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IMLS-funded Blockchain National Forum
August 6, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
LIVESTREAM – MONDAY, AUGUST 6, 9 am – 5 pm PT LiveStream Link
We are pleased to invite you to participate in the live-stream IMLS-funded Blockchain National Forum in San Jose, CA on Monday, August 6 from 9 am – 5 pm PT. The format for this live-streamed event will include panel presentations and discussions from notable experts in the information professions, business, government, and urban planning. They will focus on suggested blockchain applications that might be employed by libraries and archives. The day’s proceedings will be live-streamed and participants will have the opportunity to submit questions and comments. LiveStream Link: The Blockchain National Forum will be livestreamed and recorded. Please feel free to distribute this link widely so others may participate in the discussions.
The goal of this forum sponsored the SJSU School of Information and a grant from IMLS is to discuss and make recommendations about the future uses of blockchain technology within the information professions. The results of the forum will be the basis for a White Paper submitted to IMLS and distributed to the information communities.
This project is made possible by a grant from the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services – LG-98-17-0209-17. The views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this website do not necessarily represent those of the Institute of Museum and Library Services.
COMING SOON. In preparation for the National Forum the participants prepared Executive Summaries on possible blockchain applications and considerations for the information professions.
National Forum Schedule
August 6, 2018- 9:00 am – 5:00 pm PT
Live-stream Link: https://livestream.com/accounts/20480259/events/8179548
Topics: Urban Planning/Smart Cities; Enhanced Metadata; Standards; Legal Issues; Community-based Collections; Civic Data; Partnerships; Credentials; Provenance
9:00 – 9:55 Overview: Possibilities and Issues Panel Presentation and Discussion
Moderator: Miguel Figueroa
Panelists: Jason Griffey, John Bracken, Bohyun Kim,
10:00 – 10:55 Public Libraries: Panel Presentation and Discussion
Moderator: Annie Norman
Panelists: M. Ryan Hess, Chris Martin, Toby Greenwalt
10:55 – 11:15 Break
11:15 – 12:10 Academic Libraries: Panel Presentation and Discussion
Moderator: Frank Cervone
Panelists: MacKenzie Smith , Alexandra Lederman, Tim Thompson, Eli Edwards
12:15 – 1:15 Lunch
1:20 – 2:00 Partnerships: Panel Presentation and Discussion
Moderator: Andrew Pace
Panelists: Nadar Afzalan, Todd Carpenter, May Chang, Alex Voto
2:05 – 2:50 Additional Applications of Blockchain Technology (Credentialing, Community-based Collections, Blockchain Education, Provenance, Civic Data, Archives/Record Keeping) Panel Presentation and Discussion
Moderator: Jason Griffey
Panelists: Amy Jiang, Link Swanson, Darra Hofman
2:50 – 3:10 Break
3:15 – 4:00 Round Table Discussions to Finalize Recommendations
4:00 – 5:00 Recommendations and Discussion
Moderator: Jason Griffey and Miguel Figueroa