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Omeka Reviews

Omeka is a free, flexible, and open source web-publishing platform for the display of library, museum, archives, and scholarly collections and exhibitions.

Social recommendations and mentions

We have tracked the following product recommendations or mentions on Reddit and HackerNews. They can help you see what people think about Omeka and what they use it for.
  • Indexing / filtering lots of images and their metadata
    Omeka ( is OSS and has a REST API. Usually used by museums/libraries, but primary function is to upload and describe media files. - Source: Reddit / 2 months ago
  • Ask HN: What not-profit-seeking project are you tinkering with this week?
    Adding new features to listmonk (mailing list / newsletter manager), preparing for its next release. Setting up and playing around with Omeka, a brilliant document publishing system, to help publish an archive of digitised physical books and documents. - Source: Hacker News / 5 months ago
  • How are historians recording and preserving the COVID-19 pandemic?
    If you Google "COVID-19 digital archive" you can also find a range of projects with different focuses. A benefit of technology is that now many organizations can create their own Omeka site and build a collection to document events in real time. However, I hope the post above demonstrates that while anyone can, any historian utilizing these various resources need to consider the practices undertaken to gather... - Source: Reddit / over 1 year ago
  • Seeking recommendation for building an art collection archive
    Yes to this and other free, open source solutions such as Omeka. - Source: Reddit / over 1 year ago
  • Curatorial software recommendation?
    Sounds pretty specialist. Why not take a look at Omeka S ( It’s intended for collection display and semantic connections between items, but it can be used for anything really and could very well fit your criteria with a bit of customisation. You would need an existing ontology to make it work (or be prepared to create one). Good luck! - Source: Reddit / over 1 year ago
  • Wordpress plugin to create a easy to manage historical document gallary/database
    I have not tried this yet but: Or you might look into a non-Wordpress solution like Omeka - Source: Reddit / almost 2 years ago
  • What to do with a large newspaper text archive
    There are some great visual archives online that might serve as inspiration. Free tools to create them include Collection Builder, Omeka, and some other free, open source repository software. Most of their sites have links to projects that people have built using their tool, and I find them super inspiring to scroll through and get ideas for projects like yours. - Source: Reddit / almost 2 years ago
  • best theme for old postcards collection browsing
    A popular alternative is Omeka, which can't directly be used with WordPress but does have some workarounds to effectively show the digital collection in a frame. Search the Omeka forum for more info. - Source: Reddit / almost 2 years ago

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