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 • 10:45am - 12:15pm
Perspectives on Data and Quality

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Take a deep dive into metadata and quality control. The session will start off with three perspectives on DPLA and data: Corey Harper of NYU will take a look at the DPLA data set as a whole using statistical analyses to highlight the relationship between data characteristics and usage and analyze patterns in the language of description. Next, Chris Stanton of the Empire State Digital Network will discuss the challenges of data quality control at a DPLA Service Hub, highlighting the strategies and tools currently employed as well as areas for improvement. Finally, Gretchen Gueguen of DPLA will discuss DPLA’s perspective on data quality in aggregation. The session will round out with a group discussion geared towards beginning to articulate a standard of quality for DPLA and its Hub network and to identify needs for best practices and tools to meet those standards.

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Gretchen Gueguen

Data Services Coordinator, Digital Public Library of America
Gretchen Gueguen is a Data Services Coordinator, working alongside our Director and Assistant Director for Content to bring on new partners, conduct data mapping and ingest, perform quality assurance, and support several other critical projects. Prior to DPLA, Gretchen worked as Digital... Read More →

Corey Harper

Metadata Services Librarian, New York University
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Chris Stanton

Metadata Specialist, Metropolitan New York Library Council

Friday April 15, 2016 10:45am - 12:15pm EDT
Smithsonian (S. Dillon Ripley Center): Room 3037B 1100 Jefferson Drive, SW Washington, DC