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Omeka Classic

A guide describing Omeka Classic and the basic functions of the software

What is Omeka?

Omeka provides open-source web publishing platforms for sharing digital collections and creating media-rich online exhibits. Omeka Classic was launched to meet the needs of smaller museums and historical societies who wanted to put their collections online and create narrative exhibits. Since then, Omeka has become the main content management system for thousands of libraries, archives, museums, scholars, and enthusiast users' websites. Omeka provides a free and open source answer to the need for a web publishing platform that allows content experts to showcase their unique knowledge about their collections. 

Omeka Classic, Omeka S, Omeka.net

There are three iterations of Omeka software. This libguide is about Omeka Classic. 

  • Omeka Classic. For individual projects and educators. 
  • Omeka S. For institutions managing a shareable resource pool across multiple sites. 
  • Omeka.net. A hosted version of Omeka. Learn about their pricing plans.

Related InfoGuides

Please see the following related guides for further help with your digital humanities project or work of digital scholarship.

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