Greetings from sunny Orlando! I’ve been practically nonstop jetting between conference sessions—there are more than enough intriguing sessions to choose from, and the Orlando Convention Center is huge!
I was excited to attend the Metropolitan New York Library Council Conference—with its hyperlocal focus, METRO is like a little library family here in New York, and they really go all out for the conference!
The 2015 New York Library Association Conference in Lake Placid, NY was my first time at a regional library conference,
Before heading upstate for NYLA 2015, I attended the 2015 Open Access Symposium & Prelec Lecture at Stony Brook University. The symposium was a fascinating mix of perspectives from academics, librarians, and technologists on the challenges and opportunities of open access publishing.
I’ve just returned from my first American Library Association conference, and it was wonderful to have the whole library team at Teachers College with me in San Francisco.
This short talk explores the changing relationship between users and cultural heritage institutions in light of emerging technologies, the growing inclusion of user-generated content in institutional archives, and some of the preservation challenges that arise as a result. While dynamic new tools are developing to address the technical aspects of preservation, cultural heritage institutions will need to redefine their collection policies to keep up with the pace of user-generated content, as well as develop new frameworks for digital cultural objects in a world where everyone is already a curator.