How Might You Use Omeka

As you are thinking about designing a website, you may also want to consult, Digital History: A Guide to Gathering, Preserving, and, Presenting the Past on the Web, by Dan Cohen and Roy Rosenzweig

You may also want to consult articles written about using Omeka in our public Zotero library.


Museum Professionals:

  • Use Omeka to share collections and build online exhibits with objects you cannot display in the museum. Invite your visitors to tag and mark items as favorites, or to contribute content. Start a blog to publish museum news and podcasts.
  • Features you might like: Dublin Core metadata standards, W3C and 508 compliant, design themes, exhibit builder plugin, MyOmeka plugin (1.x) or Poster Builder plugin (2.x), contribution plugin, dropbox, data migration tools (OAI-PMH, CSV), social bookmarking plugin.
  • Examples: Lincoln at 200, Object of History, Gulag: Many Days, Many Lives, Martha Washington, A Life



  • Use Omeka to share your collections, display documents and oral histories, or create digital archives with user-generated content.
  • Features you might like: Dublin Core metadata standards, W3C and 508 compliant, exhibit builder plugin, extensible and customizable item fields, Docs Viewer, Search by Metadata, tagging, data migration tools (OAI-PMH and CSV plugins) .
  • Examples: Florida Memory, Bracero History Archive, Hurricane Digital Memory Bank



  • Use Omeka to share you personal research or collections with the world, build exhibits and write essays that showcase your expertise.
  • Features you might like: design themes, exhibit builder, contribution plugin, tagging, Search by Metadata plugin.