Knowledge Beyond Authority Interview with Michael Hemment

Michael Hemment is Research Librarian and Head of Scholarly Research Initiatives at Widener Library, here at Harvard University. Recently, MediaBerkman producer Colin Rhinesmith sat down with Michael to discuss a number of pressing issues in the research field.

Download the audio podcast (time: 22:55).

In this Internet & Society 2007 podcast, Michael discusses the available means of research at the University and how the sharing of information will change greatly from the way we understand it today. Some of the specific topics include copyright, fair use, tagging, digital imaging, open source materials, and more. All of these are central to the question of the role of University in Cyberspace - the theme of this year's Internet & Society Conference, Knowledge Beyond Authority.

There are many ways to be involved in this discussion. You can listen to the interview, visit the conference website to add a question for the June 1st conference, register to attend, and help us answer: How should universities relate to intellectual property? With respect to university knowledge creation how interconnected with the public realm should our "library of information" be?

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