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Open Syllabus Applications for Public Libraries

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On October 20th, 2017, The Assembly helped organize an ‘Ideathon’ to explore applications of the Open Syllabus Project (OSP) for public libraries.  The meeting brought together partners at the New York Metropolitan Library Council, Project Information Literacy, and seven area public libraries to discuss the role of lifelong learning programs in the public library system and how data from the OSP could strengthen those programs.

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The Open Syllabus Project First Workshop

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The OSP Workshop & Hackathon was held between June 6th-7th, 2014, at the Heyman Center for the Humanities at Columbia University and Studio@Butler. The event was the first all-hands gathering of the OSP community to discuss and address the next set of social, institutional, legal, and technical challenges for the OSP.  The event focused on four broad issues:

  • The legal, social, and institutional challenges of building and maintaining a huge corpus of syllabii.

  • Working with syllabi as complex documents: authoring, versioning, XML, and metadata extraction.

  • A roadmap for short, medium, and long-term application development for the OSP.

  • How to expand participation and make the project sustainable.

The Hackathon on day two was an opportunity for incoming researchers and coders to become familiar with our workflows and architecture. Collectively, the group made a lot of progress on entity extraction, refining of syllabus crawls, development of the API, and long run architectural issues..

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