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Developer(s)Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media (CHNM) at
George Mason University (GMU)
Initial releaseFebruary 21, 2008 (2008-02-21)
Stable release
2.6.1[1] / 2018-05-02[±]
Repository Edit this at Wikidata
Written inPHP
Operating systemLAMP
Available inEnglish, et al.
TypeContent Management System

Omeka is a free, open-source content management system for online digital collections.[2] As a web application, it allows users to publish[3] and exhibit cultural heritage objects, and extend its functionality with themes and plugins. A lightweight solution[4] 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.[5][6]

Its software is currently being used by 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]

In November of 2017, The Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media released Omeka S, a new version of Omeka designed for institutional use, providing the capability to host multiple sites which draw from a common pool of resources[15][16]. Omeka Classic, the original project, will continue to exist alongside Omeka S with a focus on serving individual projects and educators[17].

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  1. ^ "Omeka Releases". Retrieved 2019-04-26.
  2. ^ Dan, Cohen (2008-02-20). "Introducing Omeka". Retrieved 2016-08-07. Cite journal requires |journal= (help)
  3. ^ Brett, Megan R.; Posner, Miriam (2016-02-24). "Creating an Omeka Exhibit". Programming Historian.
  4. ^ Saorín Pérez, Tomás (2011). "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
  5. ^ Posner, Miriam (2016-02-17). "Up and Running with". Programming Historian.
  6. ^ 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. hdl:2022/17627. ISSN 0307-4803.
  7. ^ Flandrica with LIBIS:
  8. ^ "POYi Archive". Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute at the Missouri School of Journalism. Retrieved 2009-01-07.
  9. ^ "Omeka et Scholarly Editions".
  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 (2): 279–282. 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.
  15. ^ Omeka S is a web publication system for universities, galleries, libraries, archives, and museums. It consists of a local network of independently curated exhibits sharing a collaboratively built p.., Omeka, 2019-02-27, retrieved 2019-02-28
  16. ^ "Omeka". Retrieved 2019-02-28.
  17. ^ "Omeka". Retrieved 2019-02-28.

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