CURATEcamp Exhibition: Exhibition in and of the Digital Age

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There will be a one-day CURATEcamp following this years DigitalPreservation 2013 conference in Arlington, VA.

We are focusing this camp on exploring the idea of exhibition. You can read more about the topic below. The facilitators will be Trevor Owens, digital archivist at the Library of Congress, Sharon Leon, director of public projects at the Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media, and Michael Edson, director of web and new media strategy at the Smithsonian Institution.


Registration closed! Full, but email eengle at loc dot gov if you want to be added to the wait list.


  • WHEN: Thursday July 25, 2013 (9am - 4pm)
  • WHERE: Westin Alexandria, 400 Courthouse Square, Alexandria, VA 22314
  • COST: Free, there is no cost to register for the meeting
  • LOGISTICS: The hotel is about .7 mile from the King Street Metro. You can walk or take a taxi (about $5). The hotel offers a complimentary shuttle that can be arranged with the concierge. If you're coming from out of town, more info about how to get to the hotel is here
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CURATEcamp Exhibition Theme

An exhibition involves organizing, contextualizing and displaying collection items. As cultural heritage organizations increasingly make both digitized and born-digital materials available, we find a range of opportunities for exhibiting them. Thinking broadly about the idea of exhibition, everything from faceted browsing and visualizations to linear and non-linear modes of presenting materials, is part of the interpretive framework through which users make sense of collection materials.

Potential Session Topics

  • Open Authority and Curatorial Voice
  • Online Exhibition at Scale
  • Visualization as Exhibition
  • Exhibiting Born Digital Objects
  • Interpretation for Mobile Devices
  • Digital Storytelling and Cultural Heritage Collections
  • Collection Interfaces that Contextualize
  • Storytelling and Linked Data
  • Social Media as Exhibition
  • Citizen Curators
  • Blogs as Serialized Exhibits
  • Data Journalism as inspiration for Exhibition

You can also share ideas you have for topics in the comments on the blog post announcement.

CURATEcamp Exhibition Schedule

We will fill this in the morning of the conference.

Time Edison D (this room) Edison E (next door) Bell Whitney
9am-9:50 Intros and scheduling
10am-10:50 Blogging/Digital Storytelling Mobile! Digital Curation Visualization as Exhibition
11am-11:50 Social Media Exhibiting Audiovisual & Non-textual Objects Metadata Preservation (& Presentation) Omeka Best Practices
12pm-1:30 Lunch on your own
1:30-1:55 Lightning Talks
2pm-2:50 Ask A Coder! Defining Online Exhibits Finding Allies Beyond GLAM Games & Virtual Worlds as Exhibition
3pm-4pm User-generated Exhibits/Wikibition! Next-gen Online Exhibits Provenance Data for Online Objects Metrics for Online Exhibitions

☇ Lightning Talks ☇

  1. Art of Google Books
  2. WSLS Newsfilm Collection coming live August 1, 2013 -->
  3. Quotidian a visualization tool for large amounts of historical data
  4. Adding to an existing platform: “Archival project docs of World Bank”
  5. “Permanent Exhibitions” for LAM
  6. WDL's new Book Viewer
  7. SPEED