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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 • 2:00pm - 2:45pm
DPLA's Archival Description Working Group Update

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During this session the Archival Description Working Group will give an update of their work to date and a preview of the recommendations that will be in the whitepaper they will release later in the summer. The presentation should offer an opportunity for DPLA community members interested in archival materials and other collection-based materials to engage in discussions of the unique challenges these materials present for aggregation.


Speakers
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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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Friday April 15, 2016 2:00pm - 2:45pm
Smithsonian (S. Dillon Ripley Center): Room 3112 1100 Jefferson Drive, SW Washington, DC

Attendees (25)