Jason Griffey’s “Decentralization & Blockchain: Possibilities & Problematizations for Libraries” Lecture Now Available Online
On February 21, 2018 Jason Griffey (Fellow, Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society, Harvard University and Founder & Principal, Evenly Distributed LLC) delivered the Gloriana St. Clair Distinguished Lecture In 21st Century Librarianship at Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar.
The talk is titled, “Decentralization & Blockchain: Possibilities & Problematizations for Libraries” and runs 65 minutes.
About the Talk (via CMU Qatar):
The hype cycle for the technology known as Blockchain has reached a fever pitch, but it remains misunderstood by many. What is blockchain? What value could it bring to information management and library services? And, why should information professionals be interested? Jason Griffey will discuss the potentials and pitfalls of blockchain, focusing on its ability to decentralize and upend a number of assumptions about the way digital goods and services are implemented. He will also look at the problems of blockchain technologies; give some guidelines on separating hype from reality; and talk through what libraries should be watching for – and helping to build – over the next several years.
A video recording of Jason’s presentation is available here and is also embedded below.
Direct to Event Website and Griffey’s Complete Bio
About Gary Price
Gary Price (firstname.lastname@example.org) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. He earned his MLIS degree from Wayne State University in Detroit. Price has won several awards including the SLA Innovations in Technology Award and Alumnus of the Year from the Wayne St. University Library and Information Science Program. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com. Gary is also the co-founder of infoDJ an innovation research consultancy supporting corporate product and business model teams with just-in-time fact and insight finding.