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Information Technology & the Future of Books, Publishing, and Libraries

Stated Meeting, Mountain View, CA
February 28—March 1, 2009

The Impact of Information Technology on Society

Information Technology & the Future of Books, Publishing, and Libraries (Location: Computer History Museum)

Moderator: Edward Feigenbaum served as Chairman of the Computer Science Department and Director of the Computer Center, and Co-Principal Investigator of the national computer facility for applications of Artificial Intelligence to Medicine and Biology (SUMEX-AIM) at Stanford University. From 1994 to 1997, he was Chief Scientist of the United States Air Force. The founder of the field of expert systems, he has published extensively and is coeditor of The Handbook of Artificial Intelligence and coauthor of The Fifth Generation and The Rise of the Expert Company. He was the second President of the American Association for Artificial Intelligence. He has also served on the Board of Regents of the National Library of Medicine. He is a recipient of the ACM Turing Award (1994), is a Member of the National Academy of Engineering, and was elected a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences in 1991. Audio | Video (13 min.)
Panelists Daniel J. Clancy was Director of the Exploration Technologies Directorate at NASA Ames Research Center prior to coming to Google in 2005. The Center supports over 700 individuals in basic and applied research in a diverse range of technology areas intended to enable both robotic and human exploration missions, such as Intelligent Systems, High-End Computing, Human-Centered Systems, Bio/Nanotechnology, Entry Systems, and others. He played numerous roles at NASA Ames, including participating in the team that developed the agency’s plan to return men to the Moon and eventually to Mars. While completing his PhD in artificial intelligence at the University of Texas at Austin, he also worked at Trilogy Corporation, the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, and Xerox Webster Research Center. Audio | Video (10 min.)
John Hollar was formerly Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Vypoint Group LLC, a London-based media investment advisory group which he founded in 2005, he was prior to that a senior executive at Pearson PLC in London, where he founded and led two separate multi-platform content companies: Pearson Broadband Ltd. and Penguin Television Ltd. He negotiated and led multiple strategic partnerships, including a ground-breaking joint venture with China Central Television for television, Internet, and published content in Chinese and English. Earlier, as Executive Vice President of the Public Broadcasting Service in Washington, D.C., he was responsible for the strategy development, operations, and management of PBS’s Internet, consumer, and education units. He founded PBS’s Internet and digital media group. Before beginning his career in media, he practiced law in Washington, D.C., and served as a senior legal advisor at the Federal Communications Commission. Audio | Video (9 min.)
John Warnock is former President and Chief Executive Officer of Adobe Systems, which he co-founded in 1982 with Charles Geschke. Together at Adobe they developed and commercialized Postscript. Before co-founding Adobe, he was a principal scientist at Xerox Palo Alto Research Center. Prior to joining Xerox, he held positions at Evans & Sutherland Computer Corporation, Computer Sciences Corporation, IBM, and the University of Utah. He is active on or has served on the boards of the Sundance Institute, the American Film Institute, ebrary, MongoNet, Knight-Ridder, Octavo Corporation, Netscape Communications, and the Tech Museum of Innovation in San Jose. He is also Chairman of the Board of the Salon Media Group. Honored with the Medal of Achievement from the American Electronics Association (with Charles Geschke), he has also received the ACM Systems Award, the Bodleian Medal, the Land Medal, and the Lovelace Medal, among others. A member of the National Academy of Engineering, he was elected a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences in 2008. Audio | Video (11 min.)
Michael A. Keller is Director of Academic Information Resources at Stanford University, Founder/Publisher of HighWire Press, and Publisher of the Stanford University Press. He has led libraries at Cornell, University of California, Berkeley, Yale, and Stanford. His board service includes Hamilton College, Long Now Foundation, Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Japan’s National Institute for Informatics, and National Library of China. He is Senior Presidential Fellow of the Council on Library and Information Resources and 2008 Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. He has served as advisor and consultant to numerous scientific and scholarly societies as well as for the city of Ferrara, Italy, Newsweek magazine, Princeton and Indiana Universities, and the national Library of China, the National Institute for Informatics of Japan, the Library at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, and the National Library of Israel. He was a founder of the Digital Library Federation. He is Stanford’s principal on the Google Book Search Project. Audio | Video (11 min.)
Donald A. B. Lindberg was the founding Director of the National Coordination Office for High Performance Computing and Communications. Elected the first President of the American Medical Informatics Association, he has served on the Computer Science and Technology Board of the National Academy of Sciences, the National Board of Medical Examiners, and the Council of the Institute of Medicine of the NAS. Author of The Computer and Medical Care, Computers in Life Science Research, and The Growth of Medical Information Systems in the United States, he has served as editor and editorial board member of nine publications, including the Journal of the American Medical Association. Honored with the New York Academy of Medicine Information Frontier Award, the Cosmos Club Award, and the U.S. Medicine Frank Brown Berry Prize, he is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the New York Academy of Medicine and was elected a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences in 2006. Audio | Video (13 min.)
Daniel L. Goroff is a Program Director at the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation who is especially interested in economics, finance, mathematics, the scientific and technical work force, and education. He was on the faculty at Harvard University for more than two decades. Goroff has served on the Board of Directors of the American Association for Higher Education and as a Division Director at the National Research Council in Washington. From 1997 to 1998, he worked for the President’s Science Advisor at the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy. As co-director of the Scientific and Engineering Workforce Project based at the National Bureau of Economic Research, he co-authored Scientific and Engineering Careers in the United States with Richard Freeman. He is currently on leave from Harvey Mudd College, where he is Professor of Mathematics and Economics and previously served as Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the Faculty. Audio | Video (13 min.)

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