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Thursday, November 7 • 3:15pm - 4:00pm
A Reading of The New Digital Age, by Schmidt and Cohen

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The Internet arguably represents one of the best examples of human creativity, energy, and expression. It is fast, ubiquitous, affordable and promising. Its versatility offers effective connectivity via wireless networks, to billions of people worldwide. Schmidt and Jared argue that in spite of the speed and power of these new  digital technologies,  global connectivity poses certain challenges, among which are, the absence of "terrestrial laws in this ungoverned space", the need to understand this shifting Internet construct, the threat of digital empowerment and their implications for authoritarian governments, citizens, and institutions. This paper will examine the above-mentioned ideas and their implications for academic libraries in "Reshaping the Future of People, Nations, and Business," by Eric Schmidt and Jared Cohen.

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Joyce Dixon-Fyle

Coordinator/Librarian of Collection Development, De Pauw University Libraries
Joyce is an academic librarian (Professor) and Coordinator of Collection Development at DPU, where she has worked for many years. She earned both PhD (French Literature)and MLS degrees from Indiana University, Bloomington, IN. Her primary services include assessing and selecting subject collections, crafting and revising policies for the development and management of resources for subject holdings. Her wide-ranging scholarly interests include... Read More →

Thursday November 7, 2013 3:15pm - 4:00pm
Parkview Room, Francis Marion Hotel 387 King Street, Charleston, SC 29403

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