Information Access Seminar

Context and Overview for the Stewardship Lectures

Friday, August 26, 2022
3:10 pm to 5:00 pm PDT

Clifford Lynch

In 2016 I gave a series of talks in the seminar trying to summarize and synthesize work I’ve done over the past 20 years on stewardship of the scholarly and cultural record. These were transcribed and I hoped to use them as the basis for a book.

As I covered the material it became clear that there were several major areas that were omitted from the survey (and I published several papers covering some of these areas); in the following years several urgent personal issues, and then a pandemic intervened. And the landscape of preservation and stewardship changed significantly.

In this introductory discussion, I’ll outline what I hope to cover in the 4-5 sessions we’ve scheduled on stewardship this fall, and try to provide a broad context for the upcoming lectures.

This seminar will be held both online & in person. You are welcome to join us either in South Hall or via Zoom.

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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.

Clifford Lynch
Clifford Lynch (photo courtesy University of Texas Libraries)


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August 15, 2022