Distinguished Seminar Series

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OCLC Research established the Distinguished Seminar Series in 1978 to encourage the exchange of ideas across the barriers of time, space and disciplines. Each year we invite distinguished professionals to our headquarters in Dublin, Ohio to give presentations on topics of current interest. Speakers may discuss recently completed or early-stage research that they have undertaken or report other types of professional activity. Some topics align closely with our current research directions, while others represent areas of interest to the library and information science community that are not formally being studied by our researchers. Diversity of topics is essential to meeting the purpose of the Distinguished Seminar Series.

A list of upcoming and previous speakers and their presentations is listed below. This list is also available in alphabetical order by speaker.

Previous Distinguished Seminar Speakers

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MAR 7

07 March 2014

In this OCLC Research Distinguished Seminar Series presentation, Dan Cohen goes behind the scenes to discuss how the DPLA was created, how it functions as a portal and platform, what the staff is currently working on, and what's to come for the young project and organization. #ordss #dpla

  • Location: Dublin, Ohio
  • Venue: OCLC OCLC Kilgour Building, Jordan Auditorium and online via WebEx
  • Time: 9:00 AM – 10:30 AM Eastern Standard Time, North America [UTC -5]

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JUN 13

13 June 2013

In this OCLC Research Distinguished Seminar Series presentation, Jean-Baptiste Michel discussed how his work in Culturomics led to the creation of the Google Ngram Viewer. Tweet: #ordss

  • Location: Dublin, Ohio
  • Venue: OCLC Headquarters and Online via WebEx
  • Time: 9:30 AM – 11:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time, North America [UTC -4]

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Earlier Distinguished Seminar Speakers

Date Speaker Title
10 May 2013

Kurt De Belder
University Librarian at Leiden University,
Director of Leiden University Libraries and of Leiden University Press

Transformation of the Academic Library
#ordss

Presentation slides (.pptx: 7.6MB/49 slides)
Presentation video (1:22)
21 February 2012

Gary Marchionini, Ph.D.
Dean and Cary C. Boshamer Professor
School of Information and Library Science
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Libraries as Read/Write Services (.pdf: 1.07MB/32 slides)
#ordss

Abstract
PDF (193kb/1p.)
Presentation webcast
(82 min.)
16 January 2012

Nancy K. Roderer
Director, Welch Medical Library
Director, Division of Health Sciences Informatics
Professor, Schools of Medicine and Public Health
Johns Hopkins University

From Books and Buildings to Information and Services (.pdf: 993kb/19 slides)
#ordss

Abstract
PDF (183kb/1p.)
Presentation webcast
(75 min.)
Remaining chat Q&A
(pdf: 33kb/3pp.)
Presentation audio (.mp3: 70MB/75 min.)
16 June 2011

Scott Walter
Associate University Librarian
Associate Dean of Libraries
Professor of Library Administration
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

The "Service Turn" and the Future of the Academic Library (.pdf: 1MB/47 slides)
#ordss

Abstract
PDF (132kb/1p.)
Presentation webcast
(65 min.)
Discussion webcast
(21 min.)
Presentation audio (.mp3: 29.9MB/ 65 min.)
Discussion audio (.mp3: 9.72MB/ 21 min.)
22 October 2010

Johan Bollen
Associate Professor
Indiana University School of Informatics and Computing

Mobilizing Usage Data: Scholarly Metrics and Recommender Systems (.ppt: 22MB/50 slides)

Abstract
PDF (110kb/1p.)
Presentation webcast
(70 min.)

Discussion webcast
(17 min.)
Presentation audio (.mp3: 64.4MB/ 70 min.)
Discussion audio (.mp3: 15.9MB/ 17 min.)
8 July 2010

Paul Courant
University Librarian and Dean of Libraries
Arthur F. Thurnau Professor
Harold T. Shapiro Collegiate Professor of Public Policy
Professor of Economics and of Information
University of Michigan

Economic Perspectives on Academic Libraries (slides, .pdf: 365kb/17 pp.)

Abstract
PDF (100kb/1p.)
Presentation webcast
(72 min.)

