IMLS and representatives from America’s libraries, museums, and affiliated organizations held a dynamic conversation via livestream and Twitter about IMLS funding for shared digital services, systems, and infrastructure.

As IMLS concluded its third year of National Digital Platform 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. 

Twitter Chat

Read the NDP at Three Report

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.


On Tuesday, October 17, 2017, participants joined the discussion on Twitter with #NDPthree.


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, 7KB)

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