11 October 2007

Omeka: Open Source Museums

One of the canards about open source is that it lacks apps, particularly for vertical markets. While that may have been true ten or even five years ago, it certainly isn't today. Take Omeka:

Omeka is a free and open source system built to be simple and flexible system for organizations, cultural institutions, and individuals to manage and publish items, collections, and exhibits on the web. Learn more.

The Center for History and New Media (CHNM) is partnering with the Minnesota Historical Society (MHS) to develop Omeka as a next-generation web publishing platform for museums, historical societies, scholars, collectors, and educators.

Open source content management and web publishing software for museums: how much more specialised do you want to get? (Via DigitalKoans.)

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