October 30, 2007
KSL Digital Library Lecture on Thursday, November 1, 1:30 PM
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. I would like to invite you to attend the lecture. 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. This 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.