Value, Sustainability, and Disruptive Technologies

Presenters: Simon Tanner, Director of Digital Consultancy, Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London; Jeremy Ottevanger, Technical Web Manager, Imperial War Museum; Michael Edson, Director of Web and New Media Strategy, Smithsonian Institution This panel will explore issues of how the value of digitized material and collections of material can be disrupted and how thus upsetting value production—for better or worse—can throw the sustainability of a digital collection or service. How do we engage with value and sustainability when the resources and usage rely in part on the shifting sands of social media? Jeran overview of the main issues. Simon Tanner will consider the means of measuring value and impact of digital resources. Michael Edson will respond to these two papers with his personal r reflections on the effect of disruptive technologies on value and sustainability. Held Saturday, Nov 10, 2012 from 8.30AM -- 10.00AM at MCN 2012 in Seattle. #mcn2012valu