As one era ends, a new one begins. And while the end of creating the physical exhibit has passed, it has marked the beginning of the next part, perhaps the most applicable to my major: the creation of the digital exhibit.
So far, my ease into the digital space has been relatively painless, disregarding a few hiccups. Omeka is something that has been referenced by DHSS peers many times, but I haven’t had the opportunity to use until now. Upon using it, I see why my peers like it so much and want to use it for their capstone projects. Omeka is a fairly painless program to use, and is so open and customizable. The input so far has been easy to understand, and the other aspects of it seem simple enough as well. And while I have not used many functions of Omeka yet, I have seen what it is capable of and I am eager to try these other things out and make my exhibit my own!
I also look forward to creating the timeline, though I dread it at the same time. I think of timeline-based information to be some of the most interesting to read and learn about and am excited to apply that to my exhibit. However, many of my items do not have a date, and are hard to even guess a date for as they could be from any time within their context, such as the Nathaniel Rochester Society invitation, which could be from any time after 1967. Generally speaking I do look forward to what’s ahead though!