Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Library 2.018: Blockchain Applied: Impact on the Information Profession

Library 2.018 mini-conference:   "Blockchain Applied: Impact on the Information Profession," which will be held online (and for free) on Thursday, June 7th, from 12:00 - 3:00 pm US-Pacific Daylight Time (click for your own time zone). Malaysia Friday 3.00 pm

This is a free event, being held online.

REGISTER HERE to attend live or to receive the recording links afterwards. 

What Is Blockchain?

Ways to Use Blockchain in Libraries

Library 2.018: Blockchain Applied: Impact on the Information
Profession by The Learning Revolution Project


We're excited to announce our second Library 2.018 mini-conference:   "Blockchain Applied: Impact on the Information Profession,"
which will be held online (and for free) on Thursday, June 7th, from 
12:00 - 3:00 pm US-Pacific Daylight Time (click for your own time zone).

This event is being organized in partnership with Dr. Sue Alman, who will serve as moderator for the opening panel and as the closing keynote speaker.
The idea for ways that blockchain technology could be used by libraries came after hearing a presentation on LEARNING IS EARNING in the national learning economy made by Jane McGonigal, Institute for the Future, at the at the SXSW conference. The discussion fueled a plan for libraries to validate the academic and professional development credentials of individuals in a permanent electronic ledger that could have global access to their records eliminating the need for individuals to keep track of and submit individual copies of transcripts, certificates, badges, and other credentials. An investigation revealed that libraries might be able to use blockchain technology to accomplish more than housing electronic credentials. 

Twenty-first century information professionals provide dynamic services and resources in physical and virtual spaces through personal interaction, virtual intermediation, or social media. In addition to lending books, information centers provide entry points to the digital world. When walking into a library or information center, you may find robots, makerspaces with 3D printers, collaborative areas, augmented reality apps, and access to an array of digital materials. Librarians/information professionals have the research and technical skills needed to organize and analyze information in order to customize relevant sources for each user. Libraries are dynamic, ever-changing organizations that can anchor communities. Technology enables the profession to broaden our impact within the community and around the globe.

Join the discussion on ways that blockchain technology can be used in libraries. https://ischoolblogs.sjsu.edu/blockchains
We invite all library professionals, employers, LIS students, and educators to provide input and participate this event.
This is a free event, being held online.
REGISTER HEREto attend live or to receive the recording links afterwards. Please also join this Library 2.0 network to be kept updated on this and future events. 
Participants are encouraged to use #library2018 and #libraryblockchain on their social media posts leading up to and during the event.
The School of Information at San José State University is the founding conference sponsor. Please register as a member of the Library 2.0 network to be kept informed of future events. Recordings from previous years are available under the Archives tab at Library 2.0 and at the Library 2.0 YouTube channel.
12:00 PM (US-PDT)
Opening Keynote: "Blockchain Explained"
Jason Griffey, Fellow at the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University 
12:30 PM (US-PDT)
Blockchain Panel / Roundtable (1 Hour):
  • "Legal Concerns about Blockchain That May Not Have Occurred to You"
    Dan Blackaby, Head of Technologies Initiatives, Cornell University Law Library 
  • "What Might Standards for Library Blockchain Systems Look Like?"
    Todd A. Carpenter, Executive Director, National Information Standards Organization (NISO) 
  • "Using Blockchains to Authenticate and Preserve Public Discourse"
    Michael Della Bitta, Director of Technology, Digital Public Library of America 
  • "Security in Libraries: A Case for Blockchain Technology"
    Tonia San Nicolas-Rocca, Assistant Professor, School of Information at San Jose State University 
1:30 PM (US-PDT)
"From Healthcare to Information Organizations: Translating Blockchain Practice Across Disciplines"
Frank Cervone, Director of Information Technology, School of Public Health at University of Illinois at Chicago 
"Applying Blockchain to the Information Professions"
Christina Cornejo, Graduate Student, San Jose State University
Stacey Johnson, Technical Services Librarian at Chino Valley Public Library and MLIS Student, San Jose State University iSchool
"Blockchain Technology for Recordkeeping"
Patricia C. Franks, PhD, CA, CRM, IGP, MARA Program Coordinator, Professor, School of Information, San Jose State University 
"Setting up a Blockchain for the Public Library"
Ravi Singh, Executive Director, Demco Inc. 
2:00 PM (US-PDT)
"Community-based Collections - Extending the Library through Blockchain"
M Ryan Hess, Library Services Manager - Digital Initiatives, Palo Alto City Library 
"Credentialing using Blockchain for Globally Mobile and Disaster Affected Populations"
Amy Jiang, Library Technology Coordinator 
Heather A. McMorrow, Instructional Designer & Program Manager 
"Blockchain and a Fair Art Market"
Eric Meyer, Professor of Social Informatics, Oxford Internet Institute, University of Oxford 
Robert Norton, CEO and co-founder of Verisart 
"Strategies for Libraries to Provide Blockchain Education, Tools, and Training"
Link Swanson, Systems Engineer, Minitex, PhD Candidate Cognitive Science, University of Minnesota 
2:30 PM (US-PDT)
Closing Keynote - Pros + Concerns
  • Miguel Figueroa, Center for the Future of Libraries, American Library Association 
  • Toby Greenwalt, ‎Director of Digital Strategy and Technology Implementation - ‎Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh
  • Bohyun Kim, Chief Technology Officer and Associate Professor at the University of Rhode Island Libraries


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