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Come play in the Omeka S Sandbox

Have you been intrigued by the posts and tweets about Omeka S but haven’t quite got around to installing it? Or have you just found out about Omeka S and are wondering what, exactly, it does? We have good news for you! We are happy to announce the Omeka S Sandbox, a space the explore, […]

Omeka is for Art Historians

We recently wrapped up a small development grant from the Getty Foundation that allowed the Omeka team to work directly with a group of art historians to design three new themes and two plugins that address some needs for doing art history work with Omeka. Beginning in October 2015, we created a working group of […]

Show Your Support for Omeka Today

Have you posted a question on the forums, and had it answered promptly and politely? Have you participated in a free workshop that helped orient you to DH work? Have you had a project planning consultation phone call? Was your feature request integrated into a core or plugin release? Do your students create their digital […]

Meet Omeka Classic 2.5

The final day of January 2017 brings with it the release of the long awaited version 2.5 of Omeka Classic. While the release includes a long list of minor changes and bug fixes (see the release notes), there are a number of key improvements that were requested by the user community: Batch Edit All: Now […]

Holiday Treats from Omeka S

With the temperatures dropping and the semester coming to a close, the Omeka Team has gathered a little bundle of Omeka S treats to brighten your holiday: Omeka S, v1.0.0-beta 2: Minor updates ZoteroImporter, v1.0.0-beta: Import items from Zotero to Omeka S CSVImporter, v1.0.0-beta: Import Entities from a simple CSV file, and then map the […]

Protecting Contributor Anonymity

For many years now, users have turned to Omeka when they feel it is important and necessary to collect materials related to the significant events in the recent past or an ongoing situation that will likely be of historical import. We have always strongly supported these efforts, in part because the original impetus for creating […]

Happy Beta Release Day, Omeka S!!

Omeka S is the next-generation, open source web-publishing platform that is fully integrated into the scholarly communications ecosystem and designed to serve the needs of medium to large institutional users who wish to launch, monitor, and upgrade many sites from a single installation. Though Omeka S is a completely new software package, it shares the […]

Guest Post: Connecting Students and Special Collections

Stefanie Hunker is the Digital Resources Librarian in the Browne Popular Culture Library (BPCL). She holds a Master’s in Library Science from the State University of New York at Buffalo and a Bachelor’s of Music in Music History from The Ohio State University and has been employed at BGSU since 1995. Her responsibilities include the […]

Guest Post: “Can’t We Just Write a Paper?” Digital Galleries and Archival Research for Undergraduates

Thomas Edge joined the Department of Ethnic Studies at Bowling Green State University as an instructor in 2011. Prior to that, he taught at Northwestern University, Trinity College (Connecticut), and Elms College. Dr. Edge is a proud graduate of the W.E.B. Du Bois Department of Afro-American Studies at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst, where he completed […]

Guest Post: Omeka in Graduate Work

Jolie A. Sheffer is Director of the Institute for the Study of Culture and Society and Associate Professor of English and American Culture Studies at Bowling Green State University in Bowling Green, Ohio. She teaches courses in American literature and popular culture since the Civil War, multiethnic American literature, American Studies, and literary theory and […]