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Digital Library Lecture: Digital Libraries and Cyberinfrastructure
On Thursday, November 1, 2007, at 1:30 pm, Kelvin Smith Library at Case Western Reserve University will present the second in this year's series of Digital Library Lectures, with MARK KORNBLUH, Director of MATRIX, the Center for the Humane Arts, Letters, and Social Sciences at Michigan State University. The lecture will take place in the Dampeer Room at KSL. The lecture is open to all, and seating is on a first-come, first-serve basis.
Mark Kornbluh's lecture is entitled "Digital Libraries and Cyberinfrastructure."
“Cyberinfrastructure,” a word coined by the National Science Foundation, may be an awkward choice of language, but the underlying concept that it represents has profound implications for all aspects of academy. We are at a moment in time where two decades of dramatic changes in computing and information is enabling paradigmatic changes in research and teaching across all fields. Just as physical libraries were cornerstones of twentieth-century universities, digital libraries are essential to e-research and e-teaching. The talk will look at the challenges posed by this transformation and the opportunities that it presents for libraries.
Mark Kornbluh is Director of MATRIX, the Center for the Humane Arts,
Letters, and Social Sciences, the largest digital humanities center in the United States at Michigan State University, where he is also Professor and Chairperson of the History Department and Professor of Computer Science. He has directed a wide range of digital library research projects including the National Gallery of the Spoken Word and the African Online Digital Library and served on the National Academy of Science’s Advisory Committee on the National Archives
electronic records project.
For questions, please call the Kelvin Smith Library Administration Office at 216-368-2992.
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KSL Hours Take a Fall Break, Too
As mid-term exams conclude today and everyone takes a break, KSL modifies its hours slightly & 24x7 takes a Fall Break, too!
We're still open 7 days a week, just slightly shorter hours, beginning when classes end on Friday 19th:
- Weekend: KSL closes earlier on Friday & Saturday; Regular Business Hours on Sunday
- Monday & Tuesday: KSL opens an hour later at 9 a.m., and stays open until 8:30 p.m.
- Wednesday: Regular Business Hours resume until Midnight; then 24x7 returns (and remains in effect until the Thanksgiving holiday break)
For all details about hours, evening access, 24x7, and exceptions for holidays & breaks, check the convenient mainpage link on the KSL homepage for "Today's KSL Hours." Also, other KSL site pages always have a top-left-of-the-page link for "Today's KSL Desk Hours" so you know when you can talk with library staff members.
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