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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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Saturday, April 18 • 2:00pm - 2:45pm
Discovering and Describing DPLA Collections

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Many of the institutions providing metadata to the DPLA organize their holdings in collections. Some collection details supplied by the data provider, such as the title and description, are retained in the item records but not displayed. The Computational Collection Descriptions project, hosted by the School of Information at the University of Texas at Austin, is developing mechanisms that use item-level data to generate collection-level attributes such as subjects, dates, and locations. Enhanced collection-level metadata will enable the discovery of whole collections, support relevance assessment of items in the context of collections, help manage search results by grouping at the collection level, and provide greater visibility for results from institutions that have fewer matching objects. Creating collection-level views of the aggregated metadata will also support new approaches to the evaluation and enrichment of metadata at large scale.

Notes available at https://drive.google.com/open?id=1XKQdU1RHXU69A6BwDWMwLCroH6th9HpnItTrIuNM0lY&authuser=1 

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avatar for Unmil Karadkar

Unmil Karadkar

Assistant Professor, School of Information at The University of Texas at Austin
Unmil P. Karadkar is an Assistant Professor in the School of Information at The University of Texas at Austin. He conducts research on the practices that surround the acquisition, modeling, and use of data in particular communities. This work helps identify unmet information needs and enables the design of software and evaluation of its impact on the practices of the target demographic. He situates his work at the intersection of digital... Read More →
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Karen Wickett

Assistant Professor, School of Information at the University of Texas at Austin
Karen M. Wickett is an Assistant Professor in the School of Information at the University of Texas at Austin. Her research is on the conceptual and logical foundations of information organization systems and artifacts. She is interested in the analysis of common concepts in information systems, such as documents, datasets, digital objects,metadata records, and collections. Before coming to Texas, Karen was a postdoctoral research and instructor... Read More →



Saturday April 18, 2015 2:00pm - 2:45pm
IUPUI University Library: UL Room 1126 755 W Michigan St, Indianapolis, IN 46202

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