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Omeka.net Launches!

Just to let everyone know that Omeka.net launched its Beta version yesterday!  Two years in the making, this site offers five very reasonably priced hosting plans, beginning with the basic, free plan to a platinum plan (at $999.00 a year). The various plans offer increasing amounts of storage, numbers of sites, and available plug-ins and themes.  The Silver plan, called “best for most users,” offers 2 GB of storage, 5 sites, 7 plugins and unlimited themes for $99.00 a year.

Omeka.net is designed to provide a quick and easy way to set up digital collections without much technical expertise. Institutions can quickly create collections, collaborate on exhibitions, and share digital content.

I looked over the packages and was surprised to see that access to the CSVImport plug-in is not provided. I hope this will change. This plug-in allows users to take the exported metadata from non-Omeka collections, add image urls, and import it all into Omeka.  A very useful plug-in!

Omeka.net has been compared to WordPress.com – it offers the basics without setup and hosting headaches.  It will be interesting to see how it catches on.  For more info, check out Travis Kaya’s article “Omeka.net Takes Archiving to the Cloud” in the Chronicle of Higher Education.

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