November 24, 2020

Next Month: International Conference on Use and Re-use of Digital Content, Smithsonian’s Martin Kalfatovic Will Keynote

The International Conference on Use and Re-use of Digital Content will take on April 11, 2014 in Innsbruck, Austria. The event is organized by eBooks on Demand (EOD) and the University and Regional Library of Tyrol (University of Innsbruck).

There is no charge to attend the conference.

About the Conference

Through various case-studies the conference examines how can digital materials be made visible and stay visible, be linked and endure. 

The first keynote speaker Martin Kalfatovic (Smithsonian Libraries, USA) shares the lessons in growth and sustainability learned by the Biodiversity Heritage Library, and discusses how they can be achieved in other digital projects.

The second keynote by Niklas Lindström (LIBRIS, The National Library of Sweden) discusses the possibilities, best practices and challenges with linked data which is the core of the Swedish library’s currently developed new infrastructure and national catalogue.

Other Presentations Will Discuss:

  • concept of open data, including legal and technical issues and inspiring examples with OpenGLAM
  • example of interoperability between ISNI identifiers and other systems
  • experiments with crowdsourcing and crowdfunding
  • long-term preservation of Linked Open Data sources
  • related topics concerning publishers
  • balance between digitization, making accessible and preservation of digital libraries

Direct to Conference Program and Session Abstracts

Direct to Registration Info

About Gary Price

Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.

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