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Media Advisory

Scholarly Publishing Impacted by New Media

05 June 2006

ATTENTION: Higher education, science and high tech reporters, editors

Contact: Yasmin Anwar, Media Relations
(510) 643-7944 yanwar@berkeley.edu

A workshop on "The Affordances and Implications of New Media for Scholarly Publishing" at the University of California, Berkeley. The workshop will address the impact of new media on knowledge production and dissemination and will include discussion about the potential of the Web, blogs, Open Source, podcasts and RSS feeds to affect the production, dissemination, and consumption of scholarly information.

Among other topics, it will look at how new media has changed scholarly publishing and raise questions about its future. The event is sponsored by UC Berkeley's Center for New Media and Elsevier, B.V., an internationally known publisher of scholarly journals.

8:30 a.m.- 6 p.m., Wednesday, June 7

Morrison Room, Doe Library, UC Berkeley. See campus map at: http://www.berkeley.edu/

The panelists are:

  • John Canny, UC Berkeley professor of electrical engineering and computer science
  • Marc Davis, UC Berkeley professor of information science and director of the Yahoo! Berkeley Lab
  • Karen Hunter, senior vice president, Elsevier
  • Thomas Kalil, special assistant to the chancellor for science and technology, UC Berkeley
  • Thomas Leonard, university librarian, UC Berkeley
  • Peter Lyman, UC Berkeley professor of ethnography, School of Information
  • Jasna Markovac, senior vice president, Elsevier
  • Gregory Niemeyer, UC Berkeley professor of art practice and film studies
  • Kris Paulsen, PhD. candidate in rhetoric, UC Berkeley
  • Richard Rinehart, director of digital media at the UC Berkeley Art Museum/Pacific Film Archive
  • Pamela Samuelson, UC Berkeley professor in the School of Information and School of Law (Boalt Hall)
  • AnnaLee Saxenian, dean of the School of Information, UC Berkeley