In January 1993, the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA) released Mosaic, the web browser that led to the Internet boom of the 1990s.
BiographyCharles J. Henry, president of the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR), came to CLIR in 2007 from Rice University where he was vice provost and university librarian. At Rice he was responsible for library services and programs, including the Digital Library Initiative and the Digital Media Center. He is also publisher of Rice University Press, which has recently been reborn as the nation's first all-digital university press. Prior to coming to Rice University he was director of libraries at Vassar College. Dr. Henry is currently a director/trustee of Tan Tao University in Vietnam and chair of the advisory committee for the Information Resource Center at the International University of Bremen. He serves on the advisory board of Stanford University Libraries and on the boards of the National Institute for Technology in Liberal Education (NITLE), the Center for Research Libraries and Open Access Publishing in European Networks (OPEAN). He was a member of the Board of Directors of Questia Media, Inc., and served on the ACLS Commission on Cyberinfrastructure in the Humanities and Social Sciences. Dr. Henry has a Ph.D. in comparative literature from Columbia University. He held a Fulbright award for the study of medieval literature in Vienna, Austria as a graduate student, and has received Fulbright senior scholar grants for library sciences in New Zealand (2003) and in China (2008).
Information technology continues to have a major impact on the evolution of higher education, constantly creating new opportunities and challenges for all aspects of the institution.