2016 Conference

The objective of the gathering is to bring together institutions and developers with shared needs, and assemble around a shared set of solutions and technical components.  With technology contributions from peer institutions, shared products for digital cultural heritage offer the critical building blocks for a complete suite of solutions -- from digitization workflow to digital asset management, from preservation to discovery and delivery.

Major topics at LDCX will be image interoperability and IIIF, Hydra technical architecture, Fedora 4 and linked data (e.g., PCDM), discovery and exhibits (e.g., Blacklight, Spotlight), DevOps practices, and "Geo" for cultural heritage.

The conference schedule is available at https://ldcx2016.sched.org 

Important Details

The conference will take place on March 21st to 23rd, 2016 at Stanford University.  The main sessions will take place in the newly refurbished Lathrop Library, on the second floor in rooms 282, 296, 298, and 299 Lathrop, starting at 9am and continuing until 5pm.

Stay up to date about LDCX by signing up on the email list.


Travel and accomodation is at your own expense. Additional logistics info is available at the Hydra wiki

Getting to Stanford: San Francisco is the closest major airport (IATA: SFO), and there are multiple options for getting to Palo Alto from there. The easiest and most cost efficient is Super Shuttle, however BART/CalTrain is feasible with a change at Millbrae (get off at Palo Alto station).

Hotels: Near by hotels include Stanford Terrace Inn, the Westin Palo Alto, the Sheraton Palo Alto, and Best Western Plus Riviera.

Food: Breakfast snacks and lunches will be provided, and there are many options for dining on campus or near by. See the map for details.