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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 […]

Omeka.net to Upgrade to 2.2

Exciting news for our Omeka.net users: The weekend of October 11, 2014, we will be upgrading the Omeka.net 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 […]

IMLS funds Omeka Everywhere

The Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media at George Mason University, in partnership with Ideum and the University of Connecticut’s Digital Media Center, is pleased to announce that it has been awarded a National Leadership Grant for Museums from the Institute of Museum and Library Sciences to create Omeka Everywhere. Dramatically increasing the […]

New and Updated Plugins: Omeka Api Import, CSS Editor, and more!

New Plugins The Omeka team is very happy to announce the release of two new plugins: Omeka API Import and CSS Editor. Omeka Api Import allows you to import content from one Omeka site into another using Omeka’s API (the origin Omeka site must be at version 2.1 or higher to have the API). Items […]

New Contribution Plugin Available for 2.0

By popular demand, the Omeka team is happy to release a new version of the Contribution plugin for Omeka 2! The new version lets contributors create guest user accounts to better enable multiple contributions. We have also preserved elements from earlier versions of this plugin that allow administrators to configure the form, ask questions of […]