School of Information
 Previously School of Library & Information Studies

 Friday Afternoon Seminar on Information Access: Schedule.
  296a-1 Seminar: Information Access, Fall 2022.
  Summaries. Email list.

Fridays 3-5 pm. In-person in South Hall 107 with Zoom access unless stated otherwise. See Summaries.
Link available only at the School's event listing:

Sep 30: In-person, also Zoom.
    Clifford LYNCH: Stewardship: The Scope of the Challenge (Continued).

    I'll continue the discussion from September 16 exploring the nature of the (digital) cultural record through a series of detailed examinations of developments involving particular genres of content. After completing the discussion of recorded music from the last session, we'll discuss moving images (video and film); geospatial and remote sensing broadly; the web, including the "deep" web and consideration of new modes of grey literature and emphemera; and, time permitting, social media and its implications for stewardship. This discussion will continue on November 4.

Oct 7: Rescheduled: Michael BUCKLAND & Wayne de FREMERY: Contexts, Works, and Catalogs.
    Building on work previously presented at this seminar by Wayne de Fremery and myself, we propose some fundamental changes to bibliographic and library search and discovery:
    1. Consider the purpose of retrieval systems as a search for "families" or "contexts" of related works rather than for particular items;
    2. Diminish the privileged status accorded to individual creative works, notably by Seymour Lubetzky ’34 and others, and redefine and redirect the Functional Requirements for Bibliographic Resources (FRBR) model accordingly;
    3. Unbundle the tight relationship between library catalog and library collection in order to harmonize theory with contemporary technological reality.
    Wayne de Fremery is Professor of Information Science and Entrepreneurship and Director of the Francoise O. Lepage Center for Global Innovation at Dominican University of California. Previously, he was an associate professor in the School of Media, Arts, and Science at Sogang University in South Korea, where he has lived for twenty years. He currently represents the Korean National Body at ISO as Convener of a working group on document description, processing languages, and semantic metadata (ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 34 WG 9). His recent research projects have concerned "Digital humanities in the iSchool" (JASIST, 2022), "Copy theory" (JASIST, 2022), "Context, relevance, and labor" (JASIST, 2022), as well as the use of deep learning to improve Korean OCR, for which he received a national citation of merit from the South Korean Ministry of Culture, Sports, and Tourism. More at

Oct 14: Cathy MARSHALL: Who Broke the Mechanical Turk?
Oct 21: Students' Progress Reports.
Oct 28: Start 2:30 pm. Combined with the School's 104th Birthday Celebration. See program and registration.
Nov 4: Clifford LYNCH: Stewardship - 3.
Nov 11: No Seminar meeting. Veterans' Day.
Nov 18: Final Progress Reports.
Nov 25: No Seminar meeting. Thanksgiving.
Dec 2: In person only. Clifford LYNCH.

The Seminar will resume in the Spring semester.
  Spring 2022 schedule and summaries.