Year of Open: Clifford Lynch, 9/22
Event: “Year of Open: Evolving Scholarly Practice and the New Challenges for Scholarly Communications” featuring Clifford Lynch of the Coalition for Networked Information. The event is free and open to the public.
When: 10 a.m., Thursday, September 22.
Where: Learning Lab 1 in the Perry-Castañeda Library at The University of Texas at Austin.
Background: The landscape of the research life-cycle is experiencing a fundamental shift as technological developments change the ways in which research is prepared, conducted and disseminated.
Clifford Lynch discusses strategies for managing transformations of scholarly communications, and how libraries can and other institutions can support the evolution of research.
Clifford Lynch has led the Coalition for Networked Information (CNI) since 1997. CNI, jointly sponsored by the Association of Research Libraries and EDUCAUSE, includes about 200 member organizations concerned with the intelligent uses of information technology and networked information to enhance scholarship and intellectual life. CNI’s wide-ranging agenda includes work in digital preservation, data intensive scholarship, teaching, learning and technology, and infrastructure and standards development.
Prior to joining CNI, Lynch spent 18 years at the University of California Office of the President, the last 10 as Director of Library Automation. Lynch, who holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of California, Berkeley, is an adjunct professor at Berkeley’s School of Information. He is both a past president and recipient of the Award of Merit of the American Society for Information Science, and a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the National Information Standards Organization.
The University of Texas Libraries is presenting events and workshops as part of a “Year of Open” to raise the profile of open content on the campus of The University of Texas at Austin, in the city of Austin and in the surrounding area.