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Wednesday, April 17
 

8:15am

Registration and Networking
Wednesday April 17, 2019 8:15am - 9:00am
Harold Washington Library Lobby 400 S State Street, Chicago, IL 60605

9:00am

Plenary I
DPLAfest will kick off with an opening plenary featuring welcoming remarks by John Bracken and Brian Bannon, followed by a conversation between danah boyd, founder and president of Data & Society and Elaine Westbrooks, Vice Provost of University Libraries and University Librarian at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, moderated by Tracie D. Hall, Director of the Joyce Foundation's Culture Program.

Westbrooks will share how she is working to build community and culture while the campus, and indeed our nation, suffers from serious factionalization on many levels. boyd, one of the leading scholars in technology and social media, will explore her latest insights. Together, they will discuss the roles each of us can play in using digital platforms to build community.

Moderators
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Tracie D. Hall

Director of the Culture Program, Joyce Foundation
Prior to her appointment as Director of the Joyce Foundation’s Culture Program, Tracie D. Hall served as Deputy Commissioner of the Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE) for the City of Chicago where she oversaw the Arts and Creative Industries Division which... Read More →

Presenters
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Brian Bannon

Commissioner & CEO, Chicago Public Library
Brian Bannon currently serves as Commissioner & CEO of the Chicago Public Library. Bannon was appointed to the position by Mayor Rahm Emanuel in 2012. Under Bannon’s leadership, CPL has been recognized as a top U.S. urban library and has won a number of awards and accolades, including... Read More →
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danah boyd

Founder and President, Data & Society
danah boyd is a Principal Researcher at Microsoft Research, the founder and president of Data & Society, and a Visiting Professor at New York University. Her research is focused on addressing social and cultural inequities by understanding the relationship between technology... Read More →
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John Bracken

Executive Director, Digital Public Library of America
John S. Bracken is the executive director of the Digital Public Library of America.  He joined DPLA in December of 2017 after nearly two decades as a philanthropic investor in digital media, media policy and innovation. He most recently served as Vice President for Technology Innovation... Read More →
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Elaine Westbrooks

Vice Provost of University Libraries and University Librarian, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Since August 2017, Elaine L. Westbrooks has been the Vice Provost of University Libraries and University Librarian at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.  She is responsible for the leadership and general administration of the University Libraries.  The Library system... Read More →


Wednesday April 17, 2019 9:00am - 10:30am
Pritzker Auditorium 400 S State Street, Chicago, IL 60605

10:30am

Break
Wednesday April 17, 2019 10:30am - 10:45am

10:45am

Lightning Round: Ebooks Projects Showcase
Global Access To Accessible Reading Materials: Millions of books for millions of readers
There has been a shift in the way people access information: e-books and the widespread use of graphics to convey information have created a “new normal” for how many people read and learn. While these resources are readily available, too many of them are not accessible to people who have a disability that prevents their use of printed material.  As a result, people with disabilities such as vision impairments, physical limitations and severe learning disabilities often face barriers to information.  Bookshare, the world’s largest collection of accessible books, aims to reach all persons with print disabilities to provide opportunity to read and learn in the way that works for them.
Presenter: Lisa Wadors, Benetech

Getting Unstuck
While it can be daunting, there are strategic ways to rethink ebook access. In Georgia, two new services from the state library agency aim to expand content and options for the future.
Presenter: Wendy Cornelisen, Georgia Public Library Service and COSLA Ebook Working Group

Using Metrics to Understand Patron Behavior  
Librarians have relied on key performance indicators like circulation, holds, and foot and web traffic to understand how well they meet the needs of their users. However, do these data paint a complete picture? Using data gleaned from browsing information, collection promotion efforts, and user personas, this talk will consider how additional data sources can produce a more nuanced portrait of a user population.
Presenter: Sam Stover, Product Manager for NoveList

Library for All: Global impact potential
Globally there are over a billion people that cannot read. Openly-licensed digital books like those created by Library For All and available through their free app and on the DPLA Open Bookshelf can be part of the solution.
Presenter: Micah May

Engaging Students: Technologies for Publishing Ebooks and Prints Books
Learn about a writing and publishing partnership between an academic library and Leadership Education graduate program. The WSU Library and Leadership Education faculty created a graduate student project which results in the publishing of graduate student writing in the form of an ebook and print book. The session will provide an overview of technologies used to publish ebooks and print books. Technologies include Pressbooks (via the Minnesota Library Publishing Project), Canva, Ingramspark, LuLu, Adobe Creative Cloud, and bepress Digital Commons.
Presenter: Kendall Larson, Winona State University

Library Simplified and SimplyE: How LYRASIS is working to help libraries change the state of play for e-content
Lisa Larson from LYRASIS will talk about Library Simplified and SimplyE from the point of view of a non-profit technology organization with a service mission to help libraries achieve different impacts within their own communities and change the marketplace through scaled open or community supported services. Together with DPLA and other non-profit stakeholder organizations, LYRASIS seeks to help libraries change the current state of play for ebook and audio book delivery to patrons and researchers through technology and scale. Eliminate the library/patron disintermediation, improve circulation and provide better measurable community impacts all by taking charge of your patron ebook and audiobook experience.
Presenter: Lisa Larson, LYRASIS

The Road Everything Rides On: Public Libraries & Highspeed Broadband
This lightning talk will discuss broadband access in public libraries as the minimum that libraries need to provide the public for access to digital services including e-content.
Presenter: Paula MacKinnon, Califa

Canadian Urban Library Council (CULC) Advocacy Campaigns
Susan Caron will present on the Canadian Urban Library Council’s (CULC) recent advocacy campaign aimed at getting the public to contact the Big Five publishers about lack of access to eaudiobooks and unfair pricing of ebooks and eaudiobooks, and CULC’s upcoming campaign on the same topic aimed at legislators.
Presenter: Susan Caron


Moderators
Presenters
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Susan Caron

Director, Collections & Membership Services, Toronto Public Library
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Lisa Wadors

Senior Program Manager: Education, Research & Partnerships, Benetech Global Literacy
Dr. Lisa Wadors Verne, is the Senior Program Manager: Education, Research & Partnerships for Benetech Global Literacy and the Interim Project Director for the DIAGRAM Center.  She has doctorate in Special Education and Policy from the University of California, Berkeley and San Francisco... Read More →
avatar for Kendall Larson

Kendall Larson

Digital Collections & Initiatives Librarian, Winona State University
Creative partnerships within the academic communities and beyond. Digital Collections" Presenting to the public: video, audio, documents, and images. File preservation and storage.
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Paula MacKinnon

Assistant Director, Califa Group
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Lisa Larson

Director of Member Engagement, LYRASIS
LYRASIS, a non-profit membership organization, supports enduring access to our shared academic, scientific and cultural heritage through leadership in open technologies, content services, digital solutions & collaboration with archives, libraries, museums and knowledge communitie... Read More →
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Wendy Cornelisen

Assistant State Librarian, Georgia Public Library Service
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Sam Stover

Product Manager, NoveList
I'm a Product Manager at NoveList, a division of EBSCO, where I'm responsible for contributing to NoveList's product vision and strategy. Before NoveList, I worked as a User Services Librarian at a small university library.



Wednesday April 17, 2019 10:45am - 11:45am
Pritzker Auditorium 400 S State Street, Chicago, IL 60605

10:45am

Community Webs: Empowering Public Librarians to Create Community History Web Archives
Local history collections in public libraries have long served as vital resources for documenting community memory, but how are they adapting to the ascendance of the web as the primary platform for publication and communication? In this session you will hear from participants in, and founders of, the "Community Webs" program, a national-scale effort to build a network of public librarians with the training and tools to build born-digital local history collections preserving the lives of their communities as expressed on the web and in social media.

