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WebWise Conference

From: Ellen Arnold <earnold<-a>
Date: Monday, December 15, 2008
IMLS and The Wolfsonian-Florida International University
2009 WebWise Conference

The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) and The
Wolfsonian-Florida International University (The Wolfsonian-FIU)
announce open registration for the 2009 WebWise Conference on
Libraries and Museums in the Digital World. The free conference
takes place February 26-27, 2009, at the Hyatt Regency on Capitol
Hill in Washington, DC, with a pre-conference workshop on February
25, 2009. For information on the conference and related events,
please go to:


The 2009 WebWise Conference theme is "Digital Debates." Participants
will explore the ethical, strategic, and programming challenges
posed by emerging technologies. Designed as "debates" between expert
panelists from the museum, library, academic, and technology fields,
each session of the WebWise Conference will address "big issues"
that digital technologies pose for cultural institutions. Questions
under debate include:

    *   What happens to an institution's control when audiences
        become collaborators?

    *   What are the rights and responsibilities of cultural
        institutions when it comes to digital technologies and an
        online presence?

    *   How can cultural institutions collaborate with users, peer
        institutions, and/or corporate entities without compromising
        their own identity/integrity?

    *   When should museums and libraries invest in technologies,
        and when are such investments extraneous to an institution's
        core mission?

The 2009 WebWise Conference features keynote addresses by Michael R.
Nelson, professor at Georgetown University and former director of
Internet Technology and Strategy at IBM, and Jonathan Palfrey,
professor and vice-dean at Harvard University's Law School and
Faculty co-director of the Harvard Berkman Center for Internet and

On the evening of February 25, 2009, the John D. and Catherine T.
MacArthur Foundation is supporting the WebWise welcome reception.
The reception will feature innovative digital media and learning
projects supported by MacArthur.

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