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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Friday, April 15 • 2:00pm - 2:45pm
The Zine Union Catalog and Opportunities with the DPLA Community

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Zines are self-published, non-commercial, small-edition, generally periodical resources that often feature sub- or counter-cultural content and design choices. Zines are used as primary sources on social movements, social life, politics, art, music, and more. Currently, access to zines is distributed across a variety of data silos, such as library catalogs, finding aids, independent databases, spreadsheets, and text documents. Much of this data is created and maintained outside of traditional libraries by zine communities themselves, using available tools and ad-hoc standards or practices.

To enable global access to zines, a collaborative team of zine librarians, archivists, library catalogers, metadata specialists, and Web developers is working to build the Zine Union Catalog (ZUC), which will integrate digitized and digital content, bibliographic metadata, contextual resources, and access details in a single discovery platform for zine libraries and collections.

This presentation will first introduce the ZUC project, explaining how the team plans to: 1) aggregate heterogeneous data sources, 2) encourage broad participation in metadata creation with approachable resource description standards, 3) respond to evolving resource genres and research needs through extensible ontology/vocabulary development, and 4) balance the privacy concerns of zine creators with needs for authority control and collocation. In this section, audience members will learn how to effectively describe and build access to zine resources.

The second half of the session will engage audience members to generate ideas for ZUC-DPLA partnerships. Areas of overlap include both practical and philosophical approaches, such as digitization, global access to resources, and open participation. Together, we might re-imagine what it means to build and deliver a union catalog for the digital age.

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Jennifer Hecker

Jennifer Hecker Consulting
Jennifer is an archivist, librarian, and independent consultant. She's been preserving personal, literary, corporate, & organizational histories for 19 years, is the founding director of Town Talk Library, and a co-founder of the Austin Archives Bazaar.
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Allison Jai O'Dell

Metadata Librarian, University of Florida
Allison works in technical services for special collections and archives. Her research and development projects focus on metadata, Linked Data, and front-end Web development. Details and CV: http://www.allisonjai.com

Friday April 15, 2016 2:00pm - 2:45pm EDT
Smithsonian (S. Dillon Ripley Center): Room 3035 1100 Jefferson Drive, SW Washington, DC

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