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Quick-start Guide

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In order to work with DataScribe you need to have a web hosting service or web space which meets the system requirements for Omeka.

Step 1. Create an Omeka S install

If you do not already have an Omeka S installation, you will need to set one up.

If your hosting service uses Installatron or a similar service, you will be able to create an Omeka S instance using the one-click installation process. If your hosting service does not have a one-click option, download the latest version of Omeka S from <> and follow the installation instructions in the Omeka S User manual.

Step 2. Install DataScribe

Download the DataScribe module.

Follow the instructions in the Omeka S user manual to install DataScribe in your Omeka S instance. Remember that once you have uploaded it to the /modules section of your Omeka S files, you need change the name of the module directory from Datascribe-module to Datascribe.

Step 3. Create resources in Omeka

Add items to Omeka S. You can do this one by one or use Omeka S importer and connector modules for batch creation. For an example of using CSV Import to create resources for DataScribe, see Brett and Mitchell, “From Archival Sources To Computational Analysis” Part One and Part Two.

Put those items into at least one item set.

Step 4. Start working with DataScribe

Now you can start using DataScribe: create a project, add a dataset, build your form, and start transcribing.