October 10, 2016
How Has Information Played a Role in the Evolution of a Nation?
Come Join us for the 3rd Installment in ASIS&T’s Meet the Author Series on October 10th at 12:00PM EDT to hear from our expert James Cortada, the author of All the Facts: A History of Information in the United States Since 1870.
Monday, October 10, 2016, 12:00pm – 1:00pm EDT
All the Facts: A History of Information in the United States Since 1870
In this discussion, James W. Cortada will introduce a framework for studying information history that can be applied at the national level. He will also review the role of information in the private and public sectors, how people used information in their public and private lives, and conclude with an argument in favor of understanding the role of information as a central theme in American History.
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Dr. James Cortada
Dr. James W. Cortada is a Senior Research Fellow at the Charles Babbage Institute at the University of Minnesota. He is the author of over two dozen books on the history and management of information technologies and the role of information in society. His most recent books include All the Facts: A History of Information in the United States Since 1870 (Oxford University Press, 2016) and Information and the Modern Corporation (MIT Press, 2011).