Designing the Digital Scholarly Commons: "In Mrs. Goldberg's Kitchen: Jewish Life in Interwar Łódź"

March 4th 2015 @ 12:00pm
Wells Library E159: Hazelbaker Lecture Hall

Halina Goldberg, Associate Professor of Music
Jacobs School of Music


Adam Hochstetter, Web Developer

Jacobs School of Music


The online Digital Scholarly Commons was inspired by the physical exhibition about the Jewish quarter in pre-WWII in Łódź, “In Mrs. Goldberg’s Kitchen,” which is on permanent display at the Central Museum of Textiles in Łódź, Poland. Created with Omeka, the Digital Commons reveals the multimedia and multilayered aspects of the exhibition, which are difficult to channel in a traditional museum setting. Omeka allows users to easily navigate a complex set of relationships. In order to create a comprehensive knowledge base, scholars from multiple academic disciplines will be invited to contribute interpretive essays and other materials. By fostering the creation of an online global community of scholars engaged in multidisciplinary projects, this project will promote new scholarship and collaborative ventures. Moreover, in its role as an educational resource, the Digital Commons will provide an innovative learning environment for students at various levels, and serve as a resource for teachers. The Digital Scholarly Commons offers new models of partnerships between institutions dedicated to preservation (museum/archive) and study (university) of the past. 

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Wells Library W501
1320 East Tenth Street
Indiana University
Bloomington, IN 47405
Michelle Dalmau
Michelle Dalmau - Head, Digital Collections Services, Associate Librarian
(812) 855-1261