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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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Thursday, April 20


Copyright for Digital Collections
Hosting digital collections, such as those aggregated in DPLA, comes with a variety of copyright challenges. This workshop will prepare participants to address those challenges for the collections they administer. It will outline the various rationales, under copyright law, for hosting digital collections (e.g., materials are in the public domain, a rightsholder has given permission, or hosting the collection falls under fair use). It will also go over when it is appropriate to grant permission for others to use items in a digital collection, and how to use Creative Commons licenses and rights statements to simplify that work. In the second half of the workshop, participants will work in small groups on copyright decisions for a hypothetical digital collection. The full group will then reconvene to discuss those decisions. This workshop is designed for people who administer digital collections and have some previous experience with copyright law.

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Ana Enriquez

Copyright Specialist, University of Michigan Library

Thursday April 20, 2017 1:00pm - 3:15pm
Reception Room Lower Level


Turn the Rights On: A RightsStatements.org Update and Comparison of Regional Rights Standardization Projects
This session provides an update on the RightsStatements.org project and extensive look at its implementation at Hubs and contributing institutions across the DPLA Network. Updates on the RightsStatements.org project will include recent developments in the project's governance, sustainability, and growth. Panelists, representing a geographically diverse selection of rights standardization projects from digital collections across the DPLA Network, will compare and contrast how each approached the work and its challenges. Each featured organization differs in operating structures and content types held, making their approach different by necessity. Each is also at a different stage in the implementation process, providing attendees with an array of opportunities for education and inquiry. Panelists will discuss metadata choices, development of training, and engagement with contributors. This session is open at all who would like to learn more about rights standardization projects from those who are on the front lines of implementing them.

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Emily Gore

Director for Content, DPLA
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Molly Huber

Outreach Coordinator, Minnesota Digital Library, Minitex, Minitex

Brandy Karl

Penn State University
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Hannah Stitzlein

Metadata Services Specialist for DPLA, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Elliott Williams

University of Miami
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Micah Zeller

Copyright Services, Washington University in St. Louis

Thursday April 20, 2017 3:30pm - 5:45pm
Pritzker Auditorium 400 S State St, Chicago, IL 60605
Friday, April 21


HathiTrust Research Center Lesson Plan Jam
This workshop will equip you with hands-on experience and community-created lesson plan frameworks to empower you to teach text analysis workshops at your home institution. After an introduction to text mining concepts and to the HathiTrust Research Center (HTRC) tools and services, you will collaborate in small groups to draft lesson plans that incorporate text analysis techniques. Representatives from the HTRC will lead the session using best practice in instructional design to guide curriculum development. You will have the opportunity to think through learning goals, “big ideas,” and requisite skill development for a text analysis workshop as you map out short lesson plans. At the end of the workshop, you with have the framework of teachable lesson guides you can implement in your local instructional practice. With your permission the guides will be assembled into an open community resource for others who teach (or seek to teach) text analysis workshops.

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Eleanor Dickson

HTRC Digital Humanities Specialist, University of Illinois
HathiTrust Research Center, text analysis, #dlfteach, digital library pedagogy

Leanne Nay

Scholarly Technologies Librarian, Indiana University

Friday April 21, 2017 10:15am - 12:30pm
3rd Floor Meeting Room 3rd Floor


Wikidata the Basics: how to use it and what it offers for Cultural Heritage
Now with over 25 million distinct concepts, many of them drawn from heritage communities, Wikidata, a sister project of Wikipedia, offers one of the most dynamic large; and what's more this data can be accessed and contributed to in over 100 languages. As a structured, linked, open, multiligingual data project, that is both machine and human readable and editable, its become a utility for communities in different knowledge professions and around the world.

In this workshop, I will provide the following:

*Introduction the assumptions and data structure behind Wikidata
*A demonstration of contributing to Wikidata
*Examine tools important for helping cultural heritage organizations contribute to Wikidata
*Show how querying and interacting with Wikidata can enrich knowledge from elsewhere.
*Highlight initiatives and opportunities to become more involved, including the upcoming work to changes to Wikimedia Commons funded by the Sloan Foundation.

The workshop will start at the basics, and highlight the broader opportunities and conversations possible because of Wikidata. No experience with linked-structured open data is needed.


Friday April 21, 2017 10:15am - 12:30pm
8th Floor Meeting Room 8th Floor