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C-SPAN to Air Library

The Library of Congress kicks off a new lecture series this evening titled “Managing Knowledge and Creativity in a Digital Context.” The seven-part series featuring some of the country’s most renowned experts in digital communications is being sponsored by the John W. Kluge Center at the Library, and each hour-and-a-half-long program will be shown live on C-SPAN.

Tonight’s event will feature David Weinberger, an author and fellow at Harvard’s Berkman Center for Internet and Society. He is an expert on “blogging” and was the senior Internet adviser to former Vermont Gov. Howard Dean’s presidential campaign. Weinberger will discuss how Web logs work and how they can contribute to children’s education.

Future program guests include Brewster Kahle, director and co-founder of the Internet Archive; Edward Ayers, dean of the College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences at the University of Virginia; and Neil Gershenfeld, director of the Center for Bits and Atoms at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Each program will begin at 6:30 p.m. in the Montpelier Room of the James Madison Building. All events are free and open to the public. For viewers watching live at home, C-SPAN will promote an e-mail address, digital@loc.gov, which can be used to ask participants questions during the event. For a series listing, visit the Library of Congress Web site at www.loc.gov.

— John McArdle

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