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.
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.)
|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.