make:online exhibitions Shelley’s Ghost

make: is a series of lunchtime talks here at ITLP which aim to showcase the creative use of technology in and around the University. This year we have fifteen or so sessions covering a wider range of topics than ever before.

The first session was from Alison Prince, Web Manager of the Bodleian Library Services. Alison and her team created an on-line exhibition to complement their physical exhibition – Shelley’s Ghost. Rather than simply mimic the real world exhibition, Alison described how they used web technologies to extend it: high resolution, zoomable images; page turning facsimilies of documents; videos; audio; twitter and facebook links.

Although the physical exhibition is now closed, you can still visit the web site, and the aim is to keep it live indefinitely. It received a lot of media attention, and is well worth taking a look at.

The site was developed in conjunction with the New York Public Library, where the physical exhibition is due to appear in the near future.

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