Webwise 2010
Imagining the Digital Future

March 3 – 5, 2010
Denver, CO - Hyatt Regency at the
Colorado Convention Center

The 2010 WebWise Conference on Libraries and Museums in the Digital World was held March 3-5 at the Hyatt Regency at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver, Colorado. This year's conference was co-hosted by the University of Denver and the Denver Art Museum, and the theme was "Imagining the Digital Future." Conference programs addressed the successes and innovations of the past as well as the opportunities and challenges that can help drive museum and library sciences into the future. Topics included interoperability, the future of collaboration, standards & best practices, technology and systems development, training a 21st century cultural heritage information workforce and strategies to more deeply engage audiences.

As a special feature of the 2010 conference, the University of Denver's Penrose Library and Morgridge College of Education's Library and Information Science program launched an oral history program called "Digital Pioneers," based on interviews with leading figures who have played a significant role in cultural heritage digitization.

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Welcome and Opening Keynote: School Libraries and 21st Century Skills

Pre-Conference #1 - Welcome & Opening Keynote: School Libraries and 21st Century Skills

Marsha Semmel, IMLS
Craig Wacker, John D. and Catherine T MacArthur Foundation
Julie Walker, Chair-elect, Partnership for 21st Century Skills and Executive Director of the Association of School Librarians

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Digital Resources for Learning Spaces

Pre-Conference #1 - Digital Resources for Learning Spaces

Patty Williams, Denver Art Museum
Alex Martinez, University of Denver, CourseMedia
Audrey Aronowsky, Field Museum
Beth Sanzenbacher, Field Museum

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21st Century Learners

Pre-Conference #1 - 21st Century Learners

Liz Keating, Leawood Elementary School, Lakewood, CO
Shimelis Assefa, Library and Information Science Program, Morgridge College of Education, University of Denver
Kris Fritzsche, Denver Academy
Kristin Roper, Denver Public Library

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The Chicago Public Library's YouMedia Center

Pre-Conference #1 - The Chicago Public Library's YouMedia Center

Presentations and discusion of the Chicago Public Library's YouMedia learning space. Panel will focus on design of the environment, mentoring, as well as other programmatic approaches that promote learning and media literacy.

Amy Eshelman, Chicago Public Library
Cory Garfin, Carnegie Mellon
Akili Lee, Digital Youth Network
Erica Neal, YouMedia Mentor

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Creating Connections and Promoting Networks

Pre-Conference #1 - Creating Connections and Promoting Networks

Moderated discussion of the cahallenges and opportunities from the perspective of designers educators and learning institutions interested in using new media to transform user experience and provide a network of learning opportinities for young people.

Elizabeth Babcock, Field Museum
Ingrid Erickson, SSRC Learning Network
Rik Panganiban, Global Kids
Kylie Peppler, Indiana University

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Confessions fro the Crowd and Creating Connections

Pre-Conference #1 - Confessions fro the Crowd and Creating Connections

Moderators: Mary Stansbury, Library and Information Science Program, Morgridge College of Education, University of Denver
Bruce Wyman, Denver Art Museum

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Reception Conversation

Opening Event at the Denver Art Museum: Imagining the Digital Future: a Conversation

Welcome
Christoph Heinrich, Director, Denver Art Museum
Anne-Imelda M. Radice, Director, IMLS
Shirley Amore, City Librarian of Denver

The conference begins with an open conversation featuring cultural heritage gurus Howard Besser, Professor of Cinema Studies and Director of New York University's Moving Image Archiving & Preservation Program, and museum technology consultant Susan Chun, who will provide their perspectives on the library and museum technology experience and on new developments that will impact libraries, archives and museums. Their observations will stimulate a conversation with the audience on future technologies for cultural heritage institutions. The interactive session will be moderated by Ed Sardella, news anchor (retired) at KUSA-TV 9NEWS Denver.

