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Idea Drop is 4 day, free program &  meeting space for the library, archives, museums folks + friends. 
Join backyard conversation + lend an idea or skill to a hackfest + meet with Knight Foundation during office hours!  
Enjoy good company at 1706 Garden St in Austin or online at libraryideas.org

Video Archive: https://vimeo.com/erandl

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Saturday, March 12 • 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Give It Away to Get Rich: Open Cultural Heritage

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Open content, open access; what do these things mean? Come to a panel on how openly sharing cultural heritage content wins hearts, minds, & funding. Over 50 galleries, libraries, archives, and museums have pursued open access with permissions to reuse over the last decade, to a varying degree, removing technical and copyright barriers to their public domain collections. With a decade of practice under the belts of these early adopters, we can better understand the impact of open initiatives on several fronts: Brand, Finances, Public engagement, Institutional relevance, Mission, Organizational culture, and Staffing.


Effie Kapsalis

Head of Web, New Media, & Outreach, Smithsonian Institution Archives
As Head of Web, New Media & Outreach at the Smithsonian Institution Archives, Effie Kapsalis uses technology and storytelling to provide the public meaningful experiences in the Smithsonian’s vast archives that are a vital part of American history, scientific exploration, and international cultural understanding. To increase awareness of the Smithsonian’s collections and resources, she contributes to several... Read More →
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Shana Kimball

Manager, Public Programs & Outreach, The New York Public Library

Victoria Leachman

Rights Advisor, Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa
Victoria Leachman is the Rights Advisor at the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa (Te Papa). She promotes and advises on good copyright practices within her organisation. Victoria also contributes to New Zealand's wider Galleries, Libraries, Archives, and Museums sector as a member of the Expert Knowledge Exchange programme run by New Zealand's National Services Te Paerangi. Victoria was instrumental in making high resolution images of... Read More →

Shyam Oberoi

Dir of Technology & Digital Media, Dallas Museum of Art
Shyam Oberoi is the Director of Technology and Digital Media at the Dallas Museum of Art, and oversees the museum's IT, website, digital content and application development. He also manages a multi-year project to comprehensively digitize every object in the DMA’s collection. Before joining the DMA, Shyam worked at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York as the General Manager of Collections Information Systems. He has a B.A. in... Read More →

Saturday March 12, 2016 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Westin Austin Downtown, Paramount 1 301 E 5th St, Austin TX

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