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

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.
Oct 8, 2021, 2:30 pm to 3:30 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.
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.
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.
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.
Clifford Lynch
Nov 19, 2021, 3:10 pm to 5:00 pm

Previous Events

Rob Sanderson (photo: Sarah Waldorf/Getty Center)
Feb 24, 2017, 3:10 pm to 5:00 pm
Rob Sanderson is a semantic architect at the Getty Center, Los Angeles, and a passionate advocate for open culture, linked open data, and the digitization of cultural heritage.
Feb 10, 2017, 3:10 pm to 5:00 pm
Feb 3, 2017, 3:10 pm to 5:00 pm
What if we take the central concept of information science and see where it leads?
Jan 27, 2017, 3:10 pm to 5:00 pm
Reading analytics are a relatively new development but are being deployed in many contexts and at a variety of scales.
Jan 20, 2017, 3:10 pm to 5:00 pm
Library and bibliographical practices for discovery and access are based on now-obsolete assumptions that pre-date digital networks. So we need to go back to basics and build more useful designs based on contemporary assumptions.
Nov 18, 2016, 3:10 pm to 5:00 pm
Oct 21, 2016, 3:10 pm to 5:00 pm
Marcia J. Bates
Sep 16, 2016, 3:10 pm to 5:00 pm
Sep 9, 2016, 3:10 pm to 5:00 pm
Stewardship as a topic of research, including its relationship to other areas and disciplines, including information security and preservation.
Aug 26, 2016, 3:10 pm to 5:00 pm
Biographies in machine-parsable structures can provide vital infrastructure for historians, biographers, and other researchers.
Jim Michalko
Apr 8, 2016, 3:10 pm to 5:00 pm
Jim Michalko recently retired from his position as VP of research libraries at OCLC.