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Omeka is a content management system specially designed for people who need to host a collection of digital objects. Museums, libraries and schools will find this JumpBox particularly useful as it yields a comprehensive, standards-compliant set of metadata for each item. The notable features of this system include:

  • Easily skinnable: Change the look of your site with ease by installing themes.
  • Extensible via plugins: Add new functionality like an exhibit wizard or a bulk uploader via the plugin system. Or write your own and contribute it to the Omeka community.
  • Tiered access permissions: Assign varying levels of access to people based on what they need to see and do. Designate someone as a curator of a certain collection.
  • Output formats: Make your collections discoverable and re-mixable by exposing items in JSON, RSS, XML and ATOM formats.

In this video we’ll cover the bare essentials of getting started with Omeka to make your first collection. Enjoy!

Launch this JumpBox on Cloud Gear

Follow along with the tutorial using only your browser.* No download required.* Runs immediately.* Costs only pennies per hour.

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