Discussion webcast
(17 min.)
Presentation audio (.mp3: 32.7MB/ 72 min.)
Discussion audio (.mp3: 7.7MB/ 17 min.)
19 November 2009

Herbert Van de Sompel
Research Library Prototyping Team Lead
Los Alamos National Laboratory

Memento: Time Travel for the Web (slides, .pdf: 15.4MB/90 pp.)

Abstract
PDF (69kb/1p.)
Presentation webcast
(video and slides: 64 min.)
Demonstration
(video and audio: 6 min.)
Discussion
(video and audio: 16 min.)
Presentation audio (.mp3: 79MB/ 86 min.)
9 October 2009

Helene Blowers
Director of Digital Strategy
Columbus Metropolitan Library

Finding the Phoenix: Feathers, Flight & the Future of Libraries (slides, .pdf: 4.7MB/75 pp.)

Abstract
PDF (65kb/1p.)
Presentation webcast
(80 min.)
Presentation audio (.mp3: 71MB/ 79 min.)
23 September 2009

Anne R. Kenney
Carl A. Kroch University Librarian
Cornell University

Approaching an Entity Crisis: Reconceiving Research Libraries in a Multi-institutional Context (slides, .pdf: 2.65MB/36 pp.)
Abstract
PDF (64kb/1p.)
Presentation webcast
(78 min.)
Presentation audio (.mp3: 71MB/ 78 min.)
23 July 2009

Paul Clough
Lecturer in Information Systems
Department of Information Studies
University of Sheffield

MultiMatch: Providing Multilingual/Multimedia Access to Cultural Heritage Content (slides, .pdf: 7MB/53 pp.)
Abstract
PDF (67kb/1p.)
Presentation webcast
(90 min.)
Presentation audio (.mp3: 83MB/ 90 min.)
16 March 2009

Richard Ovenden
Keeper of Special Collections
Associate Director
Bodleian Library
University of Oxford

Managing the Collective Collection: Local Challenges, Global Opportunities (slides, .pdf: 9MB/90 pp.)
Abstract
PDF (67kb/1p.)
Presentation webcast
(72 min.)
Discussion webcast
(22 min.)
Presentation audio (.mp3: 57MB/ 72 min.)
Discussion audio (.mp3: 20MB/22 min.)
12 February 2009

Tom Hickerson
Vice Provost, Libraries and Cultural Resources
University Librarian
University of Calgary

Convergence of Knowledge and Culture: Calgary's Design for the Future (slides, .pdf: 554KB/53 pp.)
Abstract
PDF (112kb/1p.)
Presentation webcast
(55 min.)

Discussion webcast
(31 min.)
Presentation audio (.mp3: 52MB/ 55 min.)
Discussion audio (.mp3: 29MB/31 min.)
19 June 2008

Carole L. Palmer
Associate Professor, Graduate School of Library & Information Science (GSLIS)
Director, Center for Informatics Research in Science & Scholarship (CIRSS)
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Research Practice and Research Libraries: Working toward High-Impact Information Services (.ppt: 5.7MB/41 slides)
Abstract
PDF (125kb/1p.)
Audio (MP3: 74.2MB/80 min.)  
22 April 2008

Jennifer Bowen and David Lindahl
River Campus Libraries
University of Rochester

The University of Rochester's eXtensible Catalog (XC) project
Abstract
PDF (126kb/1p.)
   
20 September 2007

Mike Eisenberg
Professor and Dean Emeritus
The Information School
The University of Washington

The Sky is Not Falling! Opportunities Abound as Library Schools Become Information Schools (.pdf: 5.5 MB/103 pp.)
Abstract
PDF (67kb/1p.)
   
8 January 2007

Michael A. Keller
University Librarian and Director
Academic Information Resources
Stanford University
Publisher, HighWire Press
Publisher, Stanford University Press

Mass digitization in the Google Book Search program and its possible effects on scholarship
Abstract
PDF (116K/1p.)
   
29 November 2006

Marshall Breeding
Director for Innovative Technologies and Research
Jean & Alexander Heard Library
Vanderbilt University

Trends in Library Automation: Meeting the challenges of a new generation of library users (1.07MB/54 slides)
Abstract
Audio:
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26 October 2006

Chris Rusbridge
Director, Digital Curation Centre
University of Edinburgh

"To-morrow, and to-morrow, and to-morrow:" the players on the curation stage (6.2MB/63 slides)
Abstract
PDF (122K/1p.)
   
