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Stewardship at Scale: New Talks by Cliff Lynch

Recent talks on stewardship at scale by CNI director Clifford Lynch are now available online:

Challenges of Stewardship at Scale in the Digital Age
Indiana University School of Informatics and Computing Distinguished Speaker Series, Jan. 30, 2014
http://youtu.be/rfvLlQ2nZj0
“Over the centuries, we have developed a very complex system for managing and preserving our intellectual and cultural record. This system is now under enormous strain and trying to respond and adapt to changes in how we communicate and the ways in which technology can represent various modes of communication. We are recognizing that, particularly for digital materials, much more active stewardship is required; this has given rise to a major focus on data curation in the scholarly world. In addition, many stewardship institutions are no longer economically sustainable or stable, and for a number of reasons we are entering an era where I believe transitions of stewardship responsibility from one organization to another will become increasingly commonplace. My talk will examine all of these developments in contexts that range from management of research data to art collections, and will consider social, economic and technological forces reshaping the landscape.”

Keynote Address: Sharing and Preserving Scholarship: Challenges of Coherence and Scale
CENIC (Corporation for Education Network Initiatives in California) 2014 Annual Conference, March 10, 2014
http://cenic2014.cenic.org/stream/archives/ssu/Cenic_2014_Conference-Keynote_Address-640×360.mp4
“Scholarly practice in all disciplines — humanities, sciences, and social sciences — increasingly relies upon high performance computing, novel and advanced distributed sensor systems, high-speed networking and massive data resources. Our cultural and intellectual record broadly, not just the record of scholarship, is taking on new dimensions and characteristics and now exists largely in digital form; this record is essential evidence for future scholarship as well as a memory for our society. We are also seeing a series of societal changes that are placing a much greater emphasis on public access, transparency and reproducibility in these large scale records of scholarship and society. A central challenge facing the higher education, research and cultural memory sectors is how to develop the necessary strategies and supporting infrastructure to deal with these demands effectively, affordably, and at the requisite scale. In my presentation, I will explore the specifics of these challenges and briefly outline some of the responses that are emerging.”


Last updated:  Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014