These two brief complementary Beta Sprint videos are creative prototypes designed to provoke thought regarding building a national digital library.
The project proposes that Essential Strategies, Inc. (ESI) develop a conceptual entity/relationship model for the Digital Public Library of America, to be used as the architectural basis for implementing new library technologies.
The goal of this project was to consider the relationships between potential stakeholders and participants in the DPLA and to explore ways they might work together to build a sustainable model that facilitates long-term preservation of materials in addition to access.
The submission summarizes some of the existing development work across the team’s projects that demonstrates a stack of repository, framework, and user interface that could be extended as part of a DPLA.
The project focuses primarily on how a Digital Public Library of America can provide a space in which 10,000 public libraries, 100,000 K-12 libraries, and 3,000 academic libraries can interact in real time, contributing to the DPLA while simultaneously better serving their traditional constituents.
This DPLA Beta Sprint submission provides a theoretical framework—digital inversion theory—for underpinning the planning of cooperative organizing practices for the existing network of librarians for the era of dynamic online texts.
This project aimed to identify the primary, locally sourced cultural/historical digital library project(s) in each state.
The Searching Cultural Collections project team—a multi-disciplinary group of linguists, information retrieval researchers, data analysts, software developers, and museum and library practitioners—proposes to extend their work in search log analysis to examine its applicability to a DPLA.
This project provides a set of tools that may be used by Beta Sprint projects to manipulate bibliographic metadata.
This submission aims to demonstrate solutions to some of the needs of the DPLA by providing a method by which the library can enable individuals and small groups to share and manage their bibliographic collections.