Brown Bag: Issues in Curating the Open Web at Scale - with Gary Price

Date: 

Tuesday, September 20, 2016, 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Location: 

E25-401

Much of the web remains invisible: resources are undescribed, unindexed or simply buried --  as many people rarely look past the first page of Google searches or are unavailable from traditional library resources.

At the same time many traditional library databases pay little attention to quality content from credible sources accessible on the open web.

How do we build collections of quality open-web resources (i.e. documents, specialty databases, and multimedia) and make them accessible to individuals and user groups when and where they need it?

This talk reflects on the emerging tools for systematic programmatic curation; the legal challenges to open-web curation; long term access issues, and the historical challenges to building sustainable communities of curation.

Price received a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Kansas, and a master's in library and information science from Wayne State University. He was for a time a reference librarian at George Washington University. Price co-authored the book The Invisible Web (see Deep Web) with Chris Sherman in July 2001.

Price has worked as a librarian at George Washington University and by the search engine Ask.com as Director of Online Information Resources.

He also does frequent consulting projects and has written for a number of publications. Currently, he is a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.

Before launching INFOdocket.com and FullTextReports.com in February 2011, Gary Price and Shirl Kennedy worked together for 10 years as founders and co-editors of ResourceShelf and DocuTicker.

Price won the Special Libraries Association's "Innovations in Technology Award" in 2002, and their News Division's "Agnes Henebry Roll of Honor Award" in 2004. He was also awarded the Alumni of the Year Award from Wayne State's Library and Information Program.

 

Information Science Brown Bag talks, hosted by the Program on Information Science, consists of regular discussions and brainstorming sessions on all aspects of information science and uses of information science and technology to assess and solve institutional, social and research problems. These are informal talks. Discussions are often inspired by real-world problems being faced by the lead discussant.  Lunch is provided.