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Developer(s) Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media (CHNM) at
George Mason University (GMU)
Initial release February 21, 2008 (2008-02-21)
Stable release
2.5 / January 31, 2017; 18 months ago (2017-01-31)
Written in PHP
Operating system LAMP
Available in English, et al.
Type Content Management System
License GPL
Website Omeka

Omeka is a free, open source content management system for online digital collections.[1] As a web application, it allows users to publish[2] and exhibit cultural heritage objects, and extend its functionality with themes and plugins. A lightweight solution[3] in comparison to traditional institutional repository software like DSpace and Fedora, Omeka has a focus on display and uses an unqualified Dublin Core metadata standard.[4][5]

Its software is currently being used by the New York Public Library,[6] the Newberry Library, as well as many small museums and historical societies.[7] The Missouri School of Journalism uses Omeka to share their archive of 38,000 photographs from the Pictures of the Year International contest.[8][9][10]

Developed by the Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media at George Mason University,[11] Omeka was awarded a technology collaboration award by the Andrew Mellon Foundation[12] and is used to teach curation.[13][14]

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  1. ^ Dan, Cohen, (2008-02-20). "Introducing Omeka". Retrieved 2016-08-07. 
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  3. ^ Saorín Pérez, Tomás. "Exposiciones digitales y reutilización: aplicación del software libre Omeka para la publicación estructurada". Métodos de información. 2 (2): 29–46. doi:10.5557/IIMEI2-N2-029046. ISSN 2173-1241. Retrieved 2016-08-07 – via 
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  5. ^ Juliet L. Hardesty (2014-03-04). "Exhibiting library collections online: Omeka in context". New Library World. 115 (3/4): 75–86. doi:10.1108/NLW-01-2014-0013. ISSN 0307-4803. Retrieved 2016-08-07 – via (Atypon). 
  6. ^ "Eminent Domain: Contemporary Photography and the City". New York Public Library. Retrieved 2009-01-07. 
  7. ^ Flandrica with LIBIS:
  8. ^ "POYi Archive". Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute at the Missouri School of Journalism. Retrieved 2009-01-07. 
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  10. ^ Kucsma, Jason; Reiss, Kevin; Sidman, Angela (2010-01-01). "Using Omeka to Build Digital Collections: The METRO Case Study". D-Lib Magazine. 16 (3): 2. doi:10.1045/march2010-kucsma. Retrieved 2016-08-07 – via Dialnet. 
  11. ^ Morton, Amanda (2011-12-01). "Digital Tools: Zotero and Omeka". Journal of American History. 98 (3): 952–953. doi:10.1093/jahist/jar520. ISSN 0021-8723. Retrieved 2016-08-07 – via 
  12. ^ "Recipients of Third Annual Mellon Awards for Technology Collaboration Announce". The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. 2008-12-08. Archived from the original on 2008-12-29. Retrieved 2009-01-07. 
  13. ^ Marsh, Allison C. (2013-01-08). "Omeka in the classroom: The challenges of teaching material culture in a digital world". Literary and Linguistic Computing. 28: fqs068. doi:10.1093/llc/fqs068. ISSN 0268-1145. Retrieved 2016-08-07 – via 
  14. ^ Saunders, Catherine E. (2015-09-19). "Using Omeka and Neatline to Facilitate Student Research in a Core Literature Class". Innovations in Teaching & Learning Conference Proceedings. 7 (1): 90. doi:10.13021/G8359P. ISSN 2379-8432. Retrieved 2016-08-07. 

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