Hi, just installed Omeka on a test site last night and have had just a few hours to configure, look around, and play. Very impressed so far, having worked with other open-source (but not specifically CollMS) tools like Wordpress and Drupal.
One thing I am specifically looking to do is a bulk import. As a test I want to take a large batch of images from Flickr - I have a lot of my personal photographic collection there, I have also worked a lot with Flickr Commons images, and I have worked extensively with the Flickr API.
I can see two methods - one would be a full-blown use of both APIs, which would need me to get up to speed with the Omeka API, or I could simply download all the data into csv and do an import. The latter appeals to me as I already have code to export Flickr images into csv for another project that I worked on. For now I'm being stopped in my tracks by an error "The configured PHP path (/usr/bin/php) does not point to a PHP-CLI binary" but I think that's a hosting issue.
Anyway, I was just checking in to say hi, and also wondering if anyone has done anything like this with Flickr collections before?
I'm happy to share any code I come up with if anyone is interested.