Chicago Collections is proud to support digital exhibits created by members, found online at https://exhibits.chicagocollections.org/digital-exhibits/index. This guide will provide an overview of the exhibit process and help you design your exhibit in Scalar, the platform chosen by the Digital Exhibits Task Force in 2017. This manual is a living document meant to guide you through best practices that are specific to Chicago Collections. Throughout the guide, we will link to more technical instructions found in Scalar's official documentation, as well as other resources. You can access the Scalar site any time in the "Quick Links" box to the left. You can also contact the Digital Exhibits Committee at any time with questions or suggestions for updating this guide.
You can navigate through the steps to digital exhibit creation on the menu to the top left, and there are various support communities on the bottom left, including the Chicago Collections Slack channel, Scalar's website, and contact information for the Digital Exhibits Committee, which reviews exhibit proposals and approves final exhibits.
If you are interested in designing a digital exhibit, here is an overview of the process, which is described in more detail in the navigation tabs to the left. The timeline is a suggestion, and you should customize it to your individual needs.