Digital Future: Distribution of Knowledge

Mar 14, 2005


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Library of Congress | Kluge (John W.) Center

Professor Ayers talked about the creation and distribution of knowledge in today’s digital environment. Edward L. Ayers, dean of the College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences at the University of Virginia, was .. Read More
Professor Ayers talked about the creation and distribution of knowledge in today’s digital environment. Edward L. Ayers, dean of the College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences at the University of Virginia, was the author (with Anne S. Rubin) of The Valley of the Shadow: Two Communities in the American Civil War - The Eve of War, published by W.W. Norton and Company. The book was a ground-level view of the Civil War through the innovative use of book, CD-ROM, and the World Wide Web. It explored Franklin County, Pennsylvania, and Augusta County, Virginia. He spoke about his experiences publishing a history book online, and talked about the possibilities the Internet offers educators and writers in the field of scholarship.

The series “Managing Knowledge and Creativity in a Digital Context” examined how the digital age is changing the most basic ways information is organized and classified. The goal was to educate the public on what the digital age meant to their lives. The events included a featured speaker, followed by a panel discussion, and a question and answer session with the audience at the venue, and C-SPAN television viewers who submitted questions to the experts by electronic mail.

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  • Ayers, Edward L.
  • De Kerckhove, Derrick
  • Marcum, Deanna