Omeka is "a free, flexible, and open source web-publishing platform for the display of library, museum, archives, and scholarly collections" developed by George Mason University.

Though Omeka isn't a direct substitute for traditional educational technology, many educators have found it useful in the classroom, especially for student research projects.

Omeka offers a free hosted version of their tool on Individuals or institutions can also host Omeka instances on their own. It has a variety of plugins that allow for mapping, text mining, timelines, and other interactive features.

Use cases

Mobile history tour project

  • Cleveland Historical is a "is a mobile responsive archive which allows users to explore the history of the city" developed by the Center for Public History + Digital Humanities at Cleveland State University.

Community archive project

  • Baltimore Uprising is "a digital repository that seeks to preserve and make accessible original content that was captured and created by individual community members, grassroots organizations, and witnesses to the protests that followed the death of Freddie Gray on April 19, 2015."

How to use it

Replacement for


  • Omeka offers a guide for teaching with Omeka that contains links to use cases and relevant scholarly literature.