Loading
 

CNI News

An alternative access method for the same information available from the CNI-ANNOUNCE listserv.


Video: Course Readings in the LMS

A new video of a project briefing session from CNI’s spring 2014 meeting is now available:

Course Readings In Learning Management Systems
Eric Frierson (EBSCO) & Michael Waugh (LSU)

Video of the presentation is now online at http://youtu.be/hW5rIsSxcWk and http://vimeo.com/96964605

Session Description:
The Learning Tools Interoperability (LTI) protocol provides opportunities for third parties (libraries or library vendors) to create immersive experiences for a variety of learning management systems (LMS) (e.g., Blackboard, Canvas, D2L, Moodle, Sakai). EBSCO, a provider of library databases and discovery services, has created an LTI-compliant tool that allows course instructors to build assigned reading lists without ever leaving the LMS. This talk includes a brief explanation of the LTI protocol (for those interested in building LTI tools), demonstration of how the EDS Reading List tool makes use of it to the benefit of course instructors, and discussion of how this technology can help libraries add value to the teaching and learning experience.

Look for more announcements soon on videos of other sessions from the spring 2014 CNI meeting. To see all videos available from CNI, visit CNI’s video channels on YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/cnivideo) and Vimeo (http://vimeo.com/channels/cni).

Video: CASRAI, Interoperability in the UK

A new video of a project briefing session from CNI’s spring 2014 meeting is now available:

CASRAI: Working Toward Research Information Interoperability in the UK
Ben Showers (Jisc)

Video of the presentation is now online at http://youtu.be/NlnOvSyZeOk and http://vimeo.com/96814903

Session Description:
CASRAI data standards are aimed at simplifying interoperability in order to reduce duplication and improve the quality of research administration data that is distributed across multiple software tools, organizations, disciplines and countries.

This video describes the work of the CASRAI-UK project, which is working to develop a ‘UK chapter’ of the CASRAI dictionary to improve the interoperability of UK research information. It describes the work of CASRAI, the pilot UK project and its development of national networks and the current UK research information management landscape.

Look for more announcements soon on videos of other sessions from the spring 2014 CNI meeting. To see all videos available from CNI, visit CNI’s video channels on YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/cnivideo) and Vimeo (http://vimeo.com/channels/cni).

Video: Center of Excellence Model

A new video of a project briefing session from CNI’s spring 2014 meeting is now available:

An Exploration Of The “Center Of Excellence” Model For Information Services
Geneva Henry (GWU), Susan Fliss (Harvard), Joy Kirchner (U. Minnesota), Heather Gendron (UNC, Chapel Hill), José Diaz (Ohio State)

Video of the presentation is now online at http://youtu.be/d7U9Qj-rMTU and http://vimeo.com/93453076

Session Description:
A one-year planning grant was awarded by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to study the feasibility of establishing Centers of Excellence (CoEs). This study recognizes CoEs as a means to provide new information services that libraries are increasingly expected to deliver in order to meet the needs of twenty-first century research, teaching, and learning. The study explored the characteristics of CoEs, what makes them successful, and the challenges commonly faced by centers. Study findings were presented during this breakout session, and preliminary recommendations for following a Centers of Excellence model in developing and delivering information services were also discussed.

Look for more announcements soon on videos of other sessions from the spring 2014 CNI meeting. To see all videos available from CNI, visit CNI’s video channels on YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/cnivideo) and Vimeo (http://vimeo.com/channels/cni).

“Digital” Scholarship Disconnect, by Cliff Lynch

A new article by CNI director Clifford Lynch appears in the latest issue of EDUCAUSE Review. In “The ‘Digital’ Scholarship Disconnect” Lynch responds to the question “How would you define digital scholarship?” The article is freely available online at http://www.educause.edu/ero/article/digital-scholarship-disconnect.

Learning Spaces Collaboratory Webinar “What Works” 6/23/14

image001

I’m looking forward to working with my colleague Anu Vedantham of UPenn when we present this webinar on learning spaces (fee registration). Another in an excellent series of programs from the Learning Spaces Collaboratory (LSC).
–Joan Lippincott

——————-

We invite you to join the LSC Guide Webinar V: What Works: Important Questions for Technologies and Pedagogies in 21st Century Learning Commons on Monday, June 23 at 3:30 p.m. EDT.

