Working Digital Assets symposium

Final Program Announcement

Working Digital Assets

This day-long symposium on Monday, September 24, 2007 at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art will explore the current state of managing, sharing, and preserving digital assets.


* Kurt D. Bollacker, The Long Now Foundation
* Joseph Busch, Taxonomy Strategies LLC
* Patricia Cruse, California Digital Library
* Gary Fong, Genesis Photo Agency
* Hannah Frost, Stanford University Libraries
* Sue Grinols, Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco
* Brewster Kahle, Internet Archive
* Wendy Levy, Bay Area Video Coalition
* Clifford Lynch, Coalition for Networked Information
* Angelo Sacerdote, Bay Area Video Coalition
* Howard Simkins, Sheridan Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning
* John Slafsky, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati
* Francine Snyder, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
* David Sturtevant, Harvard University Art Museums

Join us in considering questions about digital assets such as:

* Can we plan for 50 years and 5 years at the same time?
* What makes a ‘quality, useful, and/or trustworthy’ asset?
* What are the hot-button rights issues?
* Where are the innovative, creative, and/or resourceful solutions?
* How can we stay ahead of the technological curve(s)?

Symposium schedule:

* 8:30  Coffee
* 9:20  Welcome
* 9:30  Motivations and Strategies for managing, sharing, preserving
* 10:30  Break
* 10:45  The Thing Itself and Influences
* 12:00  Lunch on your own
* 1:30  Rights: exclusive, non-exclusive, underlying, etc.
* 2:30  Break
* 2:45  Tools and Independence / Dependence
* 4:00  Refreshments

No registration fee, but please RSVP to by September 21 (if you haven’t done so already).

Enter at SFMOMA’s main entrance (151 Third Street).

Directions, public transit and parking:

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