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Humanities Research Center
Fondren Library
Ken Kennedy Institute for Information Technology

Speaker: Dan Cohen
Executive Director
Digital Public Library of America

The Emerging Research Environment & the Digital Public Library of America

Wednesday, October 29, 2014
4:00 PM  to 5:00 PM

301  Sewall Hall
Rice University
6100 Main St
Houston, Texas, USA

A new environment for scholarly research is emerging out of the steady accumulation of digitized sources over the last two decades, contemporary models for accessing those sources, and novel methods for searching, sorting, and mining them in ways that forge new connections and enhance serendipity. With a look at the Digital Public Library of America’s approach to research and discovery, Cohen will survey today’s and tomorrow’s electronic landscape. Dan Cohen is the Founding Executive Director of the DPLA, where he works to further the DPLA’s mission to make the cultural and scientific heritage of humanity available, free of charge, to all.

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