Calisphere, the University of California’s Gateway to Digital Collections Adds Expert Curated “Exhibitions”
From the California Digital Library:
Calisphere’s new “exhibitions” invite researchers and general users to get up close and personal with the remarkable images, texts, and A/V materials on the site. Curated by experts, these exhibitions group items within a topic or era and provide context to help users understand their significance.
We’ve initially launched with 74 exhibitions primarily focused on California and U.S. history, on topics ranging from Rosie the Riveter to the LGBT Pride Parade. You may recognize these exhibitions from their previous lives as “themed collections” on the old Calisphere site. All of the themed collections have been migrated and reinvented in this new format–including the very popular “micro-sites” California Cultures and the Japanese American Relocation Digital Archive (JARDA).
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