Middlebury

User:Motlatsi Nkhahle

USING OMEKA 2+

FACTS ABOUT OMEKA

  • Omeka is a free content management system that makes it easy to collect, store and exhibit digital objects, share digital objects with the public, supplement a book project, ant to create a collaborative class project. It is an ideal solution for historians who want to display collections of documents, archivists who want to organize artifacts into categories, and teachers who want students to learn about the choices involved in assembling historical collections.

WHEN TO USE OMEKA

  • You have a set of items you want to display on the web. Omeka is designed to display collections.
  • You want to tell stories with those items. With Omeka you can....
  • You want to preserve complete information about each object.

WHY TO USE OMEKA

  • it's awesome

CHOOSING THE RIGHT OMEKA

There are two versions of Omeka viz. omeka.net and omeka.org. Below is a summary comparison of the two omekas:

omeka.net:

  • No server required, web app only 

  • Sites and plugins automatically upgraded 

  • Storage, number of sites, plugin and theme availability varies by plan, some 
potential costs involved
  • Best for creating a site quickly and economically, focus is on the content. Works 
very well for as project space for students. 


omeka.org:

  • Allows for most flexibility in design 

  • Gives you access to all plugins and themes, all are free 

  • Requires a Linux server host and responsible for upgrades. 

  • Best for complicated sites that want a unique design, and access to many 
different plugins.

WHAT IS ON THE DASHBOARD

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