Re-Tooling Academic Libraries for the Digital Age:
Missions, Collections, Staffing

California Academic & Research Libraries
Third Annual Conference



Clifford Lynch is the Director of the Division of Library Automation at the University of California Office of the President, where he is responsible for the MELVYL information system, one of the largest public access information retrieval systems in existence, as well as the computer internetwork linking the nine UC campuses. He has been at the University of California in various positions since 1979.

Dr. Lynch has also been involved in a wide variety of research and development efforts in the application of advanced technologies to Information management and delivery, including work with computer networking, information servers, database management systems, and imaging technologies. Dr. Lynch received his Ph.D in Computer Science from the University of California at Berkeley. He participates in several standards activities (including the NISO Standards Development Committee) and is the leader of the Coalition for Networked Information's Architectures and Standards Working Group. He has published extensively and serves on a number of editorial boards. He has been a director at large for the American Society for information Science (ASIS), and in October 1995 began a term as President of ASIS.