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

Analytics and Privacy: A Proposed Framework for Negotiating Service and Value Boundaries (December '14)

Lisa Hinchliffe, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Andrew Asher, Indiana University


A Decade In: Assessing the Impacts and Futures of Internet Identity (December '14)

Ken Klingenstein, Internet2


Developing an Analytics Dashboard for Coursera MOOC Discussion Forums (December '14)

Bill Parod, Northwestern University


How Relevant are Your Results? Supporting Topical Research in Discovery Services (December '14)

Athena Hoeppner, University of Central Florida
Ashley Brewer, Old Dominion University
James G. Rhoades, Jr., Old Dominion University
Dave Edwards, EBSCO Information Services


Planning for What’s Next: Growing Skills and Infrastructure for Changing Environments (December '14)

Marianne Ryan, Northwestern University
Geoffrey Swindells, Northwestern University
Chelcie Juliet Rowell, Wake Forest University
Beth Forrest Warner, The Ohio State University
Terry Reese, The Ohio State University


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