Understanding the value that a technology-related program or service adds to the institution is an ongoing topic of discussion and one that is receiving increased attention at the national level. Technology, information, and library services support the research and education missions of the institutions in which they are situated, but it is not simple to measure the impact or specific outcomes of those services. CNI’s program has emphasized sharing information about good practice and innovative solutions among institutions, and it highlights a broad array of quantitative and qualitative techniques.

Recent Publications/Reports/Presentations by CNI Staff

“Assessing Information Commons” (September '07) Author: Joan K. Lippincott View more information


“Accountability as Opportunity” Presentation at ELI ’04 (January '04) Presenters: Joan K. Lippincott, Gary Brown, Stephen C. Ehrmann, and Vicki Suter View more information


“Transformative Assessment Program: Next Steps” Session at CNI Fall ’03 (December '03) Presenters: Joan K. Lippincott and Vicki Suter View more information


“New Research Agenda for Measurement and Evaluation” (September '01) Author: Clifford A. Lynch View more information


“Assessing the Academic Networked Environment” (July '01) Author: Joan K. Lippincott View more information


Recent Project Briefings & Plenary Sessions from CNI Meetings

Assessment of E-book Strategies (March '14)

Maria Savova, Claremont Colleges
Terese Heidenwolf, Lafayette College
Kevin Butterfield, University of Richmond


Four Questions You Should Never Ask in Evaluation/Assessment in Libraries and IT, and a Number of Questions that You Should! (March '14)

Glenda Morgan, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Chris Bourg, Stanford University
Joshu Morrill, University of Wisconsin-Madison


Ithaka S+R US Library Survey 2013 (March '14)

Roger C. Schonfeld, Ithaka S+R


Monograph Purchasing Trends in Research Libraries: Did Electronic Journals Really Destroy the University Press? (March '14)

Elisabeth A. Jones, University of Michigan


Perceptions of Library Support for Formal Undergraduate Research Programs (March '14)

Sarah L. Shreeves, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign


Recent Videos

Accuracy in Web Analytics Reporting on Digital Libraries (November '13) Kenning Arlitsch, Montana State University
Patrick OBrien, Montana State University
Martha Kyrillidou, Association of Research Libraries
Ricky Erway, OCLC Research View more information


Assessing Cyberinfrastructure Impact (December '10) Sally Jackson, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign View more information
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Recent Podcasts

Feb. 10, 2012: Horizon Megatrends; E-Book Self-Publishing; OSTP Comments (February '12) CNI Conversations Podcast, Feb. 10, 2012

[audio:http://www.cni.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/12021003.mp3] Audio Recording [37 min.]

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Nov 28, 2011: Open Data, Publishing Innovations, Assessment (November '11) CNI Conversations Podcast, Nov. 28, 2011

[audio:http://www.cni.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/11/20111128-CNI-Conversations.mp3|titles=20111128-CNI-Conversations] Audio Recording [31 min.]

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Oct 14, 2011: eBird Global Tool, Net Gen, 21st-Century Collections, and More (October '11) CNI Conversations Podcast, Oct. 14, 2011

[audio:http://www.cni.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/20111014-CNI-Conversations.mp3|titles=20111014-CNI-Conversations] Audio Recording [28 min.]

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