Indianapolis to host DPLAfest 2015!


In a collaborative application from the Indianapolis Public Library, the Indiana State Library, the IUPUI University Library, and the Indiana Historical Society, Indianapolis has been selected to host the next DPLAfest, April 17-18, 2015.

DPLAfest 2015, a two-day public event set to coincide with DPLA’s second birthday, will bring together hundreds of people from DPLA’s large and growing community of librarians, archivists, and museum professionals, developers and technologists, publishers and authors, teachers and students, and members of the public for community-oriented public workshops, presentations, hackathons, engaging discussions with community leaders and practitioners, fun events, and more.

See the News Release from DPLA.

Organizing committees and a call for presentation will follow soon. Please contact Jenny Johnson, if you have any questions.

Amy Rudersdorf to present at Indiana Library Federation Pre Conference


Amy Rudersdorf will be presenting in Emily Gore’s stead at ILF in November 2014.

Amy Rudersdorf

Amy_RudersdorfAssistant Director for Content 
Amy Rudersdorf is the DPLA Assistant Director for Content. She is responsible for digitization partnerships and related workflows, metadata normalization and shareability, and community engagement to promote the DPLA as a community resource. Amy formerly served as the director of the Digital Information Management Program at the State Library of North Carolina. She was a Library of Congress National Digital Stewardship Alliance coordinating committee member and an active voice in the digital preservation community. Amy has taught library graduate school courses on digital libraries and preservation (San Jose State University) and metadata (North Carolina Central University). Prior to moving to state government, she worked with digital collections in special collections at North Carolina State University, coordinated a digital production group at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and worked with public libraries throughout Wisconsin to aid in the development and coordination of Library and Service Technology Act (LSTA) funded digitization grants.

The DPLA Indiana Library Federation Pre-Conference session is Monday November 17, 9 am-12 pm at Marriott East in Indianapolis. You need not be a member of ILF to attend and we hope to hear from lots of non-library affiliated participants.

The cost is $25 for ILF members and $37.50 for non-members.

To find out more read the Preliminary ILF Program

Register here.

Please share this opportunity widely!

Indiana’s 4 New DPLA Community Reps


Today DPLA announced its second class of DPLA Community Reps. Indiana’s include: Christopher Marshall from Indianapolis Public Library, Jenny Johnson from IUPUI University Library in Indianapolis, Jack McGann of Michigan City Indiana and retired Editor/Publisher of the South Bend Tribune, and Samantha Norling of the Indianapolis Art Museum.

For profiles on all of Indiana’s DPLA Community Reps visit:

April 21, 2014 DPLA IND Meeting Information


Looking forward to contacting and organizing on Monday. Some logistics information.

Time: The meeting is scheduled from 10:30 am-12:30 pm.

Parking: There are street metered parking spots as well as pay garages. See parking map for more information.

Location in building: There is a welcome desk and visitor sign in at the Ohio St. entrance. You will be directed to room 401.

Brown bag: We are meeting during lunch time so please feel free to bring in a brown bag lunch. There are NOT facilities super close for grab and go food so if you want to eat during this time please do bring your lunch.

Phone in: We have set up phone conferencing capabilities. Information to connect:
Dial: (712) 432-1212
Enter Meeting ID: 742-569-877#

Preparation: Please take a look at the Agenda. Be prepared to share how your institution may be able to contribute to creating the DPLA Indiana Hub beyond supplying already digital content.