Presenters
avatar for Jefferson Bailey

Jefferson Bailey

Director, Web Archiving & Data Services, Internet Archive
Jefferson Bailey is Director of Web Archiving & Data Services at Internet Archive. Jefferson joined Internet Archive in Summer 2014 and manages Internet Archive’s web archiving services including Archive-It, used by over 600 institutions to preserve the web. He also oversees web... Read More →
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Melinda Shelton

Web Services Librarian, Birmingham Public Library
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Makiba Foster

Library Manager, The African-American Research Library and Cultural Center


Wednesday April 17, 2019 10:45am - 11:45am
Chicago Author's Room

10:45am

How to Make Virtual Reality, a Library Reality
Virtual reality is a growing technology advancement, and what better place to explore VR than at the library! Learn tips, strategies, and resources to help jumpstart your libraries virtual reality offerings. We'll explore ways to build interest, promote circulation and expand programming for all ages

Presenters
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Athens Moreno

Technology Manager, Glencoe Public Library
Public librarian for over 15 years serving both adult and children. Specialize in staff training, technology, and marketing strategies.
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Justin Franklin

Technology Manager, Glencoe Library


Wednesday April 17, 2019 10:45am - 11:45am
Multi-Purpose Room B

10:45am

The Caselaw Access Project: 360 Years of U.S. Case Law and the Future of Legal Scholarship
This session will share the Caselaw Access Project and Caselaw Access Project API from the Harvard Library Innovation Lab. Launched in Fall 2018, the Caselaw Access Project API represents access to 40 million pages of U.S case law and underlying metadata, digitized from the collection of the Harvard Law School Library. This session will explore the background of the Caselaw Access Project, introduce the Caselaw Access Project API, and review how researchers are using the dataset to create new kinds of legal scholarship.

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Presenters
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Jack Cushman

Senior Developer, Harvard University
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Kelly Fitzpatrick

Harvard Library Innovation Lab


Wednesday April 17, 2019 10:45am - 11:45am
8th Floor

10:45am

Changing Collaborative Practices: Striving for More Mindful and Balanced Partnerships
Working with non-traditional partners on digitization initiatives can be full of challenges. As academic libraries, we often see our roles as facilitators and advisers, providing expertise where needed to help achieve the community’s digitization goals.

Yet, how do we ensure collaborative efforts are beneficial for all parties? How do we ensure everyone has a seat at the table while balancing the technical workflows required in creating digital collections?

This presentation will look at how two institutions, Florida State University and Florida International University, accomplished successful digital collections initiatives with non-traditional and historically marginalized communities, where mindful collaboration is essential.

Presenters
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Jamie Rogers

Assistant Director of Digital Collections, Florida International University
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Krystal Thomas

Digital Archivist, Florida State University Libraries, United States of America



Wednesday April 17, 2019 10:45am - 11:45am
South Hall

10:45am

Curating Community Digital Collections
Curating Community Digital Collections (CCDC), a two-year, IMLS grant-funded program managed by WiLS and Recollection Wisconsin, a DPLA Service Hub for Wisconsin cultural heritage organizations. Launched in December 2017, CCDC aims to 1) provide digital stewardship practicum experience for information school graduate students; 2) to help small or under-resourced institutions in Wisconsin develop and sustain a digital preservation program; and 3) to build community around digital preservation work within Wisconsin and beyond.

Presenters
avatar for Vicki Tobias

Vicki Tobias

Program Coordinator, Curating Community Digital Collection & Recollection Wisconsin
Vicki is the program coordinator for Curating Community Digital Collections, a two-year IMLS grant-funded project focused on digital stewardship training and program development for small and under-resourced cultural heritage institutions. CCDC is designed and coordinated by Recollection... Read More →



Wednesday April 17, 2019 10:45am - 11:45am
Video Theater 400 S State Street, Chicago, IL 60605

10:45am

Standardized Rights Statements: A Data Driven Roadmap for Rights Statement Success, Working Group Updates, and Community Conversation
Interested in using standardized statements from RightsStatements.org, but don’t know where to begin? Looking for answers to digital collections copyright questions? Using statements that don’t quite fit your needs? The DPLA Rights Statements Working Group (RSWG) will overview their current projects--a rights resources portal site and an integrated rights curriculum. We’ll present tools and methods for successful statement implementation, and involve the audience in a lively discussion covering copyright, statement implementation, and what the RSWG can do for the community. Additionally, international RightsStatements.org group representatives will give updates on recent efforts, focus areas, and new members. This session will also be informed by data driven research from both a survey and in person interviews to articulate a roadmap for digital collection managers to navigate copyright challenges stemming from the adoption of standardized rights statements and licenses.

Presenters
avatar for Sara Benson

Sara Benson

Curriculum Author and Assistant Professor and Copyright Librarian, at the University of Illinois Urbana Champaign
The ultimate goal of Sara Benson's research agenda is to shape the future of copyright policy by examining both on-the-ground practice in libraries and museums as well as the socio-political guiding principles behind such practices.
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Greg Cram

Associate Director of Copyright and Information Policy, New York Public Library
Greg Cram is the Associate Director of Copyright and Information Policy at The New York Public Library. Greg endeavors to make the Library’s collections broadly available to researchers and the public. He is responsible for developing and implementing policies and practices around... Read More →
avatar for Gabriel N. Galson

Gabriel N. Galson

Technology Projects Librarian, Temple University Libraries
Gabe Galson is a Technology Projects Librarian at Temple U, serving as project manager for web and tech dev projects. He serves on the DPLA Rights Statements Working Group and the PA Digital DPLA hub, and has a background in archives/digitization.
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Wendy Gogel

Manager of Digital Content and Projects, Harvard University
Wendy manages several Harvard Library efforts centered on long-term stewardship and use of digital collections - https://curiosity.lib.harvard.edu. She is currently interested in the potential to apply standardized rights statements to digital collections at scale.
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Molly Huber

Outreach Coordinator, Minitex
Molly Huber joined the Minnesota Digital Library (MDL) in 2014, having previously worked at the Minnesota Historical Society and the Minneapolis Institute of Art. She holds a B.A from the University of Massachusetts and an M.A from the University of South Carolina. As MDL’s Outreach... Read More →
avatar for Hannah Stitzlein

Hannah Stitzlein

Metadata Librarian, University of Cincinnati



Wednesday April 17, 2019 10:45am - 11:45am
Reception Hall

11:45am

Lunch
Wednesday April 17, 2019 11:45am - 12:45pm
Winter Garden

1:00pm

I’ve got 99 problems and an ebook is one a.k.a. what is being done with the findings and next steps of the 2018 national ALA ebook summit
Come one, come all! Hear about the 2018 ALA National Ebook Summit where publishers, distributors, libraries, library consortia, and other industry experts created a National Agenda for the delivery of ebooks and eaudio by libraries. The panel will discuss the current initiatives and future projects that will test new models using data to demonstrate the power of libraries in connecting readers to new titles and expand the relationships between these industries. Join us for a roundtable discussion of the how and why cross industry data sharing and collaboration demonstrates how libraries can turn our 99 ebook problems into opportunities.

Presenters
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Paula MacKinnon

Assistant Director, Califa Group
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Steve Spohn

Resource Sharing Director, Massachusetts Library System
Stephen Spohn has served as MLS Resource Sharing Director since 2013 where he is responsible for efforts related to print and digital resource sharing. Prior to joining MLS, Steve worked in academic libraries served as an independent consultant.
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Veronda Pitchford

Assistant Director, Califa


Wednesday April 17, 2019 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Chicago Author's Room

1:00pm

ReadersFirst Roundtable: Open Standards and Library E-content Service
A roundtable discussion, chaired by representatives from ReadersFirst (readersfirst.org).


Presenters
avatar for Michael Blackwell

Michael Blackwell

Director, St. Mary's County Library
I am project manager for the ReadersFirst Working Group and SimplyE implementation in Maryland. Talk with me about anything related to digital content, especially e-books. In the DPLAFest Roundtable, we are going to discuss the results of the International E-Lending Study, challenges... Read More →



Wednesday April 17, 2019 1:00pm - 2:00pm
8th Floor

1:00pm

Take Back Control of your E-Shelves: An Introduction to SimplyE and the DPLA Exchange
This session is intended to help orient libraries that are new to Library Simplified in how they can start acquiring content from the DPLA Exchange and serving it in SimplyE and highlight the key benefits they can realize by taking back control of their e-shelves.

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Presenters
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Tony Ageh

Chief Digital Officer, New York Public Library
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John Herbert

Director of Digital Programs, LYRASIS
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James English

Product Strategy, Lyrasis
Happy to talk about LYRASIS, all things Ebooks, Ebook Technology, Library Simplified and SimplyE.


Wednesday April 17, 2019 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Reception Hall

1:00pm

IIIF: An Onramp to Innovation
This session will cover the basics of IIIF technology and the current state of development on the specifications, as well as a number of use cases ranging from fun audience engagement tools to bleeding edge uses of machine learning and artificial intelligence. Currently, there are four IIIF specifications for flexible image delivery, presentation, authentication, and search-within functionality. Meanwhile, real world examples will include projects covering museum-like guided image annotation tours and image similarity/pattern recognition efforts as well as crowd-sourcing examples.

