The School of Information at San José State University is holding its second Library 2.018 mini-conference, this one on “Blockchain Applied: Impact on the Information Profession.” This free, online event will be held Thursday, June 7, from 1-4 p.m. MDT.
Blockchain technology has the potential for libraries to accomplish much more than housing electronic credentials. The technology enables a broader impact within the community and around the globe. Some suggestions being explored for blockchain applications in libraries include building an enhanced metadata center, protecting Digital First Sale rights, supporting community-based collections, and facilitating partnerships across organizations. This mini-conference will provide participants with an overview of blockchain technology and information about current applications within the information professions.
Register here to attend live or to receive the recording links afterwards. Participants are encouraged to use #library2018 and #libraryblockchain on their social media posts leading up to and during the event. Join the Library 2.0 network to be kept updated on this and future events.