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The last video from the Spring 2010 CNI meeting is now available; I’ve held off announcing it for a little while because it’s quite special, and I did not want it to be missed in the flood of other announcements.
This presentation describes a wonderful project at the University of Oregon which helps students to understand the uses of primary source materials, and also to think about their own roles as creators of such materials, and as prospective contributors to the collective social record. Technology comes into play, of course, but is very much in the background in some sense. It seems to me that the ideas here can be readily adapted and used by a wide range of institutions. If you are not familiar with this project, the video of this presentation is worth watching.
Here are the details:
Web 2.0 and the Study of History Through a Living Learning Community
Andrew Bonamici, University of Oregon
Heather Briston Corrigan-Solari, University of Oregon
Kevin Hatfield, University of Oregon
Matthew Villeneuve, University of Oregon
Available from CNI’s YouTube channel, www.youtube.com/cnivideo
(direct link is , if you prefer)
also available from CNI’s Vimeo channel: http://www.vimeo.com/cni
(direct link is http://www.vimeo.com/11280442, if you prefer)
The UK Joint Information Systems Committee (JISC) is funding a project on research data management at the University of Glasgow and the Cambridge University. There’s a web site at
and a blog at
Earlier this month the project issued a scoping study and implementation plan, which can be found at
which draws heavily on interviews that the project conducted with front-line researchers at the two institutions.
A new article on electronic theses and dissertations by Joan Lippincott and Clifford Lynch is now available as part of the recently released issue no. 270 of Research Library Issues (RLI). “ETDs and Graduate Education: Programs and Prospects”is freely available at http://publications.arl.org/rli270/7.
The National Library of Medicine is hosting a two-day conference on the NLM journal DTD, which is widely used in electronic publishing and digital preservation; the meeting is free but registration is required. Information can be found at
Over the past few years, we’ve had several presentations at CNI covering a system called VIVO, which originated at Cornell and was designed to help researchers find other researchers with similar or related interests. More recently, with funding from the National Institutes of Health, it has established a national footprint. You can find video of their presentation at the Spring 2010 CNI meeting at
Next month, the VIVO consortium is holding its first meeting. I have included the call for participation below.
National VIVO Conference:
Enabling National Networking of Scientists
August 12-13, 2010
New York Hall of Science
The first annual National VIVO Conference, Enabling National Networking of Scientists, will bring together scientists, developers, publishers, funding agencies, research officers, students and those supporting the development of team science. This two day conference will begin with workshops and tutorials for those new to VIVO, those implementing VIVO at their institutions, and those wishing to develop applications using VIVO. Invited speakers will present regarding the Semantic Web, Linked Open Data and the role of VIVO in support of team science. Panelists will discuss adoption and implementation findings. Feedback sessions will engage participants in requirements gathering and brainstorming regarding future network services. Presenters will discuss mapping, social networking, crowd sourcing, support for societies and other national network applications. Learn more at http://vivoweb.org/conference.
VIVO is an open source, open ontology, research discovery platform for hosting information about scientists, their interests, activities, and accomplishments. VIVO supports open development and integration of science through simple, standard semantic web technologies. Learn more at http://vivoweb.org. VIVO is funded by the National Institutes of Health, U24 RR029822.
I know that many in the CNI community are interested in issues related to mobile computing and issues related to privacy. This should be an informative session. Registration details below.
Next Tuesday, July 27, EDUCAUSE Live! will explore privacy issues related to mobile computing.
“Location-Sharing Technologies: Privacy Risks and Controls”
1-2pm U.S. Eastern Time, Tuesday, July 27. No charge, but registration required. Archived for future (re)viewing.
Speaker: Lorrie Faith Cramor, Associate Professor of Computer Science, Carnegie Mellon University http://lorrie.cranor.org/
Due to the ability of cell phone providers to use cell phone towers to pinpoint users¹ locations, the increasing popularity of GPS capabilities in cell phones, and the rise of cell phones for Internet use, a plethora of new applications have been developed that share users’ real-time location information online. Foursquare, Loopt, and Google Latitude are just a few examples. This talk will discuss users¹ risk and benefit perceptions related to the use of these technologies and the privacy controls of existing location-sharing applications. We’ll also discuss Locaccino, a location-sharing service we developed to provide a platform for experimenting with privacy controls for end users. Locaccino provides users with precision control over who can see their location. While most location-based systems only allow users to list which contacts should or shouldn¹t be able to see their location, Locaccino offers more granular privacy settings.
EDUCAUSE Live! on Twitter:
Use #EDULive to discuss this or any EDUCAUSE Live! Webcast on Twitter before or after the event.
The archived audio recording of the July 15 CNI Conversations session is now available at http://conversations.cni.org/ (to subscribe to the audio feed add http://conversations.cni.org/feed to iTunes, or any podcatcher). This session includes a recap of the JISC/CNI Edinburgh conference by CNI Executive Director Clifford Lynch and myself; sessions on e-science, “digging into data challenge projects,” special collections, institutional strategies for digital content, and services for users of mobile devices were highlighted. Cliff also discussed the IATUL conference and the Microsoft research meeting. I gave a summary of an article on the current status of electronic thesis and dissertation (ETD) programs in the US that Cliff and I co-authored and that will appear soon in the ARL publication RLI (issue 270).
About CNI Conversations
CNI Conversations provides an opportunity for individuals from member institutions and organizations to talk to CNI Director Clifford Lynch and others; currently the events take place in audio-conference format. Questions and discussion are invited and encouraged. Real-time participation in CNI Conversations requires pre-registration, which is open only to those at member institutions and organizations; if you are interested in participating in CNI Conversations, please contact Jackie Eudell at firstname.lastname@example.org. We plan to continue to make audio or other records of these exchanges generally available after the event.
For questions or comments related to CNI Conversations, please contact me at Joan@cni.org.
Register now for the July 15 session of CNI Conversations; the call will begin at 1:00 pm EST and will run for about an hour. These events allow all individuals affiliated with CNI member organizations to talk with Clifford Lynch, to ask questions, and to hear updates on the latest developments. Questions are encouraged and may be submitted in advance or posed during the call. Please contact Jackie Eudell at email@example.com to register for the call.
About CNI Conversations
CNI Conversations provides an opportunity for individuals from member institutions and organizations to take part in discussions on current topics with CNI Director Clifford Lynch and others; currently the events take place in audio-conference format. Real-time participation in CNI Conversations requires pre-registration, which is open only to those at member institutions and organizations. Recordings of these events are made available from the archive at http://conversations.cni.org/.
For questions or comments related to CNI Conversations, please contact CNI Associate Executive Director Joan Lippincott at Joan@cni.org.
See the Twitter stream for the JISC/CNI 2010 Meeting, Managing Data in Difficult Times: policies, strategies, technologies and infrastructure to manage research and teaching data in a fast changing technological and economic environment, by searching the hashtag #JISCCNI. The meeting blog, where more information about the meeting will be posted in the coming days, including brief vodcast interviews, is available at http://jisccni.jiscinvolve.org/wp/.
I’m pleased to announce a new video from CNI’s spring meeting, “Learning Commons: What’s Working.” The session includes three perspectives on assessment of learning or information commons. The speakers included John Culshaw, University of Colorado, Boulder; Anu Vedantham, University of Pennsylvania, and myself. I think you’ll find the content very informative if you are interested in these issues. Along with some other videos of meeting sessions, it is available on the CNI YouTube channel (http://www.youtube.com/cnivideo) and on Vimeo (http://vimeo.com/channels/cni)
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