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Future of Scholarly Publishing Conference, UC Davis, Feb 13-14, 2014

The University of California, Davis, is hosting a conference on the future of scholarly publication on February 13-14, 2014 featuring a very fine agenda of speakers. Full information can be found here:


Clifford Lynch
Director, CNI

International Digital Curation Conference, San Francisco, 24-27 Feb

A reminder that the 9th IDCC conference is fast approaching; an almost final program is available on at the conference web site, and registration is still open. CNI is a long-time co-sponsor of the Digital Curation Conference, and this looks to be a particularly good one, with some great speakers. I hope to see many members of the CNI community there.

Clifford Lynch
Director, CNI

“Commodity, catalyst or change-agent? Data-driven
transformations in research, education, business & society”
24-27 February 2014
Omni San Francisco Hotel, California Street, San Francisco, USA
Register now for IDCC14
Only 6 weeks to go until the 9th International Digital Curation Conference.
The workshop programme includes 8 workshops, all of which have a fixed
number of places available, so to make sure you can attend the workshops
of your choice please book as soon as possible.

Conference registration is still open and the fee remains at the
current rate, but will increase later this month. Registration
will close on 14 February or sooner according to the number of places
still available, book now to avoid disappointment.

Library Publishing Forum March 5-6, 2014

I’m pleased to share this message about the upcoming Library Publishing Forum.
CNI is a Strategic Affiliate of the Library Publishing Coalition.
–Joan Lippincott, CNI

Conference Announcement and Call for Posters: Library Publishing Forum

Date: March 5-6, 2014
Location: Kansas City, MO
Conference Website: www.librarypublishing.org/events/annual-forum

We are pleased to announce the inaugural Library Publishing Forum. This event (immediately following the SPARC OA meeting) will bring together representatives from libraries engaged in (or considering) publishing initiatives to define and address major questions and challenges; to identify and document collaborative opportunities; to strengthen and promote this community of practice; and to advance this vibrant subfield of academic publishing.

Keynotes, panel discussions, and interactive breakout sessions, and a peer-reviewed poster session will focus on aligning library publishing activities in the areas of Policies, Infrastructure, and Organizations.

We encourage library publishers (and friends of library publishing) of all sizes and statures to attend, including both administrators and technical staff charged with this important scholarly communications function. TheLibrary Publishing Forum will include representatives from a broad, international spectrum of academic library backgrounds, as well as groups that collaborate with libraries to publish scholarly works. You do not need to be a member of the LPC to attend this event.

The Program Subcommittee is also requesting proposals for posters that showcase how libraries, presses, and other participants in the scholarly communications sector are aligning their publishing activities with the goals, needs, and practices of their stakeholders and peers. Submission Deadline: January 24, 2013.

A dedicated poster session and reception will be held from 6 – 8pm on Wednesday, March 5, 2014, providing participants with a chance to share their work and engage with their colleagues.

The event will be keynoted by:

Peter Berkery, Association of American University Presses
John Unsworth, Brandeis University

Earlybird registration is open until January 31. Please visit www.librarypublishing.org/events/annual-forum for more information about participating in this conference.

Call for Proposals, CNI Spring Meeting

Proposals are now being accepted for project briefings to be presented at CNI’s Spring 2014 CNI Membership Meeting on March 31-April 1 in St. Louis, MO, at The Ritz-Carlton.

Project briefings are 45-minute or one-hour sessions that focus on a discussion of a hot topic, or on a specific institutional/organizational project related to digital information. A limited number of project briefings are accepted.

Proposals may be submitted via online form:


Deadline for submissions is Friday, February 14.

Follow this meeting on Twitter: #cni14s

New Article: ‘Library Space Assessment: Focusing on Learning’

A new article by CNI’s Joan Lippincott and Kim Duckett of North Carolina State University Libraries appears in the latest issue of the Association of Research Libraries’ Research Library Issues (RLI) no. 284. “Library Space Assessment: Focusing on Learning” is available online at http://publications.arl.org/rli284/12

Video “Digital Natives or Digital Naives?” & other meeting materials available

Digital Natives or Digital Naives? The Role of Skill in Internet Use, the closing plenary from CNI’s fall 2013 membership meeting by Eszter Hargittai (Northwestern University), is now online:

and on YouTube: http://youtu.be/QnAw0BLKmdc

About this Talk
The growing diffusion of information technologies influences people’s life chances and raises questions as to their ability to appropriate digital media for their empowerment. Does the spread of information technologies affect different population segments differently? If so, which segments are most likely to benefit and which are most likely to be left behind? Based on original data, the talk considers disparities in people’s Web use skills and how skills relate to what people do online. Those who know how to navigate the Web’s vast landscape can reap significant benefits from it. In contrast, those who lack online abilities may have a harder time dealing with certain logistics of everyday life, may miss out on opportunities and may also obtain incorrect information from unreliable sources or come to rely on unsubstantiated rumors. Analyses suggest that skills are not randomly distributed among users, rather, they depend on demographic and socioeconomic factors as well as user context even when controlling for access differences.

