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Next Steps for IMLS’s
National Digital Platform
5/25/16
National Digital Platform
solve local digital issues
& contribute to national
efforts.
National Digital Platform
catalyze improvements
to digital capability &
capacity
Roadmap for Talk
1. About me & IMLS
2. Defining NDP
3. What we heard
4. What we’ve funded
5. Where we’re going
Roadmap for Talk
 I’m a Senior Program Officer
in the Office of Library
Services at IMLS.
 The Institute of Museum and
L...
National Digital Platform
Two related ideas of the National Digital Platform
1. A way of thinking about all the digital to...
National Digital Platform
the national digital platform is
the combination of software,
social and technical
infrastructur...
National Digital Platform
The platform isn’t an
individual thing. It isn’t a
piece of software, or a
website. The platform...
National Digital Platform
It is possible for every
library in the country to
leverage and benefit from
the work of other l...
National Digital Platform
foundations of the
national digital platform
already exist
National Digital Platform
prioritize improving &
connecting promising
digital tools & services
that have clear potential
t...
National Digital Platform
 In 2015 and 2016 IMLS
convened stakeholders to
provide input on the
national digital platform
...
National Digital Platform
Key Themes from the 2015 event included
 Engaging, Mobilizing and Connecting
Communities
 Leve...
National Digital Platform
Engaging, Mobilizing and Connecting Communities
 Engaging users in national digital platform
pr...
National Digital Platform
Leveraging linked open data to connect content
across institutions and amplify impact
 Focusing...
National Digital Platform
Shifting to continuous professional learning as
part of library professional practice
 Focusing...
National Digital Platform
20 Projects
in 20 Minutes
National Digital Platform
Most of the narratives for these
projects are available online
imls.gov/grants/awarded/LG-70-15-...
National Digital Platform
 Open Source Digital Library Software Tools and
Communities (7 projects)
– Open Source Infrastr...
Open Source Repository Tools
Fostering a New National Library Network through
a Community-Based, Connected Repository Syst...
Open Source Repository Tools
Fedora 4 API Extension (API-X) Architecture
$120,500
– The Sheridan Libraries at Johns Hopkin...
Open Source Access to eBooks
Library E-Content Access Project (LEAP)$1,372,154
and $1,372,154 in Cost Share
– The New York...
Open Source Access to eBooks
SimplyE for Consortia: 3 Clicks for All Your Ebooks
$695,000 and $695,000 in cost share
– Min...
Tools for Born Digital Content
Email: Process, Appraise, Discover, Deliver – ePADD
Phase 2 $685,129.00 and $685,129.00 in ...
Tools for Born Digital Content
A Re-enactment Tool for Collections of Digital Artifacts
$109,494 and $169,970 in cost shar...
Tools for Born Digital Content
Systems Interoperability and Collaborative Development for
Web Archiving $353,221 and $98,4...
National Digital Platform
7 down! 12 to go.
National Digital Platform
 Open Source Digital Library Software Tools and
Communities (7 projects)
– Open Source Infrastr...
Scaling up Shared Services
Expanding Access to Biodiversity Literature $846,457.00
and $994,391.00 in cost share
– The New...
Scaling up Shared Services
Museum Hub for Open Content $756,676.00
with $749,418.00in cost share
– ARTstor, in collaborati...
Scaling up Shared Services
Scaling Up Perma.cc: Ensuring the Integrity of the
Digital Scholarly Record $782,649 and $823,1...
Scaling up Shared Services
Periods, Organized (PeriodO) 2: Linking, Discovering,
and Reconciling Information about the Pas...
National Digital Platform
11 down! 9 to go.
National Digital Platform
 Open Source Digital Library Software Tools and
Communities (7 projects)
– Open Source Infrastr...
Applied Research: Collections at Scale
Improving Access to Time-Based Media through
Crowdsourcing and Machine Learning: $8...
Applied Research: Collections at Scale
Developing Library Cyberinfrastructure Strategy for Big
Data Sharing and Reuse $308...
National Digital Platform
 Open Source Digital Library Software Tools and
Communities (7 projects)
– Open Source Infrastr...
Access for All and Inclusion
Creating digital library (DL) design guidelines on accessibility,
usability and utility for b...
Access for All and Inclusion
At the Edges of the National Digital Platform: Rural
Library Hotspot Lending Programs $496,58...
Access for All and Inclusion
Diversifying the Digital Historical Record: Integrating
Community Archives in National Strate...
National Digital Platform
 Open Source Digital Library Software Tools and
Communities (7 projects)
– Open Source Infrastr...
