To educate the public on the societal implications of data-driven technologies by supporting Data & Society, a research institute focused on studying the social issues arising from technology, to fund media training and outreach efforts.
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.
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
Enabling people to share information on questions of copyright and fair use by exploring existing gaps and opportunities, and testing a new approach for libraries to connect patrons with subject experts.
Connecting academic libraries to local community needs by developing a portal for information, research, resources and sharing.
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.
Exploring ways libraries can support preservation and long-term access to open civic data through community information portals such as OpenDataPhilly.
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.
Increasing literacy and engaging communities by piloting StoryScape, an interactive learning platform that allows users to create visual stories about their communities with artwork from local artists, in public libraries.
Allowing libraries to show their impact on community wellbeing by measuring the effects of public library-led history, storytelling and local cultural heritage programs in three rural American communities.
Helping high school students connect with the Dallas Public Library through a training course on digital media and journalism that builds skills and grows their awareness of the community.
Increasing childhood literacy by offering video story time and visitation services for children of incarcerated parents in the trusted space of public libraries.