An interesting event coming up on March 24 if you're in the D.C. area.

Butch Lazorchak
Digital Archivist
National Digital Information Infrastructure and
Preservation Program
Library of Congress
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From: Edson, Michael [mailto:[log in to unmask]]
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Subject: DC talk Monday 24th @ Smithsonian, Stuart Dempster on UK's Digital Public Space initiative

What: An informal presentation/discussion on the Digital Public Space initiative, which the Guardian describes as "a shared technical platform for indexing, searching and publishing material in partnership with ... UK cultural organizations."

The Guardian continues,

"It's a complex and bewilderingly long-term project, whose challenges include reconciling rights for content owners, resolving legal issues about content use and linking up multiple, incompatible systems, not to mention convincing what is still a broadcast-centric organization [the BBC] of the importance of its own legacy."


The presenter will be Stuart Dempster, director of the Strategic Content Alliance initiative for JISC, the UK's official higher-education digital strategy and implementation consultancy. Stuart is responsible for developing a range of research and policy projects, including a common set of principles and guidelines for best practice that will provide a common policy framework for online content activities across the domains of lifelong learning and teaching, research, and cultural heritage in the UK.

Where and When:
2:30pm - 4:00pm Monday, March 24, at the Smithsonian Office of the CIO conference room, 600 Maryland AVE, SW, Suite 4000.

Who can come: Smithsonian staff and staff from other government and cultural organizations. No RSVP is necessary

Webcast: TBD (check the URL below and/or my tweets on the day (@mpedson))

Event URL: Check this wiki page for last minute updates:

Related Links:
About the Strategic Content Alliance:
About JISC:
Article: The BBC Makes Space for Cultural History:


Michael Edson
Director, Web and New Media Strategy
Smithsonian Institution, Office of the CIO
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