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Digital Exhibit Building Symposium

Wednesday, September 14, 2016
9:00am - 4:00pm
Digital Scholarship Commons
McHenry Library

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Sponsored by the Institute of Library and Museum Services

Please join the UC Santa Cruz University Library to explore the potential for building digital exhibits and using online tools for digital storytelling. This day long symposium will consider the value of curating digital exhibits, communicating with online audiences, and implementing new digital assignments in the classroom. We will also offer hands on workshops that can help you get started. By reorienting the conversation around digital exhibit building away from specific platforms, we will explore the process of building research projects online from inspiration and incubation to sustainability and preservation.

This event is targeted at researchers, librarians, archivists, instructors, IT professionals and Digital Humanists from across the UC system and beyond. The event is open to all interested and will be especially of interest to those working in Omeka or Scalar as well as those frustrated by platform limitations who want to think beyond the tools of digital curation.



9:00-9:30 am | Digital Scholarship Commons, Ground Floor of McHenry Library

Light Breakfast and Informal Tours of the Digital Scholarship Commons


9:45-10:00 am | Room 4286 McHenry

Welcome from University Librarian M. Elizabeth Cowell


10:00-11:00 am | Room 4286 McHenry

Panel 1: "Why Build Digital Exhibits?"
Moderator: Elisabeth Remak-Honnef

  • Francesco Spagnolo, "Archiving The Invisible: Museum Exhibitions and the Digital Effect" (@spagnoloacht)
  • John Weber, “More Than You Can Say, and More Than You Can See”
  • Dustin Wright, “Why A Traveling Exhibition Project Is Going Digital” (@wright_dustin)

11:15-12:15 | Room 4286 McHenry

Panel 2: “Digital Storytelling: Beyond the Platform”
Moderator: Kate Dundon

  • Sylvanna Falcón, "Visualizing Human Rights Stories" (@profe_falcon)
  • Mary Thomas, “We Want the Airwaves: Visual Literacy and Podcasting” (@MaryTLikesArt)
  • Danielle Crawford, Alex Moore, Christine Turk, "Beyond Captions: Building a Digital Exhibit in Scalar"

12:15 - 1:00pm | Lunch provided for all registered attendees

1:15-2:30 |
Synchronous Workshops (attendees please choose one:)

2:30-2:45 pm | Coffee Break


3:00-4:00 pm | 4286 McHenry

Keynote Address
Susana Ruiz (Film & Digital Media), "Crafting Creative Intersections Between Social Justice, Nonfiction Storytelling and Gameful Design"