|1 hour||Discussion / determine next steps||All|
- We like Robin's framework/summary
- Add timeline to the process aspect
- Do the different levels of exhibitions have different structures?
- First we need a vision of what we want and then we think about building it
- What are the common use cases for these? What have we seen so far?
- Two different types: "highlights"/uber-collection and interpretive
- Two different creator types: curators and students
- Will Calisphere host student work and projects, or not?
- Perhaps we start with institutional "ownership" model as a first pass
- "About" should be a necessary element, with author and "as a project of the institution" - a fill in the blank credit line
- Attribution/citation is essential - we tell students to look for this, so it should have it
- DPLA a good example of how this works
- Can the tool itself contain tool tips or information at the point of entry to help guide
- We can always become more flexible, so let's start with a rigid format (UI and framework)
- On a lot of sites, the exhibitions are different and you have to relearn the functionality of the individual exhibition; it's better if we start consistently
- Presenting an intern a structured thing is an easier point of entry
- What would a complex or more involved exhibit mean?
- Let's think through what we can do for now, but also think about UI for the future. Current UI probably gets us pretty far.
- We need to understand the current thing to know whether and how to tweak it - let's do a screenshare call to walk through the front and back of this
- Less about themes and more about the quality of the content?
- Guidelines about who is qualified to make the exhibition is essential, e.g. under the supervision of a professor, before it even comes to CDL to come to it; then maybe there's a final vetting step. Ownership is spelled out.
- Kelsi doesn't see as clearly the distinction between "makes an argument" or "doesn't make an argument"; but maybe a good exhibition makes that argument explicit
- We default to celebratory narratives, but is that what we want to support?
- Is there a difference between requirements and guidelines?
- A list of questions in the proposal stage to help writers dig into the exhibition and make it awesome:
- E.g. why is this topic important?
- Who's the audience?
- What are some of the items and historical documents you want to highlight?
- Who's going to write it?
- Who's going to supervise and review it, take ownership of it, have their name on it?
- Could we create a proposal form: "so you want to create an exhibit – fill this out"
- A standing committee or someone who rubber-stamps them?
So sorry I missed this last call but looking forward to today's! I think I can follow from the notes, and I'll go look at the draft questionnaire beforehand.