David S. Ferriero is the 10th Archivist of the United States. He presents on the issues and controversies surrounding the National Archives' use of social media in a "Case Study in Open Government : How the National Archives' own Open Government Plan is reaching out to new audiences through social media."
Fifth in the Chasing Venus lecture series, "Public Reaction to the Transit of Venus, 1882", was given by David DeVorkin, Curator of History of Astronomy, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC on June 3, 2004 in conjunction with the exhibition Chasing Venus and the transit.
On February 26, 2015, Dr. David Carr joined us for a discussion about the potential of, and challenges facing, a cultural institution in the modern age. Carr speaks, writes, and teaches about the value of cultural institutions as essential instruments for nourishing public imaginations in democratic societies.
On March 10, 2014 we welcomed Rick Anderson to give the second lecture in The Future of Access series. Rick's talk discussed how Open Access (OA), like every other publishing or distribution model, carries with it both benefits and costs. But unlike other models, OA is built on a foundation of values and beliefs about how scholarly communication ought to be conducted-this makes conversations about its costs and benefits both difficult and fraught with passion. What can we do to make the scholarly communication space more amenable to open discussion about Open Access?
From superstorms to blizzards to tornados to wildfires, America has frequently shuddered under the onslaught of natural disasters. “Why Preserving History Matters” against the threat of catastrophe will be the focus of the keynote lecture by New York Times and internationally bestselling author Steve Berry.
George Oates, Lead for Open Library, and Nancy Gwinn, Director, Smithsonian Institution Libraries, talk about the future of libraries, archives and museums in a digital world. As Lead for the Open Library at the Internet Archive, George is responsible for the overall site design, project management, grant management, and community development of the program.