DPLA Fall Event Round-Up

By DPLA, November 3, 2023.
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It’s been a busy fall at DPLA, with a variety of informative events organized by our working groups. And it’s not over yet: On November 16, at 1p ET, the Metadata Working Group will host a Network Coffee Chat to talk about their work to create the Metadata Best Practices Report, based on conversations and information from organizations across the DPLA Network. You can register for that conversation here.

In case you missed any of these engaging conversations, we’ve gathered the recordings here:

DPLA Coffee Chat: Curating Digital Content

DPLA Digital Curation Task Force representatives shared their work to create guideline documentation for digital curation with content from the DPLA Hubs. Along with the guidelines, they covered tactics, challenges, successes, and examples of digital curation work within our hubs and within the larger work of cultural heritage institutions.

The Digital Curation Task Force also created these helpful resources:

Digital Curation Guidelines

Digital Curation Matrix

Watch the recording.

DPLA Coffee Chat: A Wikimedia Case Study: Columbus Metropolitan Library and Ohio Digital Network

In this DPLA Network Coffee Chat, representatives from the Columbus Metropolitan Library (CML), Ohio Digital Network, and DPLA discussed their recent collaboration to share over 350,000 images from CML’s digital collections to Wikimedia Commons and Wikipedia in July. In the first two months, these images received over 3 million page views in Wikimedia’s sites. The project relied upon Ohio Digital Network aggregation and Digital Public Library of America’s pipeline to Wikimedia Commons and was initiated after an inquiry from an interested member of the library’s community. This is a new, developing project, and we discussed how it has unfolded from inception to final execution, to give others a sense of what participation in DPLA’s Wikimedia project is like.

Watch the recording.

Teaching and Learning with DPLA Resources

On October 26, the DPLA Outreach & Assessment Working Group and Joanna Schimizzi explored the Primary Source Sets from DPLA, including this example – “Feeding the Hungry with Food Stamp Programs.” In this session, we chatted about the structure of the existing Primary Source Sets and used framing questions to see what might be missing. Joanna provided an OER Commons template to curate additional resources and we provided feedback on what else could enrich these sets. (This OER Commons link is helpful for this session.)

Watch the recording.

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