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Introduction and Welcome to Internet & Society 2007

Professor Charles Ogletree, Executive Director of The Charles Hamilton Houston Institute for Race and Justice and Internet & Society 2007 Co-chair kicks off the conference with a special welcome from Professor Charles Nesson, Berkman Center for Internet & Society Founder and Internet & Society 2007 Co-chair on June 1.

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Nicholas Negroponte Keynote at Internet & Society 2007

Nicholas Negroponte, Founder and Chairman of One Laptop per Child, presents the keynote address at this year’s Internet & Society conference, “University – Knowledge Beyond Authority” on May 31.

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Teresa Hackett on Digital Libraries in Developing Nations

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University: Knowledge Beyond Authority
Internet & Society Conference 2007
Lead Up Event

The role and mission of libraries is to collect, organise, preserve and make available the world’s cultural and scientific heritage for current and future generations. Publicly funded libraries operating for the public benefit support access to knowledge, as well as education and training, critical to developing nations whose human resource is central to their advancement. Digital technologies are transforming the way that libraries work. What new opportunities are being created? What challenges do we face and how is eIFL.net addressing them?

Teresa Hackett runs eIFL-IP “Advocacy for Access to Knowledge: copyright & libraries”, a programme to raise awareness in copyright issues for libraries in 50 developing and transition countries. The goal is to build capacity and expertise amongst the eIFL.net library community and to represent the interests of members in key international policy fora such as WIPO, UNESCO and the WTO. Previously, Teresa was the Director of the European library association (EBLIDA), provided technical support to the European Commission library research programme and was part of the team to establish electronic information centres at the British Council Germany. Teresa is currently an Expert Resource Person on the Copyright and Other Legal Matters Committee of the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA-CLM). She is a chartered librarian and in 2004 completed a post-graduate diploma in legal studies at the Dublin Institute of Technology.

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Teresa Hackett on Digital Libraries in Developing Nations

University: Knowledge Beyond Authority
Internet & Society Conference 2007
Lead Up Event

Download the audio podcast (time: 1:14:10).

The role and mission of libraries is to collect, organise, preserve and make available the world’s cultural and scientific heritage for current and future generations. Publicly funded libraries operating for the public benefit support access to knowledge, as well as education and training, critical to developing nations whose human resource is central to their advancement. Digital technologies are transforming the way that libraries work. What new opportunities are being created? What challenges do we face and how is eIFL.net addressing them?

Teresa Hackett runs eIFL-IP “Advocacy for Access to Knowledge: copyright & libraries”, a programme to raise awareness in copyright issues for libraries in 50 developing and transition countries. The goal is to build capacity and expertise amongst the eIFL.net library community and to represent the interests of members in key international policy fora such as WIPO, UNESCO and the WTO. Previously, Teresa was the Director of the European library association (EBLIDA), provided technical support to the European Commission library research programme and was part of the team to establish electronic information centres at the British Council Germany. Teresa is currently an Expert Resource Person on the Copyright and Other Legal Matters Committee of the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA-CLM). She is a chartered librarian and in 2004 completed a post-graduate diploma in legal studies at the Dublin Institute of Technology.

1 comment May 2nd, 2007

IS2K7 Interview with Michael Hemment

Michael Hemment is Research Librarian and Head of Scholarly Research Initiatives at Widener Library, here at Harvard University. Recently, MediaBerkman producer Colin Rhinesmith sat down with Michael to discuss a number of pressing issues in the research field.

Download the audio podcast (time: 22:55).

In this Internet & Society 2007 podcast, Michael discusses the available means of research at the University and how the sharing of information will change greatly from the way we understand it today. Some of the specific topics include copyright, fair use, tagging, digital imaging, open source materials, and more. All of these are central to the question of the role of University in Cyberspace – the theme of this year’s Internet & Society Conference, Knowledge Beyond Authority.

There are many ways to be involved in this discussion. You can listen to the interview, visit the conference website to add a question for the June 1st conference, register to attend, and help us answer: How should universities relate to intellectual property? With respect to university knowledge creation how interconnected with the public realm should our “library of information” be?

Attribution: Music used in this AudioBerkman podcast was sampled from a track by “pilot” titled “multireplicalproliferation” available under a Creative Commons Attribution 2.5 license.

Add comment April 25th, 2007

Opening Up to Open Access: Part Two

Gavin Yamey on “Opening Up to Open Access: What Can Other Disciplines Learn from the Sciences?”

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What can academics do to ensure that their research results are included in the growing “knowledge commons?” Gavin Yamey MD, Senior Editor of PLoS Medicine and Consulting Editor of PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases, shares his experiences in the open access movement and explores possible avenues for its expansion to other fields, with a focus on the social sciences and humanities.

