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Saturday, April 14 • 1:45pm - 3:45pm
The Future of Digital Archives

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Panel of representatives of the open movement and (big and small) digital archives who will imagine, discuss and reflect about what the future of digital archives could look like. The discussion will consider the different perspectives involved: technological, philosophical, user/contributor, stewards/curators/managers, legal.

The panel discussion will explore the kinds of systemic changes we'd like to see and need in order to enable getting more digital archives into the commons, as well as making these archives more accessible. With contributions from other tracks into the roles each of these areas of work could contribute to creating these systemic changes, it will highlight the interplay between the roles of legal, educational and GLAM institutions, as well as innovations in technology and accessibility/usability.

Possible issues that the panel might discuss relate to the technical relationship between the different archives (common metadata, different technologies that do/don't interact), collaboration and cooperation between the organizations and people involved, small archives and archives of underrepresented communities.

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Claudia Cristiani

Director, AccesArte
AccesArte is a non-profit focused on promoting and facilitating the exercise of our cultural rights, specially access to cultural resources. I'm also interested and working in areas related to political culture, citizenship, social cohesion, and post-conflict reconciliation.
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Loren Fantin

Executive Director, OurDigitalWorld Organization
I currently help steer ourdigitalworld.org, a not for profit (social profit) organization that supports digital stewardship of cultural heritage.I work on initiatives around greater digital access to and discovery of our community cultural heritage. I’m interested in strategizing... Read More →
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Emily Gore

Director of Content, Digital Public Library of America
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Ryan Merkley

CEO, Creative Commons
"Pick big fights with your enemies, not small fights with your friends." Copyright, CC licenses, open government, data, education, and open access. Public domain, policy. Espresso. Bicycles.
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Barry Threw

Director, Fabricators Foundation
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Max Mahmoud Wardeh

Founder, Open Knowledge Connective
Interested in finding ways to get people in different areas of open culture (education, software, hardware, media, archives) to collaborate and grow the movement.In the process of building the Open Knowledge Collaborative (www.okcollab.org) to help connect people with projects that... Read More →

Saturday April 14, 2018 1:45pm - 3:45pm EDT
Kensington Ballroom "A" 2nd floor, Delta Toronto Hotel, 75 Lower Simcoe St, Toronto ON