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

Ron Day
Apr 23, 2021, 3:10 pm to 5:00 pm
Rob Day explores the concept of the “living document” as joining knowledge and experience, science and literature.
Clifford Lynch
Apr 30, 2021, 3:10 pm to 5:00 pm

Previous Events

University of California - California Digital Library
Apr 16, 2021, 3:10 pm to 5:00 pm
Cliff Lynch discusses cultural stewardship & “cancel culture” and Ivy Anderson of CDL discusses UC’s landmark open access contract with Elsevier.
Apr 9, 2021, 3:10 pm to 5:00 pm
How Berkeley’s University Library rose to the challenge of providing course materials to all students in a fully virtual global environment.
Ryan Shaw
Apr 2, 2021, 3:10 pm to 5:00 pm
Ryan Shaw is an associate professor at the School of Information and Library Science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Leslie Johnston
Mar 19, 2021, 3:10 pm to 5:00 pm
Leslie Johnston is director of digital preservation at the U.S. National Archives.
Clifford Lynch
Mar 12, 2021, 3:10 pm to 5:00 pm
Marcia J. Bates
Mar 5, 2021, 3:10 pm to 5:00 pm
An overview of the last 50 years of information science research on information seeking and transfer.
Feb 26, 2021, 3:10 pm to 5:00 pm
Information access seminar, with Wayne de Fremery and Michael Buckland
Feb 19, 2021, 3:10 pm to 5:00 pm
Prediction games pit players against one another as they use open data and news stories to forecast the outcome of real-world events.
Information: A Historical Companion. Edited by Ann Blair, Paul Duguid, Anja-Silvia Goeing, and Anthony Grafton
Feb 12, 2021, 3:10 pm to 5:00 pm
Paul Duguid discusses his new book, Information: A Historical Companion, a landmark history that traces the creation, management, and sharing of information through six centuries.
David S. H. Rosenthal
Feb 5, 2021, 3:10 pm to 5:00 pm
David S. H. Rosenthal is the co-founder of the LOCKSS program at Stanford University.
Clifford Lynch
Jan 29, 2021, 3:10 pm to 5:00 pm
Emerging science nationalism and its implications for the research enterprise and the global system of scholarly communication.
Nick Merrill
Jan 22, 2021, 3:10 pm to 5:00 pm
Recent moral panic around Internet fragmentation hides the uncomfortable truth: the Internet has always been affected by political realities. Our measurements reveal a multi-polar Internet.
Ideology and Libraries: California, Diplomacy, and Occupied Japan 1945-1952
Nov 20, 2020, 3:10 pm to 5:00 pm
Howard Besser (photo by Dan Streible:
Nov 13, 2020, 3:10 pm to 5:00 pm
Privacy-protection measures from a project training librarians as community privacy advocates.
Elaine Sedenberg
Nov 6, 2020, 3:10 pm to 5:00 pm
Elaine Sedenberg leads global research and academic engagement for Facebook’s Privacy and Data Policy team.
Oct 30, 2020, 3:10 pm to 5:00 pm
Salwa Ismail is associate university librarian for digital initiatives and information technology and associate CIO for UC Berkeley Library.
Daniel V. Pitti
Oct 23, 2020, 3:10 pm to 5:00 pm
An overview of the Social Networks and Archival Context Cooperative, its past, and its future.