Laura Campbell, Associate Librarian for Strategic Initiatives, and Eric Miller, President of Zepheira co-presented a poster session and demo at the 2009 European Conference on Digital Libraries (ECDL)held in Corfu, Greece from 27 September through 2 October, 2009. The project received the “Best Poster” award for the conference.
The presentation highlighted the collaborative work between the Library of Congress and Zepheira on Project Recollection. Project Recollection is a software platform that allows archival communities to easily publish, style, connect and share digital collections on the Web. The initial pilot work is being performed in support of the National Digital Information Infrastructure and Preservation Program (NDIIPP).
The mission of the National Digital Information Infrastructure and Preservation Program (NDIIPP) is to develop a national strategy to collect, preserve and make available significant digital content, especially information that is created in digital form only, for current and future generations. In 2008, the NDIIPP partners shared content through a simple web page. In order to explore more useful tools and processes for sharing diverse content across partners’ collections, the Library began the Project Recollection Pilot in 2009 with Zepheira, LLC to develop a proof of concept that can be used to collect and explore information about digital collections.