This relates to the post I did on the Library of Congress’ Recollection project a few weeks ago. One of the components of Recollection is Exhibit, part of the Simile suite of tools developed originally at MIT. Now the Exhibit tool itself has been updated for people who want to use it as a stand-alone component of different sites; the new version is called Exhibit3.
MacKenzie Smith, Research Director at MIT Libraries and Eric Miller, Founder and President of Zepheira, have written an article about Exhibit3, published on SemanticWeb.com. It’s actually a two-part article, but part II hasn’t come out yet. Part I discusses the tool and some of the functional requirements and architectural decisions that were involved in developing it. It’s a good article not only for folks interested in the tool but also for developers interested in developing similar tools.