We are a Toronto based, grassroots working group of library and information professionals discussing the application of blockchain technology. No prior experience with blockchain is necessary, just a desire to learn and contribute to how this technology will impact the future of our profession.
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Blockchain is an emerging technology that will change the way we acquire and share information. It’s imperative that librarians take a role in shaping how this technology is applied to content creation, storage and distribution or risk being disrupted. This session will cover the basics of blockchain, existing research related to our field, and use cases that still need to be explored. For interested attendees, SLA Toronto will be supporting Stephen in creating a working group to further investigate this technology and the potential for information science professionals.
Ticket sales to close at 3:00 pm on March 27.
Inforum Library, Room[masked] Saint George Street
Toronto, ON M5S 3G6
About the speaker:
Stephen is the Lead, Design Research and Business Analysis at Prescient, a creator-focused innovation lab exploring the future of rights management, created by Access Copyright. With over 10 years' experience working as an Information Specialist, he has spent the last couple of years researching, speaking about and helping build apps using blockchain technology. He is passionate about creating digital solutions for artistic creators while improving experiences for content consumers through human centred design.