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.

Government Publications: Enhanced Access and Discovery through Open Linked Data and Crowdsourcing

Government Publications: Enhanced Access and Discovery through Open Linked Data and Crowdsourcing

The Committee on Institutional Cooperation (or CIC) has been leading a coordinated effort to digitize government documents, and asserts that US federal documents represent a critical and core resource for the DPLA.

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Bookworm

Bookworm

The Bookworm Project explores new means of library data visualization.

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Wikicite – a Universal Citation platform

Wikicite – a Universal Citation platform

This Beta Sprint project updated a proposal for a wiki citation project (Wikicite) to place citations in context and visualize the network of relationships between works for all cited sources.

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Metadata Interoperability Services

Metadata Interoperability Services

Metadata Interoperability Services (MINT) is a web-based platform that enables the aggregation of rich and diverse cultural heritage content and metadata.

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DPLA Beta Sprint – Index Data

DPLA Beta Sprint – Index Data

This submission consists of two parts: a prototype of a discovery system based on some of Index Data’s technologies and a document detailing a vision for the DPLA.

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DPLA Collection Achievements and Profiles System

DPLA Collection Achievements and Profiles System

This project presents a model for how cultural heritage organizations with an existing online presence can maximize the discovery and use of their digital library collections through a minimal amount of centralized coordination facilitated by the DPLA.

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CLIR-DLF / IMLS DCC Beta Sprint

CLIR-DLF / IMLS DCC Beta Sprint

The CLIR-DLF / IMLS DCC Beta Sprint project extends the preexisting Digital Content and Collections Registry as a domestic foundation for curated content, principles, and processes for a DPLA prototype. It serves as a search tool for the DCC’s collection of cultural and scientific heritage resources, presenting unique ways of organizing and presenting materials and metadata.

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Digital Collaboration for America’s National Collections

Digital Collaboration for America’s National Collections

The Digital Collaboration demonstrates the ability of three disparate, major national institutions to work together through one unified search tool.

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