Omeka is a free, flexible, and open source web-publishing platform for the curation of archives, library, museum, and exhibits. It allows users to create complex narratives around collections, which are then shared with viewers in unique and interesting ways.

Omeka’s ‘five-minute setup’ makes launching an online exhibition as easy as launching a blog. Users can populate an Omeka site by adding items individually or by ‘batch,’ using data migration tools such as the OAI-PMH harvester, and CSV, EAD, and Zotero importer plugins. Omeka accepts and stores all file types, including: images, video, audio, multi-page documents and Pdfs, and Powerpoint presentations.

Omeka is designed with non-IT specialists in mind. This allows users to focus on content and interpretation rather than programming. Omeka can handle large archives of metadata and files (over 100,000 items), and is extensible by publicly available plugins and themes.

Key features of Research Platform Services’ Omeka service include:

  • Support many metadata input, e.g., Library of Congress Subject Heading autocomplete; Dublin Core Extended, Simple Vocab, Tag Bandit; Site Notes, etc.
  • Batch importing and data sharing through a variety of methods, e.g., OAI-PMH Repository, Zotero Import, Atom Output; COinS, Dropbox, CSV Import, OAI-PMH Harvester, etc.
  • Annotating and displaying item files online via its web interface
  • Able to assign different Copyright licensing on the collection
  • Enhance its functionalities via many open source plugins developed by the Omeka community

How to Apply

Please use the links below to request your Omeka project space:

Further Information