Public Lecture: Libraries in the digital age, UWC, 7 June 2016

UWC’s Department of Library & Information Science cordially invites you to a public lecture by  Prof Tom Lipinski (Dean of the School of Information Studies, University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee)

Dr Lipinksi has a legal background and has written numerous articles, book chapters and books. He is a visiting lecturer in the Faculty of Law, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (Catholic University of Leuven), Belgium where he lectures on IT & Intellectual Property Law; he has been a visiting professor at the University of Pretoria-School of Information Technology and at the Graduate School of Library and Information Science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He is active in copyright education and policy-making, chairing the ACRL Copyright Discussion Group, Co-Chair of the ALA OITP Committee on Legislation Copyright Subcommittee, a member of the Copyright and Other Legal Matters Committee of IFLA and serves as an IFLA delegate to the World Intellectual Property Organization’s Standing Committee on Copyright and Other Rights.

He will address the following emerging issues in libraries:

  • net neutrality,
  • the Right To Be Forgotten,
  • international copyright reform and libraries,
  • licensing,
  • patron privacy and online content

Venue: UWC, Dean of Arts Boardroom [#19 on campus map]

Date: 7 June 2016

Time: 12:45 —14:30

Map of campus: http://bit.ly/245RDkJ 

RSVP: Mrs Sonia Stroud 021 9592137sstroud@uwc.ac.za [by 3 June 2016]