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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Friday, April 15 • 2:00pm - 2:45pm
Creating compelling user interfaces

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Putting your archive online fulfils the basic prerequisite of providing remote access, but the real benefit occurs when online visitors can use it to extract meaning from your content.

In this talk I will explore how modern search and image servers, coupled with the latest browser capabilities, can allow you to create engaging interfaces for your users that are very far from the traditional data-driven approaches. Using examples from a range of projects, I will show how your archival metadata can be transformed from dry formats such as METS, MODS, EAD and ALTO into compelling and innovative interfaces for end-users, ranging from interactive graphs and charts, to arcade games and even 3D virtual reality environments.

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Tristan Roddis

Director of Web Development, Cogapp
Tristan is a web technologist with over fifteen years experience working with museums and other cultural organizations. His is passionate about both the underlying technology and the way in which museum data can be represented and presented to users. He has attended MCN six time already... Read More →

Friday April 15, 2016 2:00pm - 2:45pm EDT
National Archives and Records Administration: Madison Room Constitution Avenue between 7th and 9th Streets, NW, Washington, DC