The Public Library of Science, an international non-profit grassroots movement of scientists and physicians, is working to change the status quo by campaigning to make the biomedical literature a freely available global public good. PLoS now publishes 7 open access journals, and is urging traditional biomedical publishers to adopt more socially responsive practices. Will other fields follow in their footsteps?

This event is sponsored by the Berkman Center and Harvard College Free Culture and will take place Wednesday, March 14 at 7:30pm in Sever Hall Room 202 at Harvard University. It is a lead up event to the 2007 Internet & Society Conference, which will be held on the Harvard Campus on June 1, 2007.

2 comments March 17th, 2007

Opening Up to Open Access: Part Two

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Gavin Yamey on “Opening Up to Open Access: What Can Other Disciplines Learn from the Sciences?”

What can academics do to ensure that their research results are included in the growing “knowledge commons?” Gavin Yamey MD, Senior Editor of PLoS Medicine and Consulting Editor of PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases, shares his experiences in the open access movement and explores possible avenues for its expansion to other fields, with a focus on the social sciences and humanities.

The Public Library of Science, an international non-profit grassroots movement of scientists and physicians, is working to change the status quo by campaigning to make the biomedical literature a freely available global public good. PLoS now publishes 7 open access journals, and is urging traditional biomedical publishers to adopt more socially responsive practices. Will other fields follow in their footsteps?

This event is sponsored by the Berkman Center and Harvard College Free Culture and will take place Wednesday, March 14 at 7:30pm in Sever Hall Room 202 at Harvard University. It is a lead up event to the 2007 Internet & Society Conference, which will be held on the Harvard Campus on June 1, 2007.

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1 comment March 17th, 2007

Opening Up to Open Access: Part One

Gavin Yamey on “Opening Up to Open Access: What Can Other Disciplines Learn from the Sciences?”

Download part one of the audio podcast (time: 1:17:38).

What can academics do to ensure that their research results are included in the growing “knowledge commons?” Gavin Yamey MD, Senior Editor of PLoS Medicine and Consulting Editor of PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases, shares his experiences in the open access movement and explores possible avenues for its expansion to other fields, with a focus on the social sciences and humanities.

The Public Library of Science, an international non-profit grassroots movement of scientists and physicians, is working to change the status quo by campaigning to make the biomedical literature a freely available global public good. PLoS now publishes 7 open access journals, and is urging traditional biomedical publishers to adopt more socially responsive practices. Will other fields follow in their footsteps?

This event is sponsored by the Berkman Center and Harvard College Free Culture and will take place Wednesday, March 14 at 7:30pm in Sever Hall Room 202 at Harvard University. It is a lead up event to the 2007 Internet & Society Conference, which will be held on the Harvard Campus on June 1, 2007.

3 comments March 17th, 2007

Opening Up to Open Access: Part One

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Gavin Yamey on “Opening Up to Open Access: What Can Other Disciplines Learn from the Sciences?”

What can academics do to ensure that their research results are included in the growing “knowledge commons?” Gavin Yamey MD, Senior Editor of PLoS Medicine and Consulting Editor of PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases, shares his experiences in the open access movement and explores possible avenues for its expansion to other fields, with a focus on the social sciences and humanities.

The Public Library of Science, an international non-profit grassroots movement of scientists and physicians, is working to change the status quo by campaigning to make the biomedical literature a freely available global public good. PLoS now publishes 7 open access journals, and is urging traditional biomedical publishers to adopt more socially responsive practices. Will other fields follow in their footsteps?

This event is sponsored by the Berkman Center and Harvard College Free Culture and will take place Wednesday, March 14 at 7:30pm in Sever Hall Room 202 at Harvard University. It is a lead up event to the 2007 Internet & Society Conference, which will be held on the Harvard Campus on June 1, 2007.

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Add comment March 17th, 2007

How Open Will Harvard Be to Internet & Society?

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How Open Will Harvard Be to Internet & Society? That’s the big question for the Internet & Society 2K7 Conference, set for May 31 and June 1, 2007. What would a more open Harvard mean or look like for faculty, for staff, for students, for alumni? Is there an understanding among all as to what open access is? The process and the conversations in the lead up to the Spring conference are integral in the shaping of the conference; at this Tuesday’s lunch, Professor Nesson spoke about his hopes for Internet & Society at Harvard. As importantly, he solicited the spirited the needs, desires and perspectives of those affected by the policies across Harvard and beyond.Charles Nesson, with fellow Harvard Law Professor Charles Ogletree, has been chairing biannual Internet & Society conferences since 1996. He has written about his prelinimary hopes for this conference over at his blog.

Produced by Indigo Tabor and Colin Rhinesmith.

1 comment December 21st, 2006

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