Spotlight and FactSheets

We would like to start this initiative up again! If you wish to nominate a project for the Community Spotlight, or volunteer to update an older FactSheet, send us info.

Community Spotlight

The DLF Community Spotlight is a occasional web-series that targets projects, services and programs that address net-scale solutions and demonstrate intra-institutional collaboration. The goal of this series is to communicate the basic facts about large scale, multi-partner initiatives happening across the library and IT communities in Higher Education.


FactSheets is a CLIR/DLF publication created for the Committee on Coherence at Scale for Higher EducationFactSheets are provided via the DLF Community Spotlight series. The publications are short, consumer reports style analysis written in a clear and direct impartial voice to distill out the prominent features of these projects and the problems they are trying to solve in a concise, no-spin manner.

The FactSheets publications series is intended to help administrators, practitioners, and even funders to understand the landscape and to see how some initiatives could conceptually fit together or relate to one another, as well as the features that distinguish the projects as unique.

Past Spotlights

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#PulseOrlandoSyllabus, #CharlestonSyllabus, and the public good

As a community of practice that works to advance research, learning, social justice, and the public good through digital library technologies, …

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Spotlight: National Digital Stewardship Alliance

This Community Spotlight was provided by Butch Lazorchak, Digital Archivist, National Digital Information Infrastructure and Preservation Program, Library of Congress. UPDATE, …

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Community Spotlight: Avalon Media System

This Community Spotlight was provided by Jon Dunn, Brianna Marshall, and Mark Notess, Indiana University. Background The Avalon Media System is …

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Community Spotlight: ScholarSphere

This Community Spotlight was provided by Mike Giarlo and Patricia Hswe, Penn State University. Introduction The story of ScholarSphere, Penn State’s …

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Hydra Project

This Community Spotlight was provided by Bess Sadler, Manager, Application Development, Stanford University Libraries. One of the things I like about …

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Metadata First: Using Structured Data Markup and the Google Custom Search API to Outsource Your Digital Collection Search Index

This Community Spotlight was provided by Scott Young, Jason Clark, Patrick OBrien, and Kenning Arlitsch, Montana State University. Discussions of building …

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DMPTool Update

This Community Spotlight was provided by Sarah Shreeves, Associate Professor, University Library, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. In January 2011, …

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