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Moving the Conversations Forward

Today, Omeka’s support forum will move to a new platform with a new url (http://forum.omeka.org). Everyone will need a new account, so please go to the new forum and create one today. The new forum platform should dramatically reduce spam, while also offering spaces to talk about new versions and extensions of Omeka. There are […]

Beta Release: Omeka Everywhere Collection Viewer

We are happy to announce the beta release of the Omeka Everywhere Collection Viewer! What is it? The Omeka Everywhere Collection Viewer (OECV) allows you to connect an existing Omeka Classic installation to a multi-touch table or tablet for an in-gallery experience. Who is it for? OECV is for museums, historical societies, special collections libraries, […]

New Screencasts!

The Omeka outreach team released three new screencasts this week: OAI-PMH Harvester; Contribution and Guest User; and User Profiles! Want to harvest content from an Open Archives Initiative Protocol for Metadata Harvesting compliant site? Then watch this screencast to find out how it all works! Have you been intrigued by the potential of the Contribution […]

Omeka Powered: The Great Society Congress

This post is part of an ongoing series where the people behind Omeka-powered sites talk about their content, process, and working with Omeka. In this post, Wyatt and Danielle Emerling share their thoughts on building the website The Great Society Congress. Jay Wyatt is Director of Programs and Research at the Robert C. Byrd Center […]

Omeka Powered: Preserve the Baltimore Uprising

This post is part of an ongoing series where the people behind Omeka-powered sites talk about their content, process, and working with Omeka. Denise Meringolo (@DDMeringolo), Associate Professor of History and Director of Public History at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, is a scholar-practitioner in the field of public history. She teaches courses in […]

VRA Core Plugin Ready for your Visual Resources

Today, we are releasing the first direct outcome of an initiative funded by the Getty Foundation to make Omeka more usable for visual culture and art history projects: a VRA Core Element Set plugin. The plugin adds elements from the VRA Core metadata standard to an Omeka site, but it does not replace the existing […]

Omeka Powered: Human Computers at NASA

Part of an ongoing series where the people behind Omeka-powered sites talk about their content, process, and working with Omeka. Professor Duchess Harris is a Professor and Chair of the Department American Studies Department at Macalester College in St. Paul Minnesota, where she is also the Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship Faculty Coordinator. In this post, […]

Omeka developers are all over the map (in more ways than one)

We recently put out an unscientific survey to get to know who our Omeka developers are and what we can do to help them. All the responses are greatly appreciated. We’re just starting to look through the information, but here’s some things that stand out immediately. 14 Countries, 4 Continents This map only reflects the […]

Who are our Omeka developers?

In the past few years, we have been delighted to see more and more developers of both themes and plugins contacting us on our developer list and on the forums. That has made us curious about who all of you are, and what can we do better to help you. With that in mind, we’ve […]

Omeka Update: 2.4

We are pleased to announce the release of Omeka 2.4. Although most of the changes are behind the scenes, they contribute to a smoother operation overall. We have increased the required version of PHP, now at a minimum of 5.3.2. Be sure to check what version of PHP you are running before you upgrade to […]