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Clay Shirky to speak in Future of Libraries, Museums and Archives series

Clay Shirky

Finding Content as a Social Problem


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Clay Shirky is an adjunct professor in New York University's graduate Interactive Telecommunications Program (ITP), where he teaches courses on the interrelated effects of social and technological network topology — how our networks shape culture and vice-versa.  Mr. Shirky divides his time between consulting, teaching, and writing on the social and economic effects of Internet technologies. His consulting practice is focused on the rise of technologies such as peer-to-peer, web services, and wireless networks that provide alternatives to the wired client/server infrastructure that characterizes the Web. Mr. Shirky has written extensively about the internet since 1996, and his articles have appeared in The New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, the Harvard Business Review, Wired, Release 1.0, Computerworld, and IEEE Computer.  His latest book is Here Comes Everybody: The Power of Organizing Without Organizations.

On the occasion of the Smithsonian Institution Libraries’ 40th anniversary, the Smithsonian Institution Libraries (SIL), Smithsonian Institution Archives (SIA) and the Office of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO) present another in a series of speakers to address the Institution on the future of libraries, museums and archives in a digital world.

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