Information Access Seminar

Stewardship in the Digital Age: Threats, Transitions, and a Return to the Fundamental Questions

Friday, May 5, 2023
3:10 pm to 5:00 pm PDT

Clifford Lynch

In this session, which will conclude the 2022-2023 survey of stewardship in the digital age, I'll start with some discussion of the classification of threats to stewardship of the cultural record and then discuss briefly transitions of stewardship from one organization to another. I'll conclude with a return to examining some of the fundamental questions, notably: what are we trying to preserve, and why? How will the digital cultural record be organized to facilitate discovery, management and re-use?

Short Report: Music Recommender Systems for Music Information Retrieval

Gautham Koorma

Music information retrieval (MIR) is an interdisciplinary research area that uses learnings from diverse fields such as musicology, psychoacoustics, signal processing, computer science, and machine learning to organize and retrieve information from music. In the final progress report, I will start with a discussion on auditory perception in humans. I will then discuss user-centric MIR and how networked music delivery has enabled the collection and processing of user data to build music recommender systems. Finally, I will discuss how popular music streaming apps such as Spotify use content-based filtering and collaborative filtering in music recommender systems.

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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May 2, 2023