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Friday, May 2 • 11:30am - 1:00pm
Collaborative Projects in Open Access: Enhancing Discoverability of Your Collections via the Digital Public Library of America

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Sponsored by Washington Art Library Resources Committee (WALRC)


Getting Users the Things they Want: Open Access, Artstor and DPLA - Gregg A. Silvis, Associate University Librarian for Information Technology and Digital Initiatives, University of Delaware Library

Making Collections Information Go: Different Forms of Sharing for Open Access - Kate Blanch, Administrator, Museum Databases, The Walters Art Museum

How Open Access Makes Free Global Learning Possible - Beth Harris, Dean, Art and History, Khan Academy and Steven Zucker, Dean, Art and History, Khan Academy

Siân Evans, Implementation Manager, Artstor
Ian McDermott, Collection Development Manager, Artstor

Open access content is one of higher education’s most pressing topics, from sharing image and print collections to massive online open courses (MOOCs). To this end, the Digital Public Library of America (www.dp.la) launched in April 2013 with the ambitious goal of making the nation’s museum, library, and archival collections freely available online. To date, dozens of institutions are participating by sharing their content through a network of service and content hubs that aggregate and share content with DPLA. The collection building model for DPLA relies on these hubs to aggregate large batches of content that are subsequently harvested by DPLA.

This panel will explore Artstor’s work as a DPLA content hub for museum content and its plans to enable libraries to share their special collections with DPLA via Shared Shelf, as well as other collaborative open access projects taking place at the institutions represented. The Walters Art Museum in Baltimore will speak to their longstanding commitment to making their collections available on the open Web on their own website, DPLA, and Wikimedia Commons. University of Delaware Library has published numerous special collections in Shared Shelf Commons, an open access portal that contains content for Shared Shelf subscribers; this content will soon be made available to DPLA, thereby increasing access to academic special collections through one search portal. Additionally, Beth Harris and Steven Zucker of smARThistory, a leading open access resource for art history, will discuss their plans to use DPLA content, and other open access content, in their open educational resources.

Recorded Session Available Summer 2014

Friday May 2, 2014 11:30am - 1:00pm EDT
Room: Lafayette Grand Hyatt 1000 H Street NW, Washington DC 20001

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