DPLAfest 2016 has ended
Taking place in the heart of Washington, DC, DPLAfest 2016 (April 14-15) will bring together hundreds from DPLA’s large and growing community for interactive workshops, hackathons and other collaborative activities, engaging discussions with community leaders and practitioners, fun events, and more. DPLAfest 2016 will appeal to anyone interested in libraries, technology, ebooks, education, creative reuse of cultural materials, law, open access, and genealogy/family research.

Area institutions serving as co-hosts include the National Archives and Records Administration, the Library of Congress, and the Smithsonian Institution.

To view photographs, recordings, and social media from DPLAfest 2016, visit https://dp.la/info/get-involved/dplafest/april-2016/media/.
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Thursday, April 14 • 3:00pm - 3:45pm
Hubs Showcase #1

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This session will feature a handful of short 12-minute presentations about interesting projects and updates from members of the DPLA Hubs Network. Presentations include:

Umbra: Building a Subject-based Portal for Searching African American History

The urgency of representing African American history and culture as fully as possible drives Umbra: Search African American History (umbrasearch.org), a freely available search tool that brings together the most extensive digital collection dedicated to African American history and culture from US archives, museums, and cultural heritage institutions. As a discovery platform and call to action, Umbra enables the creation of new works—curricula, scholarship, art of all kinds—that illuminate parts of our history that have not been broadly accessible. Through partnerships, open data, and technology, Umbra is working against centuries of loss and erasure to expand the historical record for students, scholars, and the general public. Currently, over 400,000 digital items are made available from over 500 institutions, many of these drawn from the DPLA’s own aggregated collections using the Open API Codex. This presentation explores the process of pulling together disparate digital resources, including but not limited to DPLA; the processes and challenges of identifying and delivering relevant content; the technologies employed; and the relationships built along that way that make this work possible. Attendees should expect to learn about our own work in building and sustaining this important subject-based portal and to feel inspired to explore other opportunities to build subject-based pathways to discovery.

A Peek in the Portal: The University of North Texas The Portal to Texas History

This presentation with offer a brief look into the digital collections added to The University of North Texas’ The Portal to Texas History in the last year. Examples include projects completed through our Rescuing Texas History Mini-Grant program for 2014, The Barbara Jordan Archives Collection, and the Texas Historical Commission’s Historic Building Negatives Collection among others.

3D Scanning for Small Budgets: How Local Libraries and Museums will Play a Role in Creating a 3D Digital Library

Indiana University–Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) University Library has been digitizing and providing access to community and cultural heritage collections since 2006. Varying formats include: audio, video, photographs, slides, negatives, and text (bound, loose). The library provides access to these collections using CONTENTdm. As 3D technologies become increasingly popular in libraries and museums, IUPUI University Library is exploring the workflows and processes as they relate to 3D artifacts. This presentation will demonstrate Creaform’s Go!Scan 3D scanner while discussing collection digitization for small museums. Presenter will share insight on: key terms and features, access of 3D objects in a CONTENTdm collection, and share costs of 3D scanning.

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Jennifer Johnson

Head of Digitization Services, IUPUI University Library

Jake Mangum

Project Development Librarian, University of North Texas Libraries
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Marcia McIntosh

Digital Production Librarian, University of North Texas
University of North Texas

Jason Roy

Director, Digital Library Services, University of Minnesota
Jason Roy is currently Director, Digital Library Services at the University of Minnesota Libraries. Jason supports the creation of and access to research and scholarly material in digital form from across the campus community. Jason manages the Libraries’ digitization unit as well... Read More →

Thursday April 14, 2016 3:00pm - 3:45pm EDT
Library of Congress (Madison Building): Pickford Theater 101 Independence Avenue, SE Washington, DC 20540