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Creating a Winning Online Exhibition: A Guide for Libraries, Archives, and Museums

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Creating a Winning Online Exhibition: A Guide for Libraries, Archives, and Museums

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This month I look at creating online exhibitions, searching the invisible Web, basics of mobile technology, and then a thought-provoking glimpse at the future of work. Creating a Winning Online Exhibition:

A Guide for Libraries, Archives, and Museums by Martin R. Kalfatovic ISBN: 0-8389-0817-9

Published: 2002

Pages: 118 pp.; softcover

Price: $40

Available from: ALA Editions, American Library Association, 50 East Huron Street Chicago, IL 60611; 866/746-7252; www.alastore.ala.org.

What better way to learn than from guided examples, and this book provides many examples to follow for creating quality online exhibitions. Written by a digital projects librarian at the Smithsonian Institution Libraries, the book is designed for the novice, but contains many tips for the more experienced curator. It provides step-by-step guidelines for creating a winning show.

The book begins by defining an exhibition and distinguishing it from a mere online collection. The two major distinctions revolve around theme and narrative explanations-guiding the user through specific objects. …

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