Presenters
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Josh Hadro

Managing Director, IIIF Consortium



Wednesday April 17, 2019 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Multi-Purpose Room B

1:00pm

People, Spaces, Knowledge: What we talk about when we talk about a "single digital presence" for UK Public Libraries
Over the past 18 months, Liz and her team have been leading a project funded by Arts Council England and the Carnegie UK Trust to investigate user expectations and demand for a national online platform for public libraries, drawing on international benchmarks such as DPLA, Finna and Trove. In this session, Liz will outline the British Library's key findings and recommendations and how the UK libraries sector has responded.

Presenters
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Liz White

Head of Strategy Development, British Library


Wednesday April 17, 2019 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Video Theater 400 S State Street, Chicago, IL 60605

1:00pm

The Engagement is Also Digital: Using best-in-class tools, clean data, and cause-marketing techniques to build support, increase use, and find funders for your projects
The digital tools you use to create and curate projects sit side-by-side with digital resources you need to build awareness, find affinities, and create sustainability of your projects. Take a lesson from cause-marketing campaigns and join John Chrastka from EveryLibrary for a survey of cutting-edge digital marketing and fundraising resources to create communities around your projects. Learn how to reposition your projects to access key audiences. Gain the support you want and find the funding you need. 

Presenters
avatar for John Chrastka

John Chrastka

Executive Director, EveryLibrary
John Chrastka is facilitating the SAA 2019 UnConference. He is executive director of the EveryLibrary Institute, a non-profit non-partisan library policy think tank, and of EveryLibrary, the national political action committee for libraries.


Wednesday April 17, 2019 1:00pm - 2:00pm
South Hall

1:00pm

Lightning Round: Cultural Heritage and Community Engagement Project Showcase
Interactive Digital Exhibits: A Gateway to Community Engagement   
#beinthecircle is an interactive exhibit for a community read initiative One Book, One Village 2017 at the Arlington Heights Memorial Library. Inspired by Dave Eggers’ The Circle, the exhibit invited library customers to reflect on how social media had influenced them, individually and collectively, as well as challenge them to imagine a utopian society of their own. My talk will highlight the exhibit conceptualization and content development. Using the exhibit as an example, I will address how special exhibits with the use of digital technology in public library can serve as community engagement and alternative impact assessment.
Presenter: Carol Ng-He, Exhibits Coordinator, Arlington Heights Memorial Library

Let’s get Visual: A New Tool for Assigning RightsStatements.org Statements   
Introducing a new visual tool for selecting standardized rights statements from RightsStatements.org and Creative Commons: bit.ly/RightsTool. Created through PA Digital’s rights group, the Rights Tool lets you determine an item’s copyright status, then navigate to the correct statement without undertaking supplemental research or reading, easing implementation and simplifying workflows for hubs and repository managers. Galson will connect the Tool to the work currently being undertaken by the DPLA’s national rights statements working group, as well as to other efforts to encourage the adoption of the RightsStatements.org standard worldwide.
Presenter: Gabe Galson, Technology Projects Librarian, Temple University. Member, DPLA Rights Statements Working Group, and PA Digital Rights group
 
Integration of primary source sets into K-12 curriculum   
This presentation will talk about the integration of MWDL’s primary source sets into classroom curriculum. Primary sources provide rich stories and historical experiences and are widely available today through digitization efforts and hosting on digital library platforms. MWDL is working on creating an education toolkit using primary source sets available in its portal, for integration into K-12 classroom curriculum and also as a supplemental resource for K-12 educators. These resources will support the use of culturally relevant primary sources that are engaging for students as supplemental resources to the traditional curriculum.
Presenter: Kinza Masood, Director, Mountain West Digital Library

Creating Community through Digital Futures: Sustainability beyond the 1's and 0's   
The concept of sustaining digital projects is often seen as machine-dependent, focused on continual innovation to ensure content integrity via migration, web platforms or emulation. How can we work to extend this passion for continual innovation to building relationships that sustain and support our projects? This talk will share concrete examples and successful models for creating community around digital projects within and outside your organization.
Presenter: Molly Szymanski - NDSR Digital Preservation Fellow - The Art Institute of Chicago

Partners in History Revisited: DPLA and Beyond   
Partners in History Revisited: DPLA and Beyond is a follow up to the 2017 DPLA presentation Partners in History: Chicago State University Archive and International Society of Sons & Daughters of Slave Ancestry Digital Collaboration. The lightning talk will include a debut of the collection on DPLA and share how CSU and ISDSA has “activated” the archive through outreach, "Wall of Remembrance", and public outreach programs.
Presenter: Raquel Flores-Clemons, University Archivist and Director of Archives, Records Management, and Special Collections, Chicago State University

Cultural Heritage in the Round: Considerations for pointing to 3D content from DPLA    
Increasingly, museums and universities are integrating virtual reality, augmented reality, and 3D modeling applications into their online platforms. This Lightning Talk will address some factors to consider as we embark on pointing to contributing partners' 3D content from DPLA.
Presenter: Tara Carlisle, University of Oklahoma

Search Strategy Strategies: Metadata Aggregation and Umbra Search African American History  The challenges of umbrasearch.org search strategy go to the heart of challenges confronting archives and libraries regarding description, metadata standards, diverse collections, histories of non-diverse staff, archival protocols such as “More Product Less Process,” and more.  This presentation provides a short overview of how we confront issues of race, description, and diverse collections as one of the largest consumers of DPLA's massive metadata corpus.    
Presenter: Cecily Marcus and Mary Lodu, University of Minnesota Libraries

From 2-D Print to a Multi-Faceted Portal: Exploring the 25-year evolution of the LA as Subject Directory   
This session examines the 20-year evolution of the LA as Subject (LAAS) directory as it moved from a print to an online format. The online version, allowed it to be edited and expanded by LAAS members in egalitarian fashion—giving each entity represented the power to update their own entry. Now in its 20th year, LAAS aims to move beyond the functionality of a directory to an interactive portal that will provide a dynamic online presence for community archives and a centralized platform for researchers that considers visual media; taxonomy creation; front-end and back-end user functionality; and face-to-face community engagement.
Presenters: Liza Posas, LA as Subject Coordinator, USC Libraries and Stella Castillo, LA as Subject Community Archives Specialist

New Horizons: Integrating the Last 20 into digital projects   
The session will outline one approach to assessing titles that fall within a portion of U.S. copyright law (Section 108(h)) to include published works from 1924-1941 into digital initiatives. This talk will include current work that involves library personnel from digital projects, copyright, cataloging, collection development and systems to identify and select titles that qualify in the copyright exception, focusing on defining "forgotten" and "neglected" works. The talk will provide tips for librarians to start a Last 20 project with some initial steps for collections of any size.
Presenter: Virginia Dressler, Digital Projects Librarian, Kent State University

Moderators
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Ann Hanlon

Head, Digital Collections and Initiatives, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Ann Hanlon is Head of Digital Collections and Initiatives at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. She also co-founded and leads the Digital Humanities Lab at UWM. Ann has an MA in History from the University of Maryland and her MSLIS from the University of Illinois. She has worked... Read More →
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Emily Pfotenhauer

Recollection Wisconsin Program Manager, WiLS
As a Community Liaison/Service Specialist for WiLS (Wisconsin Library Services), Emily Pfotenhauer manages the Recollection Wisconsin digital collections consortium and other collaborative digital initiatives. She is a member of the DPLA Advisory Council.

