Omeka

Omeka "is a free, flexible, and open source web-publishing platform for the display of library, museum, archives, and scholarly collections and exhibitions". Designed for non-It specialists, Omeka makes launching an online exhibition as quick and "easy as launching a blog". Omeka's unique software "falls at a crossroads of Web Content Management, Collections Management, and Archival Digital Collections Systems". "With a focus on content and interpretation rather than programming", Omeka brings the technologies of the web to academic and cultural digital projects in order to "foster user interaction and participation". Omeka's robust developer makes quality website design easy. Omeka can be appropriated for a variety of projects in the scholarly and alt-ac community, such as publishing a digital essay, creating a space for digital collaboration, sharing collections or curating online exhibits, launching an online catalogue, or creating classroom lesson plans and modules.