The designers of our active learning spaces are often not the people who teach or learn in them. Well-intended technology and design choices pay off in some cases and sit dusty in others. An intentional approach to design is needed that takes into account both specialized uses of the space and generic uses, especially for informal learning spaces. After an analysis of some learning spaces planning issues, we will look at a series of concrete examples at the University of Pennsylvania of gadgets, software-based and furniture-based technologies. For each, we will ask – why did we choose to implement them? How did we use them? Did they work as expected? How did our usage choices inform the next moment of decision-making? In the spirit of appreciative inquiry and building on the Technology Acceptance Model (TAM) literature, we will abstract out some ideas for extrapolation.

These and other questions will be explored by facilitators (3:30 – 4:30 p.m.); opportunity for questions from participants follow the presentation by facilitators (4:30 – 5:00 p.m.)

Facilitators:

· Joan K. Lippincott, Associate Executive Director – Coalition for Networked Information
· Anu Vedantham, Director, Weigle Information Commons – University of Pennsylvania Libraries

A “silent” PPT, beginning at 3:15 p.m., will set the stage for the webinar.

Note that the registration form invites questions as part of the registration process. Here are responses to LSC webinar FAQs.

Registration includes access to a recording of the webinar.

Please be in touch with any questions.

Jeanne
____________________________
Jeanne L. Narum
The Independent Colleges Office, Director
Learning Spaces Collaboratory, Principal
O: (202) 232-1300
D: (202) 256-8872
C: (202) 528-0305
jlnarum.lsc.ico@gmail.com

http://www.pkallsc.org/

Call for Applicants: Paul Evan Peters Fellowship for Information Studies

The Coalition for Networked Information (CNI) announces the 2014 Paul Evan Peters Fellowship
http://www.cni.org/go/pep-fellowship
Applications due no later than June 24, 2014

The Paul Evan Peters Fellowship was established to honor and perpetuate the memory of CNI’s founding executive director. The fellowship is awarded every two years to students pursuing graduate studies in librarianship, the information sciences, or a closely related field, who demonstrates intellectual and personal qualities consistent with those of Paul Evan Peters, including:

–commitment to use of digital information and advanced technology to enhance scholarship, intellectual productivity and public life;

–interest in the civic responsibilities of information professionals and a commitment to democratic values;

–positive and creative approach to overcoming personal, technological, and bureaucratic challenges, and

–humor, vision, humanity, and imagination.

Two fellowships will be awarded in 2014:

• One to a doctoral/PhD student in the amount of $5,000 per year, to be awarded two consecutive years.
• One to a master’s student in the amount of $2,500 per year, to be awarded two consecutive years.

What Fellowship Recipients Say About the Award:
Jessica A. Koepfler received the Peters fellowship in 2010 and she completed her degree in 2014. She now serves as Director of Design Research & Strategy at Intuitive Company, a user-centered research, design, and development firm. On winning the award, Jes wrote, “The fellowship provided a source of funding that allowed me to commit myself to a ‘fringe’ topic like the study of values within the context of homelessness. Without the funding, I would have been beholden to a topic that my advisor was funded in rather than getting to be creative and do something I was truly passionate about. The award is also quite prestigious and put a spotlight on me early on in my program, which had the snow ball effect of people noticing me. This very likely impacted the number of great opportunities that came my way throughout my program and academic career. I am truly grateful for the fellowship and credit it with being very instrumental to me particularly in those early years of my PhD program.”

“The characteristics that have often been associated with Paul–positivity, creativity, humor, vision, humanity, and imagination–are, I hope, dimensions that I also bring to the work that I do as a scholar and as a teacher, ” wrote Phillip Edwards, 2004 fellowship recipient and currently at the Center for Teaching Excellence at Virginia Commonwealth University. Edwards credits the award with helping to broaden his professional horizons as a student: “Because of this funding, I was able to travel to conferences which I would have otherwise been unable to attend, and the interactions I had among other researchers and practitioners at these gatherings have been more valuable than I could have ever imagined.”

