The Content & Scope workstream will identify content and articulate a collection development policy for the DPLA by confronting questions regarding management of and access to distributed materials, research, and data curation. It will undertake research that is relevant to core objectives, collect data concerning how many books and other materials exist in US libraries and their copyright status, and conduct analyses of already-digitized collections in the US and abroad. It will also work with the Technical Aspects workstream to recommend guidelines on bibliographic data, metadata, interoperability, and international cooperation. Questions to address include the creation of data models and how best to address user-generated, local, historical, and other largely non-commercial forms of content.
The final Content & Scope Workshop took place in Washington, DC on Thursday, February 28, 2013. Members of the public were encouraged to participate remotely via the call-in line.
Museum of Photographic Arts
San Diego, CA
The Content and Scope Workstream hosted a workshop at the Museum of Photographic Art in San Diego, CA on August 5-6, 2012.
The first Content & Scope workshop focused on moving forward with ideas and challenges regarding the content and scope of the Digital Public Library of America.
On March 1, 2011, the Berkman Center convened a group of participants from public and research libraries, government agencies, publishers, and private industry for a day-long workshop focused on the content and scope of a proposed Digital Public Library of America (DPLA).