I’m evaluating Omeka for a group and one of the concerns that they have is about the control of their data and ability to export their entire collection (files + metadata) in the future. This would be for a standalone installation of Omeka.
I’ve been been doing some reading on Google and the forums but I’m still not sure what the best approach to this would be.
It seems like the METS Export plugin would be a nice standardized way way to go but I cannot figure out if the export includes the files themselves in some way?
There is also this PythonOmekaApiToCsv plugin that doesn’t include the files in the export but it makes me think that it would be possible to write something similar that would export the files as well.
Does anyone have any thoughts as to what the best approach to accomplish this would be? I’m a developer so writing code isn’t an issues.
Again the group is just evaluating Omeka so I don’t need anything right now but they want to be sure that they will be able to export all of their data in the future if they ever decide to move to another platform.
Any thoughts or tips would be appreciated.