by Colleen Hoelscher
This case study examines a semester-long project where students used Omeka, an open-source web publishing platform, to create a digital exhibit using archival materials. Students were responsible for all aspects of curating the exhibit, including selecting materials, creating metadata for digital objects, writing the didactic text, and creating the final website. Through this project the students gained a deeper understanding of the mediating role historians and archivists play in presenting archival materials to the general public, while providing the library with an enduring resource.
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