While online exhibitions vary in complexity, basic tenets apply to the design of fluid, descriptive, and easily navigable displays. Build It Once: A Basic Primer for the Creation of Online Exhibitions explains these principles, as well as the basic structure for a flexible, easy-to-use exhibition format. Procedures describing how to design a simple format; how to create image and text files to populate the presentation; and how to develop handcrafted web pages used to display each item with its descriptive text or metadata are all included in this text. An overview of available technologies that can simplify and shorten the task is also provided. Build It Once will help readers create a reliable and easily modified exhibition format that follows the best basic standards and practices. Designed for the staff member faced with the challenge of creating high-quality online exhibitions with limited exhibit experience, technical support, and resources, this book of practices will enable even the most neophyte user to create web presentations that are straightforward, well designed, and potentially award winning.
Sarah Goodwin Thiel is the Digital Imaging Librarian at the University of Kansas. She serves as the imaging specialist for a wide spectrum of digital projects underway at the University and produces instruction programs to assist faculty in the development of digital materials.
Part 1 Acknowledgments Part 2 Foreword Part 3 Introduction Part 4 Define the Exhibition Part 5 Select the Equipment Part 6 Design the Format Part 7 Create the Structure Part 8 Identify the Table Components Part 9 Build the Web Page Part 10 Advanced Topics Part 11 Online Exhibition Tutorial Part 12 Appendix A Leab Exhibition Awards Evaluation Criteria Part 13 Appendix B Digitization Glossary Part 14 Appendix C Accessibility Guidelines Part 15 Bibliography Part 16 Index Part 17 About the Author