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The Digital Gallery: Omeka and Online Art Exhibits

I have been mulling over the notion of creating [digital] periodical art exhibits for some months now. I had wondered what kind of publishing platform could be utilized for such a project and whether it was even possible without a graphic designer and site architect on hand. While other questions still loom (and I will get to those shortly), the recent release of the open-source database software Omeka has been a synchronous event in light of my interest in online exhibits – one that assures me of two things: A. There is a broad need/demand for a publishing platform that allows librarians, museums, scholars, and archivists to organize, curate, and share work with the public. B. Now we can actually do this!  As Matt Huculak mentioned in his report on the Toronto conference and recent developments in digital tools, the new Omeka software appears as if it is going to be an immensely useful and easy way to manage archives and collections, as well as create – you guessed it – digital art exhibits.

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