The What, How, and Why of Blockchain for Libraries: A Talk with Jason Griffey

Speaker Jason Griffey
Jason Griffey is the founder and principal at Evenly Distributed, a technology consulting and creation firm for libraries, museums, education, and other non-profits. Jason is a Fellow at the Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University, where he studies hyperlocal micronetworks such as his LibraryBox project. He has written extensively on ...

Jason Griffey is the founder and principal at Evenly Distributed, a technology consulting and creation firm for libraries, museums, education, and other non-profits. Jason is a Fellow at the Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University, where he studies hyperlocal micronetworks such as his LibraryBox project.


He has written extensively on libraries and technology, most recently a chapter in The Top Technologies Every Librarian Needs to Know: A LITA Guide. His previous book, Mobile Technology and Libraries, is a part of theaward-winning Tech Set series. Named a Library Journal Mover & Shaker in 2009, Griffey has written and spoken internationally on topics such as the future of technology and libraries, personal electronics in the library, privacy, copyright, and intellectual property. A full list of his publications and presentations can be found on his CV.


He is one of eight winners of the Knight Foundation News Challenge for Libraries for theMeasure the Future project (measurethefuture.net), an open hardware project designed to provide actionable use metrics for library spaces.


Griffey is the creator and director of The LibraryBox Project (librarybox.us), an open source portable digital file distribution system. He can be stalked obsessively online, and spends his free time with his daughter Eliza, reading, obsessing over gadgets, and preparing for the inevitable zombie uprising.

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We’re excited to present a talk by Jason Griffey, founder of Evenly Distributed & current Fellow at the Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University.

The technology that underlies Bitcoin has the potential to do many things: decentralize communications protocols, provide more robust and tamper-proof logs of activities, allow for autonomous companies to do business, and enable peer-to-peer legal contracts without the need for governmental intermediaries. The promise of the Blockchain and similar technologies to take power away from the center and move it to the edges of the network may revolutionize lots of industries.

Join Jason Griffey at METRO on February 25 for a discussion on Measure the Future, a John S. and James L. Knight Foundation Knight News Challenge-funded project, and Blockchain, a permissionless distributed database. He’ll cover what exactly this new technology is, how it works, and take a look at a few examples of how he sees it improving existing library processes.

This event will be followed by a reception.


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When?

Thu, Feb. 25, 2016
6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. America/New_York

Where?

United States