24 April 2006

Douglas Tudhope
Reader, School of Computing
University of Glamorgan

Towards Terminology Services: Esperiences from the FACET project (1.24MB/44 slides)
Abstract
PDF (36K/1p.)
   
8 December 2005

Cathy Marshall
Senior Researcher
Microsoft Corporation

A Personal Digital Dark Ages: Assessing the Fate of Our Digital Belongings

Abstract
PDF (40K/1p.)
   
30 September 2005

Ching-chih Chen, Ph.D.
Professor
Graduate School of Library and Information Science
Simmons College

New Mode of Universal Access: The Latest Development of Global Memory Net

Abstract
PDF (54K/1p.)
  Selected quick references
Related item:
A paper closely paralleling this presentation is available (PDF:5.2MB/10pp.) by courtesy of the author and the publisher, Journal of Zhejiang University SCIENCE.
25 August 2005

Diana G. Oblinger, Ph.D.
Vice President
EDUCAUSE

Listening to What We're Seeing (PPT:1.2MB/56slides)
Abstract
PDF (46K/1p.)
 
16 February 2005

Priscilla Caplan
Assistant Director, Digital Library Services
Florida Center for Library Automation

Preservation Rumination: Digital Preservation and the Unfamiliar Future (PPT:622K/35slides)
Abstract
PDF (36K/1p.)
Audio
(MP3:23MB/100min)
9 December 2004

Gregory M. Shreve, Ph.D.
Director, Institute for Applied Linguistics
Chair, Modern and Classical Language Studies
Kent State University

Software Localization and Internationalization: How and Why
(PPT:811K/37slides)

Abstract
PDF (43K/1p.)
Audio:
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Related presentation:
Internationalizing Digital Libraries: Towards a Standards-Based Strategy (PPT:791K/30slides). Presented at ASIS&T 2004, 14 November 2004, Providence, Rhode Island (USA). [Provided by G. Shreve in response to audience requests following his DSS presentation.]
7 October 2004

Paul Conway
Director, Information Technology Services
Perkins Library
Duke Universiy

Institutional Repositories: Is There Anything Left to Say? (PDF:2.5MB/45pp.)
Abstract
PDF (39K/1p.)
Audio
(MP3:20MB/85min.)
17 May 2004

Jim Gray
Distinguished Engineer
Scaleable Servers Research Group

Manager
Bay Area Research Center
Microsoft

The World Wide Telescope: A Prototype of the Digital Library (PPT:1.42MB/32slides)
Abstract
PDF (41K/1p.)
Audio
(MP3:22MB/95min.)
29 April 2004

Blaise Cronin
Rudy Professor of Information Science
School of Library and Information Science
Indiana University

Visiting Professor
School of Computing
Napier University
Edinburgh, Scotland

Scholars and Scripts, Eyeballs and Epistemes: What it Means to Publish (PPT:714K/29 slides)
Abstract
PDF (41K/1p.)
Audio
(MP3:61MB/66min.)
11 March 2004

Derek Law
Librarian

Head of Information Resources Directorate
University of Strathclyde

The Social Role of Digital Libraries
Abstract
PDF (45K/1p.)
Audio
(MP3:23MB/66min.)
21 October 2003

Gloriana St. Clair, Ph.D.
Dean of University Libraries
Carnegie Mellon University

The Million Book Project Today (PPT:927K/22 slides)
Abstract
PDF (49K/1p.)
Audio
(MP3:12MB/53min.)
19 September 2003

Ken Klingenstein
Project Director
Internet2 Middleware

The Golden Age of Plywood (PDF:1.74MB/64 slides)
Abstract:
HTML
PDF (43K/1p.)
Audio
(MP3:20.2MB/88min.)
15 April 2003
(1:00 p.m.)

