Shared Online Media Archive

SOMA is a collaboration between several NGOs to create an online media archive for use by community media centres.
Examples of implementations are OneWorld Radio and TV and CMA's Showcase. SOMA is a module written for eZPublish CMS 2.x. (

Find out more and get downloads on the SOMA CMS project page.

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SOMA Metadata version 1

Download or view the latest version of the SOMA metadata set.
Download (zipped): [rtf] [doc] [html]
View: [html]

SOMA Projects

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OneWorldTV was developed using eZPublish 2 and SOMA.

OneWorldTV is an open platform for sharing videos on issues affecting people around the world. Established in 1991, OneWorldTV forms part of a network of over 1200 partner organisations harnessing the internet to promote human rights and sustainable development.

See for more information.


This Media CMS is designed to work with Metadata for the Semantic Web. Currently there is activity to develop tools which use Dublin Core Metadata and variations like SOMA.

It embeds RDF data in to each page containing Media content.

It is designed for community groups with low access to resources.

It is written in PHP for MySQL databases on Apache.

This version uses a subset of SOMA. It also incorporates Creative Commons Metadata to embed the Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 2.0 licence.

[Gumi_cms tar file]


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