Digital Education and Training
Digital Skills for Digital Librarians $808,601 and
$808,601 in cost share
– The Mozilla Fou...
Digital Education and Training
Art Information Professionals: A National Digital Stewardship
Residency Program $421,750
 ...
Digital Education and Training
Foundations to Actions: Extending Innovations in Digital
Libraries in Partnership with NDSR...
Digital Education and Training
Open Data for Public Good: Data Literacy Education for
Public Information Professionals $69...
National Digital Platform
And there are 20 different national
digital platform projects
National Digital Platform
So.. What’s next?
National Digital Platform
… is largely up to people
like all of you.
National Digital Platform
The national digital
platform is a challenge
to the field.
Digital Education and Training
Anticipated due dates for 2 page preliminary
proposals for both the National Leadership Gra...
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  1. 1. Next Steps for IMLS’s National Digital Platform 5/25/16
  2. 2. National Digital Platform solve local digital issues & contribute to national efforts.
  3. 3. National Digital Platform catalyze improvements to digital capability & capacity
  4. 4. Roadmap for Talk 1. About me & IMLS 2. Defining NDP 3. What we heard 4. What we’ve funded 5. Where we’re going
  5. 5. Roadmap for Talk  I’m a Senior Program Officer in the Office of Library Services at IMLS.  The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) is the primary source of federal support for the nation’s123,000 libraries and 35,000 museums
  6. 6. National Digital Platform Two related ideas of the National Digital Platform 1. A way of thinking about all the digital tools, services, infrastructure and skills libraries and librarians utilize to meet the needs of their users across the United States. 2. A portfolio of projects funded through IMLS grant programs focused on expanding the digital capability and capacity of libraries across the country.
  7. 7. National Digital Platform the national digital platform is the combination of software, social and technical infrastructure & staff expertise that provide library content and services to all users in the United States.
  8. 8. National Digital Platform The platform isn’t an individual thing. It isn’t a piece of software, or a website. The platform is what all those things add up to.
  9. 9. National Digital Platform It is possible for every library in the country to leverage and benefit from the work of other libraries in shared digital services, systems and infrastructure.
  10. 10. National Digital Platform foundations of the national digital platform already exist
  11. 11. National Digital Platform prioritize improving & connecting promising digital tools & services that have clear potential to scale
  12. 12. National Digital Platform  In 2015 and 2016 IMLS convened stakeholders to provide input on the national digital platform portfolio  The results of the 2015 convening are available distilled in this report http://1.usa.gov/1Xkxrcw
  13. 13. National Digital Platform Key Themes from the 2015 event included  Engaging, Mobilizing and Connecting Communities  Leveraging linked open data to connect content across institutions and amplify impact  Shifting to continuous professional learning as part of library professional practice
  14. 14. National Digital Platform Engaging, Mobilizing and Connecting Communities  Engaging users in national digital platform projects through crowdsourcing and other approaches  Establishing radical and systematic collaborations across sectors of the library, archives, and museum communities, as well as with other allied institutions  Championing diversity and inclusion by ensuring that the national digital platform serves and represents a wide range of communities  Establishing and Refining Tools & Infrastructure
  15. 15. National Digital Platform Leveraging linked open data to connect content across institutions and amplify impact  Focusing on documentation and system interoperability across digital library software projects  Researching and developing tools and services that leverage computational methods to increase accessibility and scale practice across individual projects
  16. 16. National Digital Platform Shifting to continuous professional learning as part of library professional practice  Focusing on hands-on training to develop computational literacy in formal library education programs  Educating librarians and archivists to meet the emerging digital needs of libraries and archives, including cross-training in technical and other skills
  17. 17. National Digital Platform 20 Projects in 20 Minutes
  18. 18. National Digital Platform Most of the narratives for these projects are available online imls.gov/grants/awarded/LG-70-15-0006-15 Just put the log # in the last part
