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  1. Vanderbilt Libraries: The Sixties at 50 Building an Exhibition Program

  2. Identifying Needs

  3. Timeline

  4. Simultaneous Tasks 1. Formalize mission 2. Build cases and touch screens 3. Identify and scan content, write interpretive text 4. Solicit support staff 5. Generate publicity 6. Plan programs

  5. Mission “The purpose of the library’s exhibition program is to raise awareness of unique and rare materials in the library’s collections through popular and educational exhibits that draw the campus community and make the library a destination for the middle Tennessee community.”

  6. Lobby: Before and After

  7. Gallery: Before and After

  8. Cases

  9. Cases • Standards • Flexibility

  10. Cases Honeywell wireless asset tags

  11. Support Staff Borrowing from Museum Methodology Curators = Subject Specialists Preparator = Collection Assistant Registrar = Digital Imaging Specialist

  12. Selection

  13. Excel Entry Sheet

  14. Touchscreens

  15. Other Firesign Applications

  16. Publicity

  17. Programs

  18. What We Learned • ① Success brings requests for collaboration • Clear mission is critical for exhibit proposals • Create multi-year plan for exhibits • Faculty and students can support the program • Visibility can lead to more in-kind gifts • ② Staff are interested in participating and the work supports their instruction • ③ Evaluation methods: tour counts, comment books, publicity

  19. Resources • ANSI/NISO Z39.79-2001, Environmental Conditions for Exhibiting Library and Archival Materials, National Information Standards Organization, 2001 http://www.kb.dk/export/sites/kb_dk/da/kb/nb/bev/Z39-79-2001_Udstillingsstandard.pdf • “Exhibition Standards,” Smithsonian Institution, August 2002 http://www.si.edu/opanda/Reports/EXStandards.pdf • Guidance for Exhibiting Archive and Library Materials, National Preservation Office(2000) http://www.bl.uk/blpac/pdf/exhibition.pdf • “Standards, ”American Association of Museums http://www.aam-us.org/aboutmuseums/standards/stbp.cfm#bp • “Statement of Professional Standards and Ethics,” AASLH (2002) http://www.aaslh.org/ethics.htm • Toby J. Raphael, “Preventive Conservation and the Exhibition Process: Development of Exhibit Guidelines and Standards for Conservation,” Journal of the American Institute for Conservation, Vol. 44 No.3, Fall-Winter, 2005, Available on JSTOR http://www.jstor.org/stable/40025154