WSU Vancouver Hosts Lecture on Information Technology, Intellectual Property on March 26

VANCOUVER, Wash. — In this time of quickly evolving technology, individuals are bombarded by information in numerous forms — e-mail, e-commerce, Internet, CD-ROMs, cell phones, pagers, video games and more. Clifford A. Lynch, executive director of the Coalition for Networked Information, will discuss “Information Technology and Intellectual Property: Renegotiating Assumptions Among Creators, Distributors, Consumers and Society” at 7 p.m. March 26 in the Washington State University Vancouver Student Services Lecture Hall.

Lynch is an adjunct professor at University of California at Berkeley’s School of Information Management and Systems. He is also an expert on the changing nature of information sharing and the application of technology to libraries. CNI director since 1997, he is widely involved in the coalition’s pursuit to examine “the use of information technology and networked information to enhance scholarship and intellectual productivity.”

The lecture is part of the “Charting the Digital Frontier: New Media and New Environments” series sponsored by WSU Vancouver honors and information service programs. Other lectures in the series are planned for March 12, April 9 and April 16. An updated list of WSU Vancouver events and lectures is available at A detailed background for Lynch is available at

For more information, call 360/546-9602 or e-mail WSU Vancouver is located at 14204 NE Salmon Creek Ave., just east of the 134th Street exit off of I-5 or I-205.