Texas Digital Library Conference System, 2017 Texas Conference on Digital Libraries

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Developing the DPLA Texas Service Hub, v.2. Collaboration to build the next generation aggregator for Texas
Ryan J Steans, Kristi Park, Nicholas Woodward, Hannah Tarver, Judith Hiott, Martin Halbert

Last modified: 2017-03-22


In 2016, the Texas Digital Library received an LSTA grant from the Texas State Library and Archives Commission to develop a prototype of a new Service Hub for Texas which will provide metadata from collections across the state to the Digital Public Library America.  Teaming with the University of North Texas, home to the Portal to Texas History and the Houston Public Library, TDL has undertaken the challenge to collect and share the metadata of the incredibly diverse landscape of repositories and databases from across Texas.

This presentation will share the goals and mission of the pilot and the community of libraries and archives supporting the effort.  We will discuss how TDL evaluated existing and potential technologies by interviewing existing Service Hubs across the country, and how we eventually settled on our choice of technology, a description of the pilot and partners, and discuss how we believe our service will be deployed.  In addition, we’ll discuss plans for a Texas-centric discovery layer, intended to promote the riches of Texas in a spectrum of repositories.


dpla; metadata aggregation