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Twyla Gibson

Twyla Gibson

Assistant Professor, University of Missouri
Twyla Gibson is Assistant Professor of Library and Information Science in the School of Information Science & Learning Technologies (iSchool) at the University of Missouri and Director of the Digital Humanities Commons @ The Allen Institute. She is a member of the Cyberinfrastructure Council and the current Chair of the Chancellor’s Information Technology Committee which is charged with oversight of all IT entities on the MU’s main campus. Her research focuses on intersections of ancient philosophy and digital humanities, especially theories of the foundations of culture and technology in relation to the academy, libraries, archives, and museums. She has a Ph.D. in History and Philosophy of Education from the University of Toronto, pursued postdoctoral research at the University of Michigan, and was recently a Visiting Scholar at Harvard University.

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Super computing is used by scientists and engineers working on complex research problems. Such investigations may involve data-intensive applications that consume enormous amounts of bandwidth and computing power. Instruction on campus is increasingly tied to learning management systems, which require seamless integration with information resources found in libraries. At the same time, libraries are expressing numerous concerns associated with digital asset and access management. Where is the institutional IT department and just how far can its resources be stretched? This virtual event will look at systems demands found on campus and offer examples of how innovative research institutions (and most particularly, their libraries) are meeting the challenges of talent-sourcing, integration, and support. The first block of speakers address the topic at a high level, the second block of speakers address specific types of computing and IT services that the library is asked to support in some fashion and the third discusses policy concerns such as privacy and ethical use of collected data.

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