Information Access Seminar

The Friday afternoon Information Access Seminar explores topics relating to digital libraries, with special emphasis on access to networked resources, use of two or more resources in conjunction, combined use of two or more retrieval systems (e.g., use of pre- or post-processing to enhance the capabilities), and the redesign of library services.

The seminar is hosted by Clifford Lynch and Michael Buckland and can be taken for credit as Info 296A. Information Access.

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Upcoming Events

Rob Sanderson
Mar 1, 2024, 3:10 pm to 5:00 pm
Rob Sanderson is senior director for digital cultural heritage at Yale University, where he works to harmonize and provide access to research quality data, in a human-oriented way.
Javier Cha
Mar 8, 2024, 3:10 pm to 5:00 pm
Javier Cha is a medievalist, digital historian, and technologist and principal investigator of the Big Data Studies Lab.
Christine Borgman
Mar 15, 2024, 3:10 pm to 5:00 pm
Christine Borgman is a distinguished research professor in information studies at UCLA.
Mar 22, 2024, 3:10 pm to 5:00 pm
”Preserving Digital Images and Data” and “Rethinking Antitrust for the Cloud Era”
Anushah Hossain
Apr 5, 2024, 3:10 pm to 5:00 pm
Anushah Hossain considers what values and scripts were privileged in today’s core standards for multilingual digital communication — Unicode, OpenType, and more.
David S. H. Rosenthal
Apr 12, 2024, 3:10 pm to 5:00 pm
The world has been on a decades-long series of experiments trying to build successful decentralized systems marked almost entirely by failure.

Previous Events

Coye Cheshire
Feb 23, 2024, 3:10 pm to 5:00 pm
Coye Cheshire explores the trustworthiness of health information in online environments.
Jevin West
Feb 16, 2024, 3:10 pm to 5:00 pm
Jevin West studies misinformation and how it spreads in science and society.
Open Book Collective logo
Feb 9, 2024, 3:10 pm to 5:00 pm
The Open Book Collective is a partnership of open access publishers, infrastructure providers, libraries, and other non-profit organizations.
Michael Buckland
Feb 2, 2024, 3:10 pm to 5:00 pm
The concept of relevance is central to information studies but has resisted clear analysis.
Ron Day
Jan 26, 2024, 3:10 pm to 5:00 pm
Ron Day explores a new philosophy of information and documents based on Robert Pagès, Bernd Frohmann, and Suzanne Briet.
Clifford Lynch
Jan 19, 2024, 3:10 pm to 5:00 pm
Clifford Lynch summarizes recent report releases and other publications and conference reports.
Clifford Lynch
Dec 1, 2023, 3:10 pm to 5:00 pm
Clifford Lynch outlines emerging trends and issues in networked information and related technologies.
Essays on the History and Politics of the Internet: Cyberpolitics (book cover)
Nov 17, 2023, 3:10 pm to 5:00 pm
Jeffrey A. Hart presents an overview of his new book, Essays on the History and Politics of the Internet: Cyberpolitics.
Cybersecurity Futures 2030 - photo of a slide presntation
Oct 27, 2023, 3:10 pm to 5:00 pm
Cybersecurity Futures 2030 is a foresight-focused scenario-planning exercise considering how cybersecurity is set to transform over the next five to seven years.
Oct 20, 2023, 2:30 pm to 4:00 pm
In 1918, UC Berkeley began a full-time program in library science. Join us to celebrate the 105th birthday and history of the I School, SIMS, SLIS, and School of Librarianship.
Photo of Johanna Drucker
Oct 13, 2023, 3:10 pm to 5:00 pm
Johanna Drucker is a Distinguished Research Professor Emerita at UCLA and is internationally known for her work in digital humanities.
Paul Duguid
Oct 6, 2023, 3:10 pm to 5:00 pm
Greenpeace recently declared that we are living in “the golden age of greenwashing.” Paul Duguid looks at how we got there.
Wayne de Fremery
Sep 29, 2023, 3:10 pm to 5:00 pm
Comparing the difficulty in measuring “relevance” in information science and “innovation” in economics.
Ithaka S+R logo
Sep 22, 2023, 3:10 pm to 5:00 pm
Findings from Ithaka S+R’s research into the successes, needs, and gaps in the publishing community’s shared infrastructure
Clifford Lynch
Sep 15, 2023, 3:10 pm to 5:00 pm
How Twitter’s recent changes might affect reproducible research and good research practice.
Clifford Lynch
Sep 8, 2023, 3:10 pm to 5:00 pm
A discussion of the challenges, with adjunct professor Clifford Lynch.
Michael Buckland
Aug 25, 2023, 3:10 pm to 5:00 pm
Librarians’ traditional distinction between “known item” search and “subject” search leads to theoretical clarification of the nature of catalogs, of metadata, and of search.
Clifford Lynch
May 5, 2023, 3:10 pm to 5:00 pm
Thoughts on stewardship of the scholarly and cultural record from adjunct professor Clifford Lynch.
Jeffrey MacKie-Mason
Apr 28, 2023, 3:10 pm to 5:00 pm
Funding for academic research libraries nationally and internationally has been declining for at least two decades. Jeffrey K. MacKie-Mason presents critical choices facing research libraries.