Accessibile Omeka

The Omeka team is committed to designing software accessible to all possible users. To demonstrate this commitment, the team has recently published an accessibility statement. Together with the statement, we completed and now provide a Voluntary Product Accessibility Template (VPAT) (pdf link) for the core Omeka software and its bundled plugins and themes. Some academic, cultural, […]

Omeka Update: 2.3.1

Today we released the first update for Omeka 2.3, with a bundle of bug fixes and very helpful additions. Tags which are not assigned to anything now show up in the list accessed from the Tags tab on the left hand navigation of the admin dashboard. You may be surprised at the number of unused […]

Omeka Curator Dashboard

Today we are featuring a guest post from an important member of the Omeka community, Jess Waggoner. After the creation of  the Grateful Dead Archive Online at UC-Santa Cruz, managed by Robin Chandler, the team saw several opportunities for new plugins to help manage launching such a large and involved site. Here, Jess writes about lessons […]

Consider Omeka for Your Common Heritage Project

Recently the National Endowment for the Humanities announced an unprecedented grant opportunity to fund family and local history. The Common Heritage grants call for widespread work to build community and capture history on the ground. The Omeka team shares these goals and is eager to support this work! Consider using the Omeka system as your […]

Omeka 2.3 Release

Omeka 2.3, out today, includes improvements throughout the system, as well as a number of bug fixes. This release includes improved accessibility, with better labels, skip navigation links, and the addition of ARIA roles and landmarks . We have also added the ability to use PHP’s GD extension for creating file derivatives when uploading. This […]

Let them make Posters!

We are pleased to announce the release of the Posters plugin, which allows guest users to add, edit, share, print, or delete their own collections of public content from your Omeka site. This is the much-anticipated update of the posters function of MyOmeka, a plugin from version 1.5. Posters requires the plugin GuestUser; together, these […]

Omeka One-Click Installs

Did you know that some hosting companies offer one-click installs for Omeka? With the click of a button, you can install Omeka and create the necessary MySQL database at the same time. Although there are sometimes hiccups — you might need to edit the .htaccess file — a one-click installation can be convenient. Hosting companies […]

IMLS funds Opening Omeka for Close and Distant Reading

Team Omeka is pleased to announce that it has been awarded a National Leadership Grant for Libraries from the Institute of Museum and Library Services to fund Opening Omeka for Close and Distant Reading [LG-05-14-00125-14]. Over the course of the two decades since the invention of the web browser, the world’s libraries have provided digital […] to Upgrade to 2.2

Exciting news for our users: The weekend of October 11, 2014, we will be upgrading the system to run the most recent version of the software. This upgrade will mean some downtime for users (through October 13, 2014), but the payoff will be major improvements in appearance and functionality. Check out the post […]

Exhibit Builder 3.1.2 Released!

The Omeka team is pleased to announce the release of a new version of the Exhibit Builder plugin. This release primarily responds to common feature request from users, the ability to choose whether to use square thumbnails or regular thumbnails in the “Gallery” block layout. Site builders can now choose between the two for each […]