Organizing a DPLA Service Hub in Missouri

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Organizing a DPLA Service Hub in Missouri

  1. 1. Chris Freeland Associate University Librarian Washington University Libraries Washington University in St. Louis 1 April 2014 ORGANIZING A DPLA SERVICE HUB IN MISSOURI Local participation in the Digital Public Library of America @chrisfreeland
  2. 2. LOCAL ORGANIZING EFFORTS IN MISSOURI MY HISTORY WITH DPLA STATUS & NEXT STEPS
  3. 3. MY HISTORY WITH DPLA http://www.flickr.com/photos/iamthebestartist/5492707048/Jessamyn West, March 2011.
  4. 4.  Major decisions DPLA should “enable, provide, facilitate” Aggregate existing data and create new Less emphasis on the front door, more on services & multiple entry points Openness – “No New Gatekeepers!” Identify gaps/needs in current systems JUNE 2011, TECH SUMMIT
  5. 5. APRIL 2012, EARLY HACKATHON
  6. 6. LOCAL ORGANIZING EFFORTS IN MISSOURI MY HISTORY WITH DPLA STATUS & NEXT STEPS
  7. 7. CURRENT STATE OF DIGITAL COLLABORATION IN MISSOURI Early 2000’s, state-wide digitization model Platform Conferences & networking Current, sponsored by State Library & State Archives Local, casual discussions
  8. 8. SOCIAL ENGINEERING FROM EXISTING NETWORKS TECHO-STL Technology Exchange for Cultural Heritage Organizations in ST. Louis Linked Data Platforms Digital Exhibitions Opportunity to share experience, collaborate Cultural heritage organizations & beyond: Technology Partners MuseumsLibraries Financial Institutions Universities
  9. 9.  Who can be the Service Hub in Missouri?  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 SEPTEMBER 2013, CONSIDERATIONS FOR MISSOURI
  10. 10. THE “MISSOURINESS” OF A DIGITAL OBJECT http://www.flickr.com/photos/28864552@N02/10859202903
  11. 11. http://library.wustl.edu/units/spec/manuscripts/papyri/wtu.inventory.34.html THE “MISSOURINESS” OF A DIGITAL OBJECT
  12. 12. LOCAL ORGANIZING EFFORTS IN MISSOURI MY HISTORY WITH DPLA STATUS & NEXT STEPS
  13. 13.  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  Participation and support from Missouri Digital Heritage  Message/Invitation out Feb 28 to universities, public libraries, consortia PROGRESS https://www.flickr.com/photos/mohistory/10843826765/in/set-72157637643632046
  14. 14. By October 2014, the digital collections of contributing institutions will be made available on DPLA through a Missouri- centered hub GOAL 214 days…and counting!
  15. 15.  Similar technology profile as described by Wake Forest  REPOX & OAI  Guidance from community of developers and DPLA staff  Shared technology experience Missouri specifics: Path of least resistance  Aggregator will be a silent utility without UI at startup  OAI as minimum entry today  More onramps to come TECHNICAL ENGINEERING
  16. 16. Construction Demonstration Conversation WHERE WE ARE TODAY
  17. 17. NEXT STEPS https://www.flickr.com/photos/mohistory/11968920314/in/set-72157637643632046
  18. 18. Chris Freeland Associate University Librarian Washington University Libraries Washington University in St. Louis 1 April 2014 ORGANIZING A DPLA SERVICE HUB IN MISSOURI Local participation in the Digital Public Library of America @chrisfreeland Q&A

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