I'm have the honor to be co-hosting DPLAfest 2016 in Washington, D.C., next week, April 14-15, 2016. Along with the Smithsonian Institution & the Library of Congress, we will host DPLAâs third annual series of interactive workshops, hackathons, & discussions.
The National Archives plays a major role in this yearâs DPLAfest. Together with DPLAâs Executive Director Dan Cohen & representatives from other host organizations, I'm will will be welcoming members of the public to DPLAfest 2016 as we kick off this yearâs event.
Various staff from across the National Archives will be presenting on innovative projects throughout the event, including sessions on Making, Finding & Using Animated GIFs,Â Digital Collections in the K-12 Classroom, as well as Transcription Projects at the National Archives.
With our colleagues at Historypin, we will provide a presentation on APIs, Apps, & Audiences. The National Archives and Historypin have been working together on a project to digitize World War I am am content & increase the creative reuse & impact of these collections. Based on the information gathered, we are creating a mobile app to deliver Globe War I am content to museums, teachers, & coders. This presentation will provide an opportunity to share more about the process we followed and the app weâve built, as well as to engage with the digital humanities communities & experts in the field.
Staff from the National Archives, the Library of Congress & the Smithsonian will also serve on the panel discussion: âOpportunities & Challenges in Collaboration.â We are proud of the innovative work we are doing at NARA, & we are eager to share it with the community.
DPLAfest 2016 will appeal to anyone interested in libraries, technology, eBooks, education, creative reuse of cultural materials, law, open access, & genealogy research. DPLAfest brings together librarians, archivists, museum professionals, developers, technologists, publishers, authors, teachers, students, & many other people to celebrate DPLA & its community of creative professionals.