Previously School of Library & Information Studies
Friday Afternoon Seminar on Information Access:
296a-1 Seminar: Information Access, Spring 2018.
Fridays 3-5. 107 South Hall. Presentation
FRIDAY AFTERNOON SEMINAR ON INFORMATION ACCESS.
South Hall 107, Fridays 3-5 pm. Everyone interested is welcome!
Apr 27: Michael BUCKLAND: Search Support for All Kinds of Evidence.
Bibliographical techniques to provide sophisticated
access to printed publications were developed long ago. Access to other
resources has been slower to develop. Bibliographer Donald F. McKenzie
wrote that bibliography should be extended to all media including
culturally significant landscapes and librarian Suzanne Briet asserted
that an antelope in a cage could be a document. But these materials
are beyond the scope of established bibliographical practice.
So how might a unified framework for the description, indexing, and
discovery of all kinds of evidence be developed? What are the
practical and theoretical consequences of extending (or replacing)
bibliography to include antelopes, landscapes, and any other kinds
We approach this challenge by examining the history and
affordances of bibliographies; adopting the perspective of the person
becoming informed; preferring description, archetypes and similarities
to definitions, distinctions and dichotomies; and seeking a generalized
approach to reference and reference works.
May 4: Sebastian BENTHALL: Context, Causality, and Information Flow:
Implications for Privacy Engineering, Security, and Data Economics.
The Seminar will resume in the Fall semester.