On Being a Hub: Some Details behind Providing Metadata for the Digital Public Library of America

abernard102@gmail.com 2014-07-16

Summary:

Use the link to access the full text article from D-Lib Magazine.  The abstract reads as follows: "After years of planning, the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) launched in 2013. Institutions from around the United States contribute to the DPLA through regional "service hubs," entities that aggregate digital collections metadata for harvest by the DPLA. The North Carolina Digital Heritage Center has been one of these service hubs since the end of 2013. This article describes the technological side of being a service hub for the DPLA, from choosing metadata requirements and reviewing software, to the workflow used each month when providing hundreds of metadata feeds for DPLA harvest. The authors hope it will be of interest to those pursuing metadata aggregation, whether for the DPLA or for other purposes."

Link:

http://www.dlib.org/dlib/july14/gregory/07gregory.html

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Tags:

oa.new oa.d-lib oa.dpla oa.libraries oa.librarians oa.lis

Date tagged:

07/16/2014, 08:20

Date published:

07/16/2014, 04:20