Information Access Seminar

Stewardship: The Scope of the Challenge (continued)

Friday, December 2, 2022
3:10 pm to 5:00 pm

Clifford Lynch

Today's talk will focus on stewardship and preservation issues related to social media. This will include a look at the evolving social media “universe” and the various platforms that might be viewed (or not viewed) as part of this universe, consideration of reasons why some platforms might be prioritized over others and how to adapt to shifting usage patterns among platforms. The varying possible objectives of stewardship activities surrounding social media — and the feasibility of achieving them — will also be discussed at some length from technical, legal and policy perspectives.

If time permits, we will continue on with a discussion of personal digital archiving (including its relationship to the stewardship of social media). I expect that this discussion will continue at the opening session of the Spring 2023 Seminar on January 20, 2023.

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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November 28, 2022