Presenters
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Mary Lodu

University of Minnesota Libraries
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Virginia Dressler

Digital Projects Librarian, Kent State University
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Tara Carlisle

Digital Scholarship Specialist, University of Oklahoma
Tara Carlisle is Digital Scholarship Specialist at the University of Oklahoma Libraries where she facilitates collaborative research projects in the Digital Scholarship Lab at the Helmerich Collaborative Learning Center. The Digital Scholarship Lab serves as a nucleus for faculty... Read More →
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Raquel A. Flores-Clemons

University Archivist and Director of Archives and Special Col, Chicago State University
Raquel Flores-Clemons, University Archivist at Chicago State University. An advocate for equity and access, she maintains a deep commitment to capturing historical narratives of communities of color and engages Hip Hop as a method of archival praxis.
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Gabriel N. Galson

Technology Projects Librarian, Temple University Libraries
Gabe Galson is a Technology Projects Librarian at Temple U, serving as project manager for web and tech dev projects. He serves on the DPLA Rights Statements Working Group and the PA Digital DPLA hub, and has a background in archives/digitization.
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Cecily Marcus

Givens Collection/Umbra Search, University of Minnesota
Cecily Marcus is Principal Investigator of Umbra Search African American History (umbrasearch.org) and curator of the Givens Collection of African American Literature, the Performing Arts Archives, and the Upper Midwest Literary Archives at the University of Minnesota. Marcus has... Read More →
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Kinza Masood

Director, Mountain West Digital Library, Mountain West Digital Library
As the Director of Mountain West Digital Library (MWDL), I work with partner institutions around the Mountain West region, to collaborate on digital library workflows and projects.Prior to this, I worked at the J. Willard Marriott Library at the University of Utah as the Head of Digital... Read More →
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Carol Ng-He

Exhibits Coordinator, Arlington Heights Memorial Library
Specialized in library exhibit development, art education programming and administration, and teaching.
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Molly Szymanski

Digital Archivist, Art Institute of Chicago
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Liza Posas

L.A. as Subject Coordinator, USC Libraries
Hello like-minded people, I am a woman who wears a couple of hats. One hat I have worn since 2009 is my L.A. as Subject (LAAS) Coordinator hat. LAAS, hosted by the University of Southern California Libraries, is a consortium of over 200 individuals and organizations that archive... Read More →
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Stella Castillo

L.A. as Subject Community Archives Specialist, USC Libraries



Wednesday April 17, 2019 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Pritzker Auditorium 400 S State Street, Chicago, IL 60605

2:00pm

Break
Wednesday April 17, 2019 2:00pm - 2:15pm

2:15pm

Implementing the National Digital Platform for Library E-Content: SimplyE Roadmap and Lessons from the DPLA Exchange Pilot
DPLA Exchange pilot partners share their experiences using the DPLA Exchange during its pilot phase and discuss next steps for their institutions' implementation and possibilities for broader adoption as DPLA turns from pilot to production phase. Also, hear from NYPL's SimplyE team on the current and future plans for SimplyE, an app for econtent delivery.

Presenters
avatar for Michael Blackwell

Michael Blackwell

Director, St. Mary's County Library
I am project manager for the ReadersFirst Working Group and SimplyE implementation in Maryland. Talk with me about anything related to digital content, especially e-books. In the DPLAFest Roundtable, we are going to discuss the results of the International E-Lending Study, challenges... Read More →
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Ken Wiggin

State Librarian, Connecticut State Library
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Tony Ageh

Chief Digital Officer, New York Public Library


Wednesday April 17, 2019 2:15pm - 3:15pm
Pritzker Auditorium 400 S State Street, Chicago, IL 60605

2:15pm

Artists and the Public Creating In Libraries
The DC Public Library supports local creatives through an artist residency focusing on innovation in maker tech and the arts. Join current Maker in Resident Tsedaye Makonnen and Fab Lab Librarian Esti Brennan for a discussion on the future of art in making and why libraries are vital community maker hubs. Tsedaye will talk about how beneficial the library residency has been for her art career and share what she is working on for current and upcoming exhibitions and performances in 2019.

Presenters
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Tsedaye Makonnen

Maker in Residence, DC Public Library


Wednesday April 17, 2019 2:15pm - 3:15pm
Chicago Author's Room

2:15pm

Next Generation Reference: History Hub
Pamela Wright will discuss History Hub, which is a crowdsourcing platform sponsored by the National Archives. Experts from the National Archives as well as other experts, history enthusiasts, and citizen archivists are available via the platform to help the public with their research. History Hub offers tools like discussion boards, blogs, and community pages to bring together experts and researchers interested in American history. Think of it as a one-stop shop for crowdsourcing information related to research. Lately, NARA has been working with Library of Congress and others to collaboratively provide reference to our holdings. Is this a tool that DPLA might use? Let's discuss the possibilities.

Presenters
avatar for Pamela Wright

Pamela Wright

Chief Innovation Officer, National Archives and Records Administration
Pamela Wright became the National Archives' first Chief Innovation Officer in December 2012. She leads staff responsible for agency-wide projects and programs in the following areas: innovation, digitization, web, social media, online description, and online public engagement.


Wednesday April 17, 2019 2:15pm - 3:15pm
South Hall

2:15pm

Building a Community: Digital Preservation Assessment
Building a digital preservation program involves assessing current activities and training appropriate staff. This session reports on the NEH-funded Digital Assessment Training program (https://tinyurl.com/nehdat2018), a collaborative project that approaches digital preservation assessment and training through case-study assessments, shadowing opportunities, and workshops. Attendees will gain an understanding of the challenges of digital preservation and the ways that assessment can make those challenges more manageable, and will be introduced to newly-released, free resources for assessing digital preservation of digital collections.

Presenters
avatar for Ann Marie Willer

Ann Marie Willer

Director of Preservation Services, NEDCC
@AMWiller @NEDCCInfo



Wednesday April 17, 2019 2:15pm - 3:15pm
Video Theater 400 S State Street, Chicago, IL 60605

2:15pm

International and Foreign Copyright for U.S. Cultural Institutions
This interactive workshop will give participants a grounding in international and foreign copyright issues that are relevant for DPLA contributors. We'll talk about assessing the U.S. public domain status of foreign works, how U.S. and foreign law apply to collaborative digitization projects with participants inside and outside the U.S., and when online projects by U.S.-based institutions subject those institutions to jurisdiction outside the U.S. (spoiler alert: they mostly don't). Then, participants will collaborate on practice questions involving these concepts. This workshop is designed for people who work with digital collections and have some previous experience with copyright law.

Presenters
avatar for Ana Enriquez

Ana Enriquez

Scholarly Communications Outreach Librarian, Penn State Libraries



Wednesday April 17, 2019 2:15pm - 3:15pm
Reception Hall

2:15pm

The metadata-changing magic of tidying up: Assessing for metadata quality at DPLA hubs
How does onboarding new collections work at various DPLA service and content hubs? Members of the DPLA Metadata Working Group will present on metadata quality & assessment with a focus on comparing and contrasting methodologies, tools, and best practices. Structured as a moderated panel with ample time for audience Q&A, the panelists will share details on their local auditing and ingest process as well as discuss advantages and drawbacks to their particular workflow. Panelists will also discuss the metadata tools repository being developed by the DPLA Metadata Working Group and how it can support hubs to aggregate quality metadata.

Presenters
avatar for Amelia Mowry

Amelia Mowry

Metadata & Discovery Services Librarian, Wayne State University
avatar for Teresa Hebron

Teresa Hebron

Digital Metadata Librarian, Mountain West Digital Library
avatar for Leanne Finnigan

Leanne Finnigan

Database Management Librarian, Temple University
avatar for Penelope Shumaker

Penelope Shumaker

Metadata Librarian, State Library of Ohio



Wednesday April 17, 2019 2:15pm - 3:15pm
Multi-Purpose Room B

3:15pm

Break
Wednesday April 17, 2019 3:15pm - 3:30pm

3:30pm

Publisher Perspectives on Ebooks
Representatives from a range of publishers will discuss libraries, licensing, and more.

Moderators
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Andrew Albanese

Publishers Weekly

Presenters
avatar for Kay Birkner

Kay Birkner

Assistant Publisher, Sourcebooks, Inc.
Talk to me about ebooks, special projects, new initiatives, and anything else you can think of! As a passionate publishing professional I am always working on ways to better connect authors and readers.
avatar for Mallori Bontrager

Mallori Bontrager

Digital Services Manager, Independent Publishers Group


Wednesday April 17, 2019 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Video Theater 400 S State Street, Chicago, IL 60605

3:30pm

Unlocking 20th Century Literature: Controlled Digital Lending for In-Copyright Material
Book scanning projects have made tremendous strides in bringing public domain literature online for the world's scholars and enthusiasts, but materials published after 1923 are still not widely available due to US copyright restrictions. The Internet Archive has developed a controlled digital lending service that enables libraries to digitize and lend a digital version of a non-circulating physical volume stored on their shelves. Through controlled digital lending, libraries can make available the 20th-century scholarship that is largely absent from their digital holdings in a way that respects the rights of authors and publishers.

