Announcing The Bancroft Library’s New Online Companion Exhibits!

The Bancroft Library is pleased to announce the launch of a new online companion exhibit to the exhibition A Place at the Table, which opened today in The Bancroft Library Gallery. A Place at the Table celebrates the life and art of the LGBT community through text, image and voice. The development of this new online companion exhibit is part of an initiative spearheaded by the Bancroft Exhibition Committee to ensure an online component for all of The Bancroft Library’s rich physical exhibitions.

With the support of the Bancroft Exhibition Committee and working closely in with the curators of the exhibition, the Digital Collections Unit of The Bancroft Library developed this first online exhibit using Omeka, an open source web-publishing platform. Omeka is a project of the Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media at George Mason University, and is supported by UC Berkeley’s Library Applications and Publishing group. It allows libraries to upload digital collections and create complex and visually interesting exhibits. The A Place at the Table exhibit marks the first of many online companion exhibits by The Bancroft Library. We hope you enjoy them!

Visit the online companion exhibit to A Place at the Table:
http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/omeka/exhibits/show/aplaceatthetable

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The Bancroft Library is the primary special collections library at the University of California, Berkeley. It is one of the largest and most heavily used libraries of manuscripts, rare books, and unique materials in the United States.
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