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
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.
Offering media training in libraries through a program that engages community members to gather information about their communities and create broadcast content.
Making film and video housed in libraries more searchable and discoverable by testing software that will annotate speech, objects and actions in film.
Helping libraries find funding opportunities, increase understanding of funding sources, and track funding trends through a data visualization tool and capacity-building training.
Making it easier to find out how your personal data is being shared between companies by creating a crowdsourced resource that documents and visualizes these data sharing arrangements.
Building an online toolkit for reporting, tracking and analyzing allegations of police misconduct and their investigations in Chicago that will serve as a national model for transparency.