The WGBH Media Library & Archives completed a digital library prototype project in December, 2009. With funding from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, we worked closely with three scholars to discover how they would want to search, access and make use of archival moving image materials online. (This project built on an earlier Assessment for Scholarly Use.)
The prototype is still live at http://openvaultresearch.wgbh.org though you will notice that many of the features developed there have since been further refined and integrated into this site.
The project also included sustainability research conducted by Ithaka’s Strategy and Research team.
Read the final project report, detailing work accomplished, lessons learned, and future directions for the MLA online.
We welcome your comments and suggestions!