Have you been wondering what all the fuss surrounding blockchain is all about? The potential for blockchain is of particular importance to libraries, as it may be used to connect institutions, build enhanced metadata or cataloging systems, host digital peer-to-peer sharing, and more. Learn all about it during our school’s MOOC starting March 11, 2019. Registration is now open!
The Blockchain and Decentralization for the Information Industries MOOC will be led by metaLAB at Harvard-affiliate Jason Griffey, who was the opening keynote speaker at our school’s Library 2.018 web conference on the theme.
The free, non-credit, fully online course will give participants the opportunity to explore the subject while using technology to work in a collaborative learning environment.
The following topics will be covered over six weeks:
- Overview and history of blockchain
- Standards, legalities, security
- Related blockchain-like systems, decentralization
- Limits of the technology, ethical concerns, new types of proofs
- Use cases in public libraries, academic libraries, museums, archives
- Future direction
The course will be held on the Canvas Network. Visit the course site for more information and to register.