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CIM Honorary Research Fellow interviewed by Brazilian newspaper

Dr Graham Walton, Head of Planning and Research in the Library, had the honour of being interviewed by ‘O Globo’ when he was in Rio de Janeiro this August. ‘O Globo has over 1 million readers and is the major Brazilian national newspaper. Areas covered in the interview were the increase in digital information, the impact on libraries and their buildings of digital information and how university students use technology in their learning.

He had been invited to be a guest speaker at the international Challenges of the Digital Library conference. This was organized by the Getulio Vargas Foundation (FGV) (a world renowned Think Tank and higher education provider). The conference was the opening event in the celebrations for the FGV’s 70th Anniversary. The conference debated challenging and emerging issues, such as management, technology and digital information. Graham provided two papers: one considering the importance of the User Experience (UX) in the digital library and the other about how physical library space is being changed by digital information.

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Other international speakers included:

  • Patrick Danowski, from the Institute of Science and Technology (Austria)
  • Belén Real, from IE Foundation (Spain)
  • Sarah Pritchard, from Northwestern University (USA)



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