Information Access Seminar

Very Large Scale Preservation; Free Speech and Access to Knowledge

Friday, November 6, 2009
3:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Clifford Lynch

After a quick around-the-table for announcements, I'm going to first cover questions about new storage and computational models for very large scale digital preservation, with particular focus on the issues raised by work going on in the resilient computing area, which I will summarize. This will help to shape a new research agenda for digital preservation.

If there's enough time, I'll follow this up with a re-visiting of some of the talk that I gave last week at the inagural Kaplan symposium at Penn State, which examines the relationships between fundamental American values of free speech and freedom of the press and related ideas of rights of access to knowledge and information. There are some surprisingly deep problems here, including the relationships among "knowledge", "information", "entertainment" and "culture".

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