Omeka plugin to extract TOC from PDF files, and show it on public page.
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PDF TOC (plugin for Omeka)


Omeka plugin to extract TOC from PDF files, and show it with Bookreader viewer plugin.

See demo of the in Bibliothèque numérique de l'université Rennes 2 (France).

You can also display toc on item show.

See demo of the in 1886, digital library of university Bordeaux 3 (France).


  • This plugin needs pdftk command-line tool on your server
    sudo apt-get install pdftk
  • Upload the PDF TOC plugin folder into your plugins folder on the server;
  • you can install the plugin via github
    cd omeka/plugins  
    git clone "PdfToc"
  • Activate it from the admin → Settings → Plugins page
  • Click the Configure link to process or not existing PDF files.

Using the PDF TOC Plugin

  • Create an item
  • Add PDF file(s) to this item
  • Save Item
  • To locate extracted table of content, select the item to which the PDF is attached. Select File from the Item navigation. Click on the name of the file.

Optional plugins

  • BookReader : This plugin adds Internet Archive BookReader into Omeka.


See online PDF TOC issues.


This plugin is published under [GNU/GPL].

This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation; either version 3 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.

This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU General Public License for more details.

You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License along with this program; if not, write to the Free Software Foundation, Inc., 51 Franklin Street, Fifth Floor, Boston, MA 02110-1301 USA.


  • Syvain Machefert, Université Bordeaux 3 (see symac)