This session will feature a handful of short 5-minute presentations about interesting projects and updates from members of the DPLA Community. Presentations include:
What You Told Us About Analytics
There is growing interest among GLAM institutions to improve the collection, analysis, and use of analytics data. Understanding current practices of peer institutions can help improve local practices and move our communities toward development and adoption of interoperable standards and shared tools. The DPLA recently surveyed Hubs about current practices and needs surrounding metadata quality analysis and usage analytics. We'll share preliminary results and next steps.
REPOX Redux: A Plan for Improvement
Many DPLA members use REPOX to aggregate content for harvesting. The program is finicky, out-of-date (the last update was October 2013), unsupported, and lacks important basic features. To resolve these problems, members of the Big Sky Country Digital Network (BSCDN) and the Empire State Digital Network (ESDN) propose making some much-needed improvements and updates to REPOX. The team will develop more robust logging and integrate the NCDHC DPLA OAI Aggregation Tools into REPOX, for example. In addition to presenting modifications and a features list, the team will be putting out a call to the DPLA community for other requests for other features and code contributions. The project will exist in a public space on GitHub and use the existing REPOX code base (also on GitHub) as a starting point. The team will begin the project in January 2017 and demonstrate their progress in this lightning talk.
This talk will provide a brief introduction to IIIF and highlight the experiences of IIIF implementers.
Seeing the Scene
Local community networks are the basis for what become "scenes". Music scenes, arts scenes and literary scenes among others are important parts of community identity, and foster a feeling of belonging and distinction. In previous decades, communication within a scene was based on locally produced print information sources such as newsletters, zines, pamphlets, handbills etc. These sources are now found in various archives, and are an important record of a scene's life. In today's age, communication is enabled via the Internet and social media. The open access Chicago Music Scene Web archive at Northwestern U is an experiment to discover if a scene can be represented in online archives with information gained via web harvesting. Attendees will see how important and easy it is to "see the scene" using web harvesting techniques.
TagTeam - Social Tagging in an Open Infrastructure
TagTeam is an open-source tagging platform with the power to move a tagging project from a folksonomy to an ontology. It’s an open infrastructure that supports interoperability and resource aggregation, developed by the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University. This session will provide an overview of TagTeam and how it supports social tagging, controlled vocabularies, open infrastructures, and interoperability. To demonstrate how TagTeam works in practice, the session will briefly review the Open Access Tracking Project (OATP) as an ongoing use case. The presentation will also touch on TagTeam’s future goals.
Technology Selection for Texas - Beyond the Portal
The Texas State Libraries and Archives Commission has provided Texas Digital Library with a grant to partner with Houston Public Libraries and the University of North Texas' Portal to Texas History (the current hub for Texas) to develop a DPLA Service Hub. TDL surveyed a number of existing hubs across the country to learn about their experiences. Based upon peer feedback, the Texas Digital Library is currently implementing the Supplejack application from Digital New Zealand. This tool provides a GUI-based metadata aggregation and mapping service to visualize and simplify workflows for metadata managers.
In this lightning talk, we will discuss our review of technologies and our selection of Supplejack as well as additional plans for development of a local discovery layer.
Improving Regional Metadata with the Western Name Authority File Project
In April 2016, the University of Utah received funding from IMLS for the Western Name Authority File project, a two-year planning grant designed to explore ways regional digital libraries can work together on issues of name authority control. This lightning talk will provide a brief overview of progress, which centered on collecting and evaluating baseline data from digital libraries in western states, collaboration with partner institutions, selecting a data model for the project, and testing tools and software to support shared creation and maintenance of a regional name authority file for personal names and corporate bodies. The talk will also explore how name authority control can improve discoverability for DPLA content providers in both local and regional aggregated digital library indexes.
The Indiana Memory DPLA Service Hub Approach: Metadata Aggregation on a Shoestring
Metadata mapping for a service hub is a complicated process. Learning about and negotiating the systems represented across a service hub to allow for aggregation can involve a wide variety of starting points and levels of expertise. In Indiana, a statewide service hub through the Indiana State Library has worked to create an approach to metadata aggregation for systems using CONTENTdm. For organizations not using CONTENTdm, Indiana University has also created a Metadata Mapping Tool that allows for spreadsheet-style data input that can be mapped to produce the XML feed that the IMDPLA needs to do its aggregating up to DPLA. Join us for a quick look at our approach to metadata aggregation as well as training for IMDPLA participants. We hope these comments will be helpful to existing or future DPLA Service Hubs.
Reaching Out to Potential DPLA Hub contributors: PA Digital's Communication Strategy and Plan
As a hub, how do you develop a communication plan to reach out to potential new contributors in your community? And how do you keep current contributors engaged and up to date? Successful communication across different types of institutions and sectors requires some strategizing. PA Digital developed a plan to manage communication to the Pennsylvania community systematically, including social media, blog posts, email lists, webinars and in-person workshops. In this lightning talk we will give an overview of the development process of such a plan and some lessons learned from the implementation. The talk will include a URL to a template that we created based on our own spreadsheet. Attendees can use this resource as the basis for their own planning.