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Monday, October 26 • 12:15pm - 1:20pm
Getting a DPLA Service Hub off the Ground: Sharing Experiences, Challenges, Best Practices and Replicable Hub Models FULL

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Service hubs in the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) network offer a unique statewide or regional opportunity for libraries, archives, museums, and other cultural heritage institutions to pool together resources, whether staff, equipment, funding, or expertise, in order to contribute digital collections records to the DPLA. Currently, the DPLA has almost twenty such service hubs around the country, and its ultimate goal is to cover all 50 states and the District of Columbia. Along with the content hubs from single institutions, the service hubs form the backbone of DPLA's aggregated network of data providers.

The DPLA provides good documentation on how to become a service hub, as well as consultative support for potential service hub applicants. However, regional contexts differ widely -- and not just in terms of harvesting mechanisms and approaches to metadata standardization. As new service hubs form, they need to decide upon governance, policies, funding sources, staffing models, workflows, outreach strategies and other challenging decision points. They often introduce their libraries and archives community to DPLA's open sharing practices, and typically engage that community in establishing standards and best practices.

This working session proposes to bring together various DPLA service hub implementers and address, as a group, the kinds of challenges we faced, or are facing, in standing up our service hubs. What governance and funding models are emerging for service hubs across the network? How have local workflows and staffing been impacted, revised, and sustained for ongoing participation in the DPLA? What are some shareable lessons learned for the community? Besides fruitful discussion of the DPLA service hub experience, the goal is to arrive at an understanding, if not a drafted outline, of replicable hub models that could be further fleshed out, documented, and distributed to organizations or collaboratives wishing to create a service hub.

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John Butler

Associate University Librarian for Data & Technology, University of Minnesota
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Emily Gore

Director for Content, DPLA
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Patricia Hswe

Digital Content Strategist, Penn State University Libraries
In addition to my role as Digital Content Strategist, I lead user services for ScholarSphere, Penn State's repository service. I also co-direct the department of Publishing and Curation Services, a digital scholarship department launched in 2012 to provide a framework to help researchers put into practice a lifecycle management approach to the enterprise of scholarly inquiry. | | Talk with me about digital scholarship, digital humanities... Read More →
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Delphine Khanna

Head, Digital Library Initiatives, Temple University
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Sandra McIntyre

Director of Services and Operations, HathiTrust
Since May 2016 I have been the director of services and operations for HathiTrust at the University of Michigan office in Ann Arbor. HathiTrust is a partnership of over 120 academic and research institutions, offering a collection of millions of titles digitized from libraries around the world. Our TRAC-certified digital preservation repository provides long-term preservation and access services for public domain and in-copyright content from... Read More →

Chuck Thomas

Executive Director, USMAI Library Consortium, University System of Maryland
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Christopher Vinson

Head of Library Technology, Clemson University Libraries
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Kerri Willette

Deputy Director, Metropolitan NY Library Council (METRO)

Monday October 26, 2015 12:15pm - 1:20pm
Salon E Pinnacle Hotel

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