Stewardship and Preservation of Collections in the Digital Age

Stewardship and Preservation of Collections in the Digital Age, a public lecture by Cliff Lynch, (Executive Director of the Coalition for Networked Information) organised by Trinity College Library Dublin, held January 26, 2015 in Dublin, Ireland. Listen to the podcast.

“The Fight to Save Endangered Ebooks”

Adi Robertson, (2014) “The Fight to Save Endangered Ebooks,” The Verge, May 9, 2014.
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Strategies on Providing Access to Complicated Content

Panel discussion, Beyond the Low Hanging Fruit: Strategies on Providing Access to Complicated Content, IMLSFocus: Strategic Priorities, 2014, April 29, New York City. Moderator: Rachel Frick; Panelists: Sari Feldman, Clifford A. Lynch, Katherine Skinner.
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Sharing and Preserving Scholarship: Challenges of Coherence and Scale

Clifford A. Lynch, Sharing and Preserving Scholarship: Challenges of Coherence and Scale. CENIC (Corporation for Education Network Initiatives in California) 2014 Annual Conference, March 10, 2014.
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“Scholarly practice in all disciplines — humanities, sciences, and social sciences — increasingly relies upon high performance computing, novel and advanced distributed sensor systems, high-speed networking and massive data resources. Our cultural and intellectual record broadly, not just the record of scholarship, is taking on new dimensions and characteristics and now exists largely in digital form; this record is essential evidence for future scholarship as well as a memory for our society. We are also seeing a series of societal changes that are placing a much greater emphasis on public access, transparency and reproducibility in these large scale records of scholarship and society. A central challenge facing the higher education, research and cultural memory sectors is how to develop the necessary strategies and supporting infrastructure to deal with these demands effectively, affordably, and at the requisite scale. In my presentation, I will explore the specifics of these challenges and briefly outline some of the responses that are emerging.”

Closing Keynote IDCC 2014

Clifford A. Lynch, Closing Keynote. Presentation at the 9th International Digital Curation Conference (IDCC): “Commodity, catalyst or change-agent? Data-driven transformations in research, education, business & society,” February 24-27, 2014 (http://www.dcc.ac.uk/events/idcc14).
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Challenges of Stewardship at Scale in the Digital Age

Clifford A. Lynch, Challenges of Stewardship at Scale in the Digital Age. Indiana University School of Informatics and Computing Distinguished Speaker Series, Jan. 30, 2014.
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“Over the centuries, we have developed a very complex system for managing and preserving our intellectual and cultural record. This system is now under enormous strain and trying to respond and adapt to changes in how we communicate and the ways in which technology can represent various modes of communication. We are recognizing that, particularly for digital materials, much more active stewardship is required; this has given rise to a major focus on data curation in the scholarly world. In addition, many stewardship institutions are no longer economically sustainable or stable, and for a number of reasons we are entering an era where I believe transitions of stewardship responsibility from one organization to another will become increasingly commonplace. My talk will examine all of these developments in contexts that range from management of research data to art collections, and will consider social, economic and technological forces reshaping the landscape.”

Conversation with Dean David Fenske

Clifford A. Lynch, A Conversation on Top Tech & Information Science Trends and Challenges with Clifford Lynch and Drexel CCI Dean David Fenske. Drexel University College of Computing & Informatics Fall 2013 Speaker Series, October 4, 2013.
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Cloud Architectures and Cultural Memory

Clifford A. Lynch, Cloud Architectures and Cultural Memory. Presentation at the 4th International Symposium on Information Management in a Changing World (IMCW2013), September 4-6, 2013 (http://imcw2013.bilgiyonetimi.net/).
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JCDL 2013 Opening Keynote

Clifford A. Lynch, JCDL 2013 Opening Keynote. Presentation at the ACM/IEEE Joint Conference on Digital Libraries (JCDL): “Digital Libraries at the Crossroads,” July 22-26, 2013 (jcdl2013.org/).
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LITA Top Tech Trends Panel, ALA 2013

ALA LITA Awards and Top Tech Trends 2013 Chicago (July 3, 2013): roundtable discussion about trends and advances in library technology by a panel of technology experts. Panelists: Char Booth, Aimee Fifarek, Sarah Houghton, Brewster Kahle, Clifford Lynch, Gary Price, Moderator: Lorcan Dempsey.
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