For our project, we need to have a contribution plug-in to allow community members to post their stories, images, etc. In addition, we would like to set up an email-authentication which will help us verify registered community members.
Based on our research we found there is a contribute plug-in for Omeka Classic. Is there such a module for Omeka-S? If not, what would be your recommendation? Is there any community building configuration in Omeka-S?
Thank you in advance.
The Collecting module for Omeka S allows you to collect resources from community members.
We also would like to set up an email-authentication which will help us verify registered community members. Is there such capability in the collecting module? If not, what could you recommend as an alternative?
Per the documentation for the module, you can require an email address for every contribution if you want.
Hello again mebrett,
Due to the high sensitivity of the historical material that comes from the contributors, we need to have an authentication system that sends a confirmation email to the contributor’s email address. Once the contributor confirm’s his/her email - then the contributor can be a verified and is allowed to post.
Is there such capability in the collecting module? If not, could you recommend an alternative solution?
The Collecting module has no such capability. I see several options:
- Use the provided administrative reviewing process to vet contributions for authenticity.
- Add a reCAPTCHA site and secret key to the general settings to automatically enable CAPTCHA protection in your collecting form.
- Add a collecting form to an unlinked site page, and give only vetted contributors a link to that page.
- Give vetted contributors “Author” user accounts so they can log in to the admin interface and add their items there.