As you begin to use your Digital UIC Omeka install you may wish to add additional functionality by way of the various open source plugins available at http://omeka.org/add-ons/plugins/. Although Omeka doesn’t currently include an automated installer for plugins, the process of uploading them to your space is outlined here.
While some users may find that they want to explore the many plugins available, most people will only use a handful of them. Here is a short list of potentially useful plugins:
Simple Pages: Most users will want to utilize this plug in to make basic landing pages, such as an "About" page.
Batch Uploader: Allows the user to upload many files at once.
Commenting: Allows visitors to your site to comment on items, collections, or exhibits.
Contribution: Allows collecting items from site visitors.
Docs Viewer: Embeds a Google document viewer into item show pages. PDF documents, PowerPoint presentations, TIFF files, and some Microsoft Word documents are supported.
SimpleContactForm: Adds a simple form that allows users to contact the administrator.