This past week I had the privilege of attending my first ever Access conference. I had a great time and thought I should do a bit of a write up.
Access was held in Vancouver this year, which is an absolutely beautiful city. I spent most of Monday exploring Stanley Park. I got to see otters eating what looked to me like a flounder, and an eagle catch a fish too. it is a really neat place here are a couple of the photos I took on my crappy phone camera.
Tuesday started with Dim Sum, great food and great company, which I think was the theme of the entire trip. Following that I got to have a look around Tara’s library and then spent a few hours on Granville Island.
The conference proper was awesome, there was really only one talk that I wasn’t interested in and lots that were great. The ones I enjoyed the most were:
- Open to the Public: Indigenous Collections and the Ethics of Openness : Kimberly Christen and Alex Merrill
- Open research data: fun, important, and in need of librarians : Heather Piwowar
- All together now: creating software ecosystems from open, interoperable components : Bess Sadler