Google Print & Mass Digitization Projects: DC Tech & Humanities Forum to be held on 11/28/05

This fall’s Washington DC Area Forum on Technology and the Humanities will focus on “Massive Digitization Programs and Their Long-Term Implications: Google Print, the Open Content Alliance, and Related Developments.”

Our panelists are Clifford Lynch, Executive Director, Coalition for Networked Information, and attorney Jonathan Band.

Clifford Lynch has been the Director of the Coalition for Networked Information (CNI) since July 1997. CNI, jointly sponsored by the Association of Research Libraries and Educause, includes about 200 member organizations concerned with the use of information technology and networked information to enhance scholarship and intellectual productivity. Prior to joining CNI, Lynch spent 18 years at the University of California Office of the President, the last 10 as Director of Library Automation. Lynch, who holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of California, Berkeley, is an adjunct professor at Berkeley’s School of Information Management and Systems.

Jonathan Band is a Washington-based attorney who helps shape the laws governing intellectual property and the Internet through a combination of legislative and appellate advocacy. He has represented library and technology clients with respect to the drafting of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA), database protection legislation, and other statutes relating to copyrights, spam, cybersecurity, and indecency. He received his BA from Harvard College and his JD from Yale Law School. He worked in the Washington, D.C. office of Morrison & Foerster for nearly 20 years before opening his own law firm earlier this year

We will meet on Monday November 28, 2005 from 4:00-6:00 PM on George Mason University�s Arlington Campus (not the Fairfax campus, as in the past) in room 121 of the (brick) “Original Building, – which is at 3401 Fairfax Drive, Arlington – just one block from the Virginia Square Metro on the Orange line. There will be an informal dinner after the forum, at a cost of $10 per person. Please click here to RSVP for dinner.

There is no public parking at the Arlington campus, but you can probably find metered parking on the street at that hour.

Co-sponsored by the Center for History & New Media (CHNM) at GMU and the Center for New Designs in Learning & Scholarship (CNDLS) at Georgetown, the DC Area Technology and Humanities Forum explores important issues in humanities computing and provide an opportunity for DC area scholars interested the uses of new technology in the humanities to meet and get acquainted.

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