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Exhibits Documentation A guide to building exhibits using Spotlight

2: Quick Start Guide

Understand exhibit strategy

Prior to requesting an exhibit, please review the UCSB Before You Start page. Exploring current exhibits on the spotlight.library.ucsb.edu site will help you select the settings, functions, and widgets best suited to your needs.

Request your exhibit

Please follow the instructions to request an exhibit.

Access your exhibit

Once you have requested an exhibit, you should receive a response within 2-3 days. After you have received the email notification that your Spotlight exhibit has been created, you are ready to begin! Click on the exhibit link provided to access your new exhibit. (You can also access any of your exhibits-in-progress by navigating to spotlight.library.ucsb.edu in your browser, authenticating by selecting Sign in in the top right corner of the screen, then navigating to the Your exhibits tab.)

Build your exhibit

There is detailed information on this exhibit site to assist with exhibit building, including short video tips for using the widgets, and more. Please refer to each of the pages in the Reference tab for thorough documentation.

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