JOINT SLA-SF/BayNet EVENT: Building the Research Library at Web Scale: Perspectives from the Front Line with Heather Christenson, 1/23/2014

Thursday, January 23, 2014, 5:30-8:00pm

Heather ChristensonPlease join BayNet at our annual joint meeting with SLA-SF featuring Heather Christenson of the California Digital Library!

In 2005, the Open Content Alliance (OCA) was launched by a group of organizations including the Internet Archive and Yahoo with the intent of developing a permanent, publicly accessible archive of digitized texts. The Google Books Library Project also began in 2005, with the goal of digitizing the books in the world’s libraries on a grand scale -ideally, every book ever printed.

The University of California was a founding partner of the OCA, and the sixth major partner in the Google project (the original “Google Five” included Michigan, Stanford, Harvard, Oxford and the New York Public Library). UC was also a partner in Microsoft’s 2006-2008 Live Search Books project. Since the launch of these initiatives, millions of books from the UC Libraries have been scanned.

In 2008, the HathiTrust Digital Library was launched as a collaboration between the thirteen universities of the Committee on Institutional Cooperation and the University of California to establish a repository to archive and share their digitized collections. HathiTrust has now grown to over 90 partners and close to 11 million digital volumes.

Through the course of these events, Heather Christenson has coordinated and overseen UC contributions. Come hear her tales from the “center of the Venn diagram” as she describes what it has taken to get to this point, and the significance and future of these collaborative endeavors.

Where:
Grand Cafe at the Hotel Monaco
501 Geary St, San Francisco, CA 94102

When:
Thursday, January 23rd, 2014
5:30 – 6:30 Registration, networking and appetizers
6:30 – 7:00 SLA-SF and BayNet announcements
7:00 – 8:00 Program with Q&A following

Cost:
$30 for BayNet/SLA members
$50 for non-members
$25 for students, retired, or unemployed members

Registration:
Register online or using the mail-in form. This is shaping up to be a popular event, so please register early! Registration deadline is Monday, January 20, 2014.