March 1, 2009

Gutenberg Meets The 21st Century: Libraries of the Future

DIGITAL TECHNOLOGY has created unprecedented changes in the way we live and work today. To consider these transformations in American society and culture, the American Academy is organizing a symposium on the "Impact of Information Technology on American Society." The colloquium will address the multiple effects-the positive and negative, the planned and unanticipated-that information technology has had on society and ask "How did we get here?" "What are the pros and cons?" "Where are we going?" and "Where do we want to go?"

On Sunday, March 1 starting at 9:00 am, the Computer History Museum (
1401 N. Shoreline Blvd. Mountain View, CA 94043) is sponsoring a panel discussion "Information Technology and the Future of Books, Publishing, and Libraries."

The panel discussion will take the theme of "Gutenberg meets the 21st century." As publishing continues to move toward a digital model, what happens to the repositories of books, the libraries-and their clients, researchers, and students? In addition to economics, panelists will discuss the forces shaping the future of the printed book.

Panelists include:

- Edward Feigenbaum, Kumagai Professor in the School of Engineering, Emeritus, Stanford University and a Computer History Museum Fellow

The Book as Artifact-Stakeholders and Constituencies
- John Warnock, Co-Chairman of the Board, Adobe Systems Inc.
- John Hollar, President and CEO, Computer History Museum
- Daniel J. Clancy, Engineering Director, Google Book Search Project

The Library of the Future
- Michael A. Keller, University Librarian, Stanford University
- Donald A. B. Lindberg, Director, National Library of Medicine

For more information on the
event, call (650) 810-1005.

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