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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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Previous Events

Clifford Lynch
Dec 3, 2021, 3:10 pm to 5:00 pm
Recent developments in networked information, with a focus on research and higher education.
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Nov 19, 2021, 3:10 pm to 5:00 pm
David S. H. Rosenthal: “Blockchain: What’s Not To Like?” and Clifford Lynch: “Priorities for Capital Investment in Digital Infrastructure and Services”
The Bancroft Library (photo by John Martinez Pavliga)
Nov 12, 2021, 3:10 pm to 5:00 pm
Mary Elings and Christina V. Fidler discuss the Bancroft Library’s approach to managing born-digital collections and building a sustainable digital archives program.
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Nov 5, 2021, 3:10 pm to 5:00 pm
PhiloBiblon is a database of primary sources for the study of medieval Iberian culture, built on a Wikibase platform.
University of California - California Digital Library
Oct 29, 2021, 3:10 pm to 5:00 pm
How and why the ​University of California migrated its ten campuses, two regional library facilities, ​and  California Digital Librar​y to a single centralized catalog system.
Alan S. Inouye
Oct 22, 2021, 3:10 pm to 5:00 pm
Alan Inouye discusses how policy-making has evolved in the library & education sectors during the pandemic and possible future directions.
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Oct 15, 2021, 3:10 pm to 5:00 pm
Short reports on various topics, including JCDL, SNAC, information science history, relevance theory, and more.
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Oct 8, 2021, 2:30 pm to 4:00 pm
In 1918, UC Berkeley began a full-time program in library science. Join us to celebrate the 103rd birthday and history of the I School, SIMS, SLIS, and School of Librarianship.
Leonardo Bursztyn
Oct 1, 2021, 3:10 pm to 5:00 pm
Leonardo Bursztyn is an economist at the University of Chicago whose research uses field experiments to understand people’s decision-making.
Leslie Johnston
Sep 24, 2021, 3:10 pm to 5:00 pm
Leslie Johnston is director of digital preservation at the U.S. National Archives.
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Sep 17, 2021, 3:10 pm to 5:00 pm
Wayne de Fremery and Michael Buckland explore the idea that relevance can be understood as creative opportunity.
Clifford Lynch
Sep 10, 2021, 3:10 pm to 5:00 pm
Vast amounts of video are being produced by colleges and universities today. What management and preservation challenges should institutions be addressing?
Clifford Lynch
Aug 27, 2021, 3:10 pm to 5:00 pm
On the web’s 30th birthday, Clifford Lynch describes how the concept of “web archiving” has outlived its usefulness.
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.
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.
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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

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