Wednesday, June 03, 2009


Omeka 1.0 is now available.
Omeka version 1.0 includes following features and plug-ins:
  • Basic themes that are easy to adapt with simple CSS changes.
  • Exhibit Builder plugin with 12 page layouts and 5 exhibit themes.
  • Tagging for items and exhibits.
  • RSS feeds for items.
  • COinS plug-in making items readable by Zotero.
  • SimplePages plugin for easily making static pages.
What is Omeka?
Omeka is a free and open source collections based web-based publishing platform for scholars, librarians, archivists, museum professionals, educators, and cultural enthusiasts. Its “five-minute setup” makes launching an online exhibition as easy as launching a blog. Omeka is designed with non-IT specialists in mind, allowing users to focus on content and interpretation rather than programming. It brings Web 2.0 technologies and approaches to academic and cultural websites to foster user interaction and participation. It makes top-shelf design easy with a simple and flexible templating system. Its robust open-source developer and user communities underwrite Omeka’s stability and sustainability.

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