General Resources

Walter P. Reuther Library:



National Council on Public History:

“The Future in Here:  Public History Education and the Rise of Digital History”:

Wayne State University Masters in Public History (MAPH) Program:

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Omeka Help

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Omeka-Specific Terms

(Modified from Miriam Posner’s Up and Running with

Omeka installation
folders and files packaged together in one main directory on your server that work together to build an Omeka website.

The basic unit of an Omeka site. An item can be anything: a photograph, a work of art, a person, an idea. You’ll describe each item, and you can upload files to represent it, too. You’ll build your Omeka site by assembling items.

A set of items that you’ve grouped together. Your Omeka site can have multiple collections, but an individual item can only belong to one collection at a time.

A thematic tour of your items. Each exhibit has pages, and pages can be nested. A page is a group of items (along with descriptions). You can have multiple exhibits, and items can belong to multiple exhibits.

Item Type
An item, can be many different things, like a photograph, a website, a book, or a person. An “item type” is just the kind of thing the item is. You can choose from a built-in list of item types, or you can create your own.

Simple Page
A web page on your Omeka site that isn’t part of an exhibit or item. For example, you can add an “About” page using Simple Pages. Pages can be nested.

Omeka Plug-ins

If you want to create something more elaborate in your exhibit, you might explore the many plug-ins available for Omeka.

The plugins are discussed in this section of the site documentation: Manage Themes and Plugins. In addition to the crucial Exhibit Builder plugin, we mentioned or tried out the following:

Some of these plugins require one of the paid service levels on (but can be installed free on a self-hosted omeka installation).

You might also check out Neatline, a suite of Omeka plugins for maps and timelines (Scholars’ Lab, University of Virginia). Not available on, this requires additional setup. However, you can try it out in the Neatline Sandbox, or see the Neatline Demos.

[Source:  Digital Humanities Initiative, Rutgers]

Adapted from the Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media Omeka Tip Sheet:

Kora Help

An Introduction to Kora:

Sample Digital History Archives Sites

Detroit 1967 Online Archive

UCLA Center for Oral History Research

Seattle Civil Rights & Labor History Project

Cleveland Historical

Legacies of British Slave Ownership

Slave Revolt in Jamaica

Historical Papers, Wits University

The Freedmen’s Bureau Project

Voyages: The Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade Database

Digital Transgender Archive

Bronx African American History Project

Various other Digital History projects can be found here:

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