Building on experience with Digital Public Library of America content aggregated by Artstor from six museums, and factoring in ideas from the wider community, what might an optimal DPLA Museum Content Hub look like? Making it as efficient as possible for everyone involved to contribute, aggregate, and harvest museum collections metadata may foster the most effective partnerships in service to users.
While aggregators such as the DPLA, Google Art Project, and Artstor are increasingly important to the discovery and use of images from museums, many museums struggle with the demands and costs of participation. This session will explore the needs of the museum community for a service (platform, hub, data agent) that might enable museums to contribute once for multiple delivery channels and endpoints. The outcome will ...more »