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

Book cover: Law and Policy for the Quantum Age
Mar 4, 2022, 3:10 pm to 5:00 pm
Chris Hoofnagle explains the genesis of quantum information science and considers how policymakers might anticipate the benefits and risks of quantum technologies.
Feb 25, 2022, 3:10 pm to 5:00 pm
A new report demystifies the research information management landscape with a first-of-its-kind documentation of US research university practices.
Photo by Keegan Houser
Feb 18, 2022, 3:10 pm to 5:00 pm
Mark Graham, Internet Archive
Feb 11, 2022, 3:10 pm to 5:00 pm
Mark Graham is the director of the Wayback Machine at the Internet Archive.
University of California - California Digital Library
Feb 4, 2022, 3:10 pm to 5:00 pm
Daniella Lowenberg of the California Digital Library discusses integrity and ethical issues in data publishing and community-built resources.
Jan 28, 2022, 3:10 pm to 5:00 pm
Relevance has long been considered central to information science. A deeper analysis leads to a narrower, more precise definition.
Clifford Lynch
Jan 21, 2022, 3:10 pm to 5:00 pm
Implications of Carnegie Mellon’s Cloud Lab for research resilience, scholarly communication, data management, budgeting, and more.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.