|Cost and Development Philosophy|
Free, open source.
|Local Installation or Hosted Solution|
Both. Hosting via http://www.omeka.net/
“Omeka is a free, flexible, and open source web-publishing platform for the display of library, museum, archives, and scholarly collections and exhibitions. Its ‘five-minute setup’ makes launching an online exhibition as easy as launching a blog… Omeka falls at a crossroads of Web Content Management, Collections Management, and Archival Digital Collections Systems: ” (source)
|Use on SpokenWeb Project|
We plan to use Omeka in the next phase on the SpokenWeb project as one of several CMS’ that we will run in parallel in order to determine the relative advantages and disadvantages of each as a spoken word and poetry platform.
So far, we have not used Omeka on the SpokenWeb project. For a good, albeit slightly outdated review of Omeka for building digital collections, see:
“Using Omeka to Build Digital Collections: The METRO Case Study”
Article by Jason Kucsma, Metropolitan New York Library Council, and Kevin Reiss and Angela Sidman, City University of New York
Volume 16, Number 3/4
To date, we have not found any poetry or spoken word sites that use Omeka. Here are 2 non-poetry examples:
Although Omeka is quite new it already has a significant following (i.e. over 1,000 sites), excellent documentation, well-managed forums and an expanding team of developers.