Presentation on theme: "Collection Features: A new approach to collection promotion."— Presentation transcript:
Collection Features: A new approach to collection promotion
Objective Emphasize processing activities Increase the usability of collections Broaden library community The Spencer Library hopes to reveal many of the collections currently hidden from users.
The Way it Was Six large cases and three floor cases 60-70 items displayed Extensive review Object lists Conservation review Label information Interpretive text Design of exhibition display Label creation Exhibition installation Documentation design Scanning and web development
The Way it is One floor case 5-10 items displayed Collection Review Object List Conservation Review Label Information Interpretive Text Scanning/Photography
Preparation Annual Scheduling Initial Review Feature Development Conservation Review Scanning/Photography Exhibition Design and Installation Documentation design Website Development
Rack Card Each Rack Card: Similar to an oversized bookmark Uses the same graphics-based template Hosts the Collection Feature logo Created for each selected theme Features images from all three departments in the Spencer Library
Exhibition Case Only one physical display case is now used and it resides in the reception area of the Library Items in the case highlight one collection from the theme currently featured Includes actual items from a featured collection along with interpretive text from the curator
Virtual Exhibition A virtual display is created for each collection feature. Like the rack cards, each web display uses the Feature logo and follows the same template The virtual version of the exhibition is limited to the one collection featured in the physical display case but can include additional images if desired
Exhibition Benefits Create awareness and communicate the strengths of the collections housed in the Library Show the Spencer Library as a positive asset to the University of Kansas Promote, in a meaningful way, coinciding events in the university or scholarly community
Future Exhibitions Evaluation/Assessment Promotional Tool Internal Partnerships Impact on Spencer Library and University of Kansas
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