Information Access Seminar

Stewardship in the Digital Age: Legal and Policy Frameworks

Friday, April 14, 2023
3:10 pm to 5:00 pm PDT

Clifford Lynch

This session will explore the implications of the shifting legal framework governing digital content based on a move from first sale to licensing and its implications for stewardship of the cultural record. I'll also consider additional legal provisions such as copyright deposit and their potential role as well as ideas such as cultural heritage, patrimony, and rights of creators. Finally, I'll briefly consider possible policy or legal changes that might encourage or facilitate stewardship in the digital age.

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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April 12, 2023