ACRL 2015 – Lessig Keynote

The closing keynote at this year’s ACRL Conference is my hero Lawrence Lessig. I really took alot away from his talk, namely that of government and the ways in which it is corrupted by different types of influences. He mentioned his grassroots group rootstrikers – http://www.rootstrikers.org and talked a bit about how his book Code and Other Laws of Cyberspace has been proven correct so far in how privacy intersects with online community.

 

 

PASIG 2015 

As you can see from this picture – David Minor aka Pemulis kicks off this year’s PASIG Meeting in San Diego. We were hosted by the UCSD Libraries, my old home, and SDSC, another of my old SD haunts. It was great to see the new SDSC facility as well as being able to catch up with old friends and meet new ones as well. I gave a talk on storage components of the HathiTrust Research Center. My slides are shown here – http://www.slideshare.net/rhmcdonald/pasig15-htrc. Inna Kouper from the IU Data to Insight Center gave a talk about our NSF funded SEAD Project.

 

 

Design4Digital 2015 Part 2

The closing keynote for Designing for Digital 2015 was Frank Migliorelli of the New York Public Library. He is currently their Director of Digital Experience and can be found on twitter @NYPLFrank. Frank by his own admission has a long list of to do items to improve UX across the entire NYPL. He has some great ideas as noted in his keynote. You may know Frank from his work on the Charlotte, NC based ImaginOn library and museum.

ER&L 2015 Closing Keynote

Yesterday I was in Austin, TX to give the closing keynote for the ER&L 2015 Conference. I hated that I could not get to town sooner to take in more of the conference. Especially, the big discovery panel and the talk from Marshall Breeding (open source central index – now that is a cool idea). However, I did get into town (sans luggage) to give the closing keynote and I had a blast. Below are my slides from the talk and I will work to put up the full stream soon.

I will get to attend the exciting new conference Designing for Digital (#Design4Lib) happening today and will have more on that event soon at this blog.