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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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Meghan Ferriter

Quotient, Inc on behalf of Smithsonian Institution OCIO
Transcription Project Coordinator
Washington, D.C.

Dr. Meghan Ferriter is an anthropologist and interdisciplinary researcher leading community engagement and advising best practice as the Project Coordinator for the Smithsonian Transcription Center. Before entering this role, she explored knowledge-building and communication in communities of interest as a Research Associate with Smithsonian Institution Archives (2013). Dr. Ferriter’s primary research interests focus on understanding the ways groups learn and communicate using technology, media content, and cultural practices. Trained as an anthropologist and cultural historian, her work has explored the extent of change in mediated sport discourse, nationalism and collective identity, as well as online communities of practice.