Beta Sprint Submissions

We received nearly 40 final submissions to our summer 2011 Beta Sprint, an open call for code and concepts defining how the DPLA should operate. Submissions ranged widely from theoretical concepts to platforms for visual storytelling to metadata processing systems to visualization tools.

We are grateful to those who participated — government agencies, non-profit organizations, academic research teams, librarians, and inspired individuals — for the tremendous creativity and remarkable effort they contributed to this process, and we are pleased to share their submissions here for public comment.

National Digital Public Library: GutenbergRemix

National Digital Public Library: GutenbergRemix

These two brief complementary Beta Sprint videos are creative prototypes designed to provoke thought regarding building a national digital library.

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Preparing for the Digital Public Library

Preparing for the Digital Public Library

The project proposes that Essential Strategies, Inc. (ESI) develop a conceptual entity/relationship model for the Digital Public Library of America, to be used as the architectural basis for implementing new library technologies.

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Federated Repositories and Providers

Federated Repositories and Providers

The goal of this project was to consider the relationships between potential stakeholders and participants in the DPLA and to explore ways they might work together to build a sustainable model that facilitates long-term preservation of materials in addition to access.

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Hydra and DuraSpace Examples

Hydra and DuraSpace Examples

The submission summarizes some of the existing development work across the team’s projects that demonstrates a stack of repository, framework, and user interface that could be extended as part of a DPLA.

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A Digital Public Library of America and the Transformation of the Humanities

A Digital Public Library of America and the Transformation of the Humanities

The project focuses primarily on how a Digital Public Library of America can provide a space in which 10,000 public libraries, 100,000 K-12 libraries, and 3,000 academic libraries can interact in real time, contributing to the DPLA while simultaneously better serving their traditional constituents.

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Digital Inversion Theory: Principles for the Cooperative Organizing of Online Book Collections

Digital Inversion Theory: Principles for the Cooperative Organizing of Online Book Collections

This DPLA Beta Sprint submission provides a theoretical framework—digital inversion theory—for underpinning the planning of cooperative organizing practices for the existing network of librarians for the era of dynamic online texts.

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American Culture and History

American Culture and History

This project aimed to identify the primary, locally sourced cultural/historical digital library project(s) in each state.

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Searching Digital Collections

Searching Digital Collections

The Searching Cultural Collections project team—a multi-disciplinary group of linguists, information retrieval researchers, data analysts, software developers, and museum and library practitioners—proposes to extend their work in search log analysis to examine its applicability to a DPLA.

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A public demo of OCLC’s Crosswalk Web Service

A public demo of OCLC’s Crosswalk Web Service

This project provides a set of tools that may be used by Beta Sprint projects to manipulate bibliographic metadata.

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BibSoup

BibSoup

This submission aims to demonstrate solutions to some of the needs of the DPLA by providing a method by which the library can enable individuals and small groups to share and manage their bibliographic collections.

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