Archive for May, 2012
Kimberly Douglas, University Librarian
May 19th, 10:00 – 11:00 a.m., Lees-Kubota Lecture Hall in Guggenheim
It can be no surprise that the Internet is changing the mechanisms and models for scholarly communication, the process of research, peer-review certification, dissemination, and uptake of new knowledge, especially through scholarly papers. While the information technology possibilities are relatively straightforward, the social and legal issues challenge governments and their funding agencies-and universities and their libraries-along with the publishing industry. Libraries as cultural memory institutions, and especially academic libraries as foundations to scholarship, provide opportunity for and realization of the coming transformations.
The Caltech Archives and Library will be running a session for alumni to record a 10-minute story for inclusion in the Oral History Project. “Caltech Oral Histories in the Making” will take place from 12:30 to 2:30 PM on Saturday, May 19, in the Sherman Fairchild Library. On a first-come, first-served basis, alums may capture on audio tape a favorite professor story, a worst/best day of student life, or any good story about their Caltech years.
Recordings will be transcribed and released (with permission) for inclusion in the Archives’ collection and for online publication in the Library’s digital repository. For more details, contact the archives.