Center for History and New Media, George Mason University
National Leadership Grants for Museums
Advancing Digital Resources
The Center for History and New Media at George Mason University project will create OMEKA, a next-generation Web publishing tool that will enhance the ability of museums to showcase their collections and content online. OMEKA is designed specifically for smaller history museums, heritage societies, and historic sites that may not have the resources or expertise to create and maintain their own online tools. This new open source Web tool will offer an easy, professional, and state-of-the-art way for museums to display their content online. It will provide a standards-based interoperable system to share and use digital content in multiple contexts. The Web site (www.omeka.org) and conference presentations will inform interested museums about the tool.