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Horizon Report 2012 for Higher Ed

The New Media Consortium and the EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative have released the NMC Horizon Report: 2012 Higher Education Edition. It is available at http://www.nmc.org/news/and-eli-release-horizon-report-2012-hied-edition
This popular resource identifies trends in technology that have particular relevance for teaching and learning. Key trends and challenges that will affect current practice over the next five years frame these discussions. The report includes links to additional resources that provide detail and examples of the trends.

I know many of you will find this report very useful for planning discussions in your institution.

I have served on the Advisory Board of the report for the past few years.
–Joan Lippincott

Risk Mgt & Disaster Planning: Exec. Roundtable Report

A report of the CNI Executive Roundtable, Risk Management & Disaster Planning, held at the CNI Fall 2011 Membership Meeting, is now available:


Increasingly, institutions are grappling with the reality that they must have good plans in place to quickly provide access to networks, IT services, and digital content if disaster strikes.  On-campus disruptions, including local violent acts or massive power outages, may precipitate the need to activate an emergency plan, or natural disasters may provide the impetus.  In addition, major disruptions or outages from commercial content providers or cloud services could have negative consequences for research projects and teaching and learning activities.  Outsourcing creates dependences that need to be identified, analyzed, and taken into account when managing risk.  What can institutions realistically plan for, and how can they assess the risks of locally provided content, cloud services, and content provided from vendors’ own systems?

Teams from 10 higher education institutions described their experiences, concerns, strategies, and future plans during a discussion of these and other issues that took place at the CNI Executive Roundtable in Arlington, VA on December 12, 2011.

Held at CNI’s membership meetings, CNI Executive Roundtables bring together a group of campus partners, usually senior library and information technology leaders, to discuss a key digital information topic and its strategic implications.  The Roundtables build on the theme of collaboration that is at the foundation of the Coalition; they serve as a forum for frank, unattributed intra and inter-institutional dialogue on digital information issues and their organizational and strategic implications.  In addition, CNI uses Roundtable discussions to inform our ongoing program planning process.

We hope you find this report useful and we welcome your feedback; we intend to produce reports of future Executive Roundtables available on an ongoing basis.  For questions or comments related to CNI Executive Roundtables, please contact CNI Associate Executive Director Joan Lippincott at joan@cni.org.

Webcast & DC Symposium on NITRD This Thursday, 2/16

I just learned about this very interesting symposium exploring the history and contributions of the Federal Networking and Information Technology Research and Development program (NITRD). Here is the announcement and agenda, as well as some background on NITRD for those not familiar with it.


Clifford Lynch
Director, CNI

Last Call: CNI Proposals due by Feb. 17

As a final reminder, project briefing proposals for the CNI Spring 2012 Membership Meeting are due THIS FRIDAY, Feb. 17.  Proposals may be submitted by email to joan@cni.org, or via the online form:


If you have any questions about submitting a proposal, please feel free to contact Joan Lippincott (joan@cni.org) or me (diane@cni.org).

The meeting will be held April 2-3, 2012 in Baltimore, MD.  The opening plenary talk, The Future of the American Research University, will be presented by James Duderstadt, University of Michigan President Emeritus & chair of the US National Academies committee that authored the report Preparing for the Revolution:  Information Technology and the Future of the Research University.  Phillip D. Long, professor and director of the Centre for Educational, Innovation & Technology at the University of Queensland, Australia, will present the closing plenary.  The meeting hashtag is #cni12s.

ETD 2012 – Call for Papers, Presentations, Posters, Workshops

If you are doing some innovative work in the area of electronic theses and dissertations, please consider submitting a proposal for this conference.  I will be a keynote speaker on the program.
–Joan Lippincott

ETD 2012: 15th International Symposium on Electronic Theses and
Lima, Peru, September 12, 13 and 14

First Announcement

Call for Papers, Presentations, Posters and Workshops

On behalf of The Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations
(NDLTD), the Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos (UNMSM) and the
Universidad Peruana de Ciencias Aplicadas (UPC), have the pleasure of
announcing the 15th International Symposium on Electronic Theses and
Dissertations (ETD 2012), that will be held for the first time in an Ibero
American country. This Conference will be host in Lima, Peru at The Delfines
Hotel from September, 12nd to 14th, 2012.

The theme of ETD 2012 is: “Integrating cultures for the creation and sharing
of knowledge – providing opportunities for the future”.  Our goal is to
explore and share opportunities between representatives from Ibero American
and other countries around the world, in order to exchange experiences and
knowledge on projects related to the topics considered on ETD 2012 program.

