Omeka.net is an online platform that allows users to create online multimedia collections. Omeka sites are fully searchable. The free version is limited to one site, two themes and 500MB of storage but it should be sufficient for in-class or smaller projects. Plans with more sites, themes, and storage can be purchased.
If you have your own website, Omeka Classic can be installed there free of charge.
Create an account
Start a site
Upon sign in you will be directed to the My Account page, where you’ll be able to find all your sites. To create a new site, click on the Add a site button. Fill out the information and click on Add your new site. If you are using the free account you can create a test site to familiarize yourself with the platform and then delete it when it's time to create the final one.
Manage your site
You will find the Manage site link on your My Account page. This will take you to the site Dashboard.
Add and manage items
Create a Collection
Collections are used to group items according to a specific criteria. Items can only belong to one collection. You can also group items by adding tags to them.
For more instruction, please consult the Omeka.net manual.
Plugins add functionality to Omeka. These plugins allow you to create basic web pages (Simple Pages), build digital exhibits (Exhibit Builder), add links for web visitors to connect with their social networking sites (Social Bookmarking), and more.
To add plugins, click on the Plugins link on the dashboard header.
Omeka.net has put together suggested uses for different types of creators:
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