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Don’t Miss It—Lecture Today at 4 PM—George Oates: A Conversation with Nancy Gwinn

The Smithsonian Institution Libraries, the Smithsonian Institution Archives, and the Office of the Chief Information Officer present another in a series of speakers to address the Institution on the future of libraries, museums and archives in a digital world.

George Oates: A Conversation with Nancy Gwinn

March 15, 2011

4:00-5:00 p.m.

Baird Auditorium, National Museum of Natural History

Come hear George Oates, Lead for Open Library, and Nancy Gwinn, Director, Smithsonian Institution Libraries, talk about the future of libraries, archives and museums in a digital world.

As lead for the Open Library, at Internet Archive, George is responsible for the overall site design, project management, grant management, and community development of the program.

Previously, she served as the Senior Program Manager for Flickr, where, she developed the successful Flickr Commons environment that provided a ground-breaking platform for cultural heritage organizations to crowdsource and community-build around their photographic collections. While at Flickr, George won six Webby Awards for her design and user- experience work. She has been appointed a Research Associate for Smithsonian Institution Libraries in 2011.

This lecture will be webcast live! Live tweet the event! #LAMfutures

Marcia Adams & Liz O'Brien

2 Comments

  1. Stefanie

    That looked like it would have been an interesting lecture. Unfortunatly the link would not work on my computer so I don’t know what exactly was discussed but I have always wondered what would come of our libraries today once digital libraries take off? would the latest technologies enhance the library or would the physical library be considered obsolete? Similar to how VHS tapes are now useless with most people using DVDs…

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