D-CRAFT 2019-2023


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.

grant funding

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This project was made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services

To learn more, visit www.imls.gov.

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