An alternative access method for the same information available from the CNI-ANNOUNCE listserv.
Interviews conducted during the Spring 2011 CNI Membership Meeting have been published by EDUCAUSE:
The podcasts include a conversation with plenary speaker Todd Presner, founder and director of HyperCities (a GIS research and education platform built on the Google Maps and Google Earth APIs), as well as an interview with UCSD University Librarian Brian Schottlaender on collaboration and the future of university libraries. EDUCAUSE producer Gerry Bayne spent time with a few other presenters and attendees at CNI’s spring meeting, including:
• Brian Owen (Simon Frasier Univ.), discussing the Public Knowledge Project
• Thomas Hickerson and Shawna Sadler on the Univ. of Calgary’s Taylor Family Digital Library, a converged library, archive, art and publishing facility
• Sayeed Choudhury (Johns Hopkins Univ.) with a Data Conservancy Update
• Robert Seal (Loyola Univ.) reflects on three years of an information commons Library-ITS partnership
These recordings are designed to function as an extension of the meeting, complementing the standard program, and providing an opportunity for the broader CNI community to hear from some of our key presenters and attendees.
The meeting was held April 4-5, 2011 in San Diego, CA. Thanks to all who attended and presented!
Creating a Comprehensive Technology Model for a Converged Library, Archive, Art and Publishing Facility at the University of Calgary, a project briefing session presented by Thomas Hickerson (Vice Provost and University Librarian, University of Calgary) and Shawna Sadler (Technology Officer, Taylor Family Digital Library, University of Calgary)
More information about this presentation is available from the meeting Web site, http://www.cni.org/tfms/2011a.spring/.
Resources from April 2011 Council of Independent Colleges/Johns Hopkins Symposium on the Future of the Humanities
I wanted to (belatedly) share the following announcement from our colleague Richard Eckman, the President of the Council of Independent Colleges of the availability of an extensive set of materials from an April 2011 Symposium on the Future of the Humanities. There’s some great material in here, and it’s wonderful to have it available for those of us who could not attend the symposium.
As you know, CIC and the School of Advanced International Studies of Johns Hopkins University organized a Symposium on the Future of the Humanities, which took place on March 29 in Washington, DC. Because many people who were able to participate reported that they found the day to be particularly stimulating and thought-provoking, we have posted on the CIC website (www.cic.edu/HumanitiesSymposium) the texts of most of the presentations, including those by Kwame Anthony Appiah, Douglas C. Bennett, Robert Darnton, Jean Bethke Elshstain, Thomas F. Flynn, Edward Hirsch, Steven Knapp, Victoria Mora, Azar Nafisi, S. Georgia Nugent, and Neil L. Rudenstine. Incisive introductory remarks by several of the moderators, photographs taken during the Symposium, and a list of all participants in the event are also available on the website. Additional presentations will be posted as they become available.
If you are interested in viewing the webcast as well, it is available at www.sais-jhu.edu/humanities. A number of the presentations are likely to be of interest to humanities faculty members and some of them may also be useful in classes. Will you please share this email with appropriate members of the faculty?
Thank you again for your interest in the Symposium.
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• UCLA Professor Todd Presner’s plenary presentation, “HyperCities: Using Social Media and GIS to Archive & Map Time Layers in Los Angeles, Berlin, Tehran, Rome & Cairo”
• “E-Book Wars: Ten Years Later,” a breakout session by CNI Director Clifford Lynch
More information about both of these presentations is available from the meeting Web site, http://www.cni.org/tfms/2011a.spring/.
I highly recommend these new publications from the Joint Information Systems Committee (JISC) of the UK. They treat such hot topics as search engine optimization, building good web resources, promoting content, and using the social web for your organization’s resources.
-Joan Lippincott, CNI
**For Information **
Maximising the effectiveness of your online resources
The proliferation of computing and network devices has meant that, over the past 10 years, the internet has become the primary driving force in the access, use and engagement with information. Easy access for all to simple social networking and the explosion in interconnectedness has also turned marketing on its head forever.
In an age when media, business, government and almost every aspect of modern society vies for the users’ attention, how can we ensure that the resources that are being created through public funds reach and engage with their constituent audiences?
The reports, guides and case studies below summarise the key principles in maximising your online effectiveness and present a condensed version of the highly successful series of workshops commissioned by the Strategic Content Alliance and undertaken by JISC Netskills in 2010. Pictures, videos and materials from the workshops which supplement this work can also be found at: http://scamore.eforum.org/cgi-bin/default?section=about
- Guide to maximising your online presence1 (PDF)
- A checklist for value from the internet2 (PDF)
- Reports from the field – Experiences from those ‘at the coalface’ April 20113 (PDF)
If you have any questions or queries, please do not hesitate to contact me.
