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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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Thursday, April 14 • 1:45pm - 2:30pm
Hydra in a Box: Building A Next-Generation Platform for Digital Collections

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DPLA, Stanford University and DuraSpace are partnering to extend the existing Hydra project codebase and its vibrant and growing community to build, bundle, and promote a feature-rich, robust, flexible platform for digital collections. The project's components including development of best of breed repository platform, a hosted service for the repository, and a suite of metadata aggregation tools designed to support institutions like DPLA's Hubs. This presentation will provide an overview of the project and insight into its design phase, including what we've learned through the process of gathering requirements through surveys, individual interviews, and focus groups.


Speakers
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Hannah Frost

Digital Library Services Manager, Stanford Libraries
Stanford University Libraries
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Gretchen Gueguen

Data Services Coordinator, Digital Public Library of America
Gretchen Gueguen is a Data Services Coordinator, working alongside our Director and Assistant Director for Content to bring on new partners, conduct data mapping and ingest, perform quality assurance, and support several other critical projects. Prior to DPLA, Gretchen worked as Digital Archivist at the University of Virginia where she helped establish the first born-digital archives program. Gretchen has also worked at East Carolina University... Read More →
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Mark Matienzo

Director of Technology, Digital Public Library of America
Mark A. Matienzo is the Director of Technology for DPLA. As Director of Technology, Mark is responsible for the overall technology vision for the DPLA and overseeing its implementation. Mark also serves as the primary technical contact for outside organizations, partners, and developers. Prior to joining DPLA, Mark worked as an archivist and technologist specializing in born-digital materials and metadata management, at institutions including the... Read More →



Thursday April 14, 2016 1:45pm - 2:30pm
Library of Congress (Madison Building): Pickford Theater 101 Independence Avenue, SE Washington, DC 20540

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