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Presenters
avatar for Kyle K. Courtney

Kyle K. Courtney

Copyright Advisor, Harvard Library
Kyle K. Courtney is an attorney, librarian, and gentleman farmer, presently working as the Copyright Advisor out of Harvard University's Office for Scholarly Communication. Kyle created the Copyright First Responder network for Harvard, which is a team of copyright trained librarians... Read More →
avatar for Chris Freeland

Chris Freeland

Director of Open Libraries, Internet Archive
Chris Freeland is the Director of Open Libraries at the Internet Archive, working with partners in the library world to select, source, digitize and lend the most useful books for scholars, students, library patrons and people with disabilities around the world. Before joining the... Read More →
avatar for David Hansen

David Hansen

Associate University Librarian for Research, Collections & Scholarly Communication, Duke University Libraries
I'm Duke's librarian responsible for the Libraries' general research services and collections. My division of the library includes support for Duke researchers across the scholarly communication lifecycle, from the development of the library collections in anticipation of researcher... Read More →


Wednesday April 17, 2019 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Multi-Purpose Room B

3:30pm

Ideas in Open Access: A Case Study on a Series Collaboration Between the MIT Press and the MIT Libraries
This session will describe the genesis of a novel joint publication effort by the MIT Press and the MIT Libraries. The Ideas series is a hybrid print and open access book series for general readers that provides fresh, strongly argued, and provocative views of the effects of digital technology on culture, business, government, education, and our lives. Books in the series are published in print and openly accessible on the PubPub platform. http://mitpress.mit.edu/books/series/strong-ideas

Presenters
avatar for Catherine Ahearn

Catherine Ahearn

Content Lead, MIT Knowledge Futures Group
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Terry Ehling

Managing Director, MIT Knowledge Futures Group, Massachusetts Institute of Technology


Wednesday April 17, 2019 3:30pm - 4:30pm
South Hall

3:30pm

Digital Storytelling with Historic Maps
This session will explore the Story Map, “How Did Arizona Get its Shape?” which uses maps from the State of Arizona Research Library Special Maps Collection to tell a historical narrative of Arizona’s shifting geopolitical borders from 1679 to 1912. Maps are a unique resource that can be hard to “read,” but every map contains a story about that place. A sequence of maps, therefore, can tell a more comprehensive story about how a particular landscape changed over time. Story Maps connect the reader to a simple interface where they can learn the histories contained in the maps.

Presenters
avatar for Ryan Ehrfurth

Ryan Ehrfurth

Digital History and Maps Librarian, Arizona State Library, Archives & Public Records
I manage the Arizona Memory Project and the Special Maps Collection at the State of Arizona Research Library.



Wednesday April 17, 2019 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Reception Hall

3:30pm

Not always Goldilocks: An administrative perspective on digital sustainability at a mid-sized university
The University of Denver (DU) Libraries have a strong history in digitization. Several iterations of various repositories and organizational structures through the last decade have informed a concerted effort to build a sustainable approach to digital collections work, and our resulting, nascent efforts to join the Plains-To-Peaks Collective in DPLA. For an institution that is perhaps too large to settle for easy solutions, but not always large enough to maintain development efforts at scale, sustainability is crucial. This presentation gives a brief history of digital efforts at DU and offers a case-study in “just right” sustainability: from an administrator’s perspective.

Presenters
avatar for Jack Maness

Jack Maness

Associate Dean, University of Denver
I joined DU in 2017 as Associate Dean for Scholarly Communication & Collections Services. I oversee collection development and acquisitions, cataloging and metadata, our institutional repository, digitization, IT, and special collections & archives efforts. Previous to joining DU... Read More →


Wednesday April 17, 2019 3:30pm - 4:30pm
8th Floor

3:30pm

Using Assessment to Engage Community
In 2018, the User Assessment Committee of the Chicago Collections Consortium (CCC) conducted a workflow analysis with member institutions in order to develop requirements for enhancements to Metadata Hopper, the system used to contribute content to the EXPLORE Chicago Collections portal. This presentation will explore how the workflow analysis provided opportunities to explore the technology, training, and support needs of a range of libraries, archives, and cultural heritage institutions while also serving as an avenue for engaging the CCC member community.

Presenters
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Kate Flynn

University of Illinois at Chicago
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Elizabeth Edwards

Assessment Librarian, University of Chicago Library
avatar for Laurie Lee Moses

Laurie Lee Moses

Archivist/Digital Librarian, Center for Black Music Research, Columbia College Chicago
open source software, NoSQL databases, finding aids (LOL)



Wednesday April 17, 2019 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Chicago Author's Room

4:30pm

Break
Wednesday April 17, 2019 4:30pm - 4:45pm

4:45pm

Plenary II
Digital Storytelling Beyond Ebooks
Digital text is just the beginning—audio, video, virtual and augmented reality, and other technologies are transforming the ways people are making, consuming, and sharing stories and knowledge. Hear from experts working at the forefront of these new approaches of play, publishing, and collaboration. 

Moderators
avatar for Doron Weber

Doron Weber

Sloan Foundation
Doron Weber, Vice President, Programs and Program Director at the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, helps oversee and improve all aspects of the Foundation’s programs and plays a leadership role in Sloan’s broader philanthropic efforts with the foundation community.

Presenters
avatar for Robert Miller

Robert Miller

Chief Executive Officer, LYRASIS
Robert Miller is the Chief Executive Officer of LYRASIS. Miller came to LYRASIS from Internet Archive, a non-profit library of millions of free books, movies, software, music and more. While there he served as General Manager of Digital Libraries, building the Digital Libraries Division... Read More →
avatar for Katherine Maher

Katherine Maher

Executive Director, Wikimedia Foundation
Katherine Maher is the Executive Director of the Wikimedia Foundation, the nonprofit organization that supports Wikipedia and its sister projects. She is a longtime advocate for free and open societies, and has lived and worked around the world leading the introduction of technology... Read More →
avatar for Ashlyn Sparrow

Ashlyn Sparrow

Assistant Director, Weston Game Lab at the University of Chicago
Ashlyn Sparrow is Assistant Director of the Weston Game Lab at University of Chicago, part of the Media Arts Data and Design Center (MADD). The Weston Game Lab and MADD are part of a set of resources, labs, and facilities for engaging notions of design across traditional and emerging... Read More →
avatar for Ryan Merkley

Ryan Merkley

Executive Director, Creative Commons
Ryan Merkley is Chief Executive Officer at Creative Commons. He joined the organization in 2014 to define a new strategy and to establish long-term sustainability for CC. Today, CC is implementing its renewed strategy to build a vibrant, usable commons powered by collaboration and... Read More →


Wednesday April 17, 2019 4:45pm - 5:15pm
Pritzker Auditorium 400 S State Street, Chicago, IL 60605

5:30pm

Reception
Reception sponsored by Digital Library of Georgia


Wednesday April 17, 2019 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Winter Garden

7:00pm

Birds of a Feather Dinners
Wednesday April 17, 2019 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Various Chicago Restaurants
 
Thursday, April 18
 

9:15am

Brighter Future for Library Ebooks
DPLA Board member Mary Minow will moderate a panel discussion with industry thought leaders about possibilties for moving toward a brighter future for libraries' ability to purchase ebooks and other e-content for lending.

Moderators
avatar for Mary Minow

Mary Minow

Affiliate at Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society, Harvard University

Presenters
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Andrew Albanese

Publishers Weekly
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Ken Wiggin

State Librarian, Connecticut State Library
avatar for Michelle Frisque

Michelle Frisque

Chief, Technology, Content and Innovation, Chicago Public Library
Michelle Frisque is the Chief of Technology, Content and Innovation at Chicago Public Library. She is a former president of the Library & Information Technology Association. She received her Masters of Learning and Organization Change from Northwestern University, and her Masters... Read More →


Thursday April 18, 2019 9:15am - 10:15am
Pritzker Auditorium 400 S State Street, Chicago, IL 60605

9:15am

Frontiers in Academic Ebook Delivery: Deploying the Library Driven Platform
Explore new and emerging initiatives in academic ebook delivery from University of Michigan Press, including their Fulcrum platform, and LYRASIS' work to expand SimplyE to academic titles.

Presenters
avatar for Rob Cartolano

Rob Cartolano

Associate VP for Technology and Preservation, Columbia University Libraries
- Imagining a better academic ebook experience
avatar for Emma DiPasquale

Emma DiPasquale

Engagement Manager, Michigan Publishing | University of Michigan Library
I am Engagement Manager for Michigan Publishing. My role focuses on post-sales support for the library purchasers and subscribers of our ebook collections on Fulcrum.
avatar for James English

James English

Product Strategy, Lyrasis
Happy to talk about LYRASIS, all things Ebooks, Ebook Technology, Library Simplified and SimplyE.



Thursday April 18, 2019 9:15am - 10:15am
Multi-Purpose Room B

9:15am

Machine Learning: How Does It Work?!?
You've probably heard of machine learning, but how does it work, and what does that mean for libraries? In this talk I'll make you laugh - and then think - as we walk through real-world examples. You'll get a high-level overview of how neural nets work and you'll get to explore Hamlet, a prototype library discovery interface based in neural nets. You'll also see why machine learning might NOT be the right tool for your job, due to its limitations, biases, and social risks.

