Save the Children Resource Libraries: Aligning Internal Technical Resource Libraries with a Public Distribution Website

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Save the Children (STC) is an international NGO that promotes children's rights, provides relief and helps support children across the globe. With international headquarters in London, STC has 30 national members and supports local partners in over 100 countries worldwide. STC International maintains technical infrastructures that are available to members and local partners including SharePoint, Drupal and other information management applications. An effort to specify and implement a common resource library for curating and sharing internal technical resources has been underway since November 2015. This has included an inventory of existing (but heterogeneous) resource libraries on STC's work in the thematic area of Health and Nutrition, and agreement on a common metadata specification and some controlled vocabularies to be used going forward. This internal resource library has been aligned with STC's Resource Centre (, a public web-accessible library that hosts comprehensive, reliable and up-to-date information on STC's work in the thematic areas of Child Protection, Child Rights Governance and Child Poverty. The goal is to make it easy for content curators to identify items in the internal technical resource library, and to publish them to the public Resource Centre with a minimum transformation of metadata required. This presentation discusses how this project has reached consensus on how to accomodate and balance internal research and external communications requirements by developing a light-weight application profile.

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Joseph A. Busch
Taxonomy Strategies, United States
Branka Kosovac
Taxonomy Strategies, United States
Katie Konrad
Save the Children Sweden, Sweden
Martin Svensson
Save the Children Sweden, Sweden

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Busch, J., Kosovac, B., Konrad, K., & Svensson, M. (2017). Save the Children Resource Libraries: Aligning Internal  Technical Resource Libraries with a Public Distribution Website. International Conference on Dublin Core and Metadata Applications, 2017.

DOI : 10.23106/dcmi.952137682

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