Welcome to #ideadrop!
This casual, comfortable meeting space is the perfect place for people who are all about libraries to meet up, share what they’re learning at SXSWi, brainstorm, and get inspired. Check out the schedule below and sign up for the sessions that interest you. RSVP in Eventbrite is required. We’d like to encourage the most participation possible. Please limit your selections to 4 events. Do you have a colleague or friend who also might be interested? Spread the word!
Live Streaming Starting March 8 at ~11am on ustream.tv/channel/ideadrop
RSVP required for #ideadrop events HERE.
Systems of knowledge such as libraries, universities, publishers, and newspapers are centuries old. And the affordances of a print world have embedded specific practices within these systems. But digital technologies have radically changed everything by offering new ways of communicating information, from the paparazzi to research scientists, and everyone in between. This deeper, more structural change is reshaping knowledge institutions and making them more porous, chaotic, energetic, and motile.
How can we retool the pillars of our existing knowledge systems to embrace technological change? How do we think about new institutions of knowledge like Wikipedia? Citizen journalism? Online learning like EdX and Coursera? Self-publishing in repositories like SSRN and arXiv or via Amazon? The knowledge ecosystem is changing although knowledge has always been social. How can we reconcile this with our previous understanding of experts? Who do we listen to?