Omeka is a software tool that enables you to create dynamic online exhibits that showcase collections of digital images, text, and other multi-media formats in one seamless site. Omeka was developed by the Roy Rozenweig Center for History and New Media at George Mason University.
There are two versions of Omeka: If you run an independent website on your own server, you can set up a full installation of Omeka on your website and the software is available to download at http://omeka.org/.
But if you're new to Omeka, we recommend that you use Omeka.net: Here, you can build an Omeka website hosted for free on the Omeka.net servers. The free Omeka.net account does have fewer functionalities than a full installation or Omeka.net subscription, but it provides you with enough tools to test the Omeka waters!
This guide will show you how to build an Omeka website at Omeka.net and create an online exhibit to display your work and scholarship. If you have questions, contact Harriett Green, English and Digital Humanities Librarian, at green19[at]illinois.edu or the Scholarly Commons at sc[at]library.illinois.edu.
Please, Ask Us for Help!
If you're having trouble using Omeka or other digital humanities resources, don't hesitate to contact the Scholarly Commons for help.