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Information Access & Retrieval

Locating information on the Internet is simple or complex, depending on your point of view. Search engines such as Google are popular ways to quickly find information on the Web but they may lack precision. Sophisticated searching systems of subject databases or library catalogs may provide precision but apply to a limited universe of content. Understanding how to develop search mechanisms that are useful to a wide array of users with differing needs, in many different subject areas, continues to be a challenge. New types of searching, using visualization or semantics, are also being tested. CNI keeps the community informed of developments in this area.

Recent Publications/Reports/Presentations by CNI Staff

“Software as a Service and Cloud Based Applications” (December '14) Author: Coalition for Networked Information

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Strategies on Providing Access to Complicated Content (April '14) Speakers: Rachel Frick (moderator), Sari Feldman, Clifford A. Lynch, Katherine Skinner View more information
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“The Public Library in 2020″ (June '13) Author: Clifford A. Lynch

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“Interoperability between Information and Learning Environments” (May '04) Authors: Clifford A. Lynch, Neil McLean
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“Life after Graduation” (October '03) Author: Clifford A. Lynch

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Recent Project Briefings & Plenary Sessions from CNI Meetings

The Benefits of Collaboration: Optimizing Content Coverage in Library Discovery Systems (December '14)

Amira Aaron, Northeastern University
Bruce Heterick, ITHAKA
Christine Stohn, Ex Libris Group

 

Ensuring Access to Digital Back Copy: Who Has the Digital Shelving? (December '14)

Peter Burnhill, University of Edinburgh

 

Exposing Library Collections on the Web: Challenges and Lessons Learned (December '14)

Timothy W. Cole, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Kenning Arlitsch, Montana State University
Ted Fons, OCLC
Janina Sarol, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Patrick OBrien, Montana State 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

 

Linked Data Initiatives at the National Library of Medicine (December '14)

Barbara Bushman, National Library of Medicine
Nancy Fallgren, National Library of Medicine

 


Recent Videos

Strategies on Providing Access to Complicated Content (April '14) Speakers: Rachel Frick (moderator), Sari Feldman, Clifford A. Lynch, Katherine Skinner View more information
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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

 

Creating a Data Interchange Standard for Researchers, Research, and Research Resources: VIVO-ISF (November '13) Dean B. Krafft, Cornell University
Brian Lowe, Cornell University View more information

 

Hiberlink: Investigating Reference Rot in Web-Based Scholarly Communication (November '13) Herbert Van de Sompel, Los Alamos National Laboratory
Martin Klein, Los Alamos National Laboratory View more information

 

Library Brand Recognition: Generating Visibility in the Virtual Age (November '13) Jeremy Frumkin, University of Arizona
Pascal Calarco, University of Waterloo
Oren Beit-Arie, Ex Libris, Ltd. View more information

 


Recent Podcasts

Bibliographic Framework Initiative: Process and Expectations (March '13) Roberta Shaffer, Library of Congress View more information