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:

ARLIS Education and Professional Development Committee Event

Places are still left for the following visit:

ARLIS Education and Professional Development Committee are organising an
afternoon visit to the Ideas Store , Whitechapel ,  on 10 April 2007.  The visit will include a
tour and an opportunity to look round the collection and

Background on Idea Stores
The Secretary of State for the Department of Culture, Media and Sport,
launched the groundbreaking Idea Stores concept in April 1999. Tower
Hamlets, unveiled its plans to invest £20 million in library and learning
services at a time when the national trend has been for decreasing funding.
The idea became a reality in May 2002 when the first, prototype Idea Store
opened at Bow. This was followed by the opening of a second Idea Store at
Chrisp Street in July 2004 and a third Idea Store at Whitechapel in
September 2005.

If you would like your name  added to the list of visitors please contact
Mandy Cumbridge our new Calendar Bookings Organizer at

N.B  Because of the popularity of the Ideas Store concept, there will be a
charge for the tour.  This is largely dependent on numbers, but is likely
to be between £6 and £7.

For up to date information on forthcoming workshops and free visits please
see the online ARLIS/UK & Ireland Events Calendar 2006 at