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.

 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,  Dan Blackaby,  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 ThompsonEli Edwards

12:15 – 1:15 Lunch

1:20 – 2:00     Partnerships: Panel Presentation and Discussion

Moderator:       Andrew Pace

Panelists:        Nader Afzalan, Todd Carpenter, May ChangAlex 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, Yao Zhang

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

 

National Forum Participants:

Last Name

First Name

Institution

 

 

 

Afzalan

Nader

Urban Footprint/American Planning Association Technology Division Director

Alman

Sue

SJSU Faculty – Co-PI

Blackaby

Dan

Cornell University School of Law

Bracken

John

Executive Director Digital Public Library of America (DPLA)

Carpenter

Todd

Executive Director National Information Standards Organization (NISO)

Cervone

Frank

Director of Information Technology, School of Public Health at the University of Illinois at Chicago

Chang

May

Library Chief Technology Officer, University of Cincinnati

Coward

Caroline

NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Edwards

Eli

Emerging Technologies Research Librarian Santa Clara University School of Law

Figueroa

Miguel

Executive Director American Library Association Center for the Future of Libraries

 Greenwalt

Toby

Director, Digital Strategy & Technology Integration Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh

Griffey

Jason

Fellow, Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society, Harvard University, Founder: Evenly Distributed

Hess

M Ryan

Palo Alto City Library, Library Services Manager for Digital Initiatives

Hirsh

Sandy

Director, SJSU School of Information and Co-PI

Hofman

Darra

University of British Columbia, JD, MSLS, current doctoral student focusing on blockchain with patient rights and archives

 Jiang

Amy

University of La Verne, Associate Professor and Library Technology Coordinator

 Kim

Bohyun

President, ALA LITA (Library Information Technology Association) and University of Rhode Island Chief Technology Officer and Associate Professor

Lederman

Alexandra

The New School, Digital Asset Manager

Martin

Chris

King County Library System PC Services Manager

Norman

Annie

Delaware State Librarian

Norton

Robert

CEO and Founder Verisart

Pace

Andrew

OCLC Executive Director, Technical Research

Smith

MacKenzie

UC Davis, University Librarian and Vice Provost of Digital Scholarship

Swanson

Link

University of Minnesota, Systems Engineer and Developer

Thompson

Timothy

Yale University, Discovery Metadata Librarian

Voto

Alex

ConsenSys, West Coast Regional Director

Zhang

Yao

Kent State University, Postdoctoral Research Scholar