Presenters
avatar for Andromeda Yelton

Andromeda Yelton

Software Engineer, Berkman Klein Center at Harvard University


Thursday April 18, 2019 9:15am - 10:15am
Reception Hall

9:15am

Structuring Participation with Transcription Crowdsourcing
Thanks to the open-source Zooniverse Project Builder, anyone can mount a crowdsourcing project in minutes, collecting transcriptions for handwritten items ranging from business forms to specimen cards to recipe books. Designed as a fully-hosted, plug-and-play solution, the Project Builder reduces technical overhead for crowdsourcing initiatives -- letting project staff shift focus to the crucial work of building participant communities. In this session, practitioners in academia, libraries, and museums will discuss best practices and lessons learned in partnering with the public to unlock digitized primary sources.

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Presenters
avatar for Jen Wolfe

Jen Wolfe

Digital Initiatives Manager, Newberry Library
avatar for Samantha Blickhan

Samantha Blickhan

Humanities Lead for Zooniverse, Adler Planetarium
I work on humanities projects for Zooniverse.org. Interested in crowdsourcing, text transcription, machine learning & HTR. Background in medieval musicology and manuscript studies, music notation & digital pedagogy.
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John Clegg

Harper Schmidt Fellow, University of Chicago


Thursday April 18, 2019 9:15am - 10:15am
Video Theater 400 S State Street, Chicago, IL 60605

9:15am

Amplifying Artists: Building Online Local Music Collections with Communities
Library collections are more than static aggregations of materials - they are living documents of how communities learn, grow, and build value. Digital collections can narrow the lead time between an object's creation and distribution, and increase access to local creative work. How can libraries leverage these strengths to benefit local creators?

This panel examines several libraries’ use of the MUSICat platform to amplify the work of local musicians, channeling the DIY spirit to connect creative communities with passionate library users. We will explore the logistics of creating a collection, including workflows, licensing, marketing, launch, and developing a model for sustainability.

Presenters
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Shannon Crary

Senior Librarian, Collection Management Services, Hennepin County Library
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Andrew Harbison

Assistant Director of Collections and Access, The Seattle Public Library
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Jeff Radford

Librarian, Minneapolis Central
I'm a community engagement librarian and artist liaison for Hennepin County Library's MnSpin local music project.
avatar for Kelly Hiser

Kelly Hiser

CEO & Co-founder, Rabble
I'm co-founder and CEO of Rabble, a startup dedicated to empowering libraries to support and sustain their local creative communities. I hold a Ph.D. in music history from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. As a historian I focus on gender, race, music, and technology; as an entrepreneur... Read More →



Thursday April 18, 2019 9:15am - 10:15am
Chicago Author's Room

9:15am

Assessing Assessment: Needs, Challenges, and Solutions
Join us for a roundtable discussion focusing on evaluating the usage of our collections and the impact of our activities. We will discuss both qualitative and quantitative methods, tools and frameworks, success and failures. Participants will come away with a better understanding of the shared needs, challenges, and solutions within our community.

Presenters
avatar for Jason Roy

Jason Roy

Director, Digital Library Services, University of Minnesota
Jason Roy is currently Director, Digital Library Services at the University of Minnesota Libraries. Jason supports the creation of and access to research and scholarly material in digital form from across the campus community. Jason manages the Libraries’ digitization unit as well... Read More →
avatar for Tara Carlisle

Tara Carlisle

Digital Scholarship Specialist, University of Oklahoma
Tara Carlisle is Digital Scholarship Specialist at the University of Oklahoma Libraries where she facilitates collaborative research projects in the Digital Scholarship Lab at the Helmerich Collaborative Learning Center. The Digital Scholarship Lab serves as a nucleus for faculty... Read More →
avatar for Adrian Turner

Adrian Turner

Senior Product Manager, University of California
avatar for Audrey Altman

Audrey Altman

Developer, DPLA


Thursday April 18, 2019 9:15am - 10:15am
8th Floor

9:15am

Community Knowledge Practice: Inquiry, Inclusion, & Impact Action in Southwestern Indiana
We describe using community of inquiry (CoI) as a framework to problematize dominant narratives by asking, “Whose stories are absented? Who benefits from those silences?” We discuss how our Community Knowledge Librarian is exploring the answers via three initiatives: (1) Personal digital archiving services to assess digital inclusion literacies (Urban Libraries Council, The Edge); (2) “Discovering” a significant collection of a civil rights leader and first African American elected to office in Evansville, IN; and (3) “History as it Happens”, a rapid-response collection of civic action, featuring a President Trump rally (2018) and protests of “Drag Queen Story Hour” (2018-2019).

Presenters
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Sharon L. Comstsock, Ph.D., M.A.

Inquiry & Impact Officer, Evansville Vanderburgh Public Library
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Kate Linderman, M.L.I.S.

Community Knowledge Librarian of Practice, Evansville Vanderburgh Public Library


Thursday April 18, 2019 9:15am - 10:15am
South Hall

10:15am

Break
Thursday April 18, 2019 10:15am - 10:30am

10:30am

Goodbye Adobe, Or How I Stopped Worrying And Learned To Love DRM
Among librarians, DRM is a topic often addressed with grit teeth. Global ebook distributor De Marque and public library consortium BIBLIOPRESTO ran into innovation problems with their PRETNUMERIQUE.CA e-lending service related to proprietary DRM. However, by changing their approach to digital rights management, developments were fast-tracked and new opportunities became possible, including a government-backed project to bring digital libraries to public schools. It is a massive undertaking that would not be possible for a public library consortium without flexible and low-cost digital rights management and a close partnership with a technology provider. We’ve learned to love DRM.

Presenters
avatar for Marc Boutet

Marc Boutet

Co Founder, De Marque
  What was supposed to be a simple Summer job transformed into a true life project for Marc Boutet. He co-founded De Marque at the age of 15 and since that time has consistently demonstrated avant-gardism and innovation. Driven by a passion for culture and the arts, he spent his... Read More →
avatar for Jean-François Cusson

Jean-François Cusson

Director, BIBLIOPRESTO.CA


Thursday April 18, 2019 10:30am - 11:30am
Chicago Author's Room

10:30am

The Indie Tidal Wave
What is the indie tidal wave? It’s about librarians promoting the value of self-published content to readers hungry for more than what is available through the traditional and highly filtered Amazon and big five publisher pipeline. It’s about Minnesota libraries reaching out to its writing community to create an innovative self-publishing program and fund a statewide geo-located version of Pressbooks. It’s about self-published authors finally getting the attention they deserve, including literary awards and publishing contracts. It’s about how libraries can actively curate and acquire self-published work and work with indie authors. Speakers will provide stories as well as facts, figures and predictions to help you surf the tidal wave.

Moderators
avatar for Jane Friedman

Jane Friedman

Writer/journalist
Jane Friedman has 20 years of experience in the publishing industry, with expertise in business strategy for authors and publishers. She's the co-founder of The Hot Sheet, the essential industry newsletter for authors, and has previously worked for F+W Media and the Virginia Quarterly... Read More →

Presenters
avatar for Valerie Horton

Valerie Horton

Director, Minitex
Valerie Horton is the Director of Minitex, a three-state library network. Prior to that, she was the Director of the Colorado Library Consortium, Library Director for Colorado Mesa University, Head of Systems at NMSU, and a Systems Librarian at Brown University. She received an ALA... Read More →
avatar for L Penelope

L Penelope

Award-Winning Fantasy Author
L. Penelope has been writing since she could hold a pen and loves getting lost in the worlds in her head. She is an award-winning fantasy and paranormal romance author. She lives in Maryland with her husband and their furry dependents. Sign up for new release information, updates... Read More →
avatar for Denise Raleigh

Denise Raleigh

Division Chief, Public Relations & Development, Gail Borden Public Library District
Denise Raleigh is the Division Chief of Public Relations & Development at Gail Borden Public Library District. After the now famous 2013 ALA program, “The $84 Question: Libraries in the eBook Era,” she was one of a small group of Illinois library professionals that started the... Read More →
avatar for Kelvin Watson

Kelvin Watson

Director, Broward County Libraries


Thursday April 18, 2019 10:30am - 11:30am
Multi-Purpose Room B

10:30am

Lightning Round: Technology and Metadata Project Showcase
Visualizing Funding for Libraries   
Interested in who's funding libraries? Visualizing Funding for Libraries, provided by Foundation Center, shows you funders, grant amounts, and the topics being funded. Search by geographic location, population served, or year given. If you are interested in creating lists of potential funders for your library, filling in gaps in your knowledge of grant seeking, or in simply exploring the library grant landscape then this free tool is for you.
Presenter: Sarah Rice, Librarian, Forefront

