This online exhibit was designed to complement and promote an on-site exhibit in the Dumbarton Oaks Research Library, December 15, 2010-March 31, 2011. Both the online and the on-site exhibits were curated by Sarah K. Burke.
We decided to use the exhibit as an opportunity to experiment with options for digital exhibits. Please visit the Dumbarton Oaks website for more information about our institution.
Vocabulary in this exhibit derives from the Getty thesauri and from Bookbinding and the Conservation of Books: A Dictionary of Descriptive Terminology (1982) by Don Etherington and Matt T. Roberts. Etherington & Roberts is also available online.
Omeka and Dublin Core
This exhibit is hosted by omeka.net, part of the Omeka project for online publishing of cultural heritage materials. Omeka makes use of the Dublin Core Metadata Initiative element set. Dublin Core is a simple, flexible element set that has been adopted by a wide variety of user groups. The standardized element set makes it possible for researchers to work across disciplines, and facilitates the interoperability of online collections. More information about using Dublin Core is available here.
The content of this website is copyright © Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collections. United States Copyright Law specifies that works in copyright can be used for educational purposes or personal study without obtaining permission from the holding institution, under the principle of Fair Use. We ask that, if you use images or text from this exhibit, you include a citation with the URL of the exhibit homepage (http://dumbartonbookbindings.omeka.net/).
- Fair Use does not cover commercial publication of these materials. Contact the Dumbarton Oaks Rare Book Collection for permission to publish.
- Users are responsible for determining any additional permissions or restrictions that may apply.