Ithaca, NY Library exhibits are a valued cultural tradition that began as a way to call attention to significant, new or notable library books and objects on tables and in exhibit cases. As more collections are born digital, and as libraries put more collections online, library displays have moved online to showcase masterpieces that were often previously hidden from regular public view.
One example can be found in the National Library of Finland’s (http://www.nationallibrary.fi/index.html) “Treasures of Europe” collection: http://search.theeuropeanlibrary.org/portal/en/libraryTreasures.html?libraryid=14. Visitors may browse historic map and book images from centuries-old Finnish books and manuscripts.
Using DSpace the National Library of Finland developed the internal Doria system (http://www.nationallibrary.fi/libraries/doria.html) to manage software, hardware, maintenance, support and development to make digital materials available for greater access and utility for use in features such as library exhibits.