New Podcast: The Hathi Trust and "The Silence of the Archive"

 
In this interview, Roy Tennant talks with John Price Wilkin, Executive Director, Hathi Trust and AUL for Library Information Technology, University of Michigan, about the recent accomplishments and future plans of the Hathi Trust, a shared digital repository of vast amounts of digital content.

John makes an amazing prediction about this invigorating collaborative development and also talks about "the silence of the archive," as well as the issues it poses for those interested in preserving our cultural heritage.

This is the thirteenth podcast in our continuing series in which we ask the question, "What's keeping you awake at night?" of people we come across in our travels who are thinking ahead, worrying about the next big issue or imagining the next big thing.

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Podcast of interview with John Price Wilkin (.mp3: 14.6MB/19min.)
http://www5.oclc.org/downloads/programsandresearch/parcasts/20090506RT-Wilkin.mp3

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Roy Tennant
Senior Program Officer
OCLC Research
roy_tennant@oclc.org
+1-707-287-5580

Melissa Renspie
Senior Communications Officer
OCLC Research
melissa_renspie@oclc.org
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