Omeka is a free, flexible, and open source web-publishing platform for the display of library, museum, archives, and scholarly collections and exhibitions. Omeka falls at a crossroads of Web Content Management, Collections Management, and Archival Digital Collections Systems. Omeka is designed with non-IT specialists in mind, allowing users to focus on content and interpretation rather than programming. It brings Web 2.0 technologies and approaches to academic and cultural websites to foster user interaction and participation. It makes top-shelf design easy with a simple and flexible templating system. Its robust open-source developer and user communities underwrite Omeka’s stability and sustainability. Omeka allows users to publish cultural heritage objects, extend its functionality with themes and plugins, and curate online exhibits with digital objects.

* Free, Open-source
* Easy to use
* Extensible, scalable, and flexible
* Standards-based metadata and web design
* Interoperable
* Contribution Plugin
* Geolocation Plugin
* Google Translate Plugin
* OAI-PMH Harvester

Center for History and New Media,George Mason University
Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media,George Mason University
Methods relating to this toolCategory
Cataloguing and indexingData structuring and enhancement
Collaborative publishingData publishing and dissemination
Desktop publishing and pre-pressData publishing and dissemination
General project managementStrategy and project management
General website developmentData publishing and dissemination
Interface designData publishing and dissemination
Resource sharingData publishing and dissemination
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Author(s) of recordValentina Asciutti
Record created2011-10-07
Record updated2011-10-07 15:21
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