Metadata Cleanup in the Pacific Northwest   
In 2016-2018, the Washington State Library piloted two rounds of grant funding for libraries seeking to bring digital collection metadata in line with regional and DPLA standards. We partnered with the Orbis Cascade Alliance to provide initial consultation, metadata analysis, and targeted trainings. Approximately 20,000 records were remediated over the course of two LSTA grant cycles.
Presenter: Evan Robb, Digital Repository Librarian, Washington State Library

Bridge2Hyku: Progress on a Migration Toolkit    
The Bridge2Hyku Project, an IMLS National Leadership/Project Grant (LG-70-17-0217-17), is nearing the end of its second phase and has produced a multifaceted migration toolkit. We will provide information about our toolkit, including software (CDM Bridge, HyBridge) and our migration guide, and how it will help those considering moves from legacy systems to open source platforms compatible with the DPLA.
Presenter: Todd Crocken, Content Strategist, University of Houston Libraries

LINEAGE: An artificially intelligent visual discovery engine     "
Visual archives are often incredibly well-annotated resources, but unless you know precisely what it is you are after they can be difficult to search and utilize. This talk will present LINEAGE, an artificially intelligent search engine that enables exploration of digitized visual archives in a human-like manner. LINEAGE bridges the gap between institutions and the curious public by creating a visual way to explore collections without presuming prior knowledge. It mimics the way humans look at objects, encouraging serendipitous connections across time periods, location of origin, creator and medium, allowing users to quickly and independently gain perspective.
Presenter: Noya Kohavi, Research Scholar, Brown Institute for Media Innovation, Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism

Aggregating with Eliza and Barb: creating user personas for software development at PA Digital   
In 2018, PA Digital, Pennsylvania’s service hub, received funding to completely redo their Blacklight/Fedora/Solr aggregation system. In this lightning talk, I will discuss how we developed personas that represented various stakeholders, both internal and external, to get the planning process started. With a little help from “Eliza” (the metadataist), “Danni” (the lone arranger at a small, contributing institution), and “Jo” (the developer), we wrote user stories that helped us think strategically about functional requirements and articulate our needs to the development team without getting lost in the weeds. It also added welcome levity to our regular stand-up meetings.
Presenter: Leanne Finnigan, Database Management Librarian, Temple University (PA Digital)

Introducing Pyrepox: A Repox Client for Python   
Pyrepox is a lightweight Repox client written in Python that utilizes the Repox REST API. It is designed to make reading, writing, updating, and deleting data in a Repox instance as easy as possible with Python. Want to harvest a set programmatically? There is a method for that. Want to schedule a future harvest? There is a method for that too. In this lightning talk, I’ll introduce the package and talk about some of the ways we use it for work in the Digital Library of Tennessee.
Presenter: Mark Baggett, Head, Digital Initiatives, University of Tennessee

Process Assessment as a Cultural Shift   
After ten years libraries are recovering from the devastating cuts resulting from the recession. This session is a look back to see forward and plan for continued and future success. Virginia Beach Public Library, Support Services, seized the opportunity to create a new culture and philosophy through collaborative process improvement. The careful examination of long standing practice resulted in some astonishing discoveries, including; redundancy, overlap, bottlenecked workflow, backlogs, ill-defined job descriptions, inefficient budgeting, and collections based on presumption rather than demand and data. VBPL turned it around through thoughtful examination, collaboration, and a cultural shift in practice and process.
Presenter: Clara Hudson, Support Services Administrator, Virginia Beach Public Library

The Illinois Digital Heritage Hub Type Metadata Project: Increasing User Access and Record Visibility   
The Illinois Digital Heritage Hub (IDHH) helps contributors shape their metadata to the standards recommended and required by the DPLA. Type metadata, an important field for search, discovery, and user-interactivity within the DPLA had room for improvement. This lightning talk will present a not-overly-technical overview of the process for gathering and analyzing contributor’s type metadata, issues identified in the analysis of the metadata, and ways that contributors, the IDHH, and the DPLA work together to improved metadata quality.
Presenter: Joshua Lynch, Visiting Metadata Services Specialist, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

Moderators
avatar for Bradley Daigle

Bradley Daigle

Strategic and Content Expert/Chair NDSA Leadership, University of Virginia/APTrust
University of Virginia
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Katie McCormick

Associate Dean for Special Collections & Archives, Florida State University

Presenters
MB

Mark Baggett

Head, Digital Initiatives, University of Tennessee
avatar for Todd Crocken

Todd Crocken

Content Strategist, University of Houston
After a decade of corporate and agency web development and content strategy, Todd has re-entered the academic fold.  Todd has a Masters of World History from George Mason University and his BA in history from University of Houston.
avatar for Sarah Rice

Sarah Rice

Librarian, Forefront
ER

Evan Robb

Digital Repository Librarian, Washington State Library
avatar for Noya Kohavi

Noya Kohavi

Research Scholar, Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism
I am a writer and a technologist. I develop Lineage, a visual search engine that helps people contextualize culture in art and design. Come to my panel Tuesday at 10:30, or find me at the conference! I'd love to tell you more about exploring collections through visual search.
avatar for Leanne Finnigan

Leanne Finnigan

Database Management Librarian, Temple University
avatar for Clara Hudson

Clara Hudson

Support Services Administrator, Virginia Beach Public Library
avatar for Joshua Lynch

Joshua Lynch

Visiting Metadata Services Specialist, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign



Thursday April 18, 2019 10:30am - 11:30am
Pritzker Auditorium 400 S State Street, Chicago, IL 60605

10:30am

Outcome Measurement in Public and Academic Libraries: The Project Outcome Model
Project Outcome (www.projectoutcome.org) is a free online toolkit designed to help libraries understand and communicate the impact of their programs and services. It now includes toolkits for both public and academic libraries. It provides simple surveys for measuring and analyzing learning outcomes in four areas – knowledge, confidence, application, and awareness. Project Outcome provides both public and academic libraries the means to gather evidence of the learning outcomes of their programs and services and to use that data as the basis for improvements and advocacy.

Presenters
avatar for Sara Goek

Sara Goek

Program Manager, ACRL
avatar for Emily Plagman

Emily Plagman

Project Manager, Project Outcome, Public Library Association
Emily Plagman is the Project Manager for PLA’s performance measurement initiative, Project Outcome, funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, overseeing its development and implementation. Prior to joining PLA, Emily worked as a project manager, at the Chicago Metropolitan... Read More →



Thursday April 18, 2019 10:30am - 11:30am
Reception Hall

10:30am

Preservation Through Collaboration: Preserving Magnetic Media in a Post-Custodial Model
This presentation explores how small archives can develop sustainable preservation plans for endangered AV material by partnering with other institutions. Panelists will present a case study in which a small, community-run archives (The Archives of La MaMa Experimental Theatre Club) partnered with a digitization vendor (Bay Area Video Coalition) and a university-based archives (The Wisconsin Center for Film and Theatre Research) to digitize, preserve, and expand access to a collection of unique, half-inch open reel videos documenting 1970s-era experimental theater and performance. Funded by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission, the project uses a post-custodial model to support effective, affordable digital preservation, discoverability, and access.

Presenters
avatar for Sophie Glidden-Lyon

Sophie Glidden-Lyon

Manager of Digital and Special Projects, LA MaMa Experimental Theater Club Archive
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Kate Philipson

Metadata/Access Intern, La MaMa Experiemental Theater Club Archive



Thursday April 18, 2019 10:30am - 11:30am
Video Theater 400 S State Street, Chicago, IL 60605

10:30am

Telling the People's History from the Cutting Room Floor
How can we harness the power of media to challenge conventional narratives about history, community, and public policy? This panel showcases a collaboration between archivists, media makers, students, and educators to draw out untold stories from historical footage. Our case study specifically examines the remixing of interviews of Civil Rights organizers, anti-Vietnam War activists, and scholars who were filmed for the documentary Howard Zinn: You Can’t be Neutral on a Moving Train (2004). Participants will walk away with a model for building collaborations to remix and reuse archival documentary materials to tell new stories.

