Omeka

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Omeka
Developer(s) Center for History and New Media (CHNM) at
George Mason University (GMU)
Initial release February 21, 2008 (2008-02-21)
Stable release 1.5.2 / July 17, 2012; 0 days ago (2012-07-17)
Written in PHP
Operating system LAMP
Available in English
Type Content Management System
License GPL
Website Omeka

Omeka is a free, open source web publishing system for online digital archives, and uses an unqualified Dublin Core metadata standard. Completely web-based, it allows users to publish cultural heritage objects, extend its functionality with themes and plugins, and curate online exhibits with digital objects. A light-weight solution in comparison to traditional institutional repository software like DSpace, Omeka has a focus on display. Its software is currently being used by the New York Public Library[1], the Newberry Library, as well as many small museums and historical societies. The Missouri School of Journalism uses Omeka to share their archive of 38,000 photographs from the Pictures of the Year International contest.[2]

Developed by the Center for History and New Media at George Mason University, Omeka was recently awarded a technology collaboration award by the Andrew Mellon Foundation.[3]

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  1. ^ "Eminent Domain: Contemporary Photography and the City". New York Public Library. http://exhibitions.nypl.org/exhibits/eminent. Retrieved 2009-01-07. 
  2. ^ "POYi Archive". Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute at the Missouri School of Journalism. http://archive.poyi.org/. Retrieved 2009-01-07. 
  3. ^ "Recipients of Third Annual Mellon Awards for Technology Collaboration Announce". The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. 2008-12-08. http://matc.mellon.org/press-release. Retrieved 2009-01-07. 

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