Student Digital Exhibits at Utah State University
The USU Libraries collaborates with faculty and students from across the campuses to create digital exhibits using the open source Omeka platform. Library staff collaborate with faculty in a wide range of departments including Art, Engineering, History, and Sociology, among others, to design research assignments that result in the creation of a digital exhibit as an alternative to a traditional research paper. Individual students also participate in intern experiences where they can turn an idea or a research interest into a digital exhibit. Creating these exhibits gives students experience with primary source research, copyright, metadata, and other skills that augment their university learning experience. These exhibits become unique contributions to the scholarly landscape that showcase the research and writing skills of USU students.