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IMLS-funded Blockchain National Forum

August 6, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Livestream Link Here!

National Forum

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.

Direct Link: https://livestream.com/accounts/20480259/events/8179548

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


August 6, 2018
12:00 pm - 8:00 pm