This email is intended to update the community on the current and future work of the DLF AIG Content Reuse Working Group. Over the next year, the group is focused on planning and the beginning stages of building the Digital Content Reuse Assessment Framework Toolkit (D-CRAFT). D-CRAFT builds off of the successful Developing a Framework for Measuring Reuse of Digital Objects (Measuring Reuse) project, an IMLS grant initiative (LG-73-17-0002-17), which ran from July 1, 2017 to June 30, 2018.


Content Reuse Working Group in 2019  

The team has focused on concluding the work of the Measuring Reuse project and setting the foundation for D-CRAFT. To date, the group has:


·         Released Setting a Foundation for Assessing Content Reuse: A White Paper From the Developing a Framework for Measuring Reuse of Digital Objects (DOI 10.17605/OSF.IO/BQJVR) in September 2018.

·         Published “Barriers and solutions to assessing digital library reuse: preliminary findings” in Performance Measurement and Metrics, detailing the initial results of the Measuring Reuse project.

·         Submitted an IMLS National Leadership Grants for Libraries proposal to build D-CRAFT. If awarded, the project will begin in Summer 2019 and last 2.5 years.


How can you participate?  

Those interested in knowing more about the project should reach out to any team member (listed below).


For questions about the larger DLF Assessment Interest Group, contact the DLF AIG co-leaders, Sara Rubinow [log in to unmask] and Santi Thompson [log in to unmask].


Thank you for continued support of the DLF AIG!


Santi Thompson - [log in to unmask]

on behalf of the Content Reuse Working Group:

Elizabeth Kelly - [log in to unmask]

Ayla Stein Kenfield - [log in to unmask]

Caroline Muglia - [log in to unmask]

Liz Woolcott - [log in to unmask]


Santi Thompson, Head of Digital Research Services
University Libraries
University of Houston
A Carnegie-designated Tier One public research university
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