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CNI’s spring membership meeting will be held April 4-5 in San Diego, CA. The Paul Evan Peters Award will be presented to UCLA professor Christine Borgman, who will deliver the Peters Lecture: Information, Infrastructure, and the Internet:
Reflections on Three Decades in Internet Time. Todd Presner, founder and director of the collaborative, digital mapping platform HyperCities, will present the closing plenary address: HyperCities: Using Social Media and GIS to Archive and Map Time Layers in Los Angeles, Berlin, Tehran, Rome, and Cairo.
More information about the plenary speakers and their topics, as well as a preliminary list of project briefings to be presented at the meeting is now available:
Check back frequently as we expect to add a few more titles to the line-up, and project briefing abstracts and a finalized scheduled will be posted shortly!
Looking forward to seeing you all in San Diego!
Last fall, the Social, Behavioral and Economic Directorate of the US National Science Foundation issued a call to the community for papers describing opportunities for new research in the 2020 time frame as a way of informing NSF’s development of new research programs. We had a session at the December 2010 CNI meeting where NSF provided some initial summaries of themes from these papers.
The papers have been available for a few weeks at the NSF site, but I waited to announce them here until the summary file of all abstracts was available; there are a large number of papers and they are difficult to scan without such a file. There are some fascinating papers here.
The links to the papers and the summary file are at
I’m posting below a message from Jeanne Narum, the Principal of the PKAL Learning Spaces Collaboratory. This program has just launched its website and there is lots of information available for those of you planning learning spaces – resources (papers, presentations) as well as descriptions of upcoming events. I am pleased that CNI is a collaborating partner, and I serve on the Advisory Committee of the initiative.
Welcome to the home of the new PKAL Learning Spaces Collaboratory (PKAL LSC): http://www.pkallsc.org/
This Collaboratory embraces the broad community of those responsible for the quality and character of the physical learning environment— academics and architects, as well as a wide range of other stakeholders.
The Collaboratory, which evolved from Project Kaleidoscope’s previous facilities planning efforts, is distinct from present and future PKAL efforts (now in partnership with AAC&U) to ensure all undergraduates in America’s colleges and universities become engaged learners in STEM fields, and well-prepared for life and work in the 21st century.
Collaborating partners include The Coalition for Networked Information (CNI); National Collegiate Inventors and Innovators Alliance (NCIIA); National Council for Science and the Environment (NCSE); Second Nature; Society for College and University Planning (SCUP); U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC); as well as PKAL and AAC&U.
During 2011, the primary focus of Collaboratory initiatives will be on the process of planning learning spaces. This is because we are convinced that there is a strong link between both the quality of learning and the character of learning spaces and that campuses must give attention to this link at all stages in deciding about maintaining, renovating, and/or constructing 21st century learning spaces— be they libraries, classrooms, or science facilities.
Please note the schedule for upcoming regional workshops: http://www.pkallsc.org/what_we_do/meetings. We invite your special attention to the LSC March 19 regional workshop at Dickinson College (PA) (http://www.pkallsc.org/events/91) and the PKAL Engaged STEM Learning conference in Miami (http://www.aacu.org/meetings/stem/index.cfm).
Weekly LSC postings will explore various dimensions of the planning process— from audits to assessments. The LSC will always be a work-in-progress, thus:
· Your voice is needed and a process has been designed for your questions and responses.
· Your suggestions are welcome for resources— existing or missing research—on learning and learning spaces.
· Your candidates for stories from the field (renovations of individual spaces, major new facilities, or outdoor green spaces) are also sought.
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In the February 17, 2011 podcast, CNI director Clifford Lynch talks about the Paul Evan Peters Award, to be presented to UCLA professor Christine Borgman at CNI’s spring meeting on April 4 in San Diego, CA; Borgman will present the Peters’ Lecture at that time. Cliff also makes note of a recent announcement made by the California Digital Library and partners regarding data management plans.
Both Cliff and Joan Lippincott, CNI associate director, reflect on the recent EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative (ELI) meeting in Washington, DC and the 2011 Horizon Report.
CNI Conversations continues to be available at http://conversations.cni.org/ (to subscribe to the audio feed add http://conversations.cni.org/feed to iTunes, or any podcatcher). We hope you enjoy this program and we welcome your feedback. For questions or comments related to CNI Conversations, please contact CNI Associate Executive Director Joan Lippincott at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Another excellent free webinar from our colleagues at EDUCAUSE. Don’t forget to register (instructions below).
Next Friday, EDUCAUSE Live! will consider “The Future of Fair Use”.
1-2pm U.S. Eastern Time, Friday, February 25. No charge, but registration required. Archived for future (re)viewing.
