DPLA Technologies: Foundations for Growth & Sustainability


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  • DPLA Technologies: Foundations for Growth & Sustainability

    1. 1. DPLA Technologies:Foundations for Growth & Sustainability<br />Chris Freeland<br />14 Jun 2011<br />
    2. 2. uh, who is this guy?<br />M.S., Biological SciencesEastern Illinois University, 1997<br />B.S., Environmental BiologyEastern Illinois University, 1996<br />Director, Center for Biodiversity InformaticsMissouri Botanical Garden, 2007 – date<br />Technical DirectorBiodiversity Heritage Library, 2007 – date<br />http://chrisfreeland.com<br />@chrisfreeland<br />
    3. 3. <3 libraries, <3+ books<br />Public libraries<br />Incredibly important for rural & urban Americans<br />Community centers<br />Tech hubs<br />Education opportunities / Reading programs <br />Academic libraries<br />My users<br />I see DPLA as complementary<br />
    4. 4. what is “it”?<br />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?<br />Mass of data, or refined dataset?<br />
    5. 5. this is the dpla<br />
    6. 6. aggregation vs. repository?<br />Will DPLA hold metadata about objects in other systems, or will DPLA hold metadata + objects in its own repository?<br />Will DPLA create new content?<br />Does DPLA have a preservation component?<br />IA scans & stores<br />Needs improved documentation, services for easy upload of complex objects & in bulk<br />Rebuilding IA / Europeanaon steroids?<br />
    7. 7. media types?<br />Will need to coordinate with content group<br />
    8. 8. who will be able to contribute?<br />Anyone?<br />Partners?<br />Governance<br />Commercial data providers?<br />Bussia hostess wanted new books<br />Flickr<br />Tumblr<br />Wikipedia<br />Netflix<br />
    9. 9. motivation & reward for participation?<br />Organizational Data providers<br />Increased access & exposure<br />Individual Data providers<br />Labours of love<br />But really, what’s in it for content holders?<br />Why would someone want to participate in this endeavor?<br />Europeana has built itself as dissemination pathway for EU-funded projects<br />Want isn’t a question anymore; clear to get funding, embrace Europeana<br />
    10. 10. restricted content?<br />Culturally (in)sensitive content<br />Erotica / pornography<br />Government docs<br />Schema.org has a tiny, clever setting<br />isFamilyFriendly<br />
    11. 11. easy content<br />Internet Archive Books<br />Cultural Heritage via OAI-PMH<br />Federal funding already making these available<br />Public domain printed literature<br />Use OpenLibrary, LibraryThing, Mendeley to identify public domain content people want<br />
    12. 12. mobile <br />Maybe we aggregate data, let others build?<br />MTA<br />
    13. 13. linked open data<br /><3<br />How much data vs metadata needed?<br />Ed Summers blog post<br />TBL diagram<br />
    14. 14. dpla & gaming<br />http://www.digitalkoot.fi/en/splash<br />
    15. 15. ui / ux?<br />Sales Inventory<br />Media<br />Cultural Heritage<br />Gaming<br />Narrative / content + context<br />
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    23. 23. media partnerships<br />
    24. 24. partnerships with cool kids<br />Need a community manager<br />
    25. 25. wild ideas: Angry Books?<br />
    26. 26. wild ideas: community book readings<br />Readings of free books by interesting people<br />Better than an audiobook, with visual cues<br />Like Star Wars fan movie for Moby Dick. Each group records themselves reading<br />
    27. 27. http://blog.zdf.de/hyperland/2011/06/bibliotheken-suchen-ihre-zukunft-im-netz/<br />