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CityLab 2016

To highlight innovation and effective practices in urban governance by supporting CityLab 2016, an annual gathering that will be held in Miami that gathers the world’s most creative mayors and city practitioners with artists, academics, entrepreneurs and other public and private sector leaders focused on improving cities and spreading urban strategies that work.

Refresh Miami Tech & Startup Community Initiatives

To foster greater connections among South Florida’s entrepreneurial and tech communities by supporting Refresh Miami to grow its monthly meetups, workshops and hackathons, along with an online site that includes event calendar, user-generated blog posts, job listings and member profiles.

NewsU Redesign

To promote talent, leadership and lifelong learning in journalism by supporting the redesign of News University, Poynter's online training platform, with a focus on audience engagement and mobile.

NewsU Reimagined

To design a plan for the e-learning platform NewsU to test current assumptions and understand user and product needs as the first phase of a larger overhaul.

ATL Maps

Enabling people to use multiple library collections to tell stories about their city through open source software that combines archival maps, geospatial data and multimedia pinpoints.

Amplify libraries and communities through Wikipedia

Making library resources more accessible to Wikipedia editors and engaging librarians as contributors to Wikipedia through a national training program that will include community outreach to increase local information literacy

Free Library of Philadelphia Cultureshare

Advancing local engagement and strengthening community connection to untapped library collections and new work from local artists by introducing subscribers to librarian-curated digital content on a monthly basis.

Future-proofing Civic Data

Exploring ways libraries can support preservation and long-term access to open civic data through community information portals such as OpenDataPhilly.

Indigenous Digital Archive

Helping people more easily access and engage with mass digitized archival documents and photos through tools that enable people to annotate, tag and make searchable archival materials.

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