Announcing New Webinars on Grantseeking and Metadata Aggregation

By Samantha Gibson, August 30, 2018.
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We are pleased to announce two upcoming webinars in our Member Webinar Series: Grantseeking for Digital Libraries, offered in partnership with the Foundation Center, and Easier Metadata Aggregation with the Michigan Service Hub’s Combine. Learn more about each webinar and register below.

Grantseeking for Digital Libraries

September 27, 2018, 2:00pm Eastern
Presented by Kate Tkacik, Director, Network Engagement at Foundation Center

This webinar will introduce Foundation Center’s Visualizing Funding For Libraries data tool, and show how digital libraries can leverage philanthropic data in grantseeking to support their collections and special projects. Participants will learn how to generate a list of prospective funders, how to use data visualizations to understand funding ecosystems, and get a basic understanding of foundation fundraising.

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Easier Metadata Aggregation with the Michigan Service Hub’s Combine

December 5, 2018, 3:00pm Eastern
Presented by Rick Adler and Graham Hukill from Michigan Service Hub

The Michigan Service Hub is developing an application named “Combine” (pronounced /kämˌbīn/, a nod to the combine harvester used in farming) to support the aggregation, transformation, analysis, and publishing of metadata in preparation for DPLA.  Combine leverages components from DPLA’s Ingestion 3 metadata platform, including the use of Apache Spark to process large record sets quickly and efficiently.  Combine is metadata profile agnostic, allowing users to map, transform, and validate metadata records to suit their needs. This webinar will provide an overview of Combine’s features and functionality, with the hope that Combine may be useful to other hubs for their own metadata aggregation.

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We are currently developing more webinars for 2019 on topics such as metadata, DPLAfest, and others to be determined. Stay tuned for more details later this fall. If there is a topic you would like to see covered in a future DPLA Member webinar, please let us know.

To view recordings or descriptions of past Member Webinars on DPLA’s website redesign and technology projects update, visit our Workshops page on DPLA Pro.