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DuraSpace/Smithsonian Institution Web Seminar Dec. 9: "The Future of Scholarly Communication is a Web in the Clouds"

Ithaca, NY Please join Thorny Staples, Smithsonian Institution, for a web seminar on December 9 at 3:00 pm for "The Future of Scholarly Communication is a Web in the Clouds."

The use of digital surrogates of traditional library materials in scholarly activities is already changing the nature of scholarly communication, but that is just the beginning. With the rise of the web, the products of scholarship themselves are increasingly "born-digital" webs of information that can include digital surrogates of materials from many digital libraries from around the world. Now with emergence of cloud computing, institutions with limited resources that are geographically dispersed will be more able to participate in the process without having to make large investments in IT infrastructure. This talk will address the emerging infrastructure for scholarly and scientific communication and the implications it brings for libraries, archives and museums.

Thornton Staples, Director of Research and Scientific Data Management for the Office of the CIO at the Smithsonian Institution, is the past Director of Community Strategy and Co-director of the Fedora Project for DuraSpace. He was the Co-Director for the Fedora Project from its inception in 2001. He has done information architecture consulting for variety of academic and cultural history projects in Europe, Australia and the United States.

No pre-registration is required. To participate login 10 minutes prior to the presentation:; participant code: 7834995

641-593-6241; participant code: 7834995

Please contact Carol Minton Morris with questions. Recordings of past DuraSpace web seminars may be accessed here: