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DPLAfest 2015 took place on April 17-18, 2015 in Indianapolis, bringing together over 300 to discuss everything from technology and development, to (e)books, law, genealogy, and education. The annual DPLAfest celebration will appeal to teachers and students, librarians, archivists, museum professionals, developers and technologists, publishers and authors, genealogists, and members of the public alike who are interested in an engaging mix of interactive workshops, hands-on activities, hackathons, discussions with community leaders and practitioners, and more. To join the conversation on Twitter, check out #dplafest

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Saturday, April 18 • 1:15pm - 2:00pm
Cold Storage: the Harvard Depository As a Slow Server Farm for Books, Papers, and Knowledge

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Rarely glimpsed by library patrons, the Harvard Depository (HD) is a crucial piece of the university's knowledge-production infrastructure. Located in rural Southborough, Massachusetts, forty minutes from Cambridge by car, it's home to some ten million books, archival papers, films, and other media. Cold Storage is a documentary short produced by metaLAB to document HD and explore its instrumental and metaphorical roles in the university library. Responding to the 1956 film Tout la mémoire du monde, a short film made by legendary Alain Resnais, the documentary is also a kind of index to a media archive of HD's history and technical systems, and a product of a multi-year seminar on library innovation run by metaLAB in Harvard's Graduate School of Design.


Saturday April 18, 2015 1:15pm - 2:00pm
IUPUI University Library: UL Room 0130 (Lilly Auditorium) 755 W Michigan St, Indianapolis, IN 46202

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