Excerpt from the Omeka Tip Sheet: Getting Started Terms and other Resources from the Center for History and New Media . Modified from Miriam Posner’s, “Up and Running with Omeka.net”
- Omeka installation: folders and files packaged together in one main directory on your server that work together to build an Omeka website.
- Item: The basic unit of an Omeka site. An item can be anything: a photograph, a work of art, a person, an idea. You’ll describe each item, and you can upload files to represent it, too. You’ll build your Omeka site by assembling items.
- Collection :A set of items that you’ve grouped together. Your Omeka site can have multiple collections, but an individual item can only belong to one collection at a time.
- Exhibit: A thematic tour of your items. Each exhibit has pages, and pages can be nested. A page is a group of items (along with descriptions). You can have multiple exhibits, and items can belong to multiple exhibits.
- Item Type: An item, can be many different things, like a photograph, a website, a book, or a person. An “item type” is just the kind of thing the item is. You can choose from a built-in list of item types, or you can create your own.
- Simple Page: A web page on your Omeka site that isn’t part of an exhibit or item. For example, you can add an “About” page using Simple Pages. Pages can be nested.