Jane Ryland
Member
OCLC Board of Trustees

Membership Consultant
Internet2

Internet2 Today (PPT:2.89MB/65 slides)
Abstract:
HTML
PDF (39K/1p.)
Audio
(MP3:13.4MB/58min.)
26 February 2003 Roy Tennant
Manager
eScholarship Web & Services Design
California Digital Library
Points of Pain, Peculiar Possibilities, and a Patron Paradise, or A Slightly Arbitrary Set of Hair-brained Ideas (PPT:2.58MB/45 slides)
Abstract:
HTML
PDF (43K/1p.)
Audio
(MP3:19.5MB/86min.)
3 February 2003 Robert S. Martin, Ph.D
Director
Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS)
Libraries, Their Role And Relationship To Other Cultural Institutions
Abstract:
HTML
PDF (40K/1p.)
Audio
(MP3:13.7MB/60min.)
25 October 2002

William Y. Arms
Professor
Computer Science

Director
Information Science Program
Cornell University

The National Science Digital Library ( NSDL) as an Example of Current Research in Information Science (PowerPoint:1.09MB/41 slides)
Abstract
(PDF:40K/1p.)
 
30 July 2002

Jason Epstein
Publishing Innovator

Co-founder
3BillionBooks

Reading: The Digital Future
Abstract
(PDF:44K/1pp.)
 
20 March 2002

Neil McLean, Ph.D.
Pro Vice-Chancellor, E-Learning and Information Services
Macquarie University
Sydney, Australia

Director, IMS Australia

Libraries and eLearning: Organizational and Technical Interoperability
Abstract Audio
(MP3:25.6MB/63min.)
Paper
(Word:198K/13pp.)
4 December 2001 Barbara B. Tillett, Ph.D.
Chief
Cataloging Policy and Support Office
Library of Congress
Washington, D.C.
The FRBR Model (Functional Requirements for Bibliographic Records)
Abstract  
20 November 2001 Tukaram S. Kumbar, Ph.D.
Scientist-D
Information and Library Network Centre ( INFLIBNET)
Ahmedabad, India
Indian Libraries and the OCLC Global Library Cooperative: An exploration of opportunities and possibilities for collaboration
Abstract  
28 August 2001 Kathleen Braverman, Ph.D.
Partner
Global Lead Management Corporation
Cincinnati, Ohio
Social Dialects in America's Workplace
Abstract Newsletter Article
(PDF:13.4MB/40pp.; see p. 21)
20 April 2001 Christine Borgman, Ph.D.
Professor and Presidential Chair in Information Studies
UCLA

Visiting Professor
Department of Information Science
Loughborough University, England
From Gutenberg to the Global Information Infrastructure: Access to Information in the Networked World
Abstract Newsletter Article
(PDF:8517K/48pp.; see p. 34)
31 January 2001 Sarah E. Thomas, Ph.D.
Carl A. Kroch University Librarian
Cornell University
The Library Catalog as Internet Portal
Abstract Newsletter Article
(PDF:27,753K/48pp.; see p. 27)
7 November 2000 Gail McMillan, M.A., M.L.S.
Associate Professor
University Libraries
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Perspectives on ETDs (Electronic Theses and Dissertations): Library Issues and Responsibilities
Abstract Newsletter Article
(PDF: 3139K/48pp.; see p. 22)
18 February 2000 Eric Lease Morgan
Librarian
NCSU Libraries
North Carolina State University
MyLibrary: A Model for Implementing a User-centered, Customizable Interface to a Library's Collection of Information Resources
Abstract  
16 November 1999 Vicki O'Day
doctoral student
Department of Anthropology
University of California Santa Cruz.
Information Ecologies and Digital Libraries
Abstract Newsletter Article
(PDF: 1851K/56pp.; see p. 31)
21 May 1999 William Newman
Principal Scientist
Xerox Research Centre Europe
Developing Tools for Readers and Writers based on Over-the-Desk Digital Cameras
Abstract  
13 April 1999 Karen M. Drabenstott, M.L.S., Ph.D.
Associate Professor
School of Information
Unversity of Michigan
Envisioning a Multimedia Dewey Decimal Classification
Abstract  
23 February 1999 Dr. Norman Paskin
Director
The International DOI (Digital Object Identifier) Foundation
The DOI (Digital Object Identifier)
Abstract  
19 January 1999 Adam Eisgrau
Lobbyist
American Library Association
Copyright, the Universe and Everything
Abstract  
26 October 1998 Ia McIlwaine
Professor of Information Studies
University of London
Archive and Information Studies
University College London
Communication and Classification in the next Century
Abstract  
5 December 1997 Dr. Steve Pollitt
Reader in Information Science at the University of Huddersfield, UK
View Based Searching: A New Paradigm for Information Retrieval Based on Faceted Classification and Indexing
Abstract  
11 November 1997 Wendy Lougee
Assistant Director for Digital Library Initiatives
University of Michigan Library
Perspectives on the Digital Information Environment: A Case for Collaborative and Institutional Models
Abstract  
15 April 1997 Toni Carbo, Ph.D.
Dean and Professor
School of Information Sciences
University of Pittsburgh
Information Policy and the Work of the National Information Infrastructure Advisory Council ( NII AC)
Abstract  
27 February 1997 Archie Dick, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
University of South Africa

