CNI is particularly concerned with facilitating the difficult and delicate transition of standards and technologies into operational infrastructure for the research, higher education, and library communities. For example, federated identity management is becoming a key facet of infrastructure to support research. CNI participates in and tracks a wide range of developments in areas as diverse as identifiers, digital books, and metadata standards. We are interested in standards that facilitate integration and interoperation. This perspective has been evident in our work on cyberinfrastructure, institutional repositories, the Open Archives Initiative, the Open Annotation work, and learning management systems.

Recent Publications/Reports/Presentations by CNI Staff

“The Need for Research Data Inventories and the Vision for SHARE” (September '14) Author: Clifford A. Lynch

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“Preserving Digital Documents: Choices, Approaches, and Standards” (October '04) Author: Clifford A. Lynch View Online View more information


“Interoperability between Information and Learning Environments” (May '04) Authors: Clifford A. Lynch, Neil McLean
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“Metadata Harvesting & OAI” (August '01) Author: Clifford A. Lynch

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“Future Developments in Metadata” (July '00) Author: Clifford A. Lynch

In Proceedings of the ALCTS Preconference on Metadata, July 6-7, 2000.

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Recent Project Briefings & Plenary Sessions from CNI Meetings

CASRAI: Working Toward Research Information Interoperability in the UK (March '14)

Ben Showers, JISC


IIIF: The International Image Interoperability Framework (March '14)

Tom Cramer, Stanford University


The App as a Metaphor for Learning Objects and Tools (November '13)

Sandra DeCastro, IMS Global Learning Consortium


OpenInfRA: A Web-based Information System for Documentation and Publication of Archaeological Research Projects (November '13)

Frank Schwarzbach, Dresden University of Applied Sciences
Frank Henze, Brandenburg University of Technology


Updates from the National Information Standards Organization (NISO) (November '13)

Nettie Lagace, National Information Standards Organization (NISO)
Todd Carpenter, National Information Standards Organization (NISO)


Recent Podcasts

May 23, 2012: ORCID Update, Scholarly Attribution, 21st C. Libraries (May '12) CNI Conversations Podcast, April 29, 2012

[audio:http://www.cni.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/20120429_CNI_Conversations.mp3] Audio Recording [22 min.]

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