Strategic Content Alliance
The Joint Information Systems Committee (JISC)
1st Floor, Brettenham House
5, Lancaster Place
London, WC2E 7EN
Tel: 0203 006 6075
Mob: 07891 501192
Building Bridges to e-Content with the Strategic Content Alliance
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Apologies. Clifford Lynch
National Science Foundation Funded Workshop on “Research Data Lifecycle Management” July 18 – July 20 2011 at
Princeton University, Princeton, NJ
We are pleased to announce the NSF funded Workshop on “Research Data Lifecycle Management”.
The objective of this workshop is to bring together researchers, campus Information Technology (IT) leaders, and library/archive specialists to discuss the topic of data lifecycle management specifically as it relates to computational science and engineering research data. This discussion will result in a common understanding of best practices and funding models for selecting, storing, describing, and preserving these digital data. The workshop will also help to cultivate partnerships between these communities to foster continued developments in the preservation and sharing of research data.
We now seek applications for participation and submissions of position papers for the workshop. In order to apply, please go to http://rcs.columbia.edu/rdlm and follow the links to register. The deadline for applications is June 20, 2011, but we will review and accept applications on a rolling basis.
Paper submission and registration deadline: June 20,2011 (but accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis) Hotel registration date: June 20, 2011
Workshop dates: July 18 – 20, 2011
This workshop will bring together thought leaders on the topic of Research Data Lifecycle Management, including researchers, librarians, archivists, and IT professionals. Through the workshop program, attendees will be able to participate in the development of a data lifecycle management framework. By drawing together this diverse group of specialists, the workshop will be able to leverage the progress made to date by the digital curation, preservation and open repositories communities. The workshop will also promote the needed interaction, collaboration, and information sharing among diverse institutions and groups involved in High Performance Computing (HPC), research computing, IT, libraries, and archives. The goal is to develop a combination of policy and financial frameworks that ensures maintenance of important data over time scales longer than the career of any individual investigator.
On-site participation will be limited to a total of seventy-five leaders with balanced representation from the following areas: researchers who use computational resources to produce and access data sets; IT professionals involved in research computing support; and librarians/archivists who manage this type of data. In addition, video-conferencing will be used to reach a much broader range of off-site participants. We hope to engage a diverse population of researchers and professionals involved in research data lifecycle management to represent varying perspectives and differing institutions in the conversation.
We strongly encourage submission of position papers from people involved in the production, use, and management of data used in research computing. The papers will help to gather input from a broad community to seed the conversations at the workshop. The papers will also be used in the process to select individuals to participate on-site in the workshop. Position papers should be no longer than 3 pages, and can be submitted as described on the registration website any time from now through June 20, 2011, 5 pm EDT. Selection for participating on-site will be decided by a review panel on a rolling basis. Applicants will be invited to participate on-site within two weeks of successful receipt of a position paper, or by June 20, 2011 if not submitting a position paper.
This NSF funded workshop is a collaboration between the Coalition for Academic Scientific Computation (CASC) and the EDUCAUSE ACTI Campus Cyberinfrastructure Group, and will be hosted at Princeton University in Princeton, NJ, Monday, July 18 – Wednesday, July 20. The workshop will include an informal reception at the Prospect House, Princeton University’s faculty/staff club on Monday, July 18 at 6 pm. It will also include a dinner at Rats, a restaurant on the Grounds for Sculpture in Hamilton, NJ on Tuesday, July 19 at 5:30 pm.
The findings of the workshop will be described in a report written by the organizing committee and an invited group of participants. The report will be submitted to EDUCAUSE for publication and posted on the CASC website.
Please feel free to contact member of the organizing committee by email if you have any questions, concerns, or suggestions.
Curt Hillegas, Ph.D. – Chair
Director of Research Computing, Princeton University
Rajendra (Raj) Bose, Ph.D.
Manager, Research Computing Services, Columbia University
Kerstin Lehnert, Ph.D.
Senior Research Scientist, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, Columbia University firstname.lastname@example.org
Clifford Lynch, Ph.D.
Executive Director, Coalition for Networked Information
Senior Director Emerging Technologies and Communications, IT Services, University of Chicago email@example.com
Over the next few weeks we’ll be rolling out the videos from the Spring 2011 Coalition for Networked Information Member Meeting held in San Diego on April 4-5, 2011. I’m delighted to be able to announce today our first offering, which is the Paul Evan Peters Award Lecture “Information, Infrastructure and The Internet: Reflections on Three Decades in Internet Time”, given by Professor Christine Borgman of UCLA to open the meeting.
Cliff Lynch’s keynote address Information Technology as a Strategic Campus Resource, presented at the Northeast Regional Computing Program (NERCOMP) 2011 conference is now available: