E-Forum: The 21st Century Scholar: Nirvana or Hell?

University of Virginia’s University Librarian, Karin Wittenborg, to discuss the future of scholarship

Join the UT Libraries for the next e-Forum series on Thursday, March 3rd with Karin Wittenborg, University Librarian at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, as she presents The 21st Century Scholar: Nirvana or Hell? The lecture will be held at 3 p.m. in room 605 of Hodges Library and is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.

The U.Va. Library is a leader in digital library initiatives and has a world-renowned rare books and manuscripts collection. Wittenborg will talk about the juxtaposition of these print and digital projects and how the continued importance of access will affect scholarship in the 21st century. She will also recommend ways for scholars to change a problematic the scholarly communications culture. Her talk will address the influence of Google Scholar and Google digitization projects upon access to scholarship, libraries, and service.

Wittenborg has been University Librarian at the University of Virginia since September 1993. Prior to working at U.Va, she held professional positions at UCLA, Stanford, MIT, and the State University of New York. She serves on the Advisory Council for Stanford University Libraries/Academic Information Resources, Brown University.

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