The DLF/DCC Beta Sprint project was featured on the home page of the Graduate School of Library & Information Science at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
The press release underscored the collaborative efforts of the current Beta Sprint project as well as its foundation on the collaborative IMLS Digital Collections and Content project:
“Professor Carole Palmer, director of the Center for Informatics Research in Science and Scholarship (CIRSS), has been awarded a planning grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to participate in the Beta Sprint project launched by the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA).
Palmer is working with her co-PI Rachel Frick at the Digital Library Federation, a program of the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR). They are developing a functional prototype that will redesign the IMLS Digital Collections and Content (IMLS DCC) resource as a core base of content for the DPLA. The IMLS DCC, originally launched in 2003, is an aggregation of digital collections from libraries, museums, and archives, supported by the Institute of Museum and Library Services and developed through a collaboration between CIRSS and the University Library.”
Other members of the DLF/DCC Beta Sprint team working with Palmer and Frick are coordinator Jacob Jett, research assistant Richard Urban, coordinator Katrina Fenlon, and research assistant Peter Organisciak (pictured below from left to right).