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

CAS Authentication

When the CAS authentication plugin is enabled, user-accounts are active on creation and do not require any activation link or email confirmation. The password reset screen has been overridden to prevent non-actions.

You can add groups to Omeka, and all users will be individually added with the role that you assign upon creation.

Omeka Plugins

Only users with the site-super role can activate plugins.

To activate a plugin:

  1. Log on to your Omeka site by going to /admin, or click the "Log On" link at the tip right of your site, if the Login Bar plugin has been enabled.
  2. Click the Plugins Link in the admin bar.
  3. Locate the plugin you want to enable from the list, and click Install. This will redirect you to a configuration form, if it exists.

Bulk Metadata Editor

Adds search and replace functionality allowing curators to update metadata fields over many records quickly and easily.

CAS Authentication

Authenticates user via CAS single-sign-on and map user-attributes to roles. This is automatically enabled on all new Omeka sites.


Adds COinS metadata to item pages, making them Zotero readable.

CSV Import

Imports items, tags, and files from CSV files.

Digital Object Linker Plugin

This plugin allows you to embed digital images from the external sources to be displayed on the item pages.

Docs Viewer

Embeds a Google document viewer into item show pages. PDF documents, PowerPoint presentations, TIFF files, and some Microsoft Word documents are supported.

Exhibit Builder

Build rich exhibits using Omeka.


Adds location info and maps to Omeka

Hide Elements

Hide admin-specified metadata elements.


Sign onto Omeka using your local LDAP. Based on the work done by Lehigh University.

Login Bar

Displays a login bar at the top of a site for backend access.


Plot your course in space and time.


Allows administrators to draw things on maps and associate them with an Omeka item.

Neatline Widget - SIMILE Timeline

Add SIMILE Timeline to Neatline exhibits.

Neatline Widget - Text

Connect text documents to Neatline exibits.

Neatline Time

Create timelines in Omeka.

PDF Embed

Embeds PDF documents into item and file pages.


Adds the ability to transcribe items using the Scripto library.

The Scripto plugin requires a MediaWiki site to make API calls that allow the plugin to function. When installing the plugin, you are required to enter a valid MediaWiki API URL. A MediaWiki account must be created and its credentials entered in the Scripto settings to enable transcription editing. To request a new MediaWiki site, submit a Helpdesk ticket.

Search By Metadata

Allows administrators to configure metadata fields to link to items with same field value

Shared Shelf Link

Allows Shared Shelf users to publish image files and data records from a project in Shared Shelf, an online media management software from ARTstor, to Omeka collections. Shared Shelf is a subscription-based service.

Simple Pages

Allows administrators to create simple web pages for their public site.

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