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 • 10:45am - 12:15pm
Transcription Projects at the National Archives, Smithsonian, and Folger Shakespeare Library

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Many of us want to create and sustain engaging projects to meet goals of our institutions but don't know where to start or struggle to control existing projects. Join leaders from the National Archives, Smithsonian Institution, and the Folger Shakespeare Library for a workshop to answer questions about how we use technology to engage our communities, specifically for transcription and tagging activities. We plan to share triumphs and failures to help others build similar programs. We will also discuss quality assurance for transcription, sustainability of engagement, and challenges from the public. In this session, participants will have the opportunity to see our platforms and learn about different projects at the three institutions. Participants will close the session with a hands-on exercise implementing the tactics we use to create a campaign around material in DPLA.


Meghan Ferriter

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Dina Herbert

SNAC Liaison, National Archives
Dina Herbert is the National Archives liaison to Social Networks and Archival Contexts (SNAC) where she is responsible for working with partner organizations, editing SNAC, training, social media, and more. Prior to that she was the Coordinator for the Innovation Hub at the National... Read More →

Suzanne Isaacs

National Archives

Sarah Powell

Paleographer, Folger Shakespeare Library

Thursday April 14, 2016 10:45am - 12:15pm EDT
Library of Congress (Jefferson Building): LJ 113 10 First Street, SE Washington, DC 20540