  19. 19. National Digital Platform  Open Source Digital Library Software Tools and Communities (7 projects) – Open Source Infrastructure for Digital Repositories – Open Source Infrastructure for Access to eBooks – Improving Tools for Working with Born Digital Content  Scaling up Shared Services (4 projects)  Applied Research for Collections at Scale (2 projects)  Access for All and Inclusion (3 projects)  Education and Training Projects (4 projects)
  20. 20. Open Source Repository Tools Fostering a New National Library Network through a Community-Based, Connected Repository System $1,999,897.00 and $2,000,686.00 in Cost share – The Digital Public Library of America (DPLA), Stanford University, and DuraSpace will foster a greatly expanded network of open-access, content-hosting "hubs." The three partners will engage in a major development of the community-driven open source Hydra project to provide these hubs with a new all-in- one solution, which will also allow countless other institutions to easily join the national digital platform. – https://www.imls.gov/grants/awarded/LG-70-15- 0006-15
  21. 21. Open Source Repository Tools Fedora 4 API Extension (API-X) Architecture $120,500 – The Sheridan Libraries at Johns Hopkins University will develop a service proxy layer on top of the Fedora 4 software platform that will facilitate the exposure of repository contents as linked data web resources. By providing architecture to deploy repository services as lightweight extensions, institutions that use Fedora 4 for their institutional repository needs would be automatically positioned to extend their platforms for more robust data management. – https://www.imls.gov/grants/awarded/LG-70-16- 0076-16
  22. 22. Open Source Access to eBooks Library E-Content Access Project (LEAP)$1,372,154 and $1,372,154 in Cost Share – The New York Public Library (NYPL), in close collaboration with the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA), and 19 partner libraries and library consortia from across the country will expand and provide outreach for the SimplyE open source eBook platform. Through this work, the partners aim to unify and improve the eBook borrowing and reading experience for library users across the country. – https://www.imls.gov/grants/awarded/LG-00-15- 0263-15
  23. 23. Open Source Access to eBooks SimplyE for Consortia: 3 Clicks for All Your Ebooks $695,000 and $695,000 in cost share – Minitex, in partnership with the Massachusetts Library System (MLS) and Reaching Across Illinois Library System (RAILS), will enhance SimplyE, an open source e-reader designed specifically to streamline and improve the e-book circulation process for library patrons. SimplyE, which is currently designed to provide a seamless user experience for public library patrons, will be modified for academic, public, and school library users. – https://www.imls.gov/grants/awarded/LG-70-16- 0010-16
  24. 24. Tools for Born Digital Content Email: Process, Appraise, Discover, Deliver – ePADD Phase 2 $685,129.00 and $685,129.00 in cost share – Stanford University Libraries, with partners University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, Harvard University, University of California, Irvine, and Metropolitan New York Library Council, will significantly improve ePADD, an open-source software package that supports archival processes around the appraisal, ingest, processing, discovery, and delivery of email archives. This phase of development will greatly expand the program's scalability, usability, and feature set. – https://www.imls.gov/grants/awarded/LG-70-15-0242- 15
  25. 25. Tools for Born Digital Content A Re-enactment Tool for Collections of Digital Artifacts $109,494 and $169,970 in cost share – Rhizome, an international born-digital art organization, in partnership with Yale University and the University of Freiburg, will enhance a set of software tools connecting archives of digital artifacts and emulation frameworks. The project will greatly increase the viability of emulation as a preservation strategy by making environments of legacy software manageable for collection managers. This proposed project responds to the disparity between the proven viability of emulation as a digital preservation strategy and the practical needs of collection managers. – https://www.imls.gov/grants/awarded/LG-70-16-0079-16
  26. 26. Tools for Born Digital Content Systems Interoperability and Collaborative Development for Web Archiving $353,221 and $98,460 in cost share – The Internet Archive, with the University of North Texas, Rutgers University, and Stanford University Library will build a foundation for collaborative technology development, improved systems interoperability, and an Application Programming Interface (API) based model for enhanced access to, and research use of, web archives. In working with the Archive-It platform, used by more than 350 partner institutions, results of this research will be directly applicable to libraries, archives, and museums around the country and the world. – https://www.imls.gov/grants/awarded/LG-71-15-0174-15
  27. 27. National Digital Platform 7 down! 12 to go.
