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Omeka Classic

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

What is Omeka?

Development on Omeka began in 2007 when few options existed for museums, libraries, and archives wishing to publish collections and narrative exhibits to the web. The team behind Omeka--originally a part of the Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media here at GMU--believed that publishing accessible collections and exhibitions that used standards-based metadata could be accomplished by building a free, open-source platform that, like blogging software, offered an easy-to-use administrative interface and provided syndication for sharing content. Since its first release in February 2008, Omeka has established itself as a leading open source web publishing platform for digital collections. Subsequently, the software has been downloaded over 500,000 times, and is the content management system for thousands of websites developed by libraries, archives, museums, scholars, and enthusiast users.

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

Related Infoguides

See these guides for more help with your digital scholarship project.

  • Digital Humanities. A guide to the concepts and tools of the expanding field of digital humanities
  • Software for Digital Scholarship. Information about DiSC-supported software for the collection, processing, analysis or display of numeric, text, or geospatial data

The Digital Scholarship Center staff have created many guides about digital scholarship, which you can view here.