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Welcome to Webwise 2010

Welcome to Webwise 2010

Nancy Allen, Dean and Director, University of Denver, Penrose Library
Anne-Imelda M. Radice, Director, IMLS

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Seven Channels of Change: The Horizon Project Metatrends: How Technology is Unfolding, Everywhere We Look

Opening Keynote - Seven Channels of Change: The Horizon Project Metatrends: How Technology is Unfolding, Everywhere We Look

Keynote Speaker: Larry Johnson, The New Media Consortium

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Sustainability and the Future of Digital Collaborations

Session #1 - Sustainability and the Future of Digital Collaborations

Collaboration has been a hallmark of the digital age as it allows the aggregation of collections, whether these are found across the campus quad, across the community square, across the state, or half-way around the world. Collaboration allows cultural organizations to share infrastructure and intellectual capacity, and to broaden access to resources. But does collaboration help to sustain digital programs as we move into the next stage of content creation, delivery and services? Will collaboration allow us to further our missions in the current economic environment? Panelists will discuss their successes and challenges in the past and present as well as their visions for the future of their collaborative work.

Moderator: Liz Bishoff, BCR (Founding Director, Colorado Digitization Program)
Panelists: Steve Bromage, Maine Historical Society
Toby Graham, Civil Rights Digital Library
Monika Hagedorn-Saupe, Inst

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Inclusion and Engagement: Visitors as Part of the Experience

Session #2 - Inclusion and Engagement: Visitors as Part of the Experience

As cultural heritage institutions develop online services, they are increasingly creating interactive communities of users and supporters. This panel will highlight current museum and library research on online users and innovative practices that are engaging online audiences.

Moderator: Bruce Wyman, Denver Art Museum
Panelists: Josh Greenberg, NYPL
Robert J. Stein, Indianapolis Museum of Art and the Steve Project
Beck Tench, North Carolina Museum of Life + Science

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The Future of Information Delivery: New Tools and Services for

Session #3 - The Future of Information Delivery: New Tools and Services for Discovery and Access

The way we interact with digital content is becoming more flexible and unmediated. As content and metadata get harvested, re-mixed, shared, reused, how can we ensure that they remain useful and useable? How can we support the myriad uses to which people want to put them? How can resources be connected to each other in ways that we can’t now predict will be important to users in the future? How can we build systems that are as flexible as the ways people want to use them?

Moderator: Greg Colati, University of Denver, Penrose Library
Panelists: Lisa Fischer, Colonial Williamsburg
Carole Palmer, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Geneva Henry, Center for Digital Scholarship, Rice University

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Skills for the Future: Educational Opportunities for Library and Museum

Session #4 - Skills for the Future: Educational Opportunities for Library and Museum

This session will feature educational opportunities for new professionals as well as professional development opportunities for practicing library and museum professionals to update their digital technology skills.

Moderator: Joyce Ray, IMLS
Panelists: Peter Botticelli, University of Arizona School of Information Resources and Library Science
Phyllis Hecht, Johns Hopkins University Museum Studies Program
Helen Tibbo, University of North Carolina School of Information and Library Science
Bill Veillette, Northeast Document Conservation Center

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Funding for the Future

Session #5 - Funding for the Future

In this session, a number of funders will discuss their current priorities for funding of digital media and technology projects.

Moderator: Mary Stansbury, Library & Information Science Program, Morgridge College of Education, University of Denver
Panelists: Kevin Cherry, IMLS Renee Joyce, Morgridge Family Foundation
Jennifer Serventi, National Endowment for the Humanities
Craig Wacker, John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation

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Closing Keynote: The Future Is Not What It Used To Be

Closing Keynote & Farewell: The Future Is Not What It Used To Be

Speaker: Chris Batt, Chris Batt Consulting Ltd.

Chris Batt, former chief executive of the UK’s Museums, Libraries, and Archives Council, is a frequent speaker on the future of cultural heritage institutions

The closing keynote address is followed by a brief farewell address from outgoing IMLS Director Ann-Imelda Radice adjourning the WebWise 2010 conference.

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Now Playing: Opening Event at the Denver Art Museum: Imagining the Digital Future: a Conversation
Welcome
Christoph Heinrich, Director, Denver Art Museum
Anne-Imelda M. Radice, Director, IMLS
Shirley Amore, City Librarian of Denver

The conference begins with an open conversation featuring cultural heritage gurus Howard Besser, Professor of Cinema Studies and Director of New York University's Moving Image Archiving & Preservation Program, and museum technology consultant Susan Chun, who will provide their perspectives on the library and museum technology experience and on new developments that will impact libraries, archives and museums. Their observations will stimulate a conversation with the audience on future technologies for cultural heritage institutions. The interactive session will be moderated by Ed Sardella, news anchor (retired) at KUSA-TV 9NEWS Denver.

 

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