Skip to main content

Omeka: Set up Omeka

What's Omeka?

Omeka [oh-MEK-ah] is a free platform for creating online collections and exhibits: images, documents, or any other digital objects.

It's free, open source software created by the Center for History and New Media at George Mason University.

Setting up Omeka

You have two options when setting up Omeka for the first time: create an account at Omeka.net or install Omeka on your own server.

(This guide assumes you're using Omeka.net, but most instructions apply to either option.)


Omeka.net

Omeka.org

Sign up for a free account

Download and install on your own server
Your exhibit is hosted at an Omeka.net domain Your exhibit is hosted on your domain/site

Configuration options (plugins, themes, etc.) may be limited

All configuration options available
Hosting options available from free to $999/year

No cost, but you maintain your own site


This guide does not include instructions for installing Omeka on a server. Consult the official documentation and your IT department.

Subject Guide

Kathryn Michaelis
Contact:
(404) 413-2860