The first Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) conference ready to be held
Washington Dc, USA : Digital Public Library of America invites interested candidates to participate in the public conference to showcase innovative ideas for the Digital Public Library of America in Washington, DC on October 21, 2011.
According to the organizers, “The first Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) conference will bring together government leaders, librarians, technologists, makers, students, and others interested in building a national digital library to present the vision for the DPLA effort and to create multiple points of entry for public participation in the initiative's work. The conference will be held at the National Archives in Washington, DC.”
The first Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) Plenary Meeting, convened by the DPLA Secretariat at the Berkman Center for Internet & Society and hosted by The National Archives in Washington, DC.
Online Registration are open for free to the public, to support the DPLA’s goals of building a “big tent” coalition and including broad and diverse voices in the conversation.
The conference will feature presentations from nine promising entries selected from summer 2011’s Beta Sprint, an open call for code and concepts defining how a national digital library might operate. These projects range widely from full prototypes for an online library interface to innovative digital storytelling tools to unique visualization mechanisms for digital collections. Organizations to present include the Library of Congress, the National Archives, the Smithsonian Institution, the Harvard Library Innovation Lab, metaLAB (at) Harvard, and the Committee on Institutional Cooperation, among others. A full list of submissions, including interactive demos, is available at the DPLA’s new website, http://dp.la/.
Speakers include David Ferriero, Archivist of the United States; Deanna Marcum, Associate Librarian for Library Services at the Library of Congress; Susan Hildreth, Director of the Institute for Museum and Library Services; Brewster Kahle, Founder of the Internet Archive; Jill Cousins, Executive Director of the Europeana Foundation; and Carl Malamud, President of Public.Resource.Org.
The conference will be streamed live with closed captioning.
For detail information on conference: http://cyber.law.harvard.edu/node/7117
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