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DPLAfest 2015 took place on April 17-18, 2015 in Indianapolis, bringing together over 300 to discuss everything from technology and development, to (e)books, law, genealogy, and education. The annual DPLAfest celebration will appeal to teachers and students, librarians, archivists, museum professionals, developers and technologists, publishers and authors, genealogists, and members of the public alike who are interested in an engaging mix of interactive workshops, hands-on activities, hackathons, discussions with community leaders and practitioners, and more. To join the conversation on Twitter, check out #dplafest

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Friday, April 17 • 4:15pm - 5:30pm
Community Showcase and Reception

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In addition to an informal reception to close out the first day at DPLAfest 2015, the Community Showcase is an interactive session featuring 90-second poster presentations from members of the DPLA community.

Posters and presentations include:

45 Million Pages, 150 Million Species Names, Science for the DPLA--The Biodiversity Heritage Library. The BHL is a "Vast library of life" that enriches the DPLA by helping the DPLA community learn more about our non-human neighbors on planet Earth. Poster by Martin Kalfatovic (Smithsonian Institution).

Rights & Reproductions: The Handbook for Cultural Institutions. Currently, there is no single reference for established rights and reproductions or permissions specialists or professionals new to the field. The forthcoming publication, Rights & Reproductions: The Handbook for Cultural Institutions, will be the first comprehensive resource to focus solely on the rights and reproductions field. With intellectual property laws and rights and reproductions methodologies ever-changing with the development of new technologies, this digital publication, produced using the Online Scholarly Catalogue Initiative (OSCI) Toolkit platform, will be a living document that can be updated to stay current with trends and best practices. This poster session will introduce attendees to the upcoming publication by sampling the early preview chapters and demonstrating the functionality of the OSCI Toolkit. Poster by Anne Young (Indianapolis Museum of Art).

Community Repping to the Chinese Community in New Jersey. Judy Jeng, a DPLA Community Rep, will present a poster on her work with the Chinese community in New Jersey.

New MDL digitization and the MDL Immigrant Stories Site. This work brings together the oral histories and stories both new and existing from Minnesota's vibrant immigrant communities. Poster by Jason Roy (Minnesota Digital Library).

Up, Up, and Away: Rapidly Growing Digital Collections at IndyPL. As part of its 2015-2020 Strategic Plan, and with an eye to the city's bicentennial, the Indianapolis Public Library is rapidly expanding efforts to digitize and improve access to community history, memories, and collections. Meaghan Fukunaga, Indianapolis Public Library Digitization Manager, will highlight some of the ways in which the library is approaching this undertaking. 

History Harvest: Community-sourcing Cultural Heritage in the Classroom. The History Harvest is an open, digital archive of historical artifacts gathered from communities across the United States. The University of Nebraska-Lincoln Department of History partners with institutions and individuals within highlighted communities to collect, preserve, and share their rich histories. Advanced undergraduates lead the History Harvest project and curate and digitize these artifacts and stories. We believe that our collective history is more diverse and multi-faceted than most people give credit for and that most of this history is not found in archives, historical societies, museums or libraries, but rather in the stories that ordinary people have to tell from their own experience and in the things - the objects and artifacts - that people keep and collect to tell the story of their lives. The History Harvest, then, is an invitation to local people to share their historical artifacts, and their stories, for inclusion in a unique digital archive of what we are calling the people’s history. Poster for Brandon Locke.

Sharing Data for Better Discovery and Access. The Internet Archive and DPLA were pleased to recently announce a joint collaborative program to enhance sharing of collections from the Internet Archive in DPLA. The Internet Archive will work with interested Libraries and content providers to help ensure their metadata meets DPLA’s standards and requirements. After their content is digitized, the metadata would then be ready for ingestion into the DPLA if the content provider has a current DPLA provider agreement. Presentation from Robert Miller (Internet Archive).

Illinois Shared Learning Environment – Open Educational Resources. IOER offers easy‐to‐use, no‐cost, immediate online access to education and career resources and tools for individuals, schools, and organizations. No strings attached, no training required! Check out our resources right now, and sign up for free to access powerful features. Presentation from Jeanne Kitchen (SIU Center for Workforce Development).


Moderators
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Dan Cohen

Executive Director, DPLA
Dan Cohen is the Founding Executive Director of the DPLA, where he works to further the DPLA’s mission to make the cultural and scientific heritage of humanity available, free of charge, to all. Prior to his tenure, Dan was a Professor of History and the Director of the Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media at George Mason University. At the Center, Dan oversaw projects ranging from new publishing ventures (PressForward) to... Read More →

Speakers
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Meaghan Fukunaga

Digitization Manager, Indianapolis Public Library
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Judy Jeng

Adjunct Professor, Drexel University
Dr. Judy Jeng is an experienced librarian, library school professor, and digital library evaluation consultant. A DPLA Community Rep, Judy organizes events to help New Jersey's Chinese American and library communities get to know Digital Public Library of America.
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Martin Kalfatovic

Associate Director and Program Director, The Biodiversity Heritage Library, Smithsonian Libraries
At Smithsonian Libraries, Martin manages mass digitization, scholarly communications, and data analysis. Additionally, internship programs and education outreach as well as social media and product development are under his management. | | As the program director for the Biodiversity Heritage Library (BHL), a consortium of twenty natural history, botanical garden, and research libraries, he participates in the global coordination of the BHL... Read More →
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Jeanne Kitchen

SIU Center for Workforce Development
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Brandon Locke

Director of the Lab for the Education and Advancement in Digital Research (LEADR) in the Department of History, Michigan State University
Brandon Locke is Director of the Lab for the Education and Advancement in Digital Research (LEADR) in the Department of History at Michigan State University. Brandon is the former Project Manager of History Harvest at the University of Nebraska, and is in the process of implementing History Harvest at Michigan State University.
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Robert Miller

General Manager of Digital Libraries, Internet Archive
Robert Miller leads the Internet Archive's global eBooks digitization project as General Manager of Digital Libraries. In this capacity, he has three main roles; establishing and maintaining the relationships between all categories of Libraries and funding partners, building and managing the teams that perform the digitization, and evangelizing within the library community to move more items from non-digital to digital. Robert brings a blend of... Read More →
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Jason Roy

Director of Digital Library Services, University of Minnesota Libraries
Jason Roy is currently Director of Digital Library Services at the University of Minnesota Libraries. In this capacity, he acquires, prepares and manages collection-related information in digital format for discovery and long term management. Jason fosters the creation of and access to research and scholarly material in digital form from across the campus community. Jason has conducted numerous workshops and speaks frequently on the subject of... Read More →
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Anne Young

Manager of Rights and Reproduction, Indianapolis Museum of Art
Anne Young is the Manager of Rights and Reproduction at the Indianapolis Museum of Art.


Friday April 17, 2015 4:15pm - 5:30pm
Indianapolis Public Library (Central): West Reading Room 40 E St Clair St, Indianapolis, IN 46204

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