Tuesday, November 9, 12:30 pm
Berkman Center, 23 Everett Street, second floor RSVP required for those attending in person (firstname.lastname@example.org) This event will be webcast live at 12:30 pm ET and archived on our site shortly after.
As more and more content moves into the cloud, libraries are decreasingly the single place to go to find the material you need for your research (except for rare books and special collections). But libraries know a huge amount about their contents. This metadata is becoming even more valuable as research moves online, since now it can be deployed to help scholars and researchers discover, understand, and share what they need to know. The co-directors of the Harvard Library Innovation Lab at Harvard Law School -- Kim Dulin and David Weinberger -- along with members of the Lab will demonstrate their lead project (ShelfLife) and talk about the Lab's proposed multi-library metadata server (LibraryCloud).
David Weinberger writes about the effect of technology on ideas.
He is that author of "Small Pieces Loosely Joined" and "Everything Is Miscellaneous," and is the co-author of "The Cluetrain Manaifesto." He is currently working on a book, tentatively titled "Too Big to Know" about the Internet's effect on how and what we know.
Dr. Weinberger is a senior researcher at the Berkman Center. He is also co-director of the Harvard Law School Library Lab, and is a Franklin Fellow at the United States Department of State. He has doctorate in philosophy.
Kim Dulin is the Associate Director for Collection Development and Digital Initiatives at the Harvard Law Library. She is also Co-Director (along with David) of the Harvard Library Innovation Lab. Kim has been a librarian at Harvard for the past seven years and prior to that was a law librarian at Northeastern and Boston University. She has also taught legal writing at BU Law and appellate advocacy at Northeastern. Many moons ago she was a Legal Services Attorney in the Missouri Ozarks.