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Exhibiting library collections online: Omeka in context

Juliet L. Hardesty (Herman B. Wells Library, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana, USA)

New Library World

ISSN: 0307-4803

Article publication date: 4 March 2014

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Abstract

Purpose

This case study describes Indiana University Libraries' use of Omeka for online exhibits of digital collections.

Design/methodology/approach

Omeka is placed in the context of other online exhibit tools being used by galleries, libraries, archives, and museums (GLAM).

Findings

Omeka provides many benefits for different types of digital library collection exhibits and different levels of technical expertise but is currently limited in the ability to manage multiple exhibits of separate digital collections.

Originality/value

Describing Omeka in the context of other online exhibit tools shows the need for this kind of evaluation to improve these tools for the GLAM community.

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Acknowledgements

© 2014 Juliet L. Hardesty. The author would like to thank the following colleagues at Indiana University for their time and willingness to share their experiences about using Omeka: Will Cowan, Michelle Dalmau, Erika Dowell, Vivian Halloran, Christoph Irmscher, and Erika Jenns.

Citation

L. Hardesty, J. (2014), "Exhibiting library collections online: Omeka in context", New Library World, Vol. 115 No. 3/4, pp. 75-86. https://doi.org/10.1108/NLW-01-2014-0013

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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