Spotlight digital exhibits

Create a Spotlight exhibit

Spotlight at Stanford is an application for showcasing digital content in easy-to-produce exhibits. Spotlight at Stanford users can quickly build their own online exhibits featuring digital content stored within and outside of the SDR (Stanford Digital Repository), without having to develop their own project interface or use a proprietary system.

Spotlight homepage showing sample social justice digital exhibits.

Who can request an exhibit?

Spotlight at Stanford is available for use by the Stanford community and its partner organizations.

Learn more about creating a Spotlight at Stanford exhibit

What to expect 

Using a templated approach, Spotlight exhibits can be created to satisfy a wide variety of use cases. There are currently over 140 published exhibits. Check out How does Stanford use Spotlight? for an array of examples. 

Content in the SDR (Stanford Digital Repository), such as images, audio and video, searchable PDFs, and other files, are typically uploaded to an exhibit focused on a common theme. Digital content, whether from the SDR or an external source, can be grouped, searched, and displayed in various ways. Exhibit creators write accompanying text to build context and establish discourse around the digital content.

The Spotlight at Stanford team is available to consult, discuss your ideas, and help bring them to fruition with training for you and your exhibit-building colleagues.

Questions about Spotlight at Stanford? 

In general, to leave feedback about a specific exhibit, please use the feedback link in the upper right corner on that exhibit page.  Also, not sure if you’re ready for an exhibit? Contact the Spotlight Service Team for a consultation.

If you are looking to set up an exhibit or request training please use the following links.