Creating Online Exhibits: New Ways to Reach Out, Advocate, and Publicize Your Collections and Services

This two hour live online class will introduce students to all aspects of creating online exhibits.

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Planning an online exhibit includes incorporating digital content, writing for the web, making strategic hardware and software choices, and developing the internal processes needed to make an online exhibition happen. During this online class you’ll examine successful online exhibit models developed in various cultural heritage settings and leave with a complete toolkit and an effective online exhibit plan. Supplemental reference materials and evaluation criteria will enable you to develop exhibits that are content rich, meaningful, and interactive for your online visitors.

Learning Outcomes

  • Identify and evaluate software for creating online exhibits

  • Develop a technical understanding of the tools that exist to accomplish successful online exhibits

  • Recommend best practices to your manger, dean, or director in the development of an online exhibit in an archives or historical society

  • Walk away with a complete toolkit and an effective online exhibit plan you constructed

  • Decide what can be done in your institution

Instructor: Leigh Grinstead

Leigh Grinstead has more than 20 years of experience working in museums, overseeing collections and conducting collection inventories. During her nearly half decade with the Collaborative Digitization Program (CDP) Leigh's love of project management, grants work and administration has been well tested. She has extensive experience in digital projects. Her years working with museum collections gave her the drive to be a hands-on advocate for digitization, and her project management experience has allowed her to add discipline to the planning, budgeting, implementation and analysis stages of digitization projects. In addition, Leigh has been responsible for training many library and cultural heritage professionals in the use of digital technologies, including CONTENTdm. Leigh currently conducts in-person, as well as online courses. She has also managed National Endowment for Humanities and Institute for Museum and Library Services grants, including the Colorado Statewide Connecting to collections grant; and is consulting on three others. She is well versed in collaborative techniques and is an enthusiastic and highly skilled professional. LYRASIS is thrilled to have her on staff to support libraries, archives and others as they discover, share and experience the benefits of digitization.

Having some experience in creating digital content will ensure that you get the most out of this experience. However, this class is open to all interested.
Frequency: offered 2 times a year, Spring & Fall

Archival Recertification Credits - ARCs: 1
Information on Archival Recertification Credits

Registrations for this class must be received at least one week before the class date. Registrants should receive an email offering detailed login and setup instructions. Please call 800.999.8558 if you do not receive this email at least three days before the class. This class is designed for individual participation; each individual must register.

Time: All live online classes are in Eastern time.

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You may register using one of two methods:

    Register Online
    Click on "Register" above.
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    Print out the registration form and fax it to LYRASIS at 404.892.7879.