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Tips, tutorials, and recommendations for using Omeka to publish digital heritage and research projects.

Welcome To the Pollak Library guide to using Omeka!

Omeka logoOmeka is a free, flexible, and open source web-publishing platform for the display of library, museum, archives, and scholarly collections and exhibitions. It is available as a fully customizable free self-hosted version (referred to as Omeka Classic), and also as a moderately customizable hosted "freemium" version (referred to as

It was developed by the Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media (CHNM) at George Mason University, and is supported by CHNM as well as a community of open source developers.

When you browse this guide you'll find:

  • Example uses cases.
  • Tips and tutorials for using Omeka.
  • Resources for developing more advanced Omeka skills. logo

A First Look At Omeka

A quick tour of the Omeka web publishing platform's core functions. While this video is specific to the hosted version of Omeka (, the functionality is also applicable to the self-hosted version known as Omeka Classic.

What is from Omeka on Vimeo.

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