Visiting Professor
Wayne State University
Librarianship and Information Science in South Africa: Reflections on the Parting of the Ways
Abstract  
19 March 1996 Kenneth D. Crews, J.D., Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Law and of Library and Information Science
Indiana University

Director of the Copyright Management Center
Indiana University-Purdue University
The Copyright Dilemma: Legal Tensions and Information Networks
30 January 1996 Barbara B. Tillett, Ph.D.
Chief
Cataloging Policy and Support Office
Library of Congress
Conceptual Modeling and Cataloging Rules
7 March 1995 Carol Tenopir
Professor
School of Information Sciences
University of Tennessee
Electronic Reference in Academic Libraries in the 1990's
11 October 1994 Yuri Rubinsky
President and Co-Founder
SoftQuad, Inc.
The Exhilaration of Making Accessible Documents: Publishing for the Print-Disabled
14 December 1993 Donald H. Kraft
Professor of Computer Science and Adjunct Professor of Library and Information Science
Louisiana State University
One Journal Editor's View of the Future of Journals
22 June 1993 Karen Sparck Jones
Assistant Director of Research
Computer Laboratory
University of Cambridge
Foundations for Automatic Summarising: A Framework and Some Experiments
7 May 1993 Daniel E. Atkins
Dean and Professor
School of Information and Library Studies
The University of Michigan
Towards a National Collaboratory
5 March 1993 Roger G. Noll
Morris M. Doyle Professor of Public Policy
Department of Economics
Stanford University
Scholarly Periodical Costs and the Future of the Research Library
1 December 1992 Mary E. Jackson
Head
Interlibrary Loan Department
University of Pennsylvania Library
Rushing Toward 2000: Enhancing Services, Technologies, and Priorities for Resource Sharing
20 May 1992 Elliot Soloway
Professor
Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
The University of Michigan
Interactive Learning Environments
13 April 1992 Ben A. Shneiderman
Professor
Computer Science Department
University of Maryland at College Park
User Interfaces for Information Visualization
13 November 1991 Theodor Holm Nelson
Distinguished Fellow
Autodesk, Inc.
Tomorrow's Online 'Docuverse'
18 March 1991 E. Gordon Gee
President
The Ohio State University
From Hardware to Thoughtware: Information Literacy and the Community of Learning
27 February 1991 Howard Besser
Assistant Professor of Library and Information Science at the University of Pittsburgh
Extending Retrieval Systems to Include Images: What do we need to consider?
12 November 1990 John M. Carroll
Manager
User Interface Theory and Design
IBM Watson Research Center
Making a Science 'in' Design
5 June 1990 Robert Bailey
President
Computer Psychology, Inc.
Designing Quality User Interfaces
14 May 1990 Jeffrey Katzer
Professor of Information Studies
Syracuse University
Toward a More Realistic Assessment of Information Retrieval Performance
12 March 1990 Donald A. Marchand
Dean
School of Information Studies
Center for Science & Technology
Syracuse University
Infotrends: A 1990's Outlook on Strategic Information Management
7 December 1989 Robert C. Heterick
Vice President for Information Systems
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Demons, Paradoxes and Golden Arches
9 November 1989 Ward Shaw
Executive Director
Colorado Alliance of Research Libraries
Local Systems Developments Relating to Networking, Services, End User Access, and the Hardware, Software, and Connectivity Platforms and Approaches
11 July 1989 Anne J. Mathews
Director
Office of Library Programs
U.S. Department of Education
The Office of Library Programs: An Overview
8 June 1989 David S. H. Rosenthal
Sun Microsystems
The X Application Environment
14 March 1989 Dagobert Soergel
Professor
College of Library and Information Services
University of Maryland at College Park
Improved Access to LC Classification and LC Subject Headings for Online Searchers and Catalogers Through Conceptual Analysis
10 February 1989 Edward A. Fox
Associate Professor
Department of Computer Science
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
From Electronic Publishing to Intelligent Information Retrieval
8 November 1988 Karen Sparck Jones
Assistant Director of Research
Computer Laboratory
University of Cambridge
Integrated Inquiry Systems
11 October 1988 Ferdinand F. Leimkuhler
Professor and Head
School of Industrial Engineering
Purdue University
A Prospectus on Information Systems Engineering
20 September 1988 David L. Waltz
Professor
Computer Science
Brandeis University

