Add a new Omeka Item¶
Follow the steps below to create a new item in the Omeka database
You must be logged into your Omeka account to perform these steps.
|Step 1||Go to the
|Step 2||Enter required field values|
|Step 3||Enter optional field values|
|Step 4||Decide who is allowed to see the item|
|Step 5||Save the item|
|Step 6||Attach files to the item (optional)|
|Step 7||Add relationships to the item (optional)|
|Step 8||Review the newly added item|
Go to the
Add an Itempage
Use one of these methods to get to the
Add an Item page:
- Click the
Add Itemlink in the top menu of a Public page, or
- Click the green
Add a new itemlink on the Avant Dashboard page, or
- Click the blue
Add New Itembutton on the Admin item page
Enter required field values
The fields below are required for most Digital Archive sites. Your site might not require all of them, or it may require others not listed here.
If you forget to provide a value for a required field, a red error message will appear at the top of the page telling you that it's missing.
See Field descriptions guide to learn about the fields listed above.
Enter optional field values
Most fields are optional, but always provide values for these if you know the information:
If the item needs more information, an image, or relationships, but you don’t have time to work on those things right now, record in the Instructions field what still needs to be done.
See Field descriptions guide to learn about all fields.
Decide who is allowed to see the item
To control whether the item is public or not:
- Check the
Publicbox so everyone can see the item, or
- Leave the
Publicbox unchecked if only archivists can see the item
Public checkbox is located at the upper right of the
Add an Item page.
If the item is not public, use the
Restrictions fields to indicate why.
Save the item
To add the new item to the Omeka database:
- Click the
Add Item button(or the
Save Changesbutton if you are making corrections) to a newly added item)
- If red errors appear at the top of the page, correct them and try again
The item is now in the Omeka database. You can edit the item to make changes.
Step 6 (optional)¶
Attach files to the item
Step 7 (optional)¶
Add relationships to the item
Review the newly added item
- Click the View Public Page button
- Make sure that the information appears the way you want it
- To make corrections, click the Edit link below the last field and go to Step 2
To learn more, see the Omeka documentation on adding an item. However, keep in mind that the user interface for a basic Omeka site does not have all the features of the Digital Archive and therefore does not look exactly the same.