Creating Digital Exhibits

4-Week Course Starts April 20, 2020

Course Description:

This course covers planning and development of unique digital exhibits that complement physical special collections or museum exhibits, as well as stand alone digital exhibits. Building upon archives and special collections training, the students in this course will learn how to propose, plan, and actualize sleek and sophisticated digital exhibits that feature digital objects from permanent, traveling, or donor-funded physical exhibits. Content management systems, plugins and exhibit features, file infrastructure, and policy development will be covered, and students will have the opportunity to discuss their current professional projects, needs, and future exhibits.

Learning Objectives:

  • Comprehend key concepts and best practices in creating digital exhibits, audience and stakeholder assessment, and exhibit planning.
  • Explore content management systems, plugins, and essential UX/UI components of digital exhibits.
  • Digital infrastructure and policy creation that creates clarity and workflow efficiencies for adding digital exhibits to your current digital project management practices.

Your Instructor

Mēgan A. Oliver
Mēgan A. Oliver

Mēgan A. Oliver is a three-time graduate of the University of South Florida (Master of Science in Library in Information Science; Bachelor of Arts in English Literature; Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology). After graduating from USF in 2011, Mēgan has worked as the Assistant Librarian at Florida State University’s Ringling Museum and the Digital Collections Curator at State University of New York’s Purchase College. She currently works as an adjunct at the School of Library and Information Science at the University of South Carolina (UofSC); an adjunct at the iSchool at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign; and as the Digital Collections Librarian at UofSC Libraries.

Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
This course starts on April 20, 2020. It is an asynchronous online course designed to be completed in 4 weeks.
Participants will spend approximately 2 hours each week on viewing lectures, answering quizzes, and completing discussion, reading, and written assignments.
It is recommended that you complete each week's work within that week to stay in sync with other learners.
When is the last day for enrollment?
April 17, 2020
Will the instructor be available to answer any questions?
Absolutely! Your instructor will provide feedback for each assignment and will be available via email or phone for any questions you may have. A discussion forum is also available where participants can post questions.
Will I receive a Certificate of Completion?
In order to receive a Certificate of Completion you must:
1. View all lectures
2. Answer all quizzes
3. Complete all assignments
When you complete these three items you can expect to receive you certificate within 2 weeks.
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What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 14 days and we will give you a full refund.

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