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University Library, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Omeka: A User's Guide

This is a University of Illinois Library introductory guide to Omeka, the software for creating online multi-media exhibits.

About Omeka

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.

There are three versions of Omeka, each slightly differing in functionality and purpose. For the average student or library user getting started, we tend to suggest Omeka.net.

The Library also has an institutional subscription for Omeka.net. This institutional subscription provides more storage space for your site, as well as additional plug-ins to make your site especially dynamic and interactive. If you’d like to set up an Omeka website using the Library’s Omeka.net subscription, please review the Library’s Omeka.net use policy and contact the office of Scholarly Communication and Publishing.

Example Omeka Exhibits

Omeka.net, the web-based version:

Omeka Classic: