As IMLS concluded its third year of National Digital Platform funding through the National Leadership Grants for Libraries Program and the Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program, the agency took a look back at what had been accomplished and explored future directions for increasing the digital capacity of libraries and museums. 

IMLS and representatives from America's libraries, museums, and related organizations met to discuss shared digital services, systems, and infrastructure on October 17, 2017. Watch a recording of the meeting online.

IMLS Event: NDP at Three

October 17, 2017 Agenda

9:00 AM – 9:20 AM: Welcome and overview 
9:20 AM – 10:10 AM: “Building Equitable Digital Communities” panel
10:30 AM – 11:20 AM: “Expanding Digital Cultural Heritage Capacities” panel
11:40 AM – 12:30 PM: “Opening Scholarly Communications” panel
1:30 PM – 2:30 PM: “Museums and the National Digital Platform” panel
2:50 PM – 3:50 PM: “Going Forward” panel
3:50 PM – 4:00 PM: Closing remarks
Download the detailed agenda (PDF, 77KB)

Recording available on the IMLS YouTube Channel


NDP at Three Report
The first three years of IMLS investments to enhance the national digital platform for libraries.

Open Digital Preservation Training and Professional Development Opportunities
This report begins establishing a common understanding of the types of open digital preservation training materials available.

National Digital Infrastructures and Initiatives: A Report on the 2017 National Digital Platform at Three Forum
The report provides details on IMLS digital library funding since 2015 and explains three focal areas identified within the digital library infrastructures and initiatives portfolio of the National Leadership Grants for Libraries Program and the Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program.

Twitter Chat

On October 11, 2017, IMLS and other participating organizations held a #NDPthree Twitter chat to launch the new NDP at Three report and to discuss shared challenges and opportunities for libraries and museums in providing digital content and services.

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