Information Access Seminar

Stewardship in the Digital Age (Continued)

Friday, April 7, 2023
3:10 pm to 5:00 pm PDT

Clifford Lynch

In this talk, I hope to conclude the survey of the scope of the challenge for stewardship in the digital age. We’ll first examine the question of “abandoned” materials (introduced in my last talk) in the cultural record (both physical and digital) as a cross-cutting issue. I’ll then conclude with some overall comments about stewardship in an age of abundance and issues related to acquisition/appraisal/collection development and de-acquisition policies and processes.

Future talks (to be announced) on Stewardship in the Digital Age will move beyond the scope of the challenge to consider legal and policy issues, institutional and individual (including collector) roles, and transitions of stewardship responsibilities, among other topics.

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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March 27, 2023