Is there any way to either import Neatline records into Omeka, or (ideally though perhaps not realistically) to use an external data source for them? Where are the records stored?
I am a professor who will be teaching a class on racialized migrants in Canada, the USA, and the UK. I thought about building a basic timeline for the class, and having students contribute to it as part of a class assignment.
After playing around with the Neatline SIMILE Timeline widget for a while, the problem that I’m finding is that the manually-inputted records are not as easy to input or manipulate as I’d like. The students will face some challenges, and I worry about how to maintain the data down the road. I have no idea where the records are stored. I don’t need to have the records tied to items; my timeline has no items at present.
What I’ve done instead is to create a Google Sheet with my data and hook it up to a Timemapper timeline. It would be amazing to be able to the same using Neatline, or at least be able to export the data from a spreadsheet into Neatline.