  28. 28. National Digital Platform  Open Source Digital Library Software Tools and Communities (7 projects) – Open Source Infrastructure for Digital Repositories – Open Source Infrastructure for Access to eBooks – Improving Tools for Working with Born Digital Content  Scaling up Shared Services (4 projects)  Applied Research for Collections at Scale (2 projects)  Access for All and Inclusion (3 projects)  Education and Training Projects (4 projects)
  29. 29. Scaling up Shared Services Expanding Access to Biodiversity Literature $846,457.00 and $994,391.00 in cost share – The New York Botanical Garden, Harvard Ernst Mayr Library of the Museum of Comparative Zoology, Missouri Botanical Garden, and Smithsonian Institution Libraries, as part of the Biodiversity Heritage Library (BHL), will work to: 1) expand public access to biodiversity literature; 2) onboard at least one hundred new small organizations (libraries, museums, societies and publishers) into providing content through the network; 3) serve as a model for national "subject-based" content hubs; and 4) develop processes that will ensure long-term biodiversity contributions to the Digital Public Library of America. – https://www.imls.gov/grants/awarded/LG-70-15-0138-15
  30. 30. Scaling up Shared Services Museum Hub for Open Content $756,676.00 with $749,418.00in cost share – ARTstor, in collaboration with the El Paso Museum of Art, the Museo de Arte de Ponce in Puerto Rico, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Staten Island Museum and the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA), will create and implement software to enable museums to contribute digital image collections for open public access. The project will lower barriers to museum contributions to the DPLA by producing enhanced metadata tools, intellectual property rights decision support tools, and a direct-to-DPLA publishing capacity. https://www.imls.gov/grants/awarded/LG-70-15-0002- 15
  31. 31. Scaling up Shared Services Scaling Up Perma.cc: Ensuring the Integrity of the Digital Scholarly Record $782,649 and $823,126 in cost share – The Harvard Law School Library Innovation Lab, in cooperation with the Berkman Center for Internet & Society and over 130 partner libraries will sustainably scale Perma.cc to combat link rot in all scholarly fields. Building on solutions and approaches developed in the field of legal scholarship, this project will grow the Perma library coalition and tackle link rot in other fields. – https://www.imls.gov/grants/awarded/LG-70-16-0023- 16
  32. 32. Scaling up Shared Services Periods, Organized (PeriodO) 2: Linking, Discovering, and Reconciling Information about the Past $247,771 and $10,027 in cost share – The University of Texas at Austin will significantly expand the usefulness of the PeriodO platform and dataset beyond archaeology to meet the needs of a broader audience of librarians, data managers, scholars, and students across the academic spectrum. The project will complete a set of visualization tools for searching and filtering in the graphic user interface and provide workshops to explore the role PeriodO might play in the management and discoverability of their data. – https://www.imls.gov/grants/awarded/LG-70-16-0009- 16
  33. 33. National Digital Platform 11 down! 9 to go.
  34. 34. National Digital Platform  Open Source Digital Library Software Tools and Communities (7 projects) – Open Source Infrastructure for Digital Repositories – Open Source Infrastructure for Access to eBooks – Improving Tools for Working with Born Digital Content  Scaling up Shared Services (4 projects)  Applied Research for Collections at Scale (2 projects)  Access for All and Inclusion (3 projects)  Education and Training Projects (4 projects)
  35. 35. Applied Research: Collections at Scale Improving Access to Time-Based Media through Crowdsourcing and Machine Learning: $898,474.00 – WGBH, in partnership with Pop-Up Archive, will explore approaches for metadata creation by leveraging scalable computation and engaging the public to improve access through crowdsourcing games for time-based media. The project includes: speech-to-text and audio analysis tools and open source web-based tools to improve transcripts by engaging the public in a crowdsourced, participatory cataloging project; and creating and distributing data sets to provide a public database of audiovisual metadata for use by other projects. – https://www.imls.gov/grants/awarded/LG-71-15-0208-15
  36. 36. Applied Research: Collections at Scale Developing Library Cyberinfrastructure Strategy for Big Data Sharing and Reuse $308,175 – Virginia Tech Libraries, and the University of North Texas Department of Library and Information Sciences, will develop a broadly adaptable library cyberinfrastructure strategy for big data sharing and reuse. The strategy is based on intelligently matching and synthesizing five types of existing cyberinfrastruture options against key requirements extracted from three representative library big data services. The strategy will be validated against different experimental deployments of these services. – https://www.imls.gov/grants/awarded/LG-71-16-0037-16
  37. 37. National Digital Platform  Open Source Digital Library Software Tools and Communities (7 projects) – Open Source Infrastructure for Digital Repositories – Open Source Infrastructure for Access to eBooks – Improving Tools for Working with Born Digital Content  Scaling up Shared Services (4 projects)  Applied Research for Collections at Scale (2 projects)  Access for All and Inclusion (3 projects)  Education and Training Projects (4 projects)
  38. 38. Access for All and Inclusion Creating digital library (DL) design guidelines on accessibility, usability and utility for blind and visually impaired (BVI) users $495,600 and $214,664 in cost share – The University of Wisconsin and partners will collaborate to develop digital library design guidelines on accessibility, usability, and utility for blind and visually impaired (BVI) users. The project is motivated by the belief that approximately 20.6 million Americans with significant vision loss cannot use digital libraries effectively due to their sight- centered design. Accessibility guidelines exist but fail to address help-seeking situations of blind and visually impaired (BVI) users in their interactions with digital libraries. – https://www.imls.gov/grants/awarded/LG-70-16-0038-16
