Hi Omeka community,
I am new to Omeka and have been test driving Omeka classic V2.7 for a research institute. The institute has a repository of at least 150K items (pdf text documents), all belonging to one of ~10K of collections. Down the road we can expect to archive more. From what I have read so far, I understand that in theory the only technical limit of this amount of items on Omeka is one of storage.
The institute has two interests in Omeka:
- Use as an archive management system: store and manage dublin core metadata of all items. Item collecting is ongoing and evolving.
- Build curated exhibitions open to the public based on the repository’s items, adding narrative content and images.
My main question is in regards to #1. When it comes to user interface on the admin side, is there a recommended maximum number of items and collections to have on Omeka?
Based on my experience so far, I have noticed one issue that might arise:
Lets say I have +100K items, divided between 10K collections. The collections have a hierarchy using the collection tree plug-in.
When adding a new item I want to choose which collection it belongs to, a drop-down menu opens to choose from all created collections. If for instance, I have thousands of collections to choose from, this step could be a bit challenging.
This is just one example that has come up so far. I would be grateful to hear from anyone in the community who has worked with these amounts of items/collections to learn from your experience.
and here are a list of the plugins I have been using so far:
Bulk Metadata editor
Dublin Core Extended