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Creating a winning online exhibition : a guide for libraries, archives, and museums
Kalfatovic, Martin R., 1961-
Publication Information:
Chicago : American Library Association, 2002.
Physical Description:
xvii, 117 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
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Z717 .K35 2002 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks-Oversize

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It's no secret that well-executed exhibits in libraries and museums can make attendance numbers skyrocket. Dynamic exhibits not only provide information and entertainment for your existing customers, but they are also opportunities to reach out to new customers and to widen your market. A great exhibit can be the hook that brings people in the door for the first time. Creating a Winning Online Exhibition will help you to do just that - conceive, design, and execute a compelling online exhibition. Different than a digital collection, an online exhibition is a selective presentation of objects organized around a thematic and narrative structure. Digital librarian Martin Kalfatovic takes you through the process of developing an exhibit that will attract users, increase your visibility, and showcase your collection and services. With case studies of successful online exhibitions, sample artwork and screen shots, up-to-date information on mark-up languages such as HTML and XML, and discussion of online databases and software programs, you will be equipped with all you need to pull off a winning exhibition. Also included are helpful samples of: * Project proposals * Exhibition scripts *

Table of Contents

S. Diane Shaw
Illustrationsp. vii
Forewordp. ix
Acknowledgmentsp. xi
Introductionp. xiii
1 Online Exhibitions versus Digital Collectionsp. 1
2 The Ideap. 9
3 Executing the Exhibition Ideap. 20
4 The Staffp. 39
5 Technical Issues: Digitizingp. 44
6 Technical Issues: Markup Languagesp. 54
7 Technical Issues: Programming, Scripting, Databases, and Accessibilityp. 63
8 Designp. 72
9 Online Exhibitions: Case Studies and Awardsp. 88
10 Conclusion: Online with the Show!p. 96
A Sample Online Exhibition Proposalp. 98
B Sample Exhibition Scriptp. 100
C Guidelines for Reproducing Works from Exhibition Websitesp. 103
D Suggested Database Structure for Online Exhibitionsp. 105
E Timeline for Contracted Online Exhibitionsp. 107
F Dublin Core Metadata of an Online Exhibitionp. 108
G The Katharine Kyes Leab and Daniel J. Leab American Book Prices Current Exhibition Awardsp. 109
H Bibliography of Exhibitions (Gallery and Virtual)p. 111
Indexp. 115