How are relations supported in Omeka?

If our database maintains entities, such as Film and Distributor as independent entities, connecting them through relations, does Omeka support this and can the CSV or OAI import plugins maintain these entities and relations after import?


Omeka does not support unambiguous relationships between items. Short of adding support to the CSV Import or OAI-PMH Harvester plugins, I see no easy way to do this automatically. After importing you could use Dublin Core's relation field to record these relationships, using URLs to the related items.


Thanks, it helps a lot to understand the architecture Omeka uses.

Are field values for an item stored as relations to independent pieces of information or are they duplicated?

Omeka does not duplicate field values. It stores discrete values in the element_texts table.