The Library #ideadrop house will return this year again to connect the energy of the library community with the enthusiasm and entrepreneurial spirit pervasive in Austin for salon-style conversations in our library living room on March 7-11, 2014. Vist in person or on the live stream here. All times listed are local Austin time/ Central time.

E-Resources and Libraries (ER&L), ProQuest and the Digital Library Federation (DLF) are joined in Austin by an awesome group of orgs representing libraries, archives and museums. Meet them all.

Address: 1706 Garden St, Austin, TX 78702        Email: erl.sponsor@gmail.com
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Monday, March 10 • 4:15pm - 4:30pm
Think Small About Big Civic Engagement Data

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Research shows that engaging citizens – collaborating with them on common interest topics, issues and problems – builds the strongest communities, fortified against the larger challenges of the country. As a result, many community leaders have adopted open systems that bring in feedback directly from citizens. However, these institutions are finding that the resulting big civic engagement data isn’t always immediately actionable. In our instant gratification world, that doesn’t cut it; people expect to see relevant, informed action result from their efforts or they’ll tune out. To create a truly engaged community, governments need to think small about their big civic engagement data. By leveraging tools like GIS software, spatial analytics and mapping visualization products, leaders can hyperlocalize feedback into actionable insights that facilitate meaningful change, effectively bridging the gap between an open government and community activation.

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Nick Bowden

CEO, MindMixer
Nick Bowden has challenged the community engagement status quo since he was 12. In eighth grade, he was selected to participate in a competition to design a "city of the future.” He found himself observing how strange and uninformed it was to be determining where and how people... Read More →

Monday March 10, 2014 4:15pm - 4:30pm CDT
Ballroom E Austin Convention Center 500 E Cesar Chavez Street

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