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NHAG presentation september 2012 NHAG presentation september 2012 Presentation Transcript

  • Virtual Exhibitson a Small Budget NHAG - September 2012 Bobbi Lee Slossar
  • Why digital exhibits?
  • Why digital exhibits? Bring history to the people View slide
  • Why digital exhibits? Bring history to the people Protect the materials from being handled View slide
  • Examples
  • Chicago Public Library ContentDM
  • Viewing documents ContentDM
  • ContentDM
  • What they have......that you might not have.
  • What they have......that you might not have. Money!
  • Free is great...
  • More Examples
  • Omeka
  • Omeka
  • Sites Using Omeka
  • What they might have...Staff with tech skills
  • Beware of “Free...”
  • ...unless it’s free & easy!
  • Low-budget Examples
  • Flickr
  • Blogger
  • Considerations
  • ConsiderationsEvaluate your collection
  • ConsiderationsEvaluate your collectionThink of your audience
  • ConsiderationsEvaluate your collectionThink of your audienceWho will be doing the work?
  • ElementsThe collection must:Be organized by category/tagInclude information about the scope of thematerialsInclude information about the institution
  • Salisbury NH History Site
  • ResourcesExpensive digital library software: ContentDMFree software that requires some tech skills/staff: WordPress.org, OmekaFree software that requires very little setup:WordPress.com, Blogger
  • ResourcesCustom domain name: approximately $15/yearSelf-hosted website (WordPress.org, Omeka):approximately $120/yearAdditional storage space on hosted website(WordPress.com, Blogger): $2.49/month andup (25 GB)
  • Software ResourcesOptical Character Recognition (OCR) software:$100 and up (Abbyy)Online editing software to crop images: Free(Picmonkey.com)
  • I Recommend:Choosing a small, interesting collectionDiscussing image sharing policyScanning the itemsBacking up the images
  • I recommend...Starting easySelecting a hosted website, like Blogger (youcan always move your content later)Keeping your images backed up in a variety ofways (USB hard drives, online storageaccounts)
  • Contact:Bobbi Lee SlossarTechnology Resources LibrarianNew Hampshire State LibraryBobbiLee.Slossar@dcr.nh.gov