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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 • 12:00pm - 12:45pm
Report on the Primary Source Sets project from DPLA’s Education Advisory Committee

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In this session, educators representing DPLA’s Education Advisory Committee and DPLA staff will give share their collaborative Primary Source Sets project. Through the presentation, they will explore the project’s goals and progress, the curation and design processes, lessons learned from use of the sets thus far, and future directions for primary source sets and engagement with educators. The session will include specific feedback about how educators have implemented the sets in the classroom at various levels as well as an explanation of the marketing strategy in place to grow their audience. At the end of the session, presenters will take questions from participants about the project.

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Franky Abbott

Franky Abbott works as the Curation and Education Strategist for the Digital Public Library of America. In this capacity, she leads DPLA education initiatives with teachers, and students in K-12 and higher education, organizes the Community Reps program, runs the Gates-funded Public Library Partnerships Project, and collaborates on digital exhibition curation. Franky came to DPLA on an American Council of Learned Societies Public Fellowship in... Read More →
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Audrey Altman

Developer, Digital Public Library of America
Audrey Altman is a Developer for DPLA.  She works with the DPLA Technology Team to design, develop, test, integrate, support, and document user-facing applications and back-end systems; support content management policies, process, and workflows, and contribute to the development of new ones; and collaborate with stakeholders to contribute to strategic and tactical planning and implementation of content stewardship applications and... Read More →

Kerry Dunne

Boston Public Schools

Ella Howard

Armstrong State University

Jamie Lathan

North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics

Friday April 15, 2016 12:00pm - 12:45pm
National Archives and Records Administration: Jefferson Room Constitution Avenue between 7th and 9th Streets, NW, Washington, DC

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