Monday, April 27, 2009

The Converengence of Knowledge and Culture Speakers Series: Convergence Rocks!

We live in an age of convergence. What does this mean for libraries, archives and museums? Ingrid Parent responds to this question by reviewing her own experiences at Library and Archives Canada, birthplace of what she calls "extreme convergence", as well as other national and international examples of cultural institutions working together in bold new ways. From the Dunhuang Caves to the digital library, discover the exciting synergies that link today's libraries, archives and museums.

Ms. Parent is currently the Assistant Deputy Minister for the Documentary Heritage Collection Sector at Library and Archives Canada (LAC). She is responsible for the development, digitization and the preservation of the Canadian documentary heritage and has a lead role in the development of LAC's digital agenda and the national digital strategy.

In March, 2009, Ms. Parent was appointed as University Librarian at the University of British Columbia for a six-year term. She will assume these duties in July.

Date: Wednesday, April 29th, 2009

Time: 10:00 - 11:30am (refreshments at 10:00)

Location: Husky Oil Great Hall, Rozsa Centre, University of Calgary