  39. 39. Access for All and Inclusion At the Edges of the National Digital Platform: Rural Library Hotspot Lending Programs $496,586 – Investigators at the University of Texas at Austin, in partnership with researchers at the University of Oklahoma and Oklahoma State University, will examine how rural libraries address the challenges of Internet connectivity with hotspot lending programs. Research outcomes will address the role of rural libraries in local information ecosystems, the impact of hotspot lending programs on users' quality of life and digital literacy, community outcomes of these programs, and practical requirements for offering hotspot lending programs. – https://www.imls.gov/grants/awarded/RE-31-16-0004-16
  40. 40. Access for All and Inclusion Diversifying the Digital Historical Record: Integrating Community Archives in National Strategies for Access to Digital Cultural Heritage $100,000 – The Amistad Research Center, in collaboration with the Shorefront Legacy Center, the South Asian American Digital Archive, Mukurtu, and the Inland Empire Memories Project of the University of California-Riverside, will use a National Forum grant to host a series of meetings that will focus on integrating community archives in the National Digital Platform. Outcomes of the project will include a summary white paper providing recommendations for increased representation of marginalized communities and people in our digital cultural heritage. – https://www.imls.gov/grants/awarded/LG-71-16-0037-16
  41. 41. National Digital Platform  Open Source Digital Library Software Tools and Communities (7 projects) – Open Source Infrastructure for Digital Repositories – Open Source Infrastructure for Access to eBooks – Improving Tools for Working with Born Digital Content  Scaling up Shared Services (4 projects)  Applied Research for Collections at Scale (2 projects)  Access for All and Inclusion (3 projects)  Education and Training Projects (4 projects)
  42. 42. Digital Education and Training Digital Skills for Digital Librarians $808,601 and $808,601 in cost share – The Mozilla Foundation, in collaboration with The Technology and Social Change Group (TASCHA) at the University of Washington Information School, will refine and launch an open source curriculum, training, tools, and credentials for public library staff to learn web literacy skills. The project intends to empower library staff to provide patrons with opportunities to develop the digital skills they need for better success in such areas as education, workforce development, and civic engagement. Emphasis will be placed on underserved communities, and populations. – https://www.imls.gov/grants/awarded/RE-00-15-0105-15
  43. 43. Digital Education and Training Art Information Professionals: A National Digital Stewardship Residency Program $421,750  The Philadelphia Museum of Art will partner with the Art Libraries Society of North America (ARLIS/NA) to adapt the existing National Digital Stewardship residency (NDSR) program to create a curriculum focused on art information management. The project will support eight residents over two years. Residents will complete projects at art and cultural heritage libraries across the country, increasing the functionality and accessibility of their host institutions' digital content and services.  https://www.imls.gov/grants/awarded/RE-40-16-0105-16
  44. 44. Digital Education and Training Foundations to Actions: Extending Innovations in Digital Libraries in Partnership with NDSR Learners $370,756 and $129,739 in cost share – The Biodiversity Heritage Library (BHL), led by the Ernst Mayr Library of the Museum of Comparative Zoology, Harvard University (MCZ), will host a National Digital Stewardship Residency (NDSR) cohort. The NDSR cohort will include five residents from across the country, all graduates of LIS or related master's programs, in a collaborative project to improve tools, curation, and content stewardship at BHL. Each host institution will provide mentorship to a resident for a specific project designed to improve the functionality of BHL and will identify how tools and processes may be transferred to or from other digital library and museum environments. – https://www.imls.gov/grants/awarded/RE-40-16-0082-16
  45. 45. Digital Education and Training Open Data for Public Good: Data Literacy Education for Public Information Professionals $690,858 and $365,956 in cost share – The University of Washington will develop an educational program to prepare both new students and practicing professionals to: curate collections of open data of value to local communities, build infrastructure and preservation environments needed to sustain open data collections, and collaborate with open data providers on advocacy and outreach activities. The project will benefit over 100 LIS students, through new course creation and practical field experience, and approximately 60 professionals, through webinars and open educational resources. – https://www.imls.gov/grants/awarded/RE-40-16-0015-16
  46. 46. National Digital Platform And there are 20 different national digital platform projects
  47. 47. National Digital Platform So.. What’s next?
  48. 48. National Digital Platform … is largely up to people like all of you.
  49. 49. National Digital Platform The national digital platform is a challenge to the field.
  50. 50. Digital Education and Training Anticipated due dates for 2 page preliminary proposals for both the National Leadership Grants Program and the Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program  September 2016 (Anticipated)  February 2017 (Anticipated)

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