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TALK ANNOUNCEMENT (CNRI Visits HPLabs 12 June)

From: John S. Erickson <john.erickson@hp.com>
Date: Mon, 9 Jun 2003 11:01:31 -0400
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To: <haystack@theory.lcs.mit.edu>, "simile-w" <www-rdf-dspace@w3.org>

TALK ANNOUNCEMENT:

DIGITAL OBJECT REPOSITORIES
and OTHER APPLICATIONS OF THE HANDLE SYSTEM(tm)

Thursday, 12 June
9a-10:30a
RODAN conf. room (11th flr)
HPLabs - CRL (enter 12th Floor, One Cambridge Center, Cambridge MA)

Guest Speakers:
Larry Lannom and Christophe Blanchi
CNRI
Reston, VA

Audio & Video: TBA

NOTE: Non-HP members of the SIMILE team are welcome to attend this talk.
PLEASE EMAIL JOHN ERICKSON (john.erickson@hp.com) IF YOU PLAN TO ATTEND, so
that security can be alerted.

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On Thursday, 12 June, Larry Lannom and Christophe Blanchi of the Corporation
for National Research Initiatives (CNRI) will be visiting the SIMILE team (see
http://web.mit.edu/simile/www/) at HPLabs in Cambridge. Founded by Dr. Robert
Kahn, co-inventor of the TCP/IP protocols, CNRI is a not-for-profit
organization which "undertakes, fosters, and promotes research in the public
interest." CNRI's activities center around the strategic development of
network-based information technologies, including the Handle System
(http://www.handle.net)

The talk by Larry and Christophe will touch on aspects of CNRI's research into
global naming infrastructure, digital object architecture, DO respository
implementation, and metadata dissemination. For the remainder of the day,
Larry and Christophe will be meeting with the extended SIMILE team (agenda to
be distribute separately). A *very* rough outline of their talk follows:

1. Context:
  * CNRI backgrounder: who are they, what they've done and why
  * Digital Object Architecture review
  * Handle System overview
  * applications of HS (esp. DOI)

2. Detail: some of the following...
  * CNRI Digital Object Store
  * Metadata Registry
  * DOI and the DOI-API
  * personal/individualized repositories
  * HS for distributed authentication
  * "Return of Knowbots"

Larry Lannom is the Director of Information Management Technology for the
(CNRI), which he joined in 1996.
In his current role for CNRI, he works with organizations in both the public
and private sectors to develop experimental and pilot applications of advanced
networking and information management technologies. Originally trained as a
librarian, Larry has over thirty years of experience in computer science,
publishing, and libraries. He has worked in both academic and commercial
environments in the creation and management of information products and
services, research in digital libraries and information retrieval, development
of computer applications, and management studies in the library and publishing
fields.

Christophe Blanchi is a member of the Technical Staff at CNRI. He has been
involved in CNRI's Digital Object Architecture research project and has
focused his research on the development of distributed, extensible and
interoperable information architectures. He has designed and implemented
several prototypes of the Digital Object Architecture to address general
information management issues in the context of digital libraries.

The CNRI Digital Object Store, a recent example of Mr. Blanchi's work, can be
found at:
http://www.cnri.reston.va.us/software/repository/index.html


| John S. Erickson, Ph.D.
| Hewlett-Packard Labs
| Norwich, Vermont USA
| john.erickson@hp.com
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