School of Information Events

Upcoming Events

Friday, October 19, 2018

Digital Privacy for Librarians (and Others)

Seminar | October 19 | 3:10-5 p.m. | 107 South Hall

 Howard Besser

 Information, School of

How librarians can support digital privacy practices in their communities.

Friday, October 26, 2018

Florilegia: Organizing Scholarly Annotations in PDFs

Seminar | October 26 | 3:10-5 p.m. | 107 South Hall

 Patrick Golden

 Information, School of

Annotation techniques that developed over centuries of reading paper documents have persisted with the advent of digital publishing. Highlighting, underlining, marking with symbols, scribbling lines, adding notes in margins, and bookmarking pages all remain common and important practices for interacting with digital documents. Yet while tools for authoring and reading digital documents have...   More >

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Equitable Algorithms: A Social Welfare Function Approach

Lecture | October 31 | 1:10-2:30 p.m. | 202 South Hall

 Sendhil Mullainathan

 Information, School of

Sendhil Mullainathan discusses how and why algorithms can be designed for fairness.

GDPR: Big Data, Big Responsibility

Lecture | October 31 | 4:10-5:30 p.m. | 202 South Hall

 Jeff Jonas

 Information, School of

The EUâs new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes big responsibilities for organizations.

Detecting Discrimination: What Eddie Murphy Teaches Us about Theory and Method

Special Event | October 31 | 4:10-5:30 p.m. | 210 South Hall

 Issa Kohler-Hausmann

 Information, School of

Issa Kohler-Hausmann studies the methodological and theoretical issues in stating and proving discrimination claims.

Friday, November 2, 2018

Facilitating Diverse Collection and Curation in Web Crawling and Indexing and Blockchain: What's Not To Like?

Seminar | November 2 | 3:10-5 p.m. | 107 South Hall

 Matt Bayley and David S. H. Rosenthal

 Information, School of

Facilitating Diverse Collection and Curation in Web Crawling and Indexing
Matt Bayley

Blockchain: What's Not To Like?
David S. H. Rosenthal
We're in a period when blockchain or âdistributed ledger technologyâ is the Solution to Everythingâ, so it is inevitable that it will be proposed as the solution to problems in academic communication and digital...   More >

Friday, November 9, 2018

How We Fight Surveillance Capitalism

Special Event | November 9 | 12:10-2 p.m. | 202 South Hall | Canceled

 Shoshana Zuboff

 Information, School of

Workshop with Professor Shoshana Zuboff