Basic Needs, Access, and Marketplace Structures

Seminar | April 5 | 3:10-5 p.m. | 107 South Hall

 Michael Buckland & Clifford Lynch

 Information, School of

Connecting Needs, Documentation, and Evidence
Michael Buckland

A hermeneutic approach suggests a possible conceptual bridge between the most basic need for information and designs for the organization of access to recorded evidence. A brief continuation of our discussion on February 8.

New Marketplace Structures for Cultural Products and Implications for Stewardship
Clifford Lynch

The structures of the public marketplace and exchange under the doctrine of first sale worked very well for cultural memory institutions such as libraries. Unfortunately, these are now being rapidly eclipsed by complex and opaque new market structures that incorporate (compulsory, large scale) license structures. The effects of these changes for memory institutions are a potential disaster, and are poorly understood. As time permits in this discussion, I'll begin an exploration of how the marketplaces in music, books, and moving image (video) materials are changing, and highlight some of the areas that seem particularly opaque to me.