Monday, 8 December 2014

Save the date: An evening in Brisbane with key note speakers from ALIA Information Online

On Monday 9th February 2015 ALIA Queensland, State Library of Queensland and QUT present an evening with Liz McGettigan and Siva Vaidhyanathan.

This exciting opportunity will be a free event - so save the date in your calendar now!

Liz is Director of Digital at SOLUS UK. An award-winning Digital Library and Information Specialist, a leader in the future library and makerspace movement, and is now working across the UK to build these trans-formative spaces.Recognized for integrating technology, people, social and business strategies into effective management systems and business models designed to solve organizational challenges, improve operating performance and expand business capabilities. 

Liz is passionate about the future and potential of libraries and has authored a number of articles. At SOLUS she creates innovative and sassy digital information spaces and services to drive customers’ rapid transformation into truly high performing destination services.

Siva Vaidhyanathan is the Robertson Professor of Media Studies at the University of Virginia. He also teaches in the University of Virginia School of Law. Vaidhyanathan is the author of The Googlization of Everything And Why We Should Worry (University of California Press, 2011),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). He also co-edited (with Carolyn de la Pena) collection, Rewiring the Nation: The Place of Technology in American Studies (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2007).

In March 2002, Library Journal cited Vaidhyanathan among its "Movers & Shakers" in the library field. In the feature story, Vaidhyanathan lauded librarians for being "on the front lines of copyright battles" and for being "the custodians of our information and cultural commons." In November 2004 the Chronicle of Higher Education called Vaidhyanathan "one of academe's best-known scholars of intellectual property and its role in contemporary culture." He has testified as an expert before the U.S. Copyright Office on the Digital Millennium Copyright Act.

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