Innovating & Developing with Libraries, Archives & Museums

A session at SXSW Interactive 2011

Tuesday 15th March, 2011

9:30am to 10:30am (CST)

For centuries, libraries, archives, and museums have been creating structured data, organizing information, and managing metadata in order to organize and share cultural artifacts and knowledge with the public. Unfortunately, the bulk of these systems have evolved in isolation, long before the advent of the World Wide Web. However, the convergence of developments in culture and technology are resulting in exciting new ways for individuals and developers alike to interact directly with unprecedented amounts of structured data, historical photos and archives, and more.

Expert developers and project managers in this field will lead a discussion focused on the question: How can developers leverage open data from libraries, archives and museums being made available to the public? Panelists will review new developments and highlight examples, considering use cases with Linked Data, Flickr Commons, Smithsonian Commons, mobile apps, and scalability.

LEVEL: Intermediate

About the speakers

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Jon Voss

Now a part of the @historypin team. Working to build better tools for collaboration and mapping historical photos. tweets by @jonvoss bio from Twitter

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Michael Edson

Smithsonian Institution, Director of Web and New Media Strategy bio from Twitter

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Deborah Boyer

Public historian; book and museum addict; space geek. bio from Twitter

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Danielle Plumer

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Time 9:30am10:30am CST

Date Tue 15th March 2011


Room 10AB, Austin Convention Center

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