Katherine McColgan

Mon, Jul 16, 1:28 PM (2 days ago)
to Members

Dear members,


For your information as this is such a timely matter. Please feel free to share with your members.




Chers/Chères membres,


À titre d’information en raison que c’est un sujet d’actualité. Veuillez le partager avec vos membres.



Best, Cordialement,




Katherine McColgan, CAE

Executive Director — Directrice générale


Canadian Federation of Library Associations

Fédération canadienne des associations de bibliothèques



75 rue Jolicoeur, Gatineau QC, J8Y 1A8






CFLA-FCAB recognizes the Algonquin peoples as the traditional custodians of the land in which our office is located.



From: Sue Alman [mailto:alman.sjsu@gmail.com]
Sent: Thursday, July 12, 2018 9:37 AM
To: Stefanko, Alix-Rae
Cc: Sandy Hirsh
Subject: Re: Livestream Available National Forum – Blockchain – August 6


Dear Alix-Rae,


The blockchain website has been updated with information about the LiveStream event on Monday, August 6.  Please feel free to distribute this link and the information listed below: https://ischoolblogs.sjsu.edu/blockchains/national-forum/


LIVESTREAM – MONDAY, AUGUST 6, 9 am – 5 pm PT LiveStream Link

We are pleased to invite you to participate in the live-stream IMLS-funded Blockchain National Forum in San Jose, CA on Monday, August 6 from 9 am – 5 pm PT.  The format for this live-streamed event will include panel presentations and discussions from notable experts in the information professions, business, government, and urban planning.  They will focus on suggested blockchain applications that might be employed by libraries and archives.  The day’s proceedings will be live-streamed and participants will have the opportunity to submit questions and comments. LiveStream Link:  The Blockchain National Forum will be livestreamed and recorded.  Please feel free to distribute this link widely so others may participate in the discussions.

Direct Link: https://livestream.com/accounts/20480259/events/8179548

The goal of this forum sponsored the SJSU School of Information and a grant from IMLS is to discuss and make recommendations about the future uses of blockchain technology within the information professions.  The results of the forum will be the basis for a White Paper submitted to IMLS and distributed to the information communities.

This project is made possible by a grant from the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services – LG-98-17-0209-17. The views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this website do not necessarily represent those of the Institute of Museum and Library Services. National Forum Schedule Outline

August 6, 2018- 8:00 am –  5:00 pm PT

Live-stream Link: https://livestream.com/accounts/20480259/events/8179548

Topics: Urban Planning/Smart Cities; Enhanced Metadata; Standards; Legal Issues; Community-based Collections; Civic Data; Partnerships; Credentials; Provenance

9:00 – 9:55      Overview: Possibilities and Issues  Panel Presentation and Discussion

Moderator:     Miguel Figueroa

Panelists:      Jason Griffey, John Bracken, Bohyun Kim,

10:00 – 10:55   Public Libraries: Panel Presentation and Discussion

Moderator:       Annie Norman

Panelists:         M. Ryan Hess, Chris Martin, Toby Greenwalt

10:55 – 11:15   Break

11:15 – 12:10  Academic Libraries: Panel Presentation and Discussion

Moderator:       Frank Cervone

Panelists:         MacKenzie Smith , Alexandra Lederman, Tim Thompson,  Eli Edwards

12:15 – 1:15 Lunch

1:20 – 2:00     Partnerships: Panel Presentation and Discussion

Moderator:       Andrew Pace

Panelists:         Nadar Afzalan, Todd Carpenter, May Chang,  Alex Voto

2:05 – 2:50       Additional Applications of Blockchain Technology (Credentialing, Community-based Collections, Blockchain Education, Provenance, Civic Data, Archives/Record Keeping) Panel Presentation and Discussion

Moderator:       Jason Griffey

Panelists:         Amy Jiang, Link Swanson, Darra Hofman

2:50 – 3:10       Break

3:15 – 4:00       Round Table Discussions to Finalize Recommendations

4:00 – 5:00       Recommendations and Discussion

Moderator:       Jason Griffey and Miguel Figueroa


National Forum Participants:

Last Name First Name Institution
Afzalan Nader Urban Footprint/American Planning Association Technology Division Director
Alman Sue SJSU Faculty – Co-PI
Blackaby Dan Cornell University School of Law
Bracken John Executive Director Digital Public Library of America (DPLA)
Carpenter Todd Executive Director National Information Standards Organization (NISO)
Cervone Frank Director of Information Technology, School of Public Health at the University of Illinois at Chicago
Chang May Library Chief Technology Officer, University of Cincinnati
Coward Caroline NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Edwards Eli Emerging Technologies Research Librarian Santa Clara University School of Law
Figueroa Miguel Executive Director American Library Association Center for the Future of Libraries
 Greenwalt Toby Director, Digital Strategy & Technology Integration Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh
Griffey Jason Fellow, Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society, Harvard University
Hess M Ryan Palo Alto City Library, Library Services Manager for Digital Initiatives
Hirsh Sandy Director, SJSU School of Information and Co-PI
Hofman Darra University of British Columbia, JD, MSLS, current doctoral student focusing on blockchain with patient rights and archives
 Jiang Amy University of La Verne, Associate Professor and Library Technology Coordinator
 Kim Bohyun President, ALA LITA (Library Information Technology Association) and University of Rhode Island Chief Technology Officer and Associate Professor
Lederman Alexandra The New School, Digital Asset Manager
Martin Chris King County Library System PC Services Manager
Norman Annie Delaware State Librarian
Norton Robert CEO and Founder Verisart
Pace Andrew OCLC Executive Director, Technical Research
Smith MacKenzie UC Davis, University Librarian and Vice Provost of Digital Scholarship
Swanson Link University of Minnesota, Systems Engineer and Developer
Thompson Timothy Yale University, Discovery Metadata Librarian
Voto Alex ConsenSys, West Coast Regional Director
Zhang Yao Kent State University, Postdoctoral Research Scholar


Sue Alman, PhD
School of Information
San Jose State University


On Tue, Jul 10, 2018 at 11:53 AM, Sue Alman <alman.sjsu@gmail.com> wrote:

Thank you so much for your interest in the Blockchain National Forum. It will be broadcast live from 9 am – 5 pm PT on Monday, August 6.


LiveStream Link:  The Blockchain National Forum will be livestreamed and recorded.  Please feel free to distribute this link widely so others may participate in the discussions.  livestream.com/accounts/


Direct Link:   https://livestream.com/accounts/20480259/events/8179548



​Please let me know if you have other questions.  I attached the list of those who will be presenting.



Sue Alman, PhD
School of Information
San Jose State University


On Tue, Jul 10, 2018 at 11:06 AM, Stefanko, Alix-Rae <AStefanko@winnipeg.ca> wrote:

Hello Susan,


Could you please let me know whether the National Forum will be live broadcasted on August 6 for people to view?


If so, I am very interested in sharing this information in Canada as I’m certain there would be quite a bit of interest.







  Alix-Rae Stefanko


Canadian Federation of Library Associations
Fédération canadienne des associations de bibliothèques

Phone: 204.986.4252

Email: astefanko@winnipeg.ca

Website: cfla-fcab.ca