[Asis-l] LACASIS BUSINESS MEETING: Dr. Michael Buckland and Tour of USC Special Collections

SuHui Ho suhui at library.ucsd.edu
Thu May 10 14:29:38 EDT 2007


BUSINESS MEETING: Dr. Michael Buckland and Tour of USC Special Collections

Date: Wednesday June 13, 2007
Time: 11:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
LACASIS Business Meeting (11:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.)        

What's Special about USC Special Collections? (11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.)        

The USC Libraries Department of Special Collections collects, makes available, and preserves primary source and rare materials in our main areas of strength: Los Angeles regional history; American literature; Lion Feuchtwanger and the German émigré experience; natural history; and USC history and the university's intellectual life.   It contains more than 130,000 volumes of rare and valuable books and serials, and over 300 archival collections.

The USC Cinema-Television Library's primary mission is to support the curriculum of the School of Cinema-Television and to foster study and research. In addition to an extensive book collection, the library also holds many archives focusing on the history of the film industry and containing many rarely seen photographs, as well as scripts, scores and other artifacts.

The USC Digital Archive provides access to over 100,000 photographs, maps, manuscripts, records, texts and sound recordings owned by USC and collaborating institutions, such as the Automobile Club of Southern California, the California Historical Society, the Chinese Historical Society of Southern California, and the Huntington Library.  Particular emphasis has been placed on materials related to Los Angeles and the Southern California region, the western United States, and the Pacific Rim.

The USC L.A. as Subject Project is an online directory of less visible archives and collections that preserve historical materials related to the Los Angeles region. The directory provides a cross-section of the varied cultural materials held by local institutions and community groups, large and small. It is intended not only to provide a key to specific archives and collections, but also to serve as a map for locating people, places, and the contributions of individuals and communities to the region's diverse and unique cultural heritage.

We will provide a brief tour of our physical spaces and collections in the Doheny Memorial Library, and an online demonstration of our Digital Archive and LA as Subject Project.

Italian Buffet Lunch (12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.)

Dr. Michael Buckland: Searching for Goldberg (1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.)  

In 1990, suspecting that the received history of Information Science was significantly incomplete, Dr. Buckland began to delve into European sources and found mention of a desktop search engine developed by a "Dr. E. Goldberg" of Dresden. Goldberg and his activities proved hard to trace. 

The usual documentation had been destroyed and ambitious others (including Vannevar Bush, J. Edgar Hoover, and Goldberg's Nazi successors) either took or suppressed credit for his inventions. But after several years of detective work a biography finally appeared. "Emanuel Goldberg and his Knowledge Machine" (Libraries Unlimited, 2006). He will talk about the methods used to reconstruct his story  - and some improbable adventures and lucky breaks along the way.

Michael Buckland is Emeritus Professor in the School of Information, University of California, Berkeley and Co-Director of the Electronic Cultural Atlas Initiative. He worked as a librarian in England and in Indiana before coming to California as Dean of the School of Information Management and Systems, at U.C. Berkeley, 1976-84. He has taught and written about library services, the organization of information, and the history and theory of documentation. Prof. Buckland served as President of ASIST in 1998 and was honored with the LACASIST Contributions to Information Science Award in 2000.





University of Southern California, Doheny Library

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ASIST Members   $15.00

Non-Members     $20.00

Students        $12.00

Register Online at www.lacasist.org <http://www.lacasist.org/> 


Register by mail. Send check and completed form to B. Salvador P.O. Box 13102, Marina Del Rey, CA 90295

Registration deadline is Thursday, June 6, 2007. NO REFUND AFTER 6/06/07.

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