Presenters
avatar for Sara Chapman

Sara Chapman

Executive Director, Media Burn Archive
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Jordana Dym

Professor and Founding Director of the John B. Moore Documentary Studies Collaborative, Skidmore College
avatar for Deb Ellis

Deb Ellis

Associate Professor and Director of the Film & Television Studies, University of Vermont



Thursday April 18, 2019 10:30am - 11:30am
South Hall

11:45am

Plenary III
The Closing Plenary will feature Louise Bernard, founding Director of the Obama Presidential Center, and Eric Klinenberg, Professor of Sociology at New York University and author of Palaces for the People. They will be introduced by Brian Bannon, Commission and CEO, Chicago Public Library.

Louise Bernard will share the latest on the planning for the Obama Presidential Center, including a preview of the first major collaboration between a public library and a presidential center. Eric Klinenberg will explore how libraries serve as “a textbook example of social infrastructure in action,” a shared space which invites and supports the full continuum of people, sometimes considered a radical notion. Together, they will explore possibilities for reimagining libraries for the mid-21st century.

Robert Miller, Chief Executive Officer of LYRASIS, will deliver closing remarks, synthesizing content from this session and the full fest.

Presenters
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Brian Bannon

Commissioner & CEO, Chicago Public Library
Brian Bannon currently serves as Commissioner & CEO of the Chicago Public Library. Bannon was appointed to the position by Mayor Rahm Emanuel in 2012. Under Bannon’s leadership, CPL has been recognized as a top U.S. urban library and has won a number of awards and accolades, including... Read More →
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Louise Bernard

Director, Obama Presidential Center Museum
Louise Bernard is the founding Director of the Museum of the Obama Presidential Center. She was formerly Director of Exhibitions at the New York Public Library. As a Senior Content Developer and Interpretive Planner in the New York office of the museum design firm Ralph Appelbaum... Read More →
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Eric Klinenberg

Professor of Sociology and Director of the Institute for Public Knowledge, New York University
Eric Klinenberg is Professor of Sociology and Director of the Institute for Public Knowledge at New York University. He's the author of the acclaimed books Palaces for the People, Going Solo, Heat Wave, and Fighting for Air, and coauthor, with Aziz Ansari, of the #1 New York Times... Read More →
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Robert Miller

Chief Executive Officer, LYRASIS


Thursday April 18, 2019 11:45am - 12:30pm
Pritzker Auditorium 400 S State Street, Chicago, IL 60605

12:30pm

Board Meeting
Join members of DPLA's Board of Directors over lunch for an open meeting and Q&A.

Thursday April 18, 2019 12:30pm - 1:45pm
South Hall

12:30pm

Lunch
Thursday April 18, 2019 12:30pm - 1:45pm
Winter Garden

1:45pm

SimplyE Advisory Council Meeting
A meeting to discuss next steps for community engagement for SimplyE

Presenters
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Michele Kimpton

Director of Business Development and Senior Strategist, Digital Public Library of America


Thursday April 18, 2019 1:45pm - 2:45pm
8th Floor

1:45pm

Decentralized Web Primer
Why should we upgrade the web to be decentralized? Isn't it decentralized already? What is content addressing? How do you update data on the content addressed web? How do you delete things? What's the relationship to git? Why do people keep talking about blockchains? Is any of this relevant for my work? This workshop aims to answer these questions and more by giving an orientation to the concepts and technologies of the Decentralized Web.

Presenters
avatar for Matt Zumwalt

Matt Zumwalt

In recent years Matt has contributed to stewardship of open source projects like IPFS, libp2p and Filecoin, all of which are focused on building a more secure, more equitable, decentralized web. Some of his recent publications include Instructions for Saving Endangered Data, his... Read More →


Thursday April 18, 2019 1:45pm - 2:45pm
South Hall

1:45pm

XR: Virtual, Augmented and Mixed Reality programming in libraries: Integrating immersive media into library collections
Over the last three years California, Washington and Nevada launched statewide initiatives to integrate Xtended Reality (XR) systems and programming into libraries. John MacLeod, Director, XRLibraries will share the best practices developed in each of their states as libraries installed XR systems. Participants will learn the process of how libraries can introduce AR and VR to patrons through demonstrations, programs and community events. Integrating XR  into teen, adult, senior and special needs library programming will be featured, along with  how to setup an XR digital collection. with examples of staff and patrons immersive stories produced using 360 cameras.  A look to the future of new devices, and applications will be discussed with examples of wireless VR and AR headsets, and how to have an adaptable system in place for an emerging field where standards are just beginning to emerge. The session will solicit input from those attending to share their experiences as libraries explore this new frontier.

Presenters
avatar for John MacLeod

John MacLeod

Director, XRLibraries
For the last 25 years, he has worked to make technology available and accessible to the community through his non-profit New Media Learning and XRLibraries. He continues to build a national clearinghouse for libraries to share best practices in the use of XR technologies in libr... Read More →


Thursday April 18, 2019 1:45pm - 2:45pm
Reception Hall

1:45pm

Bringing Cultural Heritage and Scholarship Together Through Research and Experimentation
After JSTOR and Artstor formed a strategic alliance in 2016, the product teams started working on what bringing together journals, books, and cultural heritage content could mean for researchers and instructors. This presentation will cover the various research methods used to explore research and teaching workflows using multiple content types, including surveys, interviews, heatmaps and prototyping. We will also share our findings that will inform the next stage of our bringing these resources together.

Presenters
avatar for Mary Finer

Mary Finer

Product Manager for Artstor, ITHAKA
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Beth LaPensee

Sr. Product Manager for JSTOR, ITHAKA


Thursday April 18, 2019 1:45pm - 2:45pm
Video Theater 400 S State Street, Chicago, IL 60605

1:45pm

DPLA and Community Archivists: Connecting Family History, Local Immigration and World History
St. John's University colleagues established community partnerships with Queens Libraries’ Queens Memory Project, National Archives at NYC, and NYCDOE to obtain a National Archives-NHPRC grant to develop curriculum that connects family and neighborhood history with broader NYC immigration movements and push/pull factors in world history. Project PIs highlighted DPLA exhibitions and Primary Resource Sets for contextualizing immigration narratives and World History movements; professional development sessions also focused on rights statements, metadata, citation features, and the DPLA infrastructure as springboards for discussions about technology literacy, licensing and creative commons, and for gaining a better understanding of how digital archives work.

Presenters
avatar for Kathryn G. Shaughnessy

Kathryn G. Shaughnessy

Assoc. Prof. & OER Librarian, St. John's University
As Open Education Librarian, Prof. Shaughnessy’s research focuses on the ethical dimensions of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) access and ICT-literacy in education and library environments. She is delighted to work with educators to promote "Open" initiatives... Read More →
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Elaine Carey

Dean, Purdue College of Humanities, Education, and Social Sciences


Thursday April 18, 2019 1:45pm - 2:45pm
Multi-Purpose Room B

1:45pm

Mind the Gaps: Evaluating Digital Collections for New Opportunities
Join the Minnesota Digital Library’s Metadata Librarian for an overview of one of her recently completed projects, an overview of a digital collection usage and gap analysis. Few studies have been completed and/or shared in this area of digital collection assessment. Greta Bahnemann will provide an in-depth explanation of her collection and usage analysis work for the Minnesota Digital Library’s collection Minnesota Reflections. Beginning with a review of her written report, Greta’s presentation will also include a discussion of her methodology, including the use of Google Analytics, and a summary of the initial set of recommendations for future growth.

Presenters
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Greta Bahnemann

Metadata Librarian, Minitex
Greta Bahnemann is the Metadata Librarian for the Minnesota Digital Library, a position she has held since 2010. At the Minnesota Digital Library, Greta is responsible for implementing current metadata standards and best practices for the Minnesota Digital Library’s primary... Read More →


Thursday April 18, 2019 1:45pm - 2:45pm
Chicago Author's Room

3:00pm

Post-Fest Meeting: Library Simplified Development Roundtable
Developers and implementors from the Library Simplified community will discuss their experiences and technical concerns with the project.

Presenters
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Leonard Richardson

Software Architect, New York Public Library


Thursday April 18, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm
8th Floor

3:00pm

Post-Fest Workshop: Applying the Decentralized Web to Data Stewardship: Collaboratively Mapping the Value Propositions and Use Cases
Map how decentralized approaches apply to our community’s real-world problems. This is a facilitated working session -- there will be post-its for you to play with!

Presenters
avatar for Matt Zumwalt

Matt Zumwalt

In recent years Matt has contributed to stewardship of open source projects like IPFS, libp2p and Filecoin, all of which are focused on building a more secure, more equitable, decentralized web. Some of his recent publications include Instructions for Saving Endangered Data, his... Read More →


Thursday April 18, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm
South Hall