DPLA Technologies:Foundations for Growth & Sustainability Chris Freeland 14 Jun 2011
uh, who is this guy? M.S., Biological SciencesEastern Illinois University, 1997 B.S., Environmental BiologyEastern Illinois University, 1996 Director, Center for Biodiversity InformaticsMissouri Botanical Garden, 2007 – date Technical DirectorBiodiversity Heritage Library, 2007 – date http://chrisfreeland.com @chrisfreeland
<3 libraries, <3+ books Public libraries Incredibly important for rural & urban Americans Community centers Tech hubs Education opportunities / Reading programs Academic libraries My users I see DPLA as complementary
what is “it”? Are we trying to gobble up as much data as possible, tie them together with services, throw them at the wall and see what sticks, or are we trying to build a thematic slice of content with pristine data as a demonstration of a DPLA environment? Mass of data, or refined dataset?
aggregation vs. repository? Will DPLA hold metadata about objects in other systems, or will DPLA hold metadata + objects in its own repository? Will DPLA create new content? Does DPLA have a preservation component? IA scans & stores Needs improved documentation, services for easy upload of complex objects & in bulk Rebuilding IA / Europeanaon steroids?
media types? Will need to coordinate with content group
who will be able to contribute? Anyone? Partners? Governance Commercial data providers? Bussia hostess wanted new books Flickr Tumblr Wikipedia Netflix
motivation & reward for participation? Organizational Data providers Increased access & exposure Individual Data providers Labours of love But really, what’s in it for content holders? Why would someone want to participate in this endeavor? Europeana has built itself as dissemination pathway for EU-funded projects Want isn’t a question anymore; clear to get funding, embrace Europeana
restricted content? Culturally (in)sensitive content Erotica / pornography Government docs Schema.org has a tiny, clever setting isFamilyFriendly
easy content Internet Archive Books Cultural Heritage via OAI-PMH Federal funding already making these available Public domain printed literature Use OpenLibrary, LibraryThing, Mendeley to identify public domain content people want
mobile Maybe we aggregate data, let others build? MTA
linked open data <3 How much data vs metadata needed? Ed Summers blog post TBL diagram
wild ideas: community book readings Readings of free books by interesting people Better than an audiobook, with visual cues Like Star Wars fan movie for Moby Dick. Each group records themselves reading