via Melissa Johnston
The “anyone” increasingly includes information professionals in libraries, archives and museums (LAMs). LAMS see SXSW as an opportunity to evangelize on core community issues such as open access, copyright and digital stewardship to a receptive tech community.
The thing is, SXSW has become so large that the jockeying for presentation slots now commences 8 months before the conference. The process of choosing panels includes a crowd-sourced aspect called the Panelpicker that engages the public to vote on panels they’d be interested in attending at the conference.