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Dean Lewis recognized as visionary, leader in library innovation

IUPUI University Library Dean David Lewis' breakthrough article a semifinalist for College & Research Libraries' "landmark" articles

IUPUI University Library Dean David Lewis argued in a College & Research Libraries article that the rapid evolution of information technology employed in teaching, learning and research presages a "fundamental change" in higher education that will require academic libraries to be less concerned with "the automation of old systems" and more concerned with the "restructuring of institutions."

Lewis' article, "Inventing the electronic university," was published in 1988. Today that breakthrough article is one of 30 semifinalists -- selected by the editorial board and past editors of College & Research Libraries -- from which the journal's readers will choose six "landmark" articles for publication in the College & Research Libraries' 75th anniversary issue.

Lewis is also assistant vice president for digital scholarly communications in the Office of the Vice President for Information Technology and CIO.