Cal Lee, who received the first Peters Fellowship, is currently Associate Professor at the School of Information and Library Science at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, where he teaches classes for graduate and undergraduate students, as well as continuing professional education workshops, in a variety of subjects, including archival administration, records management, digital curation, understanding information technology for managing digital collections, and the construction of digital repository rules.

Links to the applications and more information about the Paul Evan Peters Fellowship and the application process are available at http://www.cni.org/go/pep-fellowship.

Video: Integrating Researcher Identifiers

A new video of a project briefing session from CNI’s spring 2014 meeting is now available:

Integrating Researcher Identifiers Into University And Library Systems
Micah Altman (MIT) and Karen Smith-Yoshimura (OCLC Research)

Video of the presentation is now online at http://youtu.be/kQXeFa7UabA and http://vimeo.com/92575312

Session Description:
A number of approaches to providing authoritative researcher identifiers have emerged, but they tend to be limited by discipline, affiliation or publisher. This talk provides an overview of an OCLC Research task group’s analysis of a complex ecosystem of systems and institutions that provide, aggregate and use researcher and name authorities: researcher identifier systems. The presentation reflects on the state of the practice and on the remaining challenges to the integration of researcher identifiers into the systems and practices of libraries, universities, funders, and publishers.

Look for more announcements soon on videos of other sessions from the spring 2014 CNI meeting. To see all videos available from CNI, visit CNI’s video channels on YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/cnivideo) and Vimeo (http://vimeo.com/channels/cni).

Video: E-Textbook Initiatives in Libraries and IT Organizations

A new video of a project briefing session from CNI’s spring 2014 meeting is now available:

E-Textbook Initiatives in Libraries and IT Organizations
Glenda Morgan & Milind Basole (UIUC), Pat Reid (Purdue), and Todd Grappone (UCLA)

Video of the presentation is now online at http://youtu.be/VY_Y8Z5MaH4 and http://vimeo.com/91958807

Session Description:
A lot of attention has recently been paid to library publishing initiatives around scholarly works and research. Less attention however has been given to work that is happening in both libraries and information technology (IT) organizations around publishing of e-textbooks and other instructional resources. These materials take a number of different formats: some are open, some involve copyrighted material, they use a number of different technical platforms with a number of different affordances. This panel illustrates some of the variety of different initiatives occurring around the country on e-textbook publishing in libraries and IT. The presentation highlights the available opportunities and the progress being made as well as the challenges. Despite these challenges the session includes an argument for an increased role of both libraries and IT organizations in publication of original instructional materials in the form of e-textbooks.

Look for more announcements soon on videos of other sessions from the spring 2014 CNI meeting. To see all videos available from CNI, visit CNI’s video channels on YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/cnivideo) and Vimeo (http://vimeo.com/channels/cni).


White House Big Data Reports and Review

Over the last few months the Obama administration has been conducting a number of public sessions (at NYU, UC Berkeley, and MIT) on issues around big data and privacy. There’s now a page up on the White House web site which collects material on all these sessions, the administration’s Big Data report, a related report from the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST) and some summaries of the input the administration has been hearing. Lots of interesting material here (I have not been through it all yet):

http://www.whitehouse.gov/issues/technology/big-data-review

Clifford Lynch
Director, CNI


Video of Don Lindberg’s Paul Peters Lecture from Spring 2014 CNI Meeting

CNI is pleased to announce video of the Paul Evan Peters Memorial Lecture “Computers, Plans, and Campfires,” given by Dr. Donald A.B. Lindberg of the National Library of Medicine (NLM). The talk was presented as the closing plenary of CNI’s spring 2014 membership meeting, held in St. Louis, MO on March 31- April 1, 2014. Access the video directly from:

YouTube: http://youtu.be/H6upfk-NVDc
or
Vimeo: http://vimeo.com/channels/cni/91946249

Look for more announcements soon on videos of other sessions from the spring 2014 CNI meeting. To see all videos available from CNI, visit our video channels on YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/cnivideo) and Vimeo (http://vimeo.com/channels/cni).


Last updated:  Friday, February 1st, 2013