About the Content & Scope Workstream
The Content & Scope workstream is part of the grassroots community collaboration working towards creating a workplan and prototype for the Digital Public Library of America. There are six workstreams. The Conent & Scope workstream consists of collaborators, or “conveners,” from all over the country, with a variety of interests and specializations. Conveners will help draw in participation from their respective communities.
As previously stated on the DPLA webpage:
“This workstream will identify content and articulate a collection development policy for the DPLA by confronting questions regarding management of and access to distributed materials, research, and data curation. It will undertake research that is relevant to core objectives, collect data concerning how many books and other materials exist in US libraries and their copyright status, and conduct analysis of already-digitized collections in the US and abroad. It will also work with the Technical Aspects workstream to recommend guidelines on bibliographic data, metadata, interoperability, and international cooperation. Questions to address include the creation of data models and how best to address user-generated, local, historical, and other largely non-commercial forms of content.”
Digital Library Federation Director, Rachel Frick, is co-chair the Content & Scope workstream for the Digital Public Library of America. Digital Library Federation Program Associate, Jena Winberry, will also provide support as workstream coordinator.
10/21/11: Digital Public Library of America Plenary Meeting
2/2/12: 1st Content & Scope Workshop
4/27/12: DPLA West
8/6/12: 2nd Content & Scope Workshop
10/12/12: DPLA Midwest
2/28/13: Final Content & Scope Workshop
- Call for participation: DLF community attendance at DPLA Appfest
16 October 2012
Falling fast on the heels of the DLF Forum in Denver, is the first DPLA Appfest. The Appfest is an informal, open call for both ideas and functional examples of creative and engaging ways to use the content and metadata in the DPLA back-end platform. The first Appfest will take place on November 8-9, 2012, ...
- DPLA Listserv Recaps: December 2011
21 December 2011
DLF has been working to coordinate and co-chair the Content & Scope Workstream for the Digital Public Library of America since mid-October. Part of this process involves lengthy discussion of key issues and goals with the workstream conveners and public members via listserv. The DPLA blog will now be posting listserv recaps at least once ...
- Paid Internship Opportunity: Research Assistant - DPLA
5 December 2011
Interested in helping to launch a large-scale digital public library in the United States? Excited about the future of online access to information? Want to collaborate closely with innovative partners in public and research libraries, government, publishing, and elsewhere? Look no further! The Berkman Center seeks a part-time Research Assistant for the Digital Public Library ...
- The Kojo Nnamdi Show Discusses the DPLA
1 December 2011
Today, December 1, 2011, on the Kojo Nnamdi Show, Maura Marx, Director of the Digital Public Library of America Secretariat at the Berkman Center at Harvard University, Martin Kalfatovic, Associate Director of Digital Services at the Smithsonian Libraries and Co-chair of the Technical Workstream of the DPLA, and Maria Pallante, United States Register of Copyrights, ...
- A New Vision for Public Libraries
21 November 2011
In a recent post on the PLA blog, Nate Hill of the San Jose public library recapped his experience at the recent National Digital Public Library meeting at the Los Angeles Public Library, and took this opportunity to suggest a new direction for public libraries and the Digital Public Library of America. “In one sentence: public ...