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Digital Public Library of America

[October 21, 2011] Agenda

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8:00 AM: Registration and breakfast

9:00 AM: Welcome (video)
Brief remarks from public and private institutions and funders

  • David Ferriero, Archivist of the United States
  • James A. Leach, Chairman of the National Endowment for the Humanities
  • Doron Weber, Alfred P. Sloan Foundation
  • Peter Baldwin, UCLA and Arcadia

9:30 AM: Report from Washington (video)

  • Moderator: John Palfrey, Chair of the DPLA Steering Committee
  • Deanna Marcum, Library of Congress
  • Susan Hildreth, Institute for Museum and Library Services
  • David Ferriero, Archivist of the United States

10:15 AM: Break

10:45 AM: Perspectives on the Digital Public Library of America (video)
Speakers from a number of fields, backgrounds, and approaches will share their visions for the DPLA and discuss the potential the DPLA has for their communities

  • Moderator: Maureen Sullivan, American Library Association
  • John Palfrey, Chair of the DPLA Steering Committee
  • Peggy Rudd, Texas State Library and Archives Commission
  • Brewster Kahle, Internet Archive
  • Amanda French, Center for History and New Media
  • Jill Cousins, Europeana
  • Carl Malamud,

12:00 PM: Lunch

1:30 PM: Beta Sprint Presentations
The creators of six Beta Sprint projects, selected by an independent review panel from among nearly 40 submissions, will present their ideas for the DPLA.

These presentations will be followed by a lightning round (video) of demonstrations by three additional projects:

  • Bookworm
  • DPLA Collection Achievements and Profiles System
  • Wikicite—A Universal Citation Platform

3:15 PM: Break

3:45 PM: Activation and Implementation (video)
Each DPLA workstream will briefly present its mission and goals

  • Moderator: Robert Darnton, Harvard University Library
  • Audience and Participation: Peggy Rudd, Director and Librarian of the Texas State Library and Archives Commission
  • Content and Scope: Rachel Frick, Director, Digital Library Federation Program
  • Financial/Business Models: Kevin Guthrie, President, ITHAKA
  • Governance: Susan Hildreth, Director, Institute for Museum & Library Services
  • Legal and Policy: Jason Schultz, Associate Director at the Samuelson Law, Technology & Public Policy Clinic at U.C. Berkeley School of Law
  • Technical Aspects: Martin Kalfatovic, Associate Director, Smithsonian Institution Libraries

4:45 PM: Closing Discussion

  • David Ferriero, Archivist of the United States

5:00 PM: Day ends