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IMLS Releases Four National Digital Platform Grant Proposals

Posted in Digital Curation & Digital Preservation, Digital Libraries, Digital Repositories, Grants on April 27th, 2015

IMLS has released four national digital platform grant proposals for projects it awarded grants to.

Here's an excerpt from the announcement:

  • Fostering a New National Library Network through a Community-­Based, Connected Repository System (LG-70-15-0006): The Digital Public Library of America (DPLA), Stanford University, and DuraSpace will foster a greatly expanded network of open-access, content-hosting "hubs" that will enable discovery and interoperability, as well as the reuse of digital resources by people from this country and around the world. 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.
  • Museum Hub for Open Content (LG-70-15-0002): 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.
  • Combining Social Media Storytelling with Web Archives (LG-71-15-0077): Old Dominion University and the Internet Archive will collaborate to develop tools and techniques for integrating "storytelling" social media and web archiving. The partners will use information retrieval techniques to (semi-)automatically generate stories summarizing a collection and mine existing public stories as a basis for librarians, archivists, and curators to create collections about breaking events.
  • Repository Services for Accessible Course Content (LG-72-15-0009): This planning project, led by Tufts University, will bring together experts from disability services, including librarians, IT professionals, advocates, and legal counsel, to develop work plans for shared infrastructure, within which universities can support their students with disabilities. The intention is to create specifications and a business model that will complement existing platforms and services.

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    DLPA Strategic Plan 2015 through 2017

    Posted in Digital Libraries on January 29th, 2015

    The Digital Public Library of America has released DLPA Strategic Plan 2015 through 2017.

    Here's an excerpt:

    We must, first and foremost, complete our hub network so that all collections and item types in America have an on-ramp to DPLA; fully build out our technology platform to ensure we have a solid foundation for many years to come and that anticipates further growth and diversification; and pursue an outreach plan that gets DPLA resources more widely into the hands of the global public, into education at all levels from kindergarten through graduate schools (with a special focus on underresourced organizations), and onto the screens of eager amateur and family historians and the developers who are creating the latest apps and websites.

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      "On Being a Hub: Some Details behind Providing Metadata for the Digital Public Library of America"

      Posted in Digital Libraries, Metadata on July 16th, 2014

      Lisa Gregory and Stephanie Williams have published "On Being a Hub: Some Details behind Providing Metadata for the Digital Public Library of America" in D-Lib Magazine.

      Here's an excerpt:

      After years of planning, the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) launched in 2013. Institutions from around the United States contribute to the DPLA through regional "service hubs," entities that aggregate digital collections metadata for harvest by the DPLA. The North Carolina Digital Heritage Center has been one of these service hubs since the end of 2013. This article describes the technological side of being a service hub for the DPLA, from choosing metadata requirements and reviewing software, to the workflow used each month when providing hundreds of metadata feeds for DPLA harvest. The authors hope it will be of interest to those pursuing metadata aggregation, whether for the DPLA or for other purposes.

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        Digital Public Library of America Gets $594,000 Grant

        Posted in Digital Libraries, Grants on April 4th, 2014

        The Digital Public Library of America Gets received a $594,000 grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

        Here's an excerpt from the announcement:

        The Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) announced today $594,000 in new funding from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to research potential sustainability models and to pursue the most promising option (or options). This two-year grant will allow DPLA to expand its staff to target opportunities for further development and revenue, without compromising its mission of open access to the riches of America's libraries, archives, and museums.

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          Head of Digital Initiatives at Utah State University Libraries

          Posted in Digital Libraries on March 14th, 2014

          The Utah State University Libraries are recruiting a Head of Digital Initiatives.

          Here's an excerpt from the ad:

          Utah State University Libraries seeks an innovative, collaborative, and highly organized Head of Digital Initiatives to lead digital collection and scholarly communication services that support the research and teaching needs of the University. Reporting to the Director for Digital and Information Technology, the successful candidate will direct the Libraries' digital initiatives programs, including the Digital Library and Digital Commons institutional repository.

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            "Checking In With Google Books, HathiTrust, and the DPLA"

            Posted in Digital Curation & Digital Preservation, Digital Libraries, Google and Other Search Engines on November 14th, 2013

            Naomi Eichenlaub has published "Checking In With Google Books, HathiTrust, and the DPLA" in Computers in Libraries.

            Here's an excerpt:

            Google Books and HathiTrust have been making headlines in the library world and beyond for years now, while a new player, the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA), has only recently entered the scene. This article will provide a "state of the environment" update for these digital library projects including project history and background. It will also examine some challenges common to all three projects including copyright, orphan works, metadata, and quality issues.

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              European Digital Library Project: "Report on the EuDML External Cooperation Model"

              Posted in Digital Libraries on April 8th, 2013

              Thierry Bouche and Jiri Rákosnik have self-archived "Report on the EuDML External Cooperation Model" in arXiv.org.

