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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 • 10:45am - 11:30am
Go Far, Go Together: A Hydra-Based Aggregator For the Pennsylvania Service Hub

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As the newly-formed Pennsylvania Digital Collections Project (PDCP) was preparing to become a DPLA Service Hub for the state of Pennsylvania, we developed a Hydra-based aggregator to begin ingesting digital content. We then went on to deploy it in production and release the code in open source on GitHub.

In this session, we will describe the technical implementation of this aggregator, as well as the role it played as a tool for data review, normalization and remediation both for the contributing institutions and the implementation team. Furthermore we will describe how this aggregator significantly increased buy-in among all project participants, by making the project more tangible and attainable. It also greatly facilitated communication with multiple stakeholders and helped with outreach. The aggregator’s features include DPLA-friendly metadata enhancement, OAI-PMH support, an alternative ingest workflow for repositories without OAI-PMH support, an easy to use interface for metadata harvesting, detailed ingest logs, a web preview interface, and much more!

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Delphine Khanna

Head, Digital Library Initiatives, Temple University

Katherine Lynch

University of Pennsylvania Libraries
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Chad Nelson

Senior Digital Library Applications Developer, Temple University Libraries

Friday April 15, 2016 10:45am - 11:30am
National Archives and Records Administration: Jefferson Room Constitution Avenue between 7th and 9th Streets, NW, Washington, DC

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