Thursday, June 2, 2011

Check Out the Newberry Digital Exhibitions

The Newberry Digital Exhibitions, an online resource built with the open-source platform Omeka, catalogs digital images of objects that have been featured in Newberry exhibitions. It also recreates these exhibitions in digital form, so the information lives on even though the exhibitions have left the library's galleries. The project will continue to grow as the Newberry digitizes current and past exhibitions.

Exhibitions already available include:
  • Illuminated Manuscripts and Printed Books: French Renaissance Gems of the Newberry
  • French Canadians in the Midwest
  • Revolutionary France and Haiti, 1787-1804
  • Approaching the Mexican Revolution: Books, Maps, Documents
  • "Everywhere West": Daily Life Along the Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad
The Newberry Library is an independent research library concentrating in the humanities with an active educational and cultural presence in Chicago. Free and open to the public, it houses an extensive non-circulating collection of rare books, maps, music, manuscripts, and other printed material. The Newberry Library offers exhibits based on its outstanding collections, musical and theatrical performances, lectures and discussions with today's leading humanists, seminars, and teacher programs (Quoted directly from:

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