News In the Works: A New Omeka Release

After four months in public beta Omeka has grown into a useful and productive tool for many individuals and institutions. But, having workshopped the software with our many stakeholders (including our partners at the Minnesota Historical Society), and having learned many things from our active user base, we are now ready to go to the next level. In the next few months we will be rewriting a good portion of the Omeka code base, to make it faster, more flexible, and easier to develop. Expect big things from us, including:

  • A new, more robust and flexible data model

  • A new, more usable and attractive exhibit builder

  • A new, easier-to-use theme API

  • A new, easier-to-use plugin API

  • Upgrades to the core software

  • Automated data migration

We hope that you stick around to see this new release. In the meantime, feel free to continue developing in the current version of Omeka. We promise the transition will be near seamless.

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