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Omeka: A User's Guide   Tags: digital_humanities, english, exhibits, literature, scholarly commons  

This is an introductory guide to Omeka, the software for creating online multi-media exhibits.
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Omeka User Guide

Resources for Using Omeka


About Omeka

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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

But if you're new to Omeka, we recommend that you use Here, you can build an Omeka website hosted for free on the servers. The free account does have fewer functionalities than a full installation or 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 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] or the Scholarly Commons at sc[at]


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.

Visit us at 306 Main Library, call us at 217-244-1331, or email the English and Digital Humanities Librarian Harriett Green.  For more information, visit the Scholarly Commons website.

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Harriett Green, English and Digital Humanities Librarian
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200 South Main Library, MC-522
1408 W. Gregory Drive
Urbana, Illinois 61801
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