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Palmer School of Library and Information Science to Hold Spring Colloquium

Impacts of copyright law on libraries, academia, and culture, and the rise of open access and free culture movements

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Sarah DeCamp,Associate Director of Public Relations
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HowardLIU Post’s Palmer School of Library and Information Science is holding its Spring Colloquium on April 23, from 7 to 8:30 p.m., at the B. David Schwartz Memorial Library (second floor, room 362). The seminar will focus on the impacts of copyright law on libraries, academia, and culture, and the rise of open access and free culture movements.

The lecture will be given by Howard Besser, Ph.D., director of NYU’s M.A. degree in Moving Image Archiving and Preservation, and professor emeritus at UCLA’s Library School. Dr. Besser, named to the Library of Congress’ select list of “Pioneers of Digital Preservation,” in 2009, has been involved with digital preservation since the 1990s and has taught classes, workshops, and published numerous articles on the subject. He has also been involved in the creation of several library metadata standards, and has published more than 50 articles dealing with information technology and cultural institutions. His recent projects include computer game preservation, versioning in relation to metadata standards, and preserving the media associated with social movements by encouraging content creators to get more involved in metadata and file-format issues. He is co-author of The Digital Dilemma, the National Research Council’s study of the implications of information age technology on intellectual property.

 “We are honored to host Dr. Besser at our spring colloquium,” said Jody K. Howard, Ph.D., director of the Palmer School of Library and Information Science at LIU Post. “The seminar will be very valuable to our students who will be able to learn from one of the pioneers of digital preservation.”

Following Dr. Besser’s lecture, there will be a question-and-answer session. The spring colloquium is open to the Ph.D. students and member of the LIU staff, faculty, and community.

Posted 04/15/2014

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