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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
Digital Publishing at the Art Institute of Chicago: Discoverability, Adaptability and Access

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In recent years, the Art Institute of Chicago has invested heavily in nine digital scholarly catalogues on topics ranging from Roman art to modern art. The freely available catalogues offer in-depth curatorial and conservation research supported by interactive features that give readers the power to investigate on their own.

In the midst of a museum-wide digital infrastructure overhaul, Art Institute librarians, publishers, and technologists are asking deeper questions about digital scholarly publishing: how useful are the catalogues? Who is reading them? How are these readers finding the catalogues? Are current formats working? Where do digital publishing and broader digital restructuring efforts intersect? How can we reach a wider audience of librarians, students, and educators?

Using our experience producing, promoting, and analyzing use of our digital scholarly catalogues as a starting point, we hope to engage attendees in an in-depth and lively discussion about digital scholarly publishing.


Autumn L. Mather

Head of Reader Services, Ryerson and Burnham Libraries, Art Institute of Chicago
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Joseph Mohan

Director of Production, Art Institute of Chicago
Director of Production, Art Institute of Chicago
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Tina Shah

Senior Developer, Art Institute of Chicago

Friday April 21, 2017 1:45pm - 2:45pm PDT
Reception Room Lower Level