Omeka is a free, open-source publishing platform that displays library and museum collections, archives, and scholarly collections or exhibitions. Omeka provides a platform where scholars, students, library and museum staff, and digital collection systems can come together to build and share resources.
Andrew Torget’s Video “Omeka in the Classroom” gives a very concrete example. We recommend that you fast-forward to 3:22, where Professor Torget (University of North Texas) explains how he used Omeka in his undergraduate classroom to build an online Civil Rights Museum using materials that were sitting in his library basement.
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