Omeka is a web-based, web-publishing platform for collections-based research that allows users to easily build and maintain virtual archives of images and other media. Using Omeka, scholars can easily integrate media and text in various ways to make virtual exhibits, build thematic research collections and publish rich course websites. Built for scholars with basic experience in digital applications, Omeka is easy to use without sacrificing the important considerations of metadata standards and other academic concerns.
Who Might Be Interested in Using Omeka?
- Rapidly build online exhibits of media centered on a common theme with as much or as little expository text as desired.
- Catalog and organize complex collections of media using the popular metadata standard.
- Construct project websites.
- Build rich course websites including virtual, theme-based exhibits.
- Collaborate with students or assign them to create their own theme-based exhibits.
How Do I Access Omeka?
At UVa, the staff of thecurrently has the most experience working with Omeka; members of the UVa community who are interested in using Omeka may therefore contact the Scholars' Lab for a consultation.
More advanced users who are comfortable with exploring Omeka on their own can download the latest release here:
How Do I Use Omeka?
Information on how to use Omeka can be found on, specifically in the section titled, "Working With Omeka."
Where Can I See Effective Uses of Omeka?
An extensive list of websites built using Omeka can be found. Exemplary uses of Omeka can be found in the Omeka Online Showcase. ( ).
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