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Thursday, December 21 • 10:10 - 11:10
Memory and documentation in Internet Governance: The challenge of building collections (OF86)

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This open forum seeks to match stories and reports concerning the building of collections, shedding light especially to initiatives focused on Internet Governance and related subjects. The Brazilian Internet Steering Committee – CGI.br will present its own project, an ongoing initiative to build an Internet Governance collection available to the general public in Brazil. -- The conversation will touch on a series of challenges, such as bibliographic control, memory, catalog and repositories, standardization, semantics, vocabulary, metadata, interoperability, access to knowledge and the difficulties inherent to combine physical and digital materials on Internet Governance in one same collection. The session will present to the IGF two of CGI.br’s most recent initiatives: the Internet Governance Collection and the reform of the Friends of the IGF repository (to which CGI.br has been providing Secretariat Services since 2016). For one year now, CGI.br has been developing an Internet Governance Collection consisting of a physical and digital archive of books, reports and all kinds of materials related to Internet Governance. The project involves the acquisition of new pieces and donations made by partner institutions. The aim is to build a relevant reference database that can be used for research as well as for keeping a memory of important documentation in the field, at the local, regional and global levels. CGI.br has recently committed to provide Secretariat services and hosting the Friends of the IGF project, as well as developing a new portal for the project.
Building and managing this kind of collections are not an easy task, for it involves information management policies, infrastructure, standardization and the cooperative efforts in the exchange of information between organization and development of semantic schemes in a way that allows for interoperability with other existing systems. Two other organizations will be invited to give an overview of their activities and discuss the challenges – the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) and Europeana Collections. We expect that the session can enable a first dialogue on good practices and viable collaborative solutions, as well create a continued space for permanent intersessional discussion about these efforts. The session is structured around three brief ten-minute presentations by the invitees, followed by a 30-minute Q&A debate session with the audience.
Tag 1: Standardization
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Name(s) of Speaker(s):
Susan Chalmers (Internet Policy Specialist at US Department of Commerce, NTIA); 
Ron da Silva (ICANN Board Member);
Hartmut Glaser (NIC.br/CGI.br);
Jean C. F. Santos (NIC.br/CGI.br);

Name of Online Moderator: Vinicius W. O. Santos (NIC.br)
Rapporteur: Diego Canabarro, Jamila Venturini

Past IGF Participation: Yes
Report Link: http://friendsoftheigf.org/assets/Uploads/WS47-Content-delivery-alternatives-intertwining-of-IXPs-and-CDNs.pdf
Name: Mr. Hartmut Glaser
Organizational Affiliation: Brazilian Internet Steering Committee (CGI.br)

Session Organizers
avatar for Vinicius W. O. Santos

Vinicius W. O. Santos

Expert advisor, NIC.br / CGI.br
Expert advisor to the Brazilian Internet Steering Committee (CGI.br)

Thursday December 21, 2017 10:10 - 11:10 CET
Room XXI - E United Nations Office at Geneva (UNOG)