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The conference will feature keynote addresses by:

                Clifford Lynch, director of Coalition for Networked Information 

                Dan Cohen, Executive Director of the Digital Public Library of America.

The following breakout sessions have been planned:

  • Introduction to the Digital Commonwealth - Sadie Roosa, WGBH & Elizabeth Thomsen, NOBLE

  • Copyright Issues and Libraries - Emily Kilcer and Kyle Courtney, Harvard University Libraries

  • A Brookline Children's Photo Album, 1882 - Ken Liss, President, Brookline Historical Society

  • A Peak Under the Hood: A Digital Commonwealth Systems Update - Steven Anderson & Eben English, Boston Public Library

  • Preserving the Showers Of Information: Tools of the Trade - Nancy Y. McGovern & Kari R. Smith, MIT Libraries and Chris Lacinak, AV Preserve

  • The Policy Cycle - Diane Brenner & Ed Lewis, Worthington Historical Society and Kelcy M. Shepherd, Frost Library, Amherst College

  • Packaging Collections for Public Consumption - Sara Slymon, Brookline Public Library and Elizabeth Thomsen, NOBLE

  • Publicizing Digital Collections On Social Media - Joe Keefe, National Archives and Records Administration, Boston, Kayla Hopper & Lauren Hewes, American Antiquarian Society Nadia Dixson, City of Somerville Archives

  • Rapid Fire Inspiring Projects: A series of lightning round presentations from member institutions 

In addition, metadata specialists from the Boston Public Library will be on hand for consultations. 

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