Name: Jeffrey Lancaster
Title: Emerging Technologies Coordinator
office: 404 Northwest Corner Bldg,
Science and Engineering Library
Library: Digital Science Center, Science and Engineering Library
@ Columbia Since: August 2006 (Ph.D. in Chemistry), with the Libraries since June 2011
B.A. Chemistry, Art History – Washington University in St. Louis
B.F.A. Sculpture – Washington University in St. Louis
M.Sc. History of Science, Medicine and Technology – Oxford University
Ph.D. Chemistry – Columbia University
About me: I’m generally interested in the role of technology in scientific research and how the transition to digital media is changing the way libraries are used and conceived. I’m also interested in information design (infosthetics), taxonomy, emerging uses of social media, and the incorporation of technology in the classroom.
What’s new at my library: Well, the whole thing is new, really, as of January. We have over 50 PCs and Macs that have a broad range of high-powered software installed. We also have several high-end scanners, a huge flatscreen TV, and Joe’s coffee is right downstairs.
Recommended Resources: Anything paper – get it while it lasts!