OmekaS is now available in the app store, still marked as unstable but since LDAP now works out of the box it will be marked as stable in the next few days. Thanks to @jeau for packaging this.
@nebulon great thank's
I have to set
APPLICATION_ENVto "production" in
.htaccessfile for next release
How can I update the doc part?
@jeau the docs are generated from https://git.cloudron.io/cloudron/docs/-/blob/master/knowledgebase/docs/apps/omekas.md so feel free to create a merge-request there for changes. Otherwise you can also send the text to firstname.lastname@example.org if you want us to directly push things.
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@jdaviescoates and team I accept with pleasure, even if I'm not a developer and I learned more than I gave
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Are we working on Omeka Classic as well? Still working out whats better for my needs.
@bubonicfred god question
It's not entirely clear to me from the website the difference.
Seems OmekaS is multi-site and Classic is not.
other than that, I'm confused.
@bubonicfred I started with both. Now that the Omeka S application is released, I'm going to move forward with the finalization of the Omeka Classic application. You can already try it:
I still have to configure the Ldap plugin and test Omeka Classic App with official plugins.
@timconsidine Basically, Omeka Classic is designed for a single site around a general theme, argument, or research question. Omeka S was created for institutions managing a sharable resource pool across multiple sites. Omeka Classic uses Dublin Core while Omeka S implements multiple vocabularies and facilitates linked open data. Omeka S is a new version of the Omeka software that complements rather than replaces Omeka Classic.
Recently we organized the French-speaking meetings Omeka - Scientific, cultural and/or documentary projects in Nancy (France), Megan R. Brett Outreach Lead for the Omeka family of projects at Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media assured us that both projects will be maintained for the coming years. The Omeka team also confirmed that Omeka Classic will continue to be maintained.
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@jeau thanks for all your effort in creating this app for collectionmanagement. Our museum (small museum, volunteers only) is looking for a replacement for our current (offline outdated software) and we’re discovering and testing Omeka S for a few weeks now.
The downside of Omeka S is that it’s primarily focused and developed for the US, in Europe most museums are focused on Spectrum (https://collectionstrust.org.uk/spectrum/) and that’s not available in Omeka S. Also the activity on their forum is not highly active and/or helpful (according to the unanswered questions).
Do you have any ideas or time to develop an app with CollectiveAccess (https://collectiveaccess.org/) to combine Providence and Pawtucket2)?
@jeau Thank you : much clearer now.
This might be a bit strange thought direction, but as user facing a choice of S vs Classic, I'm tending towards S because there's nothing S cannot do which Classic can, and I can presumably have a single-site S, so I might as well start with S, if needed extend it into multi-site, or just keep running as single-site.
Basically no downside to choosing S, and get the benefits of flexibility if needed in future.
Hope that makes sense.
I saw a couple of Omeka example sites which were bit basic in design, but I saw one which was awesome in design, layout, clarity. Very much encouraged me to think about using Omeka. Great environment.
@imc67 I don't know CollectiveAccess and I have no time to develop an app. It must be doable in the same way as for Omeka.
CollectiveAccess and Spectrum are focused on musem activities and procedures: collections management, events, entities, exhibitions, etc.
Omeka claims to be at the crossroads between web content management, collection management and digital collection archiving systems, and also at the intersection of librarians, archivists, cultural content creators, teachers, researchers, students or museum professionals (curators, educators, vendors) interests. It does not have all the features of the best softwares in each of these areas. It has the main ones to manage collections and to publish sites or exhibitions.
Can we have a link please?
Yeah, sorry, I was being a bit vague. Memory was failing.
And now when I look for it, I can't recall which one impressed me. I think it was about American diplomat's life in Africa and his collection of artefacts which was now in a museum or university. Bat sadly recall his name.
In the absence of of the American diplomat's African collection, I would probably point to :
@jeau thank you
@timconsidine maybe this site (I used a screenshot for Omeka app)
I like this https://collections.maison-salins.fr/
@timconsidine re-reading your message, it may be this one: https://exhibitions.psu.edu/s/african-brilliance/page/splash
@jeau YES !
Some may say the design is 'average', but I think it has clarity, ease of interface, so I rate it highly.
@jeau I started to explore OmekaS and created an instance for testing.
I just wanted to say THANK YOU for a really impressive piece of software.