Editor’s Note: This is the third of three posts on a new digital exhibit: ‘Translation… openeth the window to let in the light’: The Pre-History and Abiding Impact of the King James Bible. The first explored the project from a curatorial standpoint; the second looked at its strategic and project management aspects.
The platform we chose to use for the King James Bible Virtual Exhibit is Omeka, which is “a free, flexible, and open source web-publishing platform for the display of library, museum, archives, and scholarly collections and exhibitions.” It’s well known to have a nice set of features that are typically found separately in content management systems, collections management systems, and archival digital collections systems. As a developer it was helpful to have such diverse functionality available to us upon installation. We were able to leverage the strengths of the platform instead of building features from the ground-up.