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Libraries' symposium on changes & challenges of scholarship in the digital environment: Fri. Oct. 9th

Digital technology and the internet are changing communication in all facets of life accustoming people to immediate access to information through computers and mobile devices. Scholars are no different. They want seamless access to published materials and to “data-mine” huge sets of textual, visual and numeric data. They want to collaborate with researchers worldwide from formulation of research designs to formal release and distribution of research results. Digital technology and the Internet facilitate these activities. Commercial publishers of scholarly journals have exploited this technology effectively, but some have become a major impediment to the flow of scholarly communication...

To learn more, read this analysis and call to action by Robert G. Sewell, Associate University Librarian for Collection Development and Management.

The Libraries invite you to:
Scholarship in the Digital Environment
Opportunities, Challenges, Recognition
a half-day symposium
Friday October 9, 2009
8:30 am - 1:30 pm
Cook Campus Center

The full symposium program is available.

To RSVP, send an email to events@rci.rutgers.edu or call 732/932-7505.

Posted August 20, 2009