Digital humanities techniques make large amounts of humanities data accessible for analysis. For example, before materials could be posted online, humanists could only access these materials by spending a lot of time, travelling around different places and looking for pieces of information from libraries. But as people started to put humanities data from different resources online, information could be viewed by anyone from anywhere.
Omeka is one of these digital humanities platforms that enables people to view collections of digitized information. Omeka also helps to protect the original documents from potentially being damaged by users. Compared to other Digital Humanities tools, Omeka preserves the character of the original documents. For example, most information on Omeka is in picture form, which comes from photographs or scans. From these pictures, we can easily tell the writing style, the material of paper and the original format of the articles.
Another advantage of Omeka is that it categorizes tremendous amounts of data into different groups of collections so that we can easily find out what we want by searching keywords. It also provides a more complete and comprehensive way for analyzing data. Having a large amount of accessible and organized data allows not only researchers and historians but everyone to gain a more complete understanding of a period in history.