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Digital Collection Class Projects

This guide is designed to assist students with completing digital collection class projects.

What is Omeka S?

Omeka S is a simple web publishing system that is used by hundreds of archives, historical societies, libraries, museums, and individual researchers and teachers to create searchable websites for digital collections.  

At the University of Calgary, we are using Omeka S to allow students and faculty to tell stories about library or university collections, or academic works created by students themselves. Using Omeka S provides the opportunity for experiential learning beyond the classroom and the university community.

"Omeka" (pronounced oh-MEH-ka) is a Swahili word meaning "to display or lay out wares."

Omeka was developed by the Roy Rosezweig Center for History and New Media beginning in 2006.  Omeka is a non-profit project; its funding comes from a variety of US agencies and foundations. 


If you have additional questions about Omeka at the University of Calgary, please feel free to contact Christie Hurrell.