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  • 1. DPLA Technologies:Foundations for Growth & Sustainability
    Chris Freeland
    14 Jun 2011
  • 2. 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. <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
  • 4. 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?
  • 5. this is the dpla
  • 6. 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?
  • 7. media types?
    Will need to coordinate with content group
  • 8. who will be able to contribute?
    Anyone?
    Partners?
    Governance
    Commercial data providers?
    Bussia hostess wanted new books
    Flickr
    Tumblr
    Wikipedia
    Netflix
  • 9. 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
  • 10. restricted content?
    Culturally (in)sensitive content
    Erotica / pornography
    Government docs
    Schema.org has a tiny, clever setting
    isFamilyFriendly
  • 11. 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
  • 12. mobile
    Maybe we aggregate data, let others build?
    MTA
  • 13. linked open data
    <3
    How much data vs metadata needed?
    Ed Summers blog post
    TBL diagram
  • 14. dpla & gaming
    http://www.digitalkoot.fi/en/splash
  • 15. ui / ux?
    Sales Inventory
    Media
    Cultural Heritage
    Gaming
    Narrative / content + context
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  • 23. media partnerships
  • 24. partnerships with cool kids
    Need a community manager
  • 25. wild ideas: Angry Books?
  • 26. 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
  • 27. http://blog.zdf.de/hyperland/2011/06/bibliotheken-suchen-ihre-zukunft-im-netz/