Director
Advanced Information Systems
Thinking Machines Corporation, "Parallel Computing for Information Retrieval
3 May 1988 W. Bruce Croft
Associate Professor
Department of Computer and Information Science
University of Massachusetts at Amherst
Retrieval by Plausible Inference
8 April 1988 William S. Cooper
Professor of Library and Inforamtion Studies
University of California, Berkeley
Human and Inhuman Uses of Probability Theory in Information Retrieval
8 March 1988 Michael Lesk
Division Manager of Computer Science Research
Bell Communications Research, Inc.
Experiments with Computer Readable Dictionaries
16 February 1988 Nicholas Belkin
Professor
School of Communication
Information and Library Studies
Rutgers University
On the Nature and Function of Explanation in Intelligent Information Retrieval
9 November 1987 W. David Penniman
Director
Libraries and Information Systems Center
AT&T Bell Laboratories
Tomorrow's Library Today
16 September 1987 Toni Carbo Bearman
Dean of the School of Library and Information Science
University of Pittsburgh
Changes in the Life Cycle of Information and Implications of These Changes for the Education of Information Professionals
14 July 1987 Sandra Mamrak
Associate Professor
Department of Computer and Information Science
The Ohio State University
A Software Architecture to Support Data Translation
27 May 1987 Patrick Wilson
Professor
School of Library and Information Studies
University of California, Berkeley
The Work and the Work Record in Cataloging
3 April 1987 Brian Shackel
Professor
Department of Human Sciences
Loughborough University of Technology

