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Establishing the Missouri Hub: A Service Hub for DPLA

  1. 1. ESTABLISHING THE MISSOURI HUB: A SERVICE HUB FOR DPLA Chris Freeland, Washington University in St. Louis David Henry, Missouri History Museum Emily Jaycox, Missouri History Museum
  2. 2. WHAT IS DPLA? 1. A por tal that del ivers students, teachers, scholars, and the public to incredible resources, wherever they may be in America. 2. A platform that enables new and transformative uses of our digitized cultural heritage. 3. An advocate for a strong publ ic option in the twenty-first century. The DPLA seeks to multiply openly accessible materials to strengthen the publ ic option that l ibraries represent in their communities.
  5. 5. SERVICE HUB MODEL PONDS LAKES OCEAN Local Regional National Users / Visitors / Researchers
  6. 6. LOCAL DISCUSSIONS LED TO ACTION TECHO-STL Technology Exchange for Cultural Heritage Organizations in ST. Louis Cultural heritage organizations & beyond: Libraries Museums Universities Technology Partners Financial Institutions Opportunity to share experience, collaborate Linked Data Platforms Digital Exhibitions
  7. 7. SEPTEMBER 2013, TECHO-STL MEETING AT STL FED  Who can be the Service Hub in Missouri?  Participation from Carl Wingo, learned Missouri Digital Heritage (contentDM) in migration  Timing  STL 250th  Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis 100th  Demand  What questions can’t be asked of DPLA about Missouri right now?  Reuse  Lessons learned from other Hubs  What else could our group of interested libraries do together?  Scope of content  What is a Missouri digital object?
  8. 8. GOAL SET IN SPRING 2014  GOAL: By October 2014, the digital collections of contributing institutions will be made available on DPLA through a Missouri-centered hub  Admin working group  Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis  Missouri History Museum  Washington University in St. Louis  Technical group  Led by David Henry at Missouri History Museum
  9. 9.  Missouri Hub INTRODUCING… http://dp. la/search?par tner%5B%5D=Missouri+Hub  41,557 digital objects contributed to DPLA  22,136 images  7,886 texts  6,834 physical objects  Contributors across the state:  Missouri History Museum  St. Louis University  Washington University in St. Louis  Kansas City Public Library  Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis  The State Historical Society of Missouri
  10. 10. BEFORE & AFTER SEARCHES  “Mi ss o ur i”  Before Missouri Hub addition: 27,000  After Missouri Hub addition: 70,000  “ 1 9 0 4 Wo r l d’ s Fa i r ”  Before Missouri Hub addition: 232  After Missouri Hub addition: 1,968
  11. 11. PLATFORM / AGGREGATOR  Missouri Digital Heritage is the state-wide platform  Intake engine for getting new content online, especially from smaller, tech-challenged organizations  Well-established  Available via OAI-PMH  The Missouri Hub is an aggregator  Onramp to DPLA  Pulls content from repositories within Missouri, can include MDH once agreements in place  Aggregator is a silent utility without a user interface
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  14. 14. DPLA IS A REPOSITORY OF METADATA  DPLA does not host digital assets, nor does the Hub  Purpose of the Hub is to normal ize/regularize metadata so it can be passed to DPLA in a uni fied stream  DPLA only stores Metadata + Link to Thumbnai l ( if exists) + Link back to digital asset in contributing repository  DPLA does value-added post -processing on the metadata to enable search facets for DATE & PLACE  Richer discovery experience
  15. 15. CCO  Al l metadata shared with DPLA MUST be provided under a CC0 l icense  This applies only to metadata - not digital assets  What is CC0?  Creative Commons Public Domain Dedication  “…has dedicated the work to the public domain by waiving all of his or her rights to the work worldwide under copyright law…”  “You can copy, modify, distribute and perform the work, even for commercial purposes, all without asking permission.”  Why this approach?  Metadata are statements, facts  Restrictions limit reuse en masse
  16. 16. HOW TO JOIN IN THE FUN Saint Louis University students dancing at a Halloween party, ca. 1955. Contributors • Review & sign Memorandum of Understanding: OHub_MOU_Sep_2014.docx • Connect your tech/systems people with David Henry

Editor's Notes

  • The Content hubs are large digital libraries, museums, archives, or repositories that maintain a one-to-one relationship with the DPLA.  Content hubs, as a general rule, provide more than 250,000 unique metadata records that resolve to digital objects (online texts, photographs, manuscript material, art work, etc.) to the DPLA, and commit to maintaining and editing those records as needed.

    As of July 2013, the Content hubs include the following institutions:

    Biodiversity Heritage Library
    David Rumsey Map Collection
    Harvard Library
    HathiTrust Digital Library
    National Archives and Records Administration (NARA)
    New York Public Library
    Smithsonian Institution
    University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
    University of Virginia
  • The DPLA Service hubs are state or regional digital libraries that aggregate information about digital objects from libraries, archives, museums, and other cultural heritage institutions within its given state or region. Each Service hub offers its state or regional partners a full menu of standardized digital services, including digitization, metadata assistance and training, data aggregation and storage services, as well as locally hosted community outreach programs, bringing users in contact with digital content of local relevance.

    As of July 2013, the Service hubs include the following institutions:

    Digital Commonwealth (Massachusetts)
    Digital Library of Georgia
    Kentucky Digital Library
    Minnesota Digital Library
    Mountain West Digital Library (Utah, Nevada, Southern Idaho, Arizona)
    South Carolina Digital Library

  • To help visualize the relationship between the different pieces of the Service hub relationship, one can imagine your local historical society or public library as a pond, containing in it unique, valuable cultural content. These ponds send their content through tributaries to the lakes, the DPLA Service hubs, which aggregate data from the various cultural heritage institutions across their state or region, the ponds. The Service hubs then feed this content through rivers to the ocean, the DPLA.
  • 30 minutes drive, easy to get in a room together
  • Existing group + new folks + new ideas + desire to work together
  • Saint Louis University students dancing at a Halloween party, ca. 1955

    Group has assembled
    Buy-in from major stakeholders
    Started building the low-barrier tech utilities

    DPLA is a catalyst
    DPLA is a wholly collaborative environment

    Casual networks are effective
    We should be working together like this anyway

    What else can we do together besides DPLA?