As pointed out by our discussion leaders there are a large number of CMS in existence, we only know about a few of them. Since I do not currently work in a library system all of them are new to me. The Kucsma, et. all article I think was a good look at how Omeka would work in practice. What caught my attention concerning Omeka is how easy it is to use for an individual without a background in technology.
Since Omeka was created to assist smaller organizations they seem to be aware those organizations are the ones less likely to afford an IT department. Yet, ease of use does not seem to have stopped the program from being helpful. From a library perspective it was great to see the emphasis Omeka places on a wide range of item types and metadata. If an organization is starting small and uses a program like Omeka they’ll still have a solid system which did not compromise standards.
Thinking back to last week’s discussion about the DPLA it make me wonder if that group will have a program like Omeka for libraries to add their collection. If the DPLA wants to create a well-organized digital library they will have to come up with a way to impose metadata standards (among other standards). If Omeka is well-known in the library world it might be a good place to start.