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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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Friday, April 15 • 9:30am - 4:00pm
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Interact with project representatives and demo cool tools at the demo space. The demo space will be open all day. Participants include:

Digital Transitions Division of Cultural Heritage
DTDCH designs and manufactures its own camera bodies, lens panels, reprographic copystands, and accessories in the United States. Our diverse expertise in the areas of optical, mechanical, and software design provide us a virtually unlimited capacity to custom design solutions to meet specific needs. To find out more about DTDCH, visit http://dtdch.com/.

ReadersFirst
ReadersFirst is an organization of nearly 300 libraries representing 200 million readers dedicated to ensuring access to free and easy-to-use eBook content. To find out more about Readersfirst, visit http://www.readersfirst.org/.

Funders’ Information Table
Pick up literature, learn about current initiatives, and ask questions about opportunities available through a variety of funders, including the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Institute of Museum and Library Services, the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NARA), the Council on Library and Information Resources, and the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.

Texthelp
Texthelp believes that everyone shares a fundamental need to be understood by others, and language is our passport to academic, social and professional success. This is what drives Texthelp to create smart, easy-to-use support technologies that enable citizens to read-and-write with confidence and develop digital skills in multiple languages.

SNAC (Social Networks and Archival Context) 
SNAC is addressing a longstanding research challenge: discovering, locating, and using distributed historical records. Scholars use these records as primary evidence for understanding the lives and work of historical persons and the events in which they participated. These records are held in archives and manuscript libraries, large and small, around the world. Scholars may need to search scores of different archives one by one, following clues, hunches, and leads to find the records relevant to their topic. Furthermore, descriptive practices may differ from one archive or library to another. The research is time consuming and inefficient: clues and leads may be easily overlooked and important resources undiscovered. The data needed to address this research challenge already exists in the guides, catalogs, and finding aids that archivists and librarians create to document and provide access to the archival resources. It is buried in isolated guides and finding aids that are stored in different, isolated systems. 


Friday April 15, 2016 9:30am - 4:00pm
National Archives and Records Administration: McGowan Theater Lobbies Constitution Avenue between 7th and 9th Streets, NW, Washington, DC

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