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Purpose: Provides a broad framework for information exchange on current research developments, tools, and activities affecting networked information resources and metadata; coordinates and actively participates in the development and review of standards concerning networked resources and metadata in conjunction with the divisions' committees and sections, other units within ALA, and relevant outside agencies; and develops programs and fosters and sponsors education and training opportunities that contribute to and enhance an understanding of networked resources and metadata, their identity, content, technology, access, control, and use; and plans and monitors activities using Core's strategic and tactical plan as a framework.

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Now Available: D-CRAFT, the Digital Content Reuse Assessment Framework Toolkit

  • 1.  Now Available: D-CRAFT, the Digital Content Reuse Assessment Framework Toolkit

    Posted Jul 05, 2023 02:53 PM

    The Digital Library Federation Assessment Interest Group, Content Reuse Working Group is happy to release D-CRAFT, the Digital Content Reuse Assessment Framework Toolkit.

    The result of an Institute for Museum and Library Services (IMLS) National Leadership/National Forum grant (LG-36-19-0036-19), the toolkit walks users through the methods and tools that are available to measure use and reuse of digital objects. The toolkit discusses the ethical considerations related to each method and tool, and also provides a set of overarching ethical guidelines related to undertaking such assessment. If you work with digital collections at galleries, libraries, archives, museums, or repositories, this toolkit is for you!

    To learn more:

    The project Team would like to thank IMLS, the Digital Library Federation, our grant consultants, our contributing experts, the advisory group, all the community contributors, and our home institutions for their generous support of our project. 

    Elizabeth Joan Kelly (LOUIS: The Louisiana Library Network)

    Ayla Stein Kenfield (University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign)

    Ali Shiri (University of Alberta)

    Santi Thompson (University of Houston)

    Liz Woolcott (Utah State University)


    Kinza Masood (Mountain West Digital Library (MWDL), University of Utah)

    Caroline Muglia (University of Southern California)


    Joyce Chapman (Duke University Libraries)

    Nicole Hennig (University of Arizona Libraries)

    Derrick Jefferson (American University in Washington)

    Ranti Junus (Michigan State University Libraries)

    Myrna Morales (Massachusetts Coalition of Domestic Workers; PhD candidate at the University of Illinois iSchool)

    Ayla Kenfield
    Repository Services Librarian
    University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign