24:1 (2009:03) 24th Annual Conference (2009) PPC Update: Geoffrey Bilder to be Final Vision Speaker

February 19, 2009 at 7:09 pm | Posted in Conference, Program Planning | Leave a comment

Erika Ripley and Morag Boyd, PPC Co-Chairs

The Program Planning Committee is pleased to announce that Geoffrey Bilder will be the final vision speaker at the NASIG 2009 annual conference in Asheville, North Carolina.

Geoffrey Bilder is director of Strategic Initiatives at CrossRef, and has over 16 years experience as a technical leader in scholarly technology. He co-founded Brown University’s Scholarly Technology Group in 1993, providing the Brown academic community with advanced technology consulting in support of their research, teaching and scholarly communication. He was subsequently head of IT R&D at Monitor Group, a global management consulting firm based in Cambridge, Massachusetts. From 2002 to 2005, Bilder was chief technology officer of scholarly publishing firm Ingenta.  Just prior to joining CrossRef, he was a publishing technology consultant at Scholarly Information Strategies, where he consulted extensively with publishers and librarians on emerging social software technologies and how they may affect scholarly and professional researchers.

In his talk “What Color is Your Paratext?” Bilder will pose the question, “‘How do we judge authority in a world where content is protean, provenance is vague and identity is cheap?’ and propose some concrete steps that librarians and publishers can take in order to create a new epistemic infrastructure for identifying trustworthy content on the web.”

We look forward to this dynamic and though-provoking presentation, and hope to see you in Asheville.


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