2019 Conference

March 25-27, 2019 at Stanford University

LDCX 2019 continues in our tradition of bring together institutions and technologists with common needs and concerns to collaborate at the intersection of cultural heritage and technology. LDCX 2019 will be taking place during Stanford’s spring break on March 25-27, 2019. High-level themes for this year’s unconference include artificial intelligence applied to libraries, archives, and museums; distributed data architectures and design; and future-facing strategies for discovery applications, with a focus on Blacklight and IIIF ecosystems. Of course, as an unconference, participants bring their own expertise and topics--all are a fit!

On Thursday & Friday, March 28-29, there will be time and space for heads down collaborations on topics of choice. Optional working meetings will include:

  • The LOCKSS Alliance Meeting
  • The Blacklight Developers’ Update-a-thon will offer opportunities for pair programming, prototyping, and consultation on customization and upgrading to Blacklight 7.
  • An ai4lib working meeting, for more sustained work on applying AI to LAMs

If you would like to participate in one of these, or organize your own, please contact the organizers at ldcx-planning@lists.stanford.edu.

Important Details and Logistics

Notes, docs and presentations: are available in the LDCX 2019 Public Google Drive.

Where and when: The conference will take place on March 25-27, 2019 at Stanford University. The main sessions will be held from 9am until 5pm on the 25th and 26th. Sessions will end at noon on March 27th. Additional venue information will be made available closer to the event.

Registration is $100 and available through our Eventbrite event.

Travel and accomodation is at your own expense. Detailed information on the location of LDCX and transportation and lodging options are available under Location and Travel

Food and social activities: Breakfast, snacks, and lunches will be provided, and there are many options for dining on campus or nearby. We will also have opportunities for socializing in the evening.

Code of conduct: All attendees at LDCX 2019 are expected to follow the Code of Conduct to ensure that the event is an inclusive, friendly, and safe collaboration opportunity.