Reflections and Next Steps – 4/30, 4:30, LLR

Reflections and Next Steps

 

Join William Joseph, Chair of the Advisory Committee on Library and Technology Policy, Richard French, Dean of Academic Affairs, Kathryn Lynch, Dean of Faculty Affairs, and Ravi Ravishanker, CIO, to reflect on the themes and ideas discussed during our spring events.

This conversation will include an opportunity to help shape and provide feedback on potential next steps in support of Wellesley’s library and technology needs.

Due to the conversational nature of this event we will not be streaming or recording. The on-campus conversation is open to all members of the Wellesley College community.

Questions? email Heather Woods

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Universal Access to All Knowledge – Event Recording

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xhd1dF6yYns

  • 0:00:00     Introductions
  • 0:00:42     Universal Access to all Knowledge, Brewster Kahle
  • 0:38:32     Q&A

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Universal Access to All Knowledge – Participate in person or online!

Brewster Kahle, Founder of the Internet Archive, presents Universal Access to All Knowledge tomorrow (Wednesday, April 18th) at 1PM.

Join us in FND 120 or online!

This event will be live-streamed from the College website:
http://www.wellesley.edu/PublicAffairs/Live/

Participate in the conversation before, during and after the event via twitter:  #wellesleyua, #ltssym12

An event recording will be available on the event page within days of the event.

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Library as Spaces for Teaching, Learning and Research – Event Recording

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hLLXOQRv238

  • 0:00:00     Event Introduction
  • 0:00:48     Wellesley’s Library Spaces and the Learning Commons Model, Eileen Hardy and Heather Woods
  • 0:06:00     Library Spaces, Michael Nieminen and Natalie Rebuck
  • 0:28:06     Learning Commons, Gene Spencer
  • 0:59:49      Q&A

Join the conversation by posting a comment or on Twitter using the hashtag #wellesleyLC

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Quantitative Analysis Initiative – Event Recording

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=umUZV8l3Pm4

  • 0:00:00     Introductions
  • 0:00:45     Quantitative Reasoning and the QAI, Corrine Taylor
  • 0:18:30      Summer Research: Effects of Obstetrics Interventions on Infant Health Outcomes , Pasinee Panitnantanakul ’13
  • 0:27:14      The Quantitative Analysis Institute, Kristin Butcher
  • 0:42:12     Q&A

Join the conversation by posting a comment or on Twitter using the hashtag #wellesleyQA

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Universal Access to All Knowledge – Brewster Kahle, 4/18

Universal Access

Join us Wednesday, April 18th at 1PM in FND 120 for a virtual conversation with Brewster Kahle, Digital Librarian and the founder of the Internet Archive.

Universal Access to All Knowledge

Advances in computing and communications mean that we can cost-effectively store every book, sound recording, movie, software package, and public web page ever created, and provide access to these collections via the Internet to students and adults all over the world. By mostly using existing institutions and funding sources, we can build this as well as compensate authors within the current worldwide library budget.  Technological advances, for the first time since the loss of the Library of Alexandria, may allow us to collect all published knowledge in a similar way.  But now we can take the original goal another step further to make all the published works of humankind accessible to everyone, no matter where they are in the world.

Thomas Jefferson’s statement that “All that is necessary for a student is access to a library”  may be an exaggeration, but access to information is a key ingredient to education and an open society.

Will we allow ourselves to re-invent our concept of libraries to expand and to use the new technologies?  This is fundamentally a societal and policy issue.    These issues are reflected in our governments’ spending priorities, and in law.

Bio from http://archive.org/about/bios.php:

Brewster Kahle, Digital Librarian and Founder of the Internet Archive, has been working to provide universal access to all knowledge for more than twenty-five years.

Since the mid-1980s, Kahle has focused on developing technologies for information discovery and digital libraries. In 1989 Kahle invented the Internet’s first publishing system, WAIS (Wide Area Information Server) system and in 1989, founded WAIS Inc., a pioneering electronic publishing company that was sold to America Online in 1995. In 1996, Kahle founded the Internet Archive which may be the largest digital library. At the same time, he co-founded Alexa Internet which helps catalog the Web in April 1996, which was sold to Amazon.com in 1999.

Kahle earned a B.S. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in 1982. As a student, he studied artificial intelligence with W. Daniel Hillis and Marvin Minsky. In 1983, Kahle helped start Thinking Machines, a parallel supercomputer maker, serving there as a lead engineer for six years. He serves on the boards of the Electronic Frontier Foundation, Public Knowledge, the European Archive, the Television Archive, and the Internet Archive.

 

Join us in FND 120 or online!

This event will be live-streamed from the College website:
http://www.wellesley.edu/PublicAffairs/Live/

An event recording will be available on the event page within days of the event.

Participate in the conversation before, during and after the event via twitter:  #wellesleyUA

Questions?  Email Heather Woods

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Quantitative Analysis Initiative – Participate in person or online!

Our spring symposium continues with our sixth event, The Quantitative Analysis Initiative, today (4/11) at 1PM.

Join us in PNW 212 or online!

This event will be live-streamed from the College website:
http://www.wellesley.edu/PublicAffairs/Live/

Participate in the conversation before, during and after the event via twitter:  #wellesleyqa, #ltssym12

An event recording will be available on the event page within days of the event.

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The Quantitative Analysis Initiative – Wednesday, 4/11, 1PM

Join us in PNW 212 or online!

This event will be live-streamed from the College website:
http://www.wellesley.edu/PublicAffairs/Live/

An event recording will be available on the event page within days of the event.

Participate in the conversation before, during and after the event via twitter:  #wellesleyQA

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The Learning Commons Model – Participate in person or online!

Our spring symposium continues with our fifth event, Libraries as Spaces for Teaching, Learning and Research, tomorrow (Tuesday,  April 10th) at 4PM.

Join us in the Clapp Library Lecture Room or online!

This event will be live-streamed from the College website:
http://www.wellesley.edu/PublicAffairs/Live/

Participate in the conversation before, during and after the event via twitter:  #wellesleylc, #ltssym12

An event recording will be available on the event page within days of the event.

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Privacy in the Digital Age – Event Recording

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C3UXHXdupVI

  • 0:00:00     Introductions
  • 0:04:04     Technology Can Save Privacy, Latanya Sweeney
  • 0:49:54      Q&A

Participate in the conversation in the comments or on twitter:  #PrivDA

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