Director, PhD Program in Media Arts and Practices and
Assistant Professor of Interactive Media, School of Cinematic Arts
University of Southern California
In this EDUCAUSE Live! we will discuss ethics and strategies for overcoming institutional roadblocks related to publishing and teaching with copyrighted media. As fair use protections and potentials continue to expand, how can nonspecialists help shape a more rational future for fair use? Topics will include the myths and realities of fair use, best practices, DMCA exemptions, and the practicalities of working with copyrighted media across a full spectrum of scholarly and pedagogical activities.
EDUCAUSE Live! on Twitter:
Use #EDULive to discuss this or any EDUCAUSE Live! Webcast on Twitter before or after the event.
EDUCAUSE Live! events are open to all. Feel free to redistribute this message.
CNI is a co-sponsor of this event.
The 2nd Research Data Access and Preservation (RDAP) Summit
Denver, CO | Hyatt Regency | March 31-April 1, 2011
Early Registration deadline is on or before 2/18/2011
In cooperation with the Coalition for Networked Information
The second Research Data Access and Preservation (RDAP) summit will take place on March 31-April 1, 2011
in Denver at the Hyatt Regency Denver.
The RDAP summit will focus the state of institutional repositories in the
academy and government agencies and efforts toward interoperability across these emerging systems.
Clifford Lynch will keynote the meeting and the summit will include panels that focus on different
approaches to building and operating IRs, efforts to support national (e.g., NSF‚s data stewardship requirements)
and scholarly (e.g., open and commercial publishers) linkages to IRs, and open discussions
about the future of IRs and digital libraries.
Submit Posters by Feb. 28: http://www.softconf.com/asis/RDAP-2011/
Clifford Lynch, CNI: Institutional Repositories Today and Tomorrow
Panel 1 Institutional Repository Case Studies: Erin O’Meara, UNC: Organizer/Moderator
Panel 2 NSF Data Management Plan Case Studies: Michael Giarlo, Penn State: Organizer/Moderator
Panel 3 Data Publication Repositories: From Small to Large Data Joe Hourcle, NASA: Organizer/Moderator
Panel 4. Data Archives in Federal Agencies: Bill Anderson, UT Austin, Oranizer/Moderator
Panel 5. Policy-based Data Management Reagan Moore, UNC-RENCI: Organizer/Moderator
Panel 6 Future of Digital Libraries: Gary Marchionini, UNC Organizer/Moderator
Group activity and discussion: Main challenge in your institution; main challenge to field
Submit Posters to ASIST by February 28: http://www.softconf.com/asis/RDAP-2011/
Monica Omodei, Australian National Data Service
Steve Hughes, Planetary Data System
Ruth Duerr, National Snow and Ice Data Center
Phil Bourne, Protein Database
MacKenzie Smith, MIT
Rob Pennington, NSF
Kevin Ashley, director of Digital Curation Centre at University of Edinburgh
Sayeed Choudhary, Data Conservancy
A new video from CNI’s 2010 fall membership meeting is now available from CNI’s video channels on YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/cnivideo) and Vimeo (http://vimeo.com/channels/cni). In Digital Forensics & Cultural Heritage, MITH Associate Director Matthew Kirschenbaum and University of Maryland doctoral candidate Rachel Donahue present a summary of findings from the recently published CLIR report Digital Forensics and Born-Digital Content in Cultural Heritage Collections, as well as a report from an associated symposium conducted at the University of Maryland in May 2010.
More information about this session, as well as a link to the CLIR report, are accessible from the project briefing page at http://www.cni.org/tfms/2010b.fall/Abstracts/PB-linked-negulescu.html.
UCLA Professor Christine Borgman to Receive Paul Evan Peters Award
Washington, DC – The Coalition for Networked Information (CNI), the Association of Research Libraries (ARL), and EDUCAUSE are pleased to announce that Christine L. Borgman, Professor and Presidential Chair in Information Studies at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), has been named the 2011 recipient of the Paul Evan Peters Award. The award recognizes notable, lasting achievements in the creation and innovative use of information resources and services that advance scholarship and intellectual productivity through communication networks.
Named for CNI’s founding director, the award will be presented during the CNI Membership Meeting in San Diego, CA to be held April 4–5, 2011, where Borgman will deliver the Paul Evan Peters Memorial Lecture. Previous award recipients include Daniel Atkins (2008), Paul Ginsparg (2006), Brewster Kahle (2004), Vinton Cerf (2002), and Tim Berners-Lee (2000).
One facet of Borgman’s work that was particularly compelling for the award committee was her wide-ranging research interests, which focus “not only on the new technologies, but, just as importantly, on the underlying social and policy changes that she describes as profound and having lasting effects on the future scholarly environment,” noted committee member Nancy Eaton of Pennsylvania State University.
