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Branding your library with Local History: Curatescape

Enhance your library's image by uncovering your community's past! From book displays to online exhibits; learn how to introduce patrons to your local history treasures.

About

  • Web and Mobile publishing platform that uses Omeka to generate location based content.
  • Images are used to enhance historic narratives that revolve around a geographic location.
  • Gives users the ability to "tour" historic areas from home or mobile applications

Pros

  • Free for the Open-source (web only) platform
  • Uses Omeka, allowing for greater flexibility in web-design and content management
  • Interactive features and storytelling elements provide a unique experience for users
  • Cloud based; changes can be made at anytime and will be automatically reflected in mobile apps and website

Cons

  • Full service (web and mobile features), requires a 3 year payment plan totalling $8,500.00; first year set up costs $5,500