Press: “ShelfLife, LibraryCloud, and DPLA”

Posted by DPLA on October 4, 2011 in Press.

“Upon the announcement of the beta sprint in May, we partnered up with folks at thirteen other institutions…an amazing group of people. Our small team at Harvard , with generous internal support, built ShelfLife and LibraryCloud on top of the integrated catalogs of five libraries, public and university, with a combined count of almost 15 million items, plus circulation data. We also pulled in some choice items from the Web, including metadata about every TED talk, open courseware, and Wikipedia pages about books. (Finding all or even most of the Wikipedia pages about books required real ingenuity on the part of our team, and was a fun project that we’re in the process of writing up.)”

From David Weinberger’s post on the Harvard Library Innovation Laboratory’s blog, SelfLife, LibraryCloud, and the DPLA