Director of HUSAT
The Impact of Technological Development in the Prepublication Dissemination of Information: Project Quartet
17 March 1987 Michael Buckland
Assistant Vice President for Library Plans and Policies
Office of the President
University of California
The Vanishing Library Catalog: Access, Bibliography, and Technology
3 February 1987 Narain H. Gehani
Bell Laboratories
Murray Hill, New Jersey
Novel Aspects of Ada
2 December 1986 Dana Scott
University Professor of Computer Science
Philosophy and Mathematical Logic
Carnegie Mellon University
Capturing Concepts with Data Structures
11 November 1986 Jose-Marie Griffiths
Vice-President
King Research, Inc.
Evaluating the Impact of Implementing an Integrated Automated Library System
21 October 1986 Martha Williams
Professor of Information Science
Information Retrieval Research Laboratory
Coordinated Science Laboratory
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Information Retrieval Research: Interface Comparison, Database Selection and Transparent Systems
23 September 1986 Abraham Bookstein
Professor
Graduate Library School
The University of Chicago
Feedback Mechanisms in Information Retrieval
6 May 1986 F. W. Lancaster
Professor
Graduate School of Library and Information Science at the University of Illinois
Uses of Machine Readable Databases in Technological and Social Forecasting
1 April 1986 Michael Gorman
Director of General Services
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Library
Cataloging for the Electronic Union Catalog
11 March 1986 Charles M. Dollars
Assistant Director
Archival Research & Evaluation
National Archives and Records Service
Electronic Information Handling Technologies: Preservation Issues
18 February 1986 Joseph W. Price
Chief of the Science and Technology Division
Library of Congress
Optical Disk Technology and Library Needs
7 January 1986 Wesley L. Boomgaarden
Preservation Officer
The Ohio State University Libraries
Preservation Administration in Research Libraries: Making the Past Accessible to the Future
11 November 1985 Gerard Salton
Professor
Computer Science
Cornell University
and
Joel Fagan
graduate student
linguistics and computer science
Cornell University
The Generation of Complex Content Descriptions for Document Identification
8 October 1985 M. Lynn Neufeld
former Executive Director
National Federation of Abstracting and Information Services
Databases: Dinosaurs to Compact Disks
10 May 1985 B. Chandrasekaran
Professor of Computer and Information Science
The Ohio State University
Expert Systems: Matching Techniques to Tasks
23 April 1985 Brian Shackel
Head of the Department of Human Sciences
Loughborough University
Electronic Journals--A Paperless Paradox
8 March 1985 Elliot Soloway
Associate Professor
Department of Computer Science
Yale University
The Mental Life of Programmers
15 February 1985 Gerald DeJong
Assistant Professor
Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
University of Illinois
An Overview of Natural Language Processing
18 January 1985 Donald Kraft
Professor
Department of Computer Science
Louisiana State University
Fuzzy Subset Theory and Generalized Boolean Retrieval Systems
13 December 1984 Lee Hollaar
Associate Professor
Department of Computer Science
University of Utah
Utah Text Retrieval Project
27 September 1984 Linda C. Smith
Associate Professor
Graduate School of Library and Information Science
Univesity of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Artificial Intelligence: Implications for Libraries and Information Systems
24 August 1984 Aviezri S. Fraenkel
Professor
Department of Applied Mathematics
The Weizmann Institute of Science
The Use and Usefulness of Numeration Systems
30 March 1984 Stanley Smith
Professor Emeritus
Department of Zoology
The Ohio State University
Video Displays, Work, and Vision
15 December 1983 Viktor Hampel
Project Leader
Technology Information System
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Demonstration of the Technology Information System and the Gateway Computer at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
8 November 1983 David Grey Remington
Chief
Cataloging Distribution Service
Library of Congress
Libraries in Electronic Publishing: Publishing, Information, Delivery, and Library Service Converge in the New Optical Disk Technology
17 February 1982 Kenneth E. Dowlin
Director
Pikes Peak Library District
Maggie's Place System
10 May 1981 Ching-chih Chen
Professor and Associate Dean
Graduate School of Library and Information Science
Simmons College
The Role of Libraries in the Electronic Age as Reflected in Research Studies of Citizen Information Needs
10 December 1980 Pauline Atherton
Professor
School of Information Studies
Syracuse University
A Forward Look at On-Line Services in the 1980's
26 November 1980 William McGrath
Dean of Library Services
University of Lowell
The Impact of Libraries on International Enrollment
19 November 1980 Herbert S. White
Dean
School of Library and Information Science
Indiana University
The Academic Library Budget Crunch and the Reluctant Conversion to Cooperation and Resource Sharing
13 May 1980 A. W. Speyers
Manager
Regional Sales
Interstate Electronics, Inc.
Voice Data Entry
17 April 1980 Michael J. McGill
Associate Professor and Assistant Dean
School of Information Studies
Syracuse University
Subject Oriented Information Retrieval Systems
13 March 1980 Lawrence A. Woods
Head
Research and Development Unit
University Library and Audio Visual Center
Purdue University
An Overview of the Use of Micro-Computers in the Library
14 September 1979 Jack Belzer
Professor
School of Library and Information Science
University of Pittsburgh
Personalized Computer Languages for Man-Machine Communications
14 August 1979 Stuart Zweben
Assistant Professor
Department of Computer and Information Science
The Ohio State University
Design Methodologies in Software Engineering
23 February 1979 Richard M. Dougherty
Director
University Library
The University of Michigan
Technological Deployment in Research Libraries
7 December 1978 Davis B. McCarn
President
Online Information International, Inc.
Unmediated Searching
4 October 1978 Charles T. Meadow
Professor
School of Library and Information Science
Drexel University
Individualized Instruction for Data Access

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