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Wednesday, March 2 • 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Why would SCELC libraries care about the Digital PUBLIC Library of America (aka DPLA)?

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Why would SCELC libraries care about the Digital PUBLIC Library of America (aka DPLA)?

Kathleen Salomon, Associate Director, Getty Research Institute

Laine Farley, Planning Consultant

Greg Lucas, California State Librarian

Kathleen Salomon will talk about why DPLA is important, both to the Getty and to SCELC libraries in California.  She will explain why the Getty decided to join, and the potential of DPLA for all of our institutions and our respective communities, as well as for those new ones that we will foster.


Laine Farley will discuss CALDISH (California DPLA Service Hub):  the vision for creating a service hub collaborative in California; who is involved at this stage; the approach we have taken; and what happens next.


Greg Lucas will discuss the State Library’s role in this project. The California State Library, in partnership with Califa Group, is embarking on a multi-year initiative to help public libraries preserve the local history of their communities and make those images publicly available online. The State Library will collaborate with public libraries and other cultural heritage groups, such as genealogical or historical societies, archives and museums, to develop regional digital preservation and collections plans. This project will encourage libraries to work with the other cultural heritage groups in their jurisdiction to create a joint list of their holdings and a joint priority list of the top priorities for digitization or digital preservation. The State Library will help successful applicants digitize their priority collections through a number of means, including roving digitization stations, federal dollars permitting.

                  While still in the planning stage, the goal is also to include creation of a hub to provide digitization, metadata creation, and web delivery services for small and mid-size institutions and also to provide targeted grant opportunities for digitization and digital preservation projects. This project dovetails with ongoing efforts to create a Digital Public Library of America service hub, which will work with all types of libraries, archives and museums in California.

Wednesday March 2, 2016 1:00pm - 2:30pm PST
Ahmanson Auditorium University Hall 1000