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 • 9:30am - 10:15am
Is there something in the water? Community engagement and OS development EU vs US

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Is there something in the water? This presentation will share first-hand research results an ongoing investigation into the memory institution developer community in Europeana compared to the developer communities in the U.S.. Funding streams, cultural differences, absent high level standardization and differing public perceptions of heritage institutions all come into play here. Regretfully, a less collaborative and sustainable developer community in Europe stifles innovation, stretches already thin funding, and fails to catalyze the necessary standardizations and synergies that allow for smaller institutions to be on the same level as their bigger counterparts. Inspired by legacy FOSS initiatives like Apache, the inbox clogging Code4Lib list as well as newer groups like IIIF and Hydra, EuropeanaTech wants to better understand the developer ecosystem in the U.S.A. and explore how it can be cultured within Europeana and the EU.

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Gregory Markus

Project Leader, Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision

Friday April 15, 2016 9:30am - 10:15am EDT
Smithsonian (S. Dillon Ripley Center): Room 3037B 1100 Jefferson Drive, SW Washington, DC

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