Thursday, February 21, 2008

Omeka Now Public

Omeka 0.9.0 is now available to the public.
Omeka is a web platform for publishing collections and exhibitions online. Designed for cultural institutions, enthusiasts, and educators, Omeka is easy to install and modify and facilitates community-building around collections and exhibits. Omeka is free and open source.
Here is the news release.
The Omeka team has worked very hard over the past few months to bring you the public beta, Omeka version 0.9.0, which is now available for everyone to download.

Here’s what you get bundled in your installation:
  • Basic themes that are easy to adapt with simple CSS changes
  • Exhibit building with 12 basic page layouts
  • Tagging for items and exhibits
  • RSS feed for new items
  • COins plug-in making all Omeka content readable by Zotero (zotero.org);
Find additional functionality by downloading plug-ins :
  • Bilingual plug-in for adding language fields to item metadata
  • Contribution plug-in for collecting items from visitors
  • Dropbox plug-in for batch adding items
  • Geo-location plug-in for displaying items on a map
  • Sitenotes plug-in for administrators to leave instructions for users
  • Tag Suggest plug-in for suggesting tags based upon their frequency in the item text areas
Lots of metadata there, COinS, tags, and RSS.

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