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[ba-ohs-talk] Multi Valent Browser demo location Room 373 & reminder about Doug's talk at Berkeley today

Hi –



If you plan to come to the demo on MVB from 3-4 pm – note the location will be Room 373.

Following the demo, we will go to Soda Hall 306 for the main talk by Doug


Here’s the abstract for the talk. We hope to see as many of you as can make it.

For those interested in the pre-talk Multivalent Browser demo, please see the bottom of this email for

Instructions on where to go.



UC Berkeley Digital Library Seminar

Monday, April 8, 2002

306 Soda Hall



Improving Our Ability to Improve: A Call for Investment in a New Future


Dr. Douglas C. Engelbart, The Bootstrap Alliance





In the past fifty years we have seen enormous growth in computing

capability - computing is everywhere and has impacted nearly everything.

In this talk, Dr. Douglas Engelbart, who pioneered much of what we now

take for granted as interactive computing, examines the forces that have

shaped this growth.  He argues that our criteria for investment in

innovation are, in fact, short-sighted and focused on the wrong things.

He proposes, instead, investment in an improvement infrastructure that

can result in sustained, radical innovation capable of changing

computing and expanding the kinds of problems that we can address

through computing.  In this talk, Dr. Engelbart describes both the

processes that we need to put in place and the capabilities that we must

support in order to stimulate this higher rate of innovation.  The talk

closes with a call to action for the Digital Library community, since

this is a group that has both a stake in innovation and the ability to

shape its direction.



For further reference, see also www.bootstrap.org and the paper

Toward High-Performance Organizations: A Strategic Role for Groupware -

Dr. Douglas C. Engelbart, 1992





For those interested in the MVB Demo: Directions



We have requested this time so as to provide the BA-OHS-Talk community

an opportunity to discuss with the designer/developer Tom Phelps (Wilensky unfortunately is

not able to join us at this time) specifically how far the MVB might take us as a stepping stone to the Hyperscope.


Jack Park feels that a good candidate for the Intermediate File format is the treasure that we might find

buried in the code that allows the MVB to access legacy files.


Here’s where to find out more about MVB http://elib.cs.berkeley.edu/java/help/About.html



MVB demo will be held in Room 373