Commons talk:Digital Public Library of America

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PD images for possible upload:

Sandbox 9 list of RG, and # of items in each RG, also if DPLA provides any possible category info.

Sandbox 10 descriptive terms provided by DPLA. Bdcousineau (talk) 00:37, 1 May 2013 (UTC)

Sandbox 11 ARTstor - just a start. Bdcousineau (talk) 14:19, 23 July 2013 (UTC)


I would be a potential body with some Wikisource experience. Is there some kind of sign up or anything? Jeepday (talk) 23:58, 25 July 2013 (UTC)

Welcome, consider yourself signed up! So glad to have you here. I'll be posting a project up-date later tonight on this page (7/26), so please check back. Have a great day, Bdcousineau (talk) 17:30, 26 July 2013 (UTC)

Project update, 7/26[edit]

The tech lead/bot operator for the project has retired; recent attempts to find a replacement technical collaborator have thus far not been fruitful.

It would be useful to offer a “smörgåsbord” of interesting records to entice a new tech collaborator.

  • I am putting together a list of rights appropriate records. It's slow going and involves a random check of the rights at the item level. Over the next few weeks, I should be able to build up a nice list.
  • A better solution is a systematic check of the collections beginning with the smallest and working up. I'll move in this direction.
  • The best solution is have an app or programming created that would return results automatically.
  • I will discuss this possibility with future tech/bot operators as well.
  • The out-of-the-ball-park best solution would be to have the DPLA partners designate, in a more obvious way, rights status to the records as they are ingested. This would be a big win in the name of all things OPEN, too!

It would be useful to have basic templating framework in place ready for use.

Micheal – If you have time, do you mind handling the institution template, and the Template:DPLA-cooperation - similar to {{Gerald R. Ford Presidential Library and Museum-cooperation}}? Thanks!

SJ - Template:DPLA-cooperation will only be included to the files on your approval.

Jeepday - know any technically minded editors?

Comments and suggestions appreciated ... and thanks for your time, interest and participation. Bdcousineau (talk) 00:28, 27 July 2013 (UTC)