Omeka:
Open Source for Open
Museums?
Sharon M. Leon
Co-Director, Omeka
Director of Public Projects, Center for History and...
Thursday, October 28, 2010
Web Publishing Platform
• Exposure of collections for use and reuse in
many venues:
• Online exhibits
• Geolocation
• Mobi...
Connecting to Users
• Social bookmarking
• Contribution/Collection of content
• Commenting
• Feeds: RSS, XML, JSON,Atom, O...
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Customizable
• Flexible theming
• 12 basic themes
• Easily modified CSS and PHP
• Extensible
• 30 plugins and counting
Thur...
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Robust Dev Community
• Forums for basic questions
• Clear and well documented API
• Active Google Group and IRC channel
• ...
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Libraries and Archives
• Digital Collections
• Online Exhibits
• Collecting Sites
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Scholarship
• Online exhibits
• Enthusiast sites
• Teaching and Learning
• Dissertations
• Collaborative scholarship
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• Collecting sites
• Online Exhibits
• Collections listings
• Collaborative work
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Barriers to adoption
• Other systems in place (Drupal, etc.)
• Access to LAMP servers/hosting
• Willingness to tinker (not...
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Omeka: Open Source for Open Museums? (MCN 2010)

  1. 1. Omeka: Open Source for Open Museums? Sharon M. Leon Co-Director, Omeka Director of Public Projects, Center for History and New Media sleon@gmu.edu |@sleonchnm Thursday, October 28, 2010
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  3. 3. Web Publishing Platform • Exposure of collections for use and reuse in many venues: • Online exhibits • Geolocation • Mobile optimized sites and applications • Over 10,000 downloads since Feb. 2008 Thursday, October 28, 2010
  4. 4. Connecting to Users • Social bookmarking • Contribution/Collection of content • Commenting • Feeds: RSS, XML, JSON,Atom, OAI-PMH Thursday, October 28, 2010
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  6. 6. Customizable • Flexible theming • 12 basic themes • Easily modified CSS and PHP • Extensible • 30 plugins and counting Thursday, October 28, 2010
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  9. 9. Robust Dev Community • Forums for basic questions • Clear and well documented API • Active Google Group and IRC channel • Playdates,THATCamp, workshops • Modify, develop, contribute Thursday, October 28, 2010
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  80. 80. Barriers to adoption • Other systems in place (Drupal, etc.) • Access to LAMP servers/hosting • Willingness to tinker (not a turnkey solution) • Comfort with server installation and maintenance (still too technical) Thursday, October 28, 2010
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