Siva Vaidhyanathan will be the featured presenter at the 2008 Henderson Lecture on the campus of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Hosted by the School of Information and Library Science, the lecture will take place on Feb. 6, 2008 at 3:00 p.m. in the auditorium of the Frank Porter Graham Student Union.
Vaidhyanathan's talk is titled, "The Human Knowledge Project (Part 1): Four Conceptual Errors concerning Massive Digital Library Projects."
What the talk is about: "The rush to digitize the stacks of major research libraries has proceeded in haphazard fashion and with a far greater emphasis on expediency and quantity than quality and utility. This talk will outline the grand mistakes that we are making in the rush to digitize everything and offer a vision of a better way to link the greater population of the world with the greatest sources of knowledge."
If you plan to attend, please RSVP to Jennifer by sending e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 919.962.8366.
Part 2 of Vaidhyanathan's talk will be presented at the John Hope Franklin Humanities Institute at Duke University on Feb. 22, 2008.
About the Speaker
Siva Vaidhyanathan, a cultural historian and media scholar, is the author of Copyrights and Copywrongs: The Rise of Intellectual Property and How it Threatens Creativity (New York University Press, 2001) and The Anarchist in the Library: How the Clash between Freedom and Control is Hacking the Real World and Crashing the System (Basic Books, 2004). His most recent book is the edited (with Carolyn de la Pena) collection, Rewiring the Nation: The Place of Technology in American Studies (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2007). Vaidhyanathan has written for many periodicals, including The American Scholar, The Chronicle of Higher Education, The New York Times Magazine, MSNBC.COM, Salon.com, openDemocracy.net, Columbia Journalism Review and The Nation.
After five years as a professional journalist, Vaidhyanathan earned a Ph.D. in American Studies from the University of Texas at Austin. He has taught at Wesleyan University, the University of Wisconsin at Madison , Columbia University, New York University, and now is an associate professor of Media Studies and Law at the University of Virginia and a fellow at both the New York Institute for the Humanities and the Institute for the Future of the Book. He lives in Charlottesville, VA.
Check out his blog at: www.sivacracy.net
The Henderson Lecture
The Lucile Kelling Henderson Lecture Series was established in 1990 to honor the memory of Lucile K. Henderson, SILS faculty member (1932-1960) and dean (1954-1960). The lecture is free and open to the public. A reception will follow the program.
- For parking and transportation:
- Morehead Lot (At the Planetarium on Franklin St.)
- Rosemary Parking Deck (Behind the Post Office at Franklin and Henderson Streets)
- Highway 54 Visitor Lot (near the intersection of Country Club St. and South St.)
- Ramshead Parking Deck (at the G.W. Hill Alumni Center)
- Friday Center Park-and-Ride Lot (take the bus to and from campus)
- For those who need handicap access, please contact the SILS office at 919.962.8366.
- Campus Map
For More Information
Please contact Wanda Monroe at the School of Information and Library Science for more information about the presentation. Reach her by phone at 919.843.8337.