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* Digital Scholarship: Omeka

What is Omeka?

Omeka is a free, open-source content management system that makes it easy for researchers, teachers, and students to work with digital collections.

Learning Omeka at UR

  • The Digital Scholarship Lab in Rush Rhees Library supports faculty and students using Omeka, through workshops and one-on-one help. Stop by the DSL in 214 Rush Rhees (inside the Humanities Center on the second floor), or send an email to
  • Contacting one of the River Campus Libraries' Outreach Librarians is a great way to get started. Stop by the Q&I desk inside Evans Lam Square, or send an email (see this directory).

Installing Omeka at

How do I get Omeka?

Omeka comes in two flavors:

  1., from the Corporation for Digital Scholarship allows you to quickly create an Omeka site that they host and administer. This service is free (although there are paid options), however there are some limitations in customizability, plugins, and themes.
  2. is the flavor that you administer yourself. You can either download and host it on your own hosting service, or through a tool such as MAMP, or through the University of Rochester's Digital Scholar service (see this tutorial).