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DPLAfest 2017—the fourth major gathering of the Digital Public Library of America’s broad community—will take place on April 20-21, 2017 in Chicago at Chicago Public Library’s Harold Washington Library Center. For more information, visit the DPLA website.
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Friday, April 21 • 1:45pm - 2:45pm
Managing Relationships, Managing Metadata: Digital Library Collaborations Between Institutions and Across Sectors

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Whether your institution is a hub, content partner, or exploring possibilities, the challenges of operating efficiently and effectively in a collaborative environment are undoubtedly familiar: How do we decide between best practices and “good enough?” How do we translate between the dialect of digital libraries and the languages of more traditional library environments? And how do we provide centralized infrastructure while still supporting local community projects? Thankfully, there are concrete and critical steps to take toward managing and sustaining these relationships to promote inclusion, professional literacy, and common purpose.

Join our presenters as they discuss collaborations between libraries across different professional sectors, including public, state, and academic institutions. Attendees will gain insight into the many issues that collaborations across sectors raise, and will leave with new tools for anticipating and managing these delicate but important relationships.


Richard Adler

Coordinator, Michigan Service Hub

Jennifer Birnel

Project Manager, Big Sky Country Digital Network
Director of Montana Memory Project and Project Manager of Big SKy Country Digital Network

Chris Freeland

Washington University in St. Louis

Lisa Gregory

Program Coordinator, North Carolina Digital Heritage Center
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Angela Stanley

Assistant State Librarian for Innovation and Collaboration, Georgia Public Library Service
Angela Stanley is Assistant State Librarian for Innovation and Collaboration for Georgia Public Library Service, where she supports shared resources for Georgia's 60 public library systems, including tools and services like access to electronic databases, ebooks, and primary source... Read More →

Friday April 21, 2017 1:45pm - 2:45pm PDT
Pritzker Auditorium 400 S State St, Chicago, IL 60605