Networked Information Landscape Survey and Prospect, 2020–2021
In my role as director of the Coalition for Networked Information (CNI), I give a plenary at the December membership meeting which includes a landscape summary and a look to the future. (Videos of this are publicly available after the session). In recent years, I’ve greatly benefited from previewing parts this with the seminar, exploring selected issues in a setting where they can be examined and discussed in greater depth, and placed in a broader context. In this concluding session of the seminar, I’ll once again reprise this process, which should be unusually challenging given the developments of the past year, and the uncertainties characterizing the coming years. Expect to see some of the themes that I’ve discussed in presentations earlier in the semester resurfacing in today’s discussion.
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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.