions about CollectionBuilder.
Olivia Wikle is the Digital Initiatives Librarian and Co-Director of the Center for Digital Inquiry and Learning (CDIL) at the University of Idaho. She is also Communications Director for CollectionBuilder and a former ILS student at Indiana University.
Devin Becker is the Head of Data and Digital Services and Co-Director of the Center for Digital Inquiry and Learning (CDIL) at the University of Idaho. He is the Project Director for CollectionBuilder and also a former ILS student at Indiana University.
You will need a GitHub account and Google Drive account to participate in this exercise. Both account types are free. Go to https://github.com/ and https://www.google.com/drive/ to set them up if you don’t already have them.
We recommend using following demo data as you’re building your collection for the first time:
This exercise will use the CollectionBuilder-GH repository (https://github.com/CollectionBuilder/collectionbuilder-gh) which allows you to build a free digital collection website using GitHub Pages. You can explore a demo collection here: https://collectionbuilder.github.io/collectionbuilder-gh/, and the CollectionBuilder website here: https://collectionbuilder.github.io/.
Homework—Set up an instance of CollectionBuilder-GH following these steps (links to documentation are included):
_config.ymlfile, wait a bit, then refresh your GitHub Pages site to see your objects appear.
Note: you can also follow along with these steps using our video tutorial (https://collectionbuilder.github.io/workshop/gh/), but please note that these videos are a little out of date so you’ll want to refer to the documentation linked above as well.
If you’d like to prepare your own objects and metadata for your digital collection instead of using the demo data, follow these guidelines: