Information Access Seminar

Climate Change and Some Possible Surprises

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Friday, January 25, 2019
3:10 pm to 5:00 pm
107 South Hall
Clifford Lynch

Introduction to Seminar and plans for the Semester

Brief Discussion: Stewardship and Climate Change
Climate Change — and particularly more intense storms and rising sea levels — raises a number of challenges to the enterprise of cultural stewardship. I'll briefly enumerate some of these and solicit thoughts about priorities, strategies, and aspects that I've overlooked. This is very early thinking.

Some Possible Surprises in Scholarly Communication
There's a tradition of welcoming the new year with lists of possible surprises that may take place in various areas. Here I'll raise several fairly near term (next few years) scenarios that may seem unlikely but are worth some consideration. Additional suggestions for possible surprises are welcome.

Clifford Lynch is the director of the Coalition for Networked Information (CNI) and an adjunct professor at the School of Information. Prior to joining CNI in 1997, Lynch spent eighteen years at the University of California Office of the President, the last ten as director of Library Automation. Lynch is a past president of ASIS&T and a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the National Information Standards Organization.

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January 18, 2019