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.: SIL 40th Anniversary Lecture Series

The Libraries have teamed with the Smithsonian's Office of the Chief Information Officer and the Smithsonian Institution Archives to present dynamic speakers providing discourse on the future of libraries, museums and archives in a digital world.
We are pleased to announce that the series, begun in 2008 to celebrate the Libraries' 40th anniversary, will continue into 2010.

If you would like to be added to our events e-mail list, please contact Liz O’Brien (obriene@si.edu).

Archived webcasts in this series:

100x60webcast.jpg How to Survive in the New Media Ecology (December 11, 2009) by Lee Rainie
Lee Rainie is currently director for the Pew Internet and American Life Project.

100x60webcast.jpg Scholars and the Everywhere Library (September 24, 2009) by Dan Cohen
Dan Cohen is Associate Professor in the Department of History and Art History at George Mason University and the Director of the Center for History and New Media. He is co-author of Digital History: A Guide to Gathering, Preserving, and Presenting the Past on the Web (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2005) and has published articles and book chapters on the future of history in a digital age (among other subjects) in journals such as the Journal of American History, the Chronicle of Higher Education, and Rethinking History.
For more information on Dan Cohen, check out his blog.

100x60webcast.jpg Deciphering the Archimedes Palimpsest and Creating Digital Manuscripts (June 22, 2009) by William Noel
William Noel, Curator of Manuscripts at the Walters Art Museum discusses conservation and imaging of the Archimedes Palimpsest.

100x60webcast.jpg Not Done Yet: Charting a new Course for Librarianship (November 2, 2008) by R. David Lankes
R. David Lankes is director of the Information Institute of Syracuse, and an associate professor in Syracuse University's School of Information Studies. Lankes is a passionate advocate for libraries and their essential role in today's society. He also seeks to understand how information approaches and technologies can be used to transform industries.

100x60webcast.jpg Libraries in a Networked World (October 23, 2008) by Roy Tennant
Roy Tennant is Senior Program Officer for OCLC Research. He is the owner of the Web4Lib and XML4Lib electronic discussions, and the creator and editor of Current Cites, a current awareness newsletter published every month since 1990. His books include "Technology in Libraries: Essays in Honor of Anne Grodzins Lipow" (2008), "Managing the Digital Library" (2004), "XML in Libraries" (2002), "Practical HTML: A Self-Paced Tutorial" (1996), and "Crossing the Internet Threshold: An Instructional Handbook" (1993).

100x60webcast.jpg We Can't Get There From Here: The Intersection of Research Library Aspirations and Copyright Challenges. (2008) by James Neal
James Neal is currently the Vice President for Information Services and University Librarian at Columbia University. He is a frequent speaker at national and international conferences, and is a consultant and published author, with a focus in the areas of scholarly communication, intellectual property, digital library programs, organizational change and human resource development.

100x60webcast.jpg Knowledge, Noise, and the End of Information (2008) by David Weinberger
David Weinberger is currently a fellow at the Berkman Institute on Internet and Society at Harvard Law School. In 1999, he co-authored The Cluetrain Manifesto, a set of 95 theses examining the impact of the internet on markets and organizations. His latest book is Everything is Miscellaneous: The Power of the New Digital Disorder.

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