Creating Digital Exhibits

$175.00

Credits: 1.5 CEUs or 15 PDHs

This course covers planning and development of unique digital exhibits that complement physical special collections or museum exhibits, as well as stand alone digital exhibits. Building upon archives and special collections training, the students in this course will learn how to propose, plan, and actualize sleek and sophisticated digital exhibits that feature digital objects from permanent, traveling, or donor-funded physical exhibits. Content management systems, plugins and exhibit features, file infrastructure, and policy development will be covered, and students will have the opportunity to discuss their current professional projects, needs, and future exhibits.

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Credits

1.5 CEUs or 15 PDHs

Course Description

This course covers planning and development of unique digital exhibits that complement physical special collections or museum exhibits, as well as stand alone digital exhibits. Building upon archives and special collections training, the students in this course will learn how to propose, plan, and actualize sleek and sophisticated digital exhibits that feature digital objects from permanent, traveling, or donor-funded physical exhibits. Content management systems, plugins and exhibit features, file infrastructure, and policy development will be covered, and students will have the opportunity to discuss their current professional projects, needs, and future exhibits.

Course goals:

  • Introduction to key concepts and best practices in creating digital exhibits, audience and stakeholder assessment, and exhibit planning
  • Exploration of content management systems, plugins, and essential UX/UI components of digital exhibits
  • Digital infrastructure and policy creation that creates clarity and workflow efficiencies for adding digital exhibits to your current digital project management practices

Mēgan A. Oliver

Mēgan A. Oliver Mēgan A. Oliver is a three-time graduate of the University of South Florida (Master of Science in Library in Information Science; Bachelor of Arts in English Literature; Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology). After graduating from USF in 2011, Mēgan has worked as the Assistant Librarian at Florida State University’s Ringling Museum Library and as the Digital Collections Curator at State University of New York’s Purchase College. She currently works as the Digital Collections Librarian at the University of South Carolina (UofSC) Libraries; as an adjunct at the School of Library and Information Science at the UofSC; and as an adjunct at the iSchool, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. Her research interests are ethics in informatics and labor practice, the creation of sustainable digital products and services, and UX research in digital librarianship.

Special Session

Please contact us to arrange a special session of this class for a group of seven or more, with a negotiable discount, or to be notified when it is next scheduled.

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