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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
Hacking Hemingway Cracking the Code to the Vault

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Hacking Hemingway Cracking the Code to the Vault is a digital history project that delivers unprecedented public engagement and access to rare archives from both the Ernest Hemingway Foundation of Oak Park and the Oak Park Public Library.

During the project, the LYRASIS consultant facilitated a cooperative agreement between the Foundation and the Library. The agreement includes the renegotiation of access to collections and outlines the implications of use when something is digitized.

Based on the success of the digital program and the collaboration in the community Special Collections has been able to fund a full-time Archivist and Curator for the first time.

Participants will leave this session with practical tips about community collaboration, training and digital planning and infrastructure. We will discuss lessons learned with a focus on life-cycle development and how a small staff managed the preservation of physical objects and re-gained intellectual control before starting digitization.


Leigh Grinstead

Program Leader, Catalyst Fund, LYRASIS
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Emily Reiher

Archivist, Oak Park Public Library
Emily Reiher, MS, CA, first joined the Oak Park Public Library in spring 2015 under the Hacking Hemingway: Cracking the Code to the Vault digitization grant. As Archivist, Emily works with the collections of the Oak Park Public Library's Special Collections and its community part... Read More →
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Leigh A. Tarullo

Curator of Special Collections, Oak Park Public Library
Leigh A. Tarullo, M.L.I.S., is the Curator of Special Collections at the Oak Park Public Library, where she curates the historic collections of the Library and the Hemingway Foundation of Oak Park Archives.

Friday April 21, 2017 1:45pm - 2:45pm PDT
Chicago Authors Room 7th Floor