Thanks to Omeka’s new API capabilities, exporting from no longer requires requesting an additional plugin on your site. If you are moving content from your site to a self-hosted install, you can use the Omeka API Import plugin to import the data from your site to your new Omeka installation by following the instructions for the API Import plugin. You will want to use the section titled “With an API Key.”

Setting your site up to work with the API Import plugin is simple. Make sure the API is enabled on your Settings page, and create an API Key for a Super user on the site. This will ensure that all of your data, even private records, will be imported into the new site. The url for your site’s API endpoint is

Additionally, you can export most of your metadata to a CSV file using this python script. Follow the link for more details and instructions.

For more information on the API settings see Manage API Settings.