A panel discussion celebrating the future of information was held on July 8, 2016 at the National Park Service’s Harpers Ferry Design Center (HFC) to honor Don Kodak as he steps down from 10 years of leadership at HFC. Over the past 4 years, Don has been an active member of the Future of Information Alliance, helping to host meetings, collaborating with colleagues at the University of Maryland, the Library of Congress, the Smithsonian, the Newseum, and more. A few of these colleagues joined the discussion to explore issues, challenges, and opportunities of the future of information.
The panelists included:
- Patrick O’Shea, Vice President of Research, University of Maryland
(and soon to President of National University of Ireland, Cork)
- Barbara Ferry, Head, Natural and Physical Sciences Research Services Division, Smithsonian Libraries
- George Coulbourne, Chief, Internship and Fellowship Programs National and International Outreach, Library of Congress
- Ira Chinoy, Future of Information Co-Director & Associate Professor of the Phillip Meryl College of Journalism, University of Maryland
The panel was moderated by Allison Druin, Special Advisor for National Digital Strategy, NPS/UMD.