All things made new: media, research, libraries, and the idea of culture
- Date: Thursday, 21 February, 2019
6:00pm to 7:00pm followed by refreshments
Free. Booking is essential. RSVP email@example.com
National Library, Tiakiwai Conference Centre (lower ground floor), Corner Molesworth and Aitken Streets, Wellington. Entrance on Aitken Street.
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Celebrating a centenary
Join this special event held by the Alexander Turnbull Library Endowment Trust in a programme celebrating the centenary of the founding of the Alexander Turnbull Library.
Dr Charles Henry, the widely respected President of the Council on Library and Information Resources will present 'All things made new: Media, research, libraries, and the idea of culture'.
Exploring the profound impacts of new technologies
This lecture will explore:
- the profound impacts new technologies and understandings have made to how we define information, communication and truth
- how we research, preserve and access our heritage, and
- the crucial role of libraries in allowing us both to re-imagine our past, and reach out to future generations.
Simon Upton, Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment, will respond to Dr Henry.
About the speaker
Dr Charles Henry is former Vice Provost and University Librarian at Rice University, responsible for library services and programmes, including the Digital Library Initiative and the Digital Media Center.
He served as publisher of America’s first all-digital university press; was Chair of the advisory committee for the Information Resource Center at the International University of Bremen, and a member of the American Council of Learned Societies Commission on Cyberinfrastructure in the Humanities and Social Sciences. Dr Henry joined CLIR in 2007.