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CNI Podcast: An Interview with Edward Fox on Digital Scholarship

This twenty-eight minute podcast features an interview with Edward Fox, Professor for the Department of Computer Science and Director of the Digital Library Research Laboratory at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. It was recorded at the CNI 2008 Fall Task Force Meeting, where Fox participated in the panel discussion, "Capturing Crisis: A Digital Library to Study Tragedy and Recovery from Around the World."

A collaborative digital library, tentatively named "Crisis, Tragedy and Recovery" (CTR) is in the early stages of development. This digital library will capture and store information for spontaneous events so users can access, search, analyze, and study the collections and learn from events and tragedies that happen around the world. Digital material relating to the campus shootings at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech), shootings in Finland, the tragedy at Northern Illinois University, and the flooding in Iowa has already been collected and archived. Additionally, the Internet Archive has previously worked with curators to archive events such as Hurricane Katrina, the 2004 Tsunami and the recent Russia/Georgia conflict.

This interview is provided courtesy of CNI and was recorded at their 2008 Fall Task Force Meeting.  The Coalition for Networked Information (CNI) is an organization dedicated to supporting the transformative promise of networked information technology for the advancement of scholarly communication and the enrichment of intellectual productivity.  You can learn more about CNI at their web site,



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Running time: 28m 1s
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