The program will include technical papers, plenary sessions, workshops and
posters presentations about the following topics:

– Digital preservation
– Copyright / Intellectual property
– Institutional Repositories
– ETD policies and programs
– Information Technology in ETD and institutional repositories
– Digital libraries and IT
– National and international collaboration
– ETD Multimedia
– Interoperability and Union Catalog
– Internet and Information access
– Data Curation

The preliminary program as well as speakers and other relevant information
is available at the conference website www.etd2012.edu.pe

ICSU Foresight Analysis: Scenarios for Future of Science, 2030

The International Council for Science (ICSU) recently issued the first report from its Foresight Analysis project, a set of four scenarios that look at the future of the international scientific research enterprise in 2030. More information and a pointer to the report is at


Some CNI-ANNOUNCE readers will recall a series of scenarios that the Association of Research Libraries (ARL) did in late 2010 looking at the future of the research enterprise in 2030 (see http://www.arl.org/rtl/plan/scenarios/usersguide/index.shtml for more information on these scenarios).

As far as I know these efforts developed independently, and, while approached from rather different viewpoints, it’s interesting to see the connections among the scenarios developed by the two projects.

Clifford Lynch
Director, CNI

New Economic Models for E-Textbooks: Cliff Lynch Speaks w/ IUPUI’s David Lewis

In the latest CNI Conversations podcast (http://wp.me/p1LncT-22Z), CNI Executive Director Clifford Lynch speaks with David Lewis, Dean of Libraries, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) about new developments in electronic textbooks and the search for alternative economic models.

Video: Preservation Status of e-Resources: A Potential Crisis in Electronic Journal Preservation

Preservation Status of e-Resources: A Potential Crisis in Electronic Journal Preservation, a project briefing session presented at CNI’s fall 2011 membership meeting by Oya Y. Rieger, Associate University Librarian for Digital Scholarship Services at Cornell University, and Robert Wolven, Associate University Librarian for Bibliographic Services and Collection Development at Columbia University, is now available on CNI’s two video channels:

YouTube:  http://youtu.be/sjAaSRJILd0
Vimeo:  http://vimeo.com/35776220

Look for more announcements soon on videos of other sessions from the fall 2011.  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).

Responses to OSTP Requests for Info on Data & Article Access

Last year, the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy issued two requests for information, one dealing with public access to articles describing the results of federally funded research, and the other wiht public access to data produced as part of federally funded research. Both of these calls for input (which I shared with the CNI-announce list) closed on January 12, 2012.

The responses to these requests for information have now been posted. There were some 117 dealing with public access to data, and 375 dealing with scholarly publications. I submitted responses to both calls on behalf of the Coalition, and these are included.

The announcement is here:


The data responses are here


And the scholarly publishing responses are here


Clifford Lynch
Director, CNI

m-libraries Fourth International Conference – Call for Papers

CNI is an “endorser” of this conference, which will highlight developments in mobile technologies, services, and libraries.

Joan Lippincott
CALL FOR PAPERS: The Fourth International m-libraries Conference

“From margin to mainstream: mobile technologies transforming lives and libraries”

24-26 September 2012 at the Open University, UK

Mobile technology has transformed so many aspects of our lives: how we work, how we communicate, how we study and how we play. Since the first successful M-libraries conference in 2007, libraries around the world have made huge advances in harnessing the technology to improve and enhance their services.  The Fourth international conference will bring together researchers, technical developers, managers, educators, and library practitioners to review achievements to date and consider the creative challenges and opportunities ahead.

We are seeking lively contributions on the following broad themes:

·         Transformation – of services, learners or providers

·         Inspiration – innovative projects which challenge current thinking and practice

·         Implementation – the experience of implementing new mobile technologies

Papers will be short – 15 minutes for the presentation plus time for discussion/questions.

Please submit your abstracts (up to 300 words) by 15th of March 2012 to m-libraries-conference@open.ac.uk

These will be subject to peer review and authors will be notified by 26th of April 2012.

Please note that you will not be asked to submit full papers in advance of the conference. However, for those who would like to submit a full paper after the conference for possible publication in a book of proceedings, we will contact you during or after the conference.

Keynote speakers confirmed to date:

·         Char Booth, Claremont Colleges (US)
·         Thomas Cochrane,  AUT University’s Centre for Learning and Teaching (NZ)
·         Ellysa Kroski, New York Law Institute (US)
·         Steve Vosloo, Programme Specialist in Mobile Learning at UNESCO (FR)
Invited speakers confirmed to date:

·         Bob Gann, NHS Choices, UK Department of Health
·         Lee Stott, Microsoft UK

Visit the website for further details

Very best regards

Jeannette Stanley
Project Support Officer
Business Performance and Management Group
The Library Learning and Resource Centre
The Open University
Tel: +44 (0) 1908 653532

Last updated:  Friday, February 1st, 2013