UCDLFx 2019 has ended
Please join us for the second University of California Digital Library Forum (UC DLFx) conference, taking place May 20-22nd at UC San Diego.

When:May 20-22, 2019 (Pre-conference on May 20, sessions May 21-22)
Where: UC San Diego campus, Atkinson Hall at the Qualcomm Institute

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Wednesday, May 22 • 1:45pm - 2:45pm
A Tale of Two (Possible) Virtual Reading Rooms

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Virtual Reading Rooms (VRRs) hold a promise to enable remote, mediated access to born-digital and digitized collections. In this panel colleagues representing Special Collections & Archives, Digital Library Development, and Information Technology will lift the lid off two distinct approaches to Virtual Reading Room development currently underway at UC Irvine and UC San Diego including their motivations for providing this form of access, the technologies and technological approaches involved in the products’ ongoing development, and the partnerships and collaborations that underpin each project. Panelists will address past successes and challenges, provide updates on their work-to-date, share the vision each campus holds for future progress, and seek feedback from participants regarding their institutional limitations and considerations for implementing a VRR


Heather Smedberg

Reference and Instruction Coordinator, Special Collections and Archives, UC San Diego
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Rob Kaufman

Founding Partner, Senior Developer, Notch8
Rob started programming around age 2 and hasn’t stopped since. He’s dedicated to helping businesses make the products they dream of into a reality, and to learning and sharing as much about business as possible.

Jessica Hilt

Manager of Applications Development, UC San Diego

Matt Peters

Electronic Services Coordinator, Special Collections and Archives, UC San Diego
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Elvia Arroyo-Ramírez

Assistant University Archivist, UC Irvine

Derek Christian Quezada

Outreach & Public Services Librarian, Special Collections & Archives, University of California, Irvine

Wednesday May 22, 2019 1:45pm - 2:45pm PDT