Director, Middleware and Security
Internet2 and University of Colorado, Boulder
Digital Library Federation
A number of new technologies are coming together to create a golden age of collaboration. New applications, from wikis and IM to the larger rich media Web 2.0 space, are connecting with new plumbing, such as federated identity and p2p trust mechanisms like Cardspace and OpenId, resulting in remarkable new ways for the academy to work. Lots of old problems exist in this new world,though, including privacy management, meta-data, and resource discovery. This session will provide a summary of some of these developments and seek to foster a discussion on how librarians can help scholars in this coming age of collaboration.