Information Access Seminar

Stewardship V: Stewardship Transitions & Failures, Conclusions, and Future Directions; and Max Boisot’s Information Space and Economic Systems

Friday, December 2, 2016
3:10 pm - 5:00 pm
107 South Hall
Clifford Lynch & David Lin Wang

Stewardship V: Stewardship Transitions and Failures. Conclusions and Future Directions
Clifford Lynch

This hour brings to a close my series of talks on Stewardship; originally planned for four lectures, it has expanded in length slightly. In this talk we will complete our discussion of stewardship failures and transitions, and then summarize the series with some thoughts on key problems, central policy issues, and changes in approach that are needed to address the challenges of pervasive digital content.


Max Boisot’s Information Space and Economic Systems
David Lin Wang

The Information Space (I-space) model was developed by Max Boisot to explain empirical evidence that the planned economy of mainland China had not moved, as expected, to an orthodox capitalist economy. The model will be described with an explanation of how it could be made more complete from the perspective of information science.

David Lin Wang is associate professor in the department of information resource management at Tianjin Normal University, P.R. China. He obtained his Ph.D. in information science at Peking University of Beijing and is currently a visiting scholar here in the School of Information.

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December 2, 2016