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Omeka Ready for General Use (beta version)

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The Center for History and New Media and the Minnesota Historical Society have justed released the public beta version of Omeka, a free and open-source software platform that provides museums, historical societies, libraries, and individuals with an easy-to-use platform for publishing collections and creating attractive, standards-based, interoperable online exhibits. Already in use at more than 150 sites, Omeka makes a variety of Web 2.0 technologies and approaches available to any user–small or large–who wants to foster a higher degree of interaction among users and site visitors. Omeka is now available for download and general use. System Requirements for this platform are:

  • Linux operating system
  • Apache server (with mod_rewrite enabled)
  • MySQL 5.0 or greater
  • PHP 5.2.x or greater
  • ImageMagick