Welcome to Season 2 of Beyond the Stacks! We’re now back to our regular schedule, with a new episode on the first day of each month.
On this month’s episode, we hear from Alex Wade, the director of Scholarly Communications at Microsoft Research, where he’s currently focused on Microsoft Academic, involving aspects of knowledge acquisition, knowledge representation, intentionality, dialogue systems, semantic search, and intelligent agents.
Join us as we discuss search algorithms, software development, anthropomorphic dogs, and the roles librarians are fulfilling at major technology companies.
Greetings listeners! We are pleased to announce that season 2 of Beyond the Stacks will begin next Monday, February 1st. We plan to release a new episode on the 1st of each month through May, followed by a break for planning season 3.
So tune in next Monday for a new episode about a librarian working in the technology industry!
On episode four of Beyond the Stacks, we hear from Erin O’Meara, an Archivist at the Gates Archive, which focuses on the preservation of the Gates family’s personal and philanthropic endeavors including records of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Join us as we discuss the preservation of born-digital records, Digital Forensics, Diplomatics, and what it’s like to come on board a state archives during a series of major political scandals.
On episode three of Beyond the Stacks, we hear from Miguel Figueroa, the director of the Center for the Future of Libraries at the American Library Association. Join us as we discuss Foresight Studies, fandom, collective impact, the Cone of Plausibility, and the influence of fast-casual dining on the future of libraries.
On episode two of Beyond the Stacks, we hear from Kimberly Silk, the special projects officer for the Integrated Digital Scholarship Ecosystem Project at the Canadian Research Knowledge Network. Join us as we discuss data librarianship, integrating librarians into research teams, and hosting group conversations with the Mars rover.