With New Funding, DPLA Sets Sights on Search | The Digital Shift
The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) awarded $1 million to fund the creation of the infrastructure for the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) last week, and the organization will now turn its focus toward developing a way to search across the many disparate collections involved with the project.
“The first phase of the project was about planning. We brought a lot of people together in meetings and created workstreams that tackled individual areas,” explained Maura Marx, executive director of the Open Knowledge Commons, an affiliate of the Berkman Center for Internet and Society at Harvard Law School that is coordinating the DPLA. “So, we had people looking at user [experience], people looking at technology, people looking at content, etc.”