“It’s a delight to see my colleague Chris get this recognition for her work; in particular, at least for me, her books Scholarship in the Digital Age and From Gutenberg to Global Information Infrastructure capture and elucidate a tremendous amount of the intellectual agenda and context that has driven the work of CNI,” commented CNI Executive Director Clifford Lynch. “Indeed, it’s particularly appropriate in that these are issues and ideas that the late Paul Peters, whose contributions we also commemorate through this award, cared deeply about.”
A Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), Borgman’s current research clusters in two areas. One area is empirical research on the creation, use, and management of scientific data and its implications for science policy, which is associated with the Center for Embedded Networked Sensing. Her second area of interest is analytical work on the changing nature of scholarship in an environment of ubiquitous computer networks and digital information. She has authored more than 200 publications in the fields of information studies, computer science, and communication, and both of Borgman’s monographs have received the American Society for Information Science and Technology Best Information Science Book of the Year award.
Borgman has served on numerous national boards and committees throughout her career, including the Task Force on Cyberlearning for the National Science Foundation (NSF), for which she was chair. Currently, Borgman is a member of the US National Academies’ Board on Research Data and Information and the US National Committee on Data for Science and Technology (CODATA), as well as serving as a lead investigator for the Center for Embedded Networked Systems (CENS), an NSF Science and Technology Center, where she conducts data practices research.
“Chris has an impressive range of accomplishments including her widely read publications on digital libraries, her pioneering work in the areas of e-science and data stewardship, and her participation on national advisory groups,” remarked ARL Executive Director Charles Lowry. “As a faculty member at UCLA, she is preparing a new generation of information professionals who will have the skills needed to advance scholarship in the digital environment.”
EDUCAUSE President Diana Oblinger also noted, “Having had the chance to work with Chris as a member of the NSF Task Force on Cyberlearning, I have seen firsthand how effectively she frames and navigates emerging issues in the use of technology to advance teaching, learning, and research. I cannot imagine a finer candidate for the Paul Evans Peters Award, and I am pleased that EDUCAUSE can join with CNI and ARL in recognizing her contributions to higher education.”
A four-member committee selected Borgman for the award: Marjory Blumenthal, Associate Provost, Academic, at Georgetown University; Nancy Eaton, Dean Emeritus of University Libraries at Pennsylvania State University; William Hogue, Vice President for Information Technology and Chief Information Officer of the University of South Carolina; and Joan Lippincott, Associate Executive Director of the Coalition for Networked Information.
CNI, ARL, and EDUCAUSE sponsor the Paul Evan Peters Award, which was established with additional funding from Microsoft and Xerox Corporations. The award honors the memory and accomplishments of Paul Evan Peters (1947–1996). Peters was a visionary and a coalition builder in higher education and the world of scholarly communication. He led CNI from its founding in 1990 with informed insight, exuberant direction, eloquence, and awareness of the needs of its varied constituencies of librarians, technologists, publishers, and others in the digital world.
CNI is a coalition of some 200 member institutions dedicated to supporting the transformative promise of networked information technology for the advancement of scholarly communication and the enrichment of intellectual productivity. ARL is an organization of 126 research libraries in the US and Canada. Its mission is to influence the changing environment of scholarly communication and the public policies that affect research libraries and the diverse communities they serve. An association with more than 2,200 members, EDUCAUSE actively engages with colleges, universities, corporations, foundations, government, and other nonprofit organizations to further the mission of higher education through the use of information technology.
For more information, visit the award Web site at http://www.educause.edu/PaulEvanPetersAward/852.
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CNI Conversations is now offered in a podcast-only format. The original conference call format has been discontinued (though may be used again in the future); instead, CNI Executive Director Clifford Lynch will provide periodic 20-30 minute updates on issues of interest to the CNI community beginning with the February 10, 2011 podcast. CNI Conversations continues to be available at http://conversations.cni.org/ (to subscribe to the audio feed add http://conversations.cni.org/feed to iTunes, or any podcatcher).
In the February 10, 2011 podcast, Cliff talks about the National Science Foundation (NSF) Directorate for the Social, Behavioral and Economic Sciences (SBE) call for white papers that propose ideas for the SBE sciences for 2020. Cliff also discusses the 2011 Personal Digital Archiving conference, as well as issues surrounding e-books.
We hope you enjoys this program and we welcome your feedback. For questions or comments related to CNI Conversations, please contact CNI Associate Executive Director Joan Lippincott at joan.
As a final reminder, project briefing proposals for the CNI Spring 2011 Membership Meeting are no later than this Friday, February 19. Proposals may be submitted by email to joan, or via the online form:
The meeting will be held April 4-5, 2011 in San Diego, CA. The Paul Evan Peters Award and Lecture will open the meeting and UCLA professor Todd Presner, founder and director of the collaborative, digital mapping platform HyperCities, will be the closing plenary speaker. The meeting hashtag is #cni11s.