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Potential of the Internet for Social Change in Former Soviet Countries

Oct. 17, 20013 | 11:30 - 1:00PM

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Potential of the Internet for Social Change in Former Soviet Countries We know a lot (or we think that we know) about Arab spring, revolution potential of Twitter, the power of social media at all. Sometimes we can even believe that Internet's development directly connected to democracy. But social media and IT isn't a panacea for social changes. Can you imagine a country in Europe where at the same time exist an own "silicon valley" and official list of banned (prohibited) websites? Country where the quantity of cell phone users increase number landline phones and where you need to show your passport before you will be entered into the Internet - cafe? The name of this country is Belarus. Belarus went a long way from former soviet republic to country in transition and that "back to the USSR". And the Internet allows us to stay connected to the world. Of course, when access to the Internet isn't shut down.

Privacy Week Event: The Computational Work of Policing

May 1, 2013 | 2:00 - 4:00pm

UWM Libraries 4th Floor Conference Room 2311 E Hartford Ave., Milwaukee, WI 53211

2013 Open Access Day at UWM

Feb. 8, 2013 | 12:00 - 3:30pm

UWM Libraries 4th Floor Conference Room

Open Access Day at UWM

NVivo Webinar: Using NVivo as a Research Tool

Feb. 01, 2013 | 2:30 - 3:30 PM

Bolton Hall Rm: 289 3210 N Maryland Ave Milwaukee, WI

Protests and Multi-Issue Extremism: Reassessing Knowledge Categories in Post-Crisis Security

Nov. 2, 2012 | 11:30am

NWQB 3511

Bridging The Geospatial Divide Through Public Participation GIS

Oct. 19, 2012 | 12:00PM

NWQB 3511 2025 E Newport Ave Milwaukee, WI 53211

Bridging The Geospatial Divide

2nd Milwaukee Conference on the Ethics of Information Organization

Jun 15, 2012 | 05:00

School of Information Studies, 2025 E Newport, Milwaukee, WI 53211

Information organization, like other major functions of the information professions, faces many ethical challenges. In our literature, ethical concerns have been raised with regard to, topics such as, the role of national and international tools and standards, provision of subject access to information, deprofessionalization and outsourcing, education of professionals, and the effects of globalization. These issues and many others like them have serious implications for quality and equity in information access.

Big Brother, Big Business: Data-Mining & Surveillance

Tuesday, May 8, 2012 6:00-8:000pm

UW-Milwaukee Union Theater (2200 E. Kenwood Blvd, 2nd floor)

Join CIPR for a special screening of the short documentary film "Big Brother, Big Business: The Data-Mining and Surveillance Industries" in celebration of Choose Privacy Week, Tuesday, May 8, 2012. Following the film, a panel of privacy advocates will discuss its implications.

B2A Brown Bag Presentation: Dr. Wilhelm Peekhaus

April 24, 2012 | 12:30 - 1:30PM

Northwest Quadrant (NWQ) 3511 2025 E Newport Milwaukee, WI 53211

Overcoming Barriers to Information Access (B2A) Brown Bag Presentation Featuring: Dr. Wilhelm Peekhaus "Seeds, Sovereignty, and Sustainability: Informing and Educating South African Subsistence Farmers”

GrandFamilies Live @ Your Library

April 12, 2012 | 12:30 pm

Northwest Quadrant, Building B 3511

This case study will explain how the Milwaukee Public Library came to create this unusual space, how critical decisions launching the project were made, who made them, and how the shared space and proximity to this very distinct community of families, is working for the library staff, as well as leadership and the Board of Trustees.
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