Getting Started with Digital Exhibits

Getting Started with Digital Exhibits provides an introduction to digital exhibit creation. Much of the information here originated with a workshop (see slides) and is related to Introduction to Digital Exhibits found in the Digital Scholarship Handbook.

  • This tutorial is not platform-specific. These Omeka instructions, however, will help you get started on the commonly used platform where you can apply what you learn here.

What is a Digital Exhibit?

Digital exhibits are a form of online exhibit that, like their physical counterparts, use objects to tell stories, make arguments, and demonstrate ideas. Attributes include:

  • Objects can be digitized or “born digital” media of various types (e.g., digitized photographs, rare books, films, or born digital government documents).

  • Special attention is given to the organization of both the objects and the site in which the exhibit lives.

  • They might include a digital collection(s) component or interactive elements such as maps and timelines.

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