On Tue, Wed August 9th and 10th, Yale Center for British Art (YBCA) and Yale Library are honored to host founders of the Spotlight project<http://spotlight.projectblacklight.org/> from Stanford for a 2-hour presentation plus day and a half unconference: YCBA and Yale Library present Spotlight on Spotlight.
What is Spotlight?
Spotlight is open source software that enables librarians, curators, and other content experts to easily build feature-rich websites that showcase collections and objects from a digital repository, uploaded items, or a combination of the two. Spotlight is a plug-in for Blacklight, an open source, Ruby on Rails Engine that provides a basic discovery interface for searching an Apache Solr index.
Example of a Spotlight exhibit: Maps of Africa (Stanford)<https://exhibits.stanford.edu/maps-of-africa>
Creating a Spotlight exhibit<https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qPJtgajJ4ic> (YouTube Video)
Touring a Spotlight exhibit <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_A7vTbbiF4g> (YouTube Video)
More information on Spotlight project: http://campuspress.yale.edu/yalehydranews/tag/spotlight/
Attend YCBA and Yale Library present Spotlight on Spotlight:
All are welcome and we'd be thrilled to have visitors, but space is limited so please register<https://docs.google.com/forms/u/0/d/1omEIlhplvOiN_VsnfOS8NTEPUnUCAQC71YDCv6c8SXE/viewform>. The main presentation on Tuesday, August 9th, 10 AM - 12:00 PM at the YCBA lecture hall will be open to the public with a capacity of 200 people. The stakeholder session and development sessions Tuesday afternoon and Wednesday can accommodate 30 people each. For more information including registration, location and travel details please see the event website Spotlight on Spotlight at Yale<https://wiki.duraspace.org/display/hydra/Spotlight+on+Spotlight+at+Yale>.
Who: exhibit curators, librarians, collection owners, executives, sysadmins, developers
Event website: Spotlight on Spotlight at Yale<https://wiki.duraspace.org/display/hydra/Spotlight+on+Spotlight+at+Yale>
Project Website: https://github.com/projectblacklight/spotlight
Plenary Presentation - Tuesday, August 9th, 10 AM - 12:00 PM (YBCA lecture hall, capacity 200)
Stakeholder Meeting - Tuesday, August 9th, 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM (Bass L01 capacity 30)
Developer/ Open Session - Tuesday, August 9th, 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM (Bass L06, capacity 30)
Developer/Open Session - Wednesday, August 10th, 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM (Bass L06, capacity 30)
Please contact [log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]> or [log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]> if you have any questions.
See you there,