Professor Bruce Schatz of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign will provide the opening keynote. Bruce has a long and distinguished record of developing pathblazing advanced networked information systems, ranging from Telesophy at Bellcore in the late 1980s through his work on the highly influential Worm Community System in the early 1990s and his more recent efforts as the Principal Investigator for the University of Illinois Digital Library Project. Currently, he runs the Community Architecture for Network information Systems (CANIS) lab and is Principal Investigator for a major new DARPA grant developing community information repositories and analysis environments. Recently, Bruce has been thinking deeply and ambitiously about how the web might evolve into a new information environment in the coming decade, and what some of the implications and opportunities of such an evolution may be. He will share this thinking with us.
You can find more information on Bruce’s work at <http://www.canis.uiuc.edu/>. Download Professor Bruce Schatz’s PowerPoint Presentation File (~6.7 MB file size), the same presentation file in PDF Format (~3.2 MB file size).
The closing session of the meeting will be a plenary panel discussing implementation issues arising out of the newly-passed copyright legislation, which creates a number of new responsibilities for universities, network service providers, libraries and other groups. The focus of this panel will be pragmatic, addressing how institutions are responding to the requirements and provisions of the new law.