Book Launch: The Coming Swarm

When: Wednesday, October 29, 2014, 6:00pm
Where: Wasserstein Hall Room 2012, Harvard Law School, Cambridge, MA

The Berkman Center for Internet & Society is hosting a discussion of Molly Sauter's new book The Coming Swarm: DDoS, Hacktivism, and Civil Disobedience on the Internet. In conversation with journalist and activist Laurie Penny, Molly Sauter will discuss the use of disruptive tactics like DDoS, online civil disobedience, and the role of the Internet as a zone of political activism and speech.

A book signing will follow. RSVP is required for those attending in person.

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Authorship in the Digital World: How to Make It Thrive

When: Thursday, October 30, 2014, 3:30-5:30pm
Where: Lamont Library Forum Room, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA

The Harvard Office for Scholarly Communication, Berkman Center for Internet & Society, and the Authors Alliance, are sponsoring a panel discussion on the challenges and opportunities facing authors in the digital age. The panel will be moderated by Jonathan Zittrain, Harvard Law School Professor and co-founder and Director of the Berkman Center. Panelists include: Rachel Cohen, author and creative writing professor at Sarah Lawrence College; Robert Darnton, university librarian at Harvard and member of the Authors Alliance advisory board; Ellen Faran, director of the MIT Press; Mark Fischer, copyright lawyer at Duane Morris LLP; Katie Hafner, journalist, memoirist, and nonfiction writer; Alison Mudditt, director of UC Press; Sophia Roosth, Harvard historian of science; and Pamela Samuelson, Authors Alliance co-founder and law professor at UC Berkeley.

RSVP online if you plan to attend in person. A recording will be made available online.

77th ASIS&T Annual Meeting: Connecting Collections, Cultures, and Communities, October 31- November 4, 2014, Seattle, WA

When: Friday, October 31, 2014
Where: Sheraton Seattle Hotel, Seattle, WA

The Annual Meeting of the Association for Information Science and Technology is the premier international conference dedicated to the study of information, people, and technology in contemporary society. The ASIS&T AM gathers leading scholars and practitioners from around the globe to share innovations, ideas, research, and insights into the state and future of information and communication in play, work, governance, and society.

The conference welcomes contributions from all areas of information science and technology. The conference celebrates plurality in methods, theories and conceptual frameworks and has historically presented research and development from a broad spectrum of domains.

Our plenary speaker will be Alessandro Acquisti of Carnegie Mellon University.

The conference welcomes submissions for papers, posters, panels, and workshops.

For more information on the conference , see the ASIST AM 2014 Web page here:

New England Archivists Fall Symposium: Archives in Action

When: Saturday, November 1, 2014, 1:00-5:00pm
Where: Salve Regina University, Newport, RI

The New England Archivists half-day fall symposium "Archives in Action" will take place at Salve Regina University on Saturday, November 1. Attendees will learn about archival innovations in records management, digital collections, collaborative projects, and more, and build strategies for translating successful ideas to their own workplaces. All sessions will involve active participation.

For more information and to register, visit

Boston Athenaeum Open House

When: Sunday, November 2, 2014, 12-4:00pm
Where: Boston Athenaeum, 10 1/2 Beacon Street, Boston, MA

Visit the Boston Athenaeum during its Open House, open to both members and the public. Learn about the Athenaeum's history, its collections, and its National Landmark home.

Visit for additional details.

Conversation with Microsoft General Counsel Brad Smith

When: Tuesday, November 4, 2014, 12:00pm
Where: Wasserstein Hall, Room 1015, Harvard Law School, Cambridge, MA

As part of the Berkman Center for Internet & Society luncheon series, Brad Smith, General Counsel of Microsoft, will participate in an interview and conversation with Harvard Law School professor and Berkman Faculty Director Jonathan Zittrain.

RSVP online if you plan to attend in person. The event will also be webcast live.

12th International Conference on Learning: "Books, Publishing & Libraries," November 8-9, 2014

When: Saturday, November 8, 2014
Where: Simmons College, Boston MA

Annual conference examining the past, present, and future role of the book. Call for Papers now open for presentations, workshops, and more. Accepted proposals are eligible for submission to peer-reviewed scholarly journal.

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ERMIG/CDIG Conference: Measuring Value in Academic Library Collections

When: Wednesday, November 12, 2014, 9:30am-1:00pm
Where: Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences Griffin Building, 670 Huntingdon Avenue, Boston, MA 02115

This free, half-day event, co-sponsored by ACRL New England's Electronic Resources Management and Collection Development Interest Groups, shares practical information and examples of how to assess and understand the value of e-resources, as well as opportunities to network and share with colleagues.

Visit for more information about the program.

Register for this event at Attendance is limited to 80 people.

Eat for Equity Fundraising Dinner for Prison Book Program

When: Saturday, November 15, 2014, 6:30-9:00pm
Where: United First Parish Church, 1306 Hancock Street, Quincy, MA

Join Eat for Equity for a fundraising dinner in support of the Prison Book Program and its 40+ year mission of sending free books to inmates all over the country.

The dinner will be held on Saturday, November, 15, at the United First Parish Church in Quincy, MA. Vegetarian and vegan options will be available. Suggested donation of $10-20, and all proceeds from the event will benefit PBP.

RSVP here. Donations will be accepted at the door. If you want to volunteer to help cook, greet guests, take donations, serve, set up, and clean up, please add your name to the sign-up sheet.

Talk by Dan Cohen, DPLA: Considerations for Virtual Bookshelves: Mechanisms for Discovery, Reading, and Serendipity

When: Wednesday, November 19, 2014, 6:00-8:00pm
Where: Barker 128, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA

Boston Anarchist Bookfair

When: Sunday, November 23, 2014
Where: Boston University

The 2014 Boston Anarchist Bookfair will be held on Sunday, November 23, and Monday, November 24, at Boston University. The bookfair will explore anarchist ideas through workshops, films, and conversations. Visit their website at to propose a workshop or apply for a vendor table.

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