SAVE THE DATE – Scheduled for June 7, 2018
The June Library 2.018 conference, Blockchain Applied: Impact on the Information Profession, will include sessions that focus on blockchain technology and the ways it can be used by libraries and information centers as a community anchor.
Registration in this collaborative open online conference is free to the profession and public.
Blockchain technology has the potential to enhance the role played by libraries within their communities, however, there are many questions yet to be answered about how specifically blockchain technology might be used and how much value it would add to library services and the communities they serve. The San José State University School of Information (iSchool) received an IMLS grant to investigate ways that blockchain technology can be used by libraries as a community anchor to partner with other organizations and to support city/community goals.
This online and participatory conference presents a unique opportunity to explore the possibilities of the ways that libraries and librarians can use blockchain technology in the future or are incorporating blockchain technology into their current practice. Presenters do NOT have to be experts in blockchain technology to participate in this online open conference. Presentations of all types—discussions of possible ways to use blockchain technology, research, or examples of blockchain projects–are encouraged.
Sessions slots are 30 minutes long, and the suggested presentation time is 20 minutes maximum, with 5 minutes of Q&A, and then 5 minutes for attendees to switch session rooms to attend the next session. Please plan on not exceeding 25 minutes total presentation including Q+A time.