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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Sunday, March 9 • 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Technology is the answer, but what was the question?

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Molly Steenson will come to the house to talk about iconoclastic British architect Cedric Price (1934–2003), who designed building-sized computers and learning systems. Information and its transmission was central to how he designed, and he used technology as a provocation and thinking tool that was intended to alter how people thought about learning and architecture. In particular, I'll talk about a set of projects he designed in the 60s and 70s. 

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Margy Avery

Sr Acquisitions Editor - Information Science, MIT Press
Marguerite Avery has been working in scholarly communication and publishing for about ten years, a field in which she is a major advocate for change and reform. She works closely with the scholarly communities in STS, Information Science, Communications, and Internet Studies and... Read More →


Molly Wright Steenson

Associate Professor, Carnegie Mellon University
Molly Steenson is an assistant professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in the School of Journalism & Mass Communication, where she focuses on digital media. Her research meshes architecture, communications and history of science. Molly worked with the Web and social media for 20 years in a variety of roles at a variety of companies. She continue this practice as a digital strategist and design r... Read More →

Sunday March 9, 2014 2:30pm - 3:30pm CDT
#IdeaDrop Library House 1706 Garden Street

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