Museums across the world are investing more time, money, and energy on extending their collections into the digital space. With this in mind, it is surprising how little research has been undertaken to compare and contrast field leaders in curating and presenting digital collections.
Graciela Kahn's 2014 white paper, Creating Online Exhibitions and Research Tools, seeks to bridge the gap by documenting the ever increasing instances of digital collections. Kahn breaks down the various formulations of online collections into such categories as searchable repositories and virtual exhibitions, while also looking at the elements of these collections, including design, and research.
This white paper is an invaluable resource for any museum practitioner interested in understanding the state of digital collections today.