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Friday, April 13 • 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Best Practices for Creating and Collecting "Open" Digital Collections + Learn, Collaborate and Share: How We Activate “Open” at the Toronto Public Library

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Best Practices for Creating and Collecting Open Digital Collections
Cultural heritage organizations are collaborating with community partners to tell history in innovative and interactive ways.
How do we design workflows to capture community content, how can we share content “sustainably,” and why does it matter? This session will focus on best practices for gathering community contributions that facilitates the creation and sharing of open heritage.  We’ll share some lessons learned on working with cultural heritage data.

Learn, Collaborate and Share: How We Activate “Open” at the Toronto Public Library
Public libraries were founded on the recognition that everyone benefits from free access to knowledge and culture. The Open Movement has produced new opportunities and challenges for how the library shares. This presentation will provide an overview of how Toronto Public Library has adopted open data, open source software, open access and creative commons into our programs, services, and collections, and how they have impacted our diverse patrons.

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Alex Carruthers

Manager, Learning and Community Engagement, Toronto Public Library
Talk to me about public libraries! I'm hear to learn about open knowledge, MOOCs, OERs and learning opportunities.
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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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Allana Mayer

Media Coordinator, OurDigitalWorld
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Eric Schwab

Manager, Digitization & Preservation, Toronto Public Library
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Ab. Velasco

Manager, Innovation, Toronto Public Library

Friday April 13, 2018 12:00pm - 1:00pm EDT
SoCo Ballroom "A+B+C" 3rd floor, Delta Toronto Hotel, 75 Lower Simcoe St, Toronto ON