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Omeka: Metadata and Content Organization Guide: Home

Omeka Resources

Omeka has a strong community of documentation and user support. Check out these resources for further assistance in using Omeka and to view multiple sites built with Omeka.


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Omeka is a flexible, open source web-based publishing platform used for displaying collections and exhibitions. Developed at the Center for History and New Media at George Mason University, Omeka can handle all major digital file types for documents, PDFs, images, audio and video, enabling easy sharing of primary source collections and the creation of new digital scholarship.

Who Can Use Omeka?

The software is free and available for anyone to use.

University of Mary Washington students and faculty can access the UMW hosted version of Omeka ( by contacting staff at The Division of Teaching and Learning (DTLT).

Others can use the Omeka hosted version of the software at or install the version on your own server.

Additional information on both versions can be found here.


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