              Here's an excerpt:

              The EuDML project was explicitly envisioned as a pilot project addressing two intimately intertwined challenges: (i) setting up the technical infrastructure to create a unified access point for the digital mathematical content hosted by different organizations across various countries; (ii) defining a cooperation model with a variety of stakeholders that would allow building a reliable and durable global reference library, aiming to be eventually exhaustive. On both sides the project reached clear successes and modified the state-of-the-art. In this paper we report on the latter one.

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                Appraising our Digital Investment: Sustainability of Digitized Special Collections in ARL Libraries

                Posted in ARL Libraries, Digital Curation & Digital Preservation, Digital Libraries, Digitization, Reports and White Papers on February 22nd, 2013

                ARL and Ithaka S+R have released Appraising our Digital Investment: Sustainability of Digitized Special Collections in ARL Libraries .

                Here's an excerpt from the press release:

                The research reveals that understanding the continuing costs for sustaining digital collections is a challenge across libraries. Responsibility is frequently dispersed among departments, and staff time and other costs are rarely allocated expressly to these activities or accounted for project-by-project. Almost universally, libraries are funding this activity out of their base budgets, suggesting that they will continue to need to shift funds from other things in order to support this as a priority.

                While libraries are supporting these collections within their operations, the study's findings also reflect concern over sustainability, with librarians citing lack of funding and staff capacity as major challenges to sufficient investment in their digital collections. . . .

                The three-part survey, designed with input from the ARL community, was sent to all ARL member libraries in the US and Canada and completed by 89 library directors, a response rate of 70%. In addition to the institutional perspective provided by library directors, library staff responded to other sections to offer insight into activities and costs for all of their institution's digitized collections, and questions about individual projects.

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                  ResourceSync Framework Specification—Beta Draft

                  Posted in Digital Libraries, Standards on February 5th, 2013

                  NISO and the Open Archives Initiative have released ResourceSync Framework Specification—Beta Draft.

                  Here's an excerpt:

                  This ResourceSync specification describes a synchronization framework for the web consisting of various capabilities that allow third party systems to remain synchronized with a server's evolving resources. The capabilities can be combined in a modular manner to meet local or community requirements. The specification also describes how a server can advertise the synchronization capabilities it supports and how third party systems can discover this information. The specification repurposes the document formats defined by the Sitemap protocol and introduces extensions for them.

                  | A Look Back at 22 Years as an Open Access Publisher | Digital Scholarship |

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                    Sustaining Our Digital Future: Institutional Strategies for Digital Content

                    Posted in Digital Libraries, Electronic Resources, Reports and White Papers on January 31st, 2013

                    Ithaka S+R has released Sustaining Our Digital Future: Institutional Strategies for Digital Content.

                    Here's an excerpt from the announcement:

                    This study involved interviews with more than 80 project leaders and university, library, and museum administrators across the United Kingdom. In the first phase, we interviewed 40 practitioners in the higher education and cultural heritage sectors throughout the United Kingdom to gain an understanding of the processes in place to support digital content post-grant. In the second phase, we closely examined the digital strategies in place at three institutions to better understand the digital content the institutions support, their processes for creating and supporting that content, and, more generally, the role that digital content plays in the strategy of their institutions.

                    | Digital Curation Bibliography: Preservation and Stewardship of Scholarly Works (EPUB file, PDF file, paperback, and XHTML website; over 650 entries) | Digital Scholarship |

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                      The Web as Infrastructure For Scholarly Research and Communication (Video)

                      Posted in Digital Curation & Digital Preservation, Digital Libraries on January 24th, 2013

                      The Digital Curation Centre has released The Web as Infrastructure For Scholarly Research and Communication, a video of a keynote presentation by Herbert Van de Sompel at the 8th International Digital Curation Conference. His presentation slides are also available.

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                        Amy Rudersdorf Named Assistant Director for Content at the Digital Public Library of America

                        Posted in Digital Libraries, People in the News on November 21st, 2012

                        Amy Rudersdorf has been named Assistant Director for Content at the Digital Public Library of America.

                        Here's an excerpt from the announcement:

                        As the Assistant Director for Content, Rudersdorf will be responsible for digitization partnerships and related workflows, metadata normalization and shareability, and community engagement to promote the DPLA as a community resource. . . .

                        Rudersdorf currently serves as the director of the Digital Information Management Program at the State Library of North Carolina. Rudersdorf is a Library of Congress National Digital Stewardship Alliance coordinating committee member and an active voice in the digital preservation community. Rudersdorf teaches library graduate school courses on digital libraries and preservation (San Jose State University) and metadata (North Carolina Central University). Prior to moving to state government, Rudersdorf worked with digital collections in special collections at North Carolina State University, coordinated a digital production group at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and worked with public libraries throughout Wisconsin to aid in the development and coordination of Library and Service Technology Act (LSTA) funded digitization grants.

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