Starting in July 2019, the AIG Content Reuse Working Group initiated the Digital Content Reuse Assessment Framework Toolkit (D-CRAFT) project, funded generously by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS)’s National Leadership Grants for Libraries (LG-36-19-0036-19).
This website provides information on the grant project, including project team members, advisory group members, consultants, and project deliverables.
D-CRAFT will be an open access, collaboratively-developed toolkit. The project team, in close collaboration with project consultants and its advisory group, will develop a resource that will:
- Provide an overview of available assessment tools, best practices, and a code of ethics for measuring the reuse of digital assets, facilitating both standardization and impact measurement in the digital library field.
- Identify sustainable and vetted assessment methods that can be applied to a broad array of digital collections
- Promote exemplary stewardship of library and museum digital collections
- Allow libraries, data archives, and other cultural heritage and knowledge organizations to better understand the ways users engage with, reuse, and transform digital library materials.
- Standardize approaches and best practices for communicating the economic, educational, scholarly, scientific, social, and cultural impact of digital collections, and support the use of evidence-based approaches to build inclusive user-centered platforms and systems
The project will take 4 years to complete, starting in July 2019 and ending in June 2023. It builds off of the output of the IMLS-funded Developing a Framework For Measuring Reuse of Digital Objects grant project.
This project was made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services
To learn more, visit www.imls.gov.