Presentation Materials Now Available

Check project briefing pages at http://www.cni.org/mm/fall-2013/project-briefings-breakout-sessions/ for slide decks and other presentation materials. Presenters who would like their materials posted should deposit them in the meeting Dropbox folder (instructions were sent previously), or send directly to sharon@cni.org.

More Videos From CNI
Look for more announcements soon on videos of other sessions from the fall 2013 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).

Evaluating Learning Spaces – ELI Seminar

Dear CNI News Subscribers:

I’ll be co-facilitating a seminar “Evaluating Learning Spaces: Methods for Developing a Campus-Based Project” at the upcoming ELI (EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative) annual meeting with Joseph Cevetello, Director of Learning Environments at University of Southern California and J.D. Walker, Research Associate at University of Minnesota. ELI has provided the means for us to develop a blended format, so that we will have an online pre-meeting for this seminar on January 22 and a follow-up webinar on March 3 as well as the half-day, in-person seminar at the ELI meeting in New Orleans on February 3. We encourage campus team participation, especially for the webinar components.

The seminar will focus on methods for measuring the effectiveness of learning spaces, and on enabling participants to gain the knowledge needed to formulate research questions and choose appropriate methods in order to implement an effective and practical campus learning space evaluation project. There are many opportunities for developing assessments of learning spaces and we will explore a wide range of alternatives for both classrooms and informal learning spaces.

Further information including how to register for the fee-based seminar are at:

Joan Lippincott

Video: Cliff’s CNI Plenary ‘A Changing Landscape’

A Changing Landscape: Federal Mandates for Public Access to Scholarship, Transitions of Stewardship and Distributed Factual Biography, the opening plenary from CNI’s fall 2013 membership meeting by director Clifford Lynch, is now available on CNI’s two video channels:

YouTube: http://youtu.be/VJTEx522Lq8

CNI: A Changing Landscape: Federal Mandates, Stewardship, & Biography from CNI Video Channel on Vimeo.

In this talk, Clifford looks back on the events of 2013, and he discusses CNI’s program for the coming year.

Look for more announcements soon on videos of other talks presented at the fall 2013 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).

Planning for Assessing 21st Century Spaces – Guide available

I am very pleased to share this announcement with you. The Learning Spaces Collaboratory (LSC) has compiled a terrific guide, replete with examples, photos, and essays that they are making freely available to the community. I am on the advisory group of the LSC and have a brief essay in the guide.

Many of you who are involved in space planning will find the Institutional Profiles section especially interesting. Each example highlights a new or renovated campus facility and describes what the institution envisioned for its learners in a broad sense (“What do we want our learners to become?”); what experiences make that becoming happen; what spaces enable those experiences; and how we know that our goals have been achieved, the aspect that particularly addresses assessment.

Joan Lippincott

We are pleased to announce the release of the Learning Spaces Collaboratory guide: Planning for Assessing 21st Century Spaces for 21st Century Learners. Information about and a link to the guide is posted on the LSC website.

Information about LSC Webinars in 2014 that will explore lessons learned from the experiences of those featured in the guide and from the broader LSC community. These webinars will focus on the ecosystem of learning spaces that serve 21st century learners.

Jeanne L. Narum
The Independent Colleges Office, Director
Learning Spaces Collaboratory, Principal
1050 Connecticut Avenue NW – 10th Floor
Washington, DC, 20036
O: (202) 232-1300
C: (202) 528-0305


2013-2014 CNI Program Plan Is Now Available

At the CNI Fall Member Meeting earlier this week in Washington DC we released the new CNI 2013-2014 Program Plan, surveying areas that we intend for focus on during this program year. The Program Plan is now online as well at


We will be mailing printed copies to our member representatives as well.

Presentations and video from the Fall 2013 meeting will be available soon; we’ll make announcements here as these materials are ready.

Clifford Lynch
Director, CNI

Last updated:  Friday, February 1st, 2013