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Information technology expert speaks Thursday

Jan. 26, 2007

KALAMAZOO--An upcoming lecture at Western Michigan University will explore how advancements in technology are transforming traditional research libraries and changing the way scholarly research is conducted and used.

Dr. Clifford Lynch, executive director of the Coalition for Networked Information, will speak from 10:30 a.m. to noon Thursday, Feb. 1, in the Fetzer Center's Putney Auditorium. Lynch's presentation will be followed by an open discussion from 1:30 to 3 p.m. in Waldo Library's Meader Rare Book Room.

Both the lecture and discussion, sponsored by WMU's Visiting Scholars and Artists Program and University Libraries, are free and open to the public.

Lynch has been the director of CNI since July 1997. Jointly sponsored by the Association of Research Libraries and Educause, CNI comprises 200 member organizations that are concerned with the use of information technology and networked information to enhance scholarship and intellectual productivity.

Lynch also serves on the Library of Congress's National Digital Preservation Strategy Advisory Board, the National Research Council's committee on digital archiving, and the National Archives and Records Administration. He received a Ph.D. in computer science from the University of California, Berkeley, and is now an adjunct professor at Berkeley's School of Information.

For more information, contact Scott Garrison, assistant dean of University Libraries, at scott.garrison@wmich.edu or (269) 387-5202.

Media contact: Tonya Hernandez, (269) 387-8400, tonya.hernandez@wmich.edu

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