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Clifford Lynch

Clifford Lynch is the director of the Coalition for Networked Information (CNI), where he has been since 1997. He is also an adjunct professor at Berkeley’s School of Information. 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. He is both a past president and recipient of the 2008 Award of Merit of the American Society for Information (now ASIS&T), and a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the National Information Standards Organization. Lynch lectures extensively issues pertaining to digital libraries, information policy, and emerging interoperability standards.

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As memory turns into a digital rather than a personal construct, what does this mean for cultural and historical memory? How did we get to this point, and how can we ensure that negative consequences don't result? What are we doing to maintain cultural memory, why does it matter, and where do we go from here? As computers take over our lives, they take over our histories. A lecture on this topic by Clifford Lynch.

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