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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.