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Site Highlight: Hermoupolis Digital Heritage Management (HERMES) Wins Europa Nostra Award

Recently, an Omeka.net site, Hermoupolis Digital Heritage Management, won the most prestigious European Union Prize on Cultural Heritage, the Europa Nostra Award, in Digitalisation and Research.

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Site Highlight: Stark and Subtle Divisions

Archivist, historian, educator, and baker of all things chocolate, Marilyn Morgan (@mare_morgan), investigates—and encourages students to explore—social trends, cultural stereotypes, and discrimination throughout American history. Her class site, Stark & Subtle Divisions: A Collaborative History of Segregation in Boston, showcases letters, photographs, legal documents, artifacts, and interviews that explore the federally-mandated desegregation of Boston public […]

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Upgraded to Omeka 2.4

All Omeka.net sites have been upgraded to the latest version of Omeka, 2.4. The major improvement with this version is better handling of media files, which you can read about here. To keep up with the changing browser support landscape, Omeka.net now uses HTML 5’s audio and video tags when embedding audio and video. Although this change […]

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Site Highlight: Corbett’s Bookshop

This is the first in a series of posts highlighting sites built on Omeka.net. Claire Boreham (@archive_claire) is a postgraduate student in Archives Administration at Aberystwyth University. Her site, William Corbett’s Bookshop, allows visitors to browse the contents of an early seventeenth century bookseller’s shop in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, reconstructed from his will and inventory. The site is […]

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Collaborate in class with Omeka

Have you thought about using Omeka.net with your students this fall? With one-click options to install plugins, sites are quick to set-up and easy to manage. Your students can sign up for their own Omeka.net accounts and build their own sites as well as collaborate on sites which you own. Small groups can work together […]

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Upgraded to Omeka 2.3

All Omeka.net sites have been upgraded to Omeka 2.3. This update brings improved accessibility for screen readers and other assistive devices, including skip navigation links and other functionality. In addition, the “narrow by specific field” drop-down menu in advanced search now sorts fields according to customized order, rather than alphabetically. New Plugins This update also […]

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Consider Omeka for Your Common Heritage Project

Recently the National Endowment for the Humanities announced an unprecedented grant opportunity to fund family and local history. The Common Heritage grants call for widespread work to build community and capture history on the ground. The Omeka team shares these goals and is eager to support this work! Consider using the Omeka system as your […]

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Upgraded!

All 11,880 Omeka.net websites have been upgraded to Omeka 2.2! The process took a bit longer than we anticipated, and we apologize for the down time. We know you will enjoy the new features and plugins available to you in this upgraded version. For a rundown on what is new in your Omeka.net site, see […]

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Major Upgrade Coming Soon

Big improvements are headed to all Omeka.net users within a few weeks. All Omeka.net websites will be upgraded to Omeka version 2.2.2 the weekend of October 11, 2014. During that time, Omeka.net websites will be offline and unavailable from both the admin and the public sides from October 11 through October 13, 2014. This is […]

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OpenSSL Libraries Updated

Yesterday, the Omeka team took the necessary steps to ensure that user passwords on Omeka.net are protected against the Heartbleed bug. We updated our open SSL libraries with the newest security patch. We recommend that all Omeka.net users update their passwords as soon as possible, particularly if passwords used for Omeka.net websites are the same […]

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