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CNI Conversations

Reports & Commentary on Current Topics
from CNI Leadership in a Podcast Format


Nov 28, 2011: Open Data, Publishing Innovations, Assessment

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[31 min.]

Nov. 28, 2011

Updates on issues ranging from open data to innovations in publishing to assessment were topics covered in the latest report from CNI.  Clifford Lynch discusses the U.S. Office of Science and Technology (OSTP) Calls for Comment on open data (http://federalregister.gov/a/2011-28621) and open publications (http://federalregister.gov/a/2011-28623), notes a European Knowledge Exchange paper on an action program for research data (http://www.cni.org/news/4-nation-action-program-for-research-data-a/), and describes issues related to new forms of publication and author identity discussed at the Innovation in Science Publishing conference.  At the McCusker lecture at Dominican University, Lynch addressed the relationship between bibliography and biography.

Joan Lippincott summarized the recent Berlin 9 meeting (http://www.berlin9.org/), an international conference held for the first time in the US, focusing on all aspects of open access.  She also provided some comments on the current emphasis on assessment in higher education and previewed a project briefing on that topic at the December CNI membership meeting. She will be joined in that session by Malcolm Brown of the EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative (ELI) and Jeanne Narum of the Learning Spaces Collaboratory (LSC).

Cliff wrapped up by highlighting some upcoming meetings, including the upcoming CENDI meeting on repositories, which will focus on emerging developments in federal agency repositories, the International Digital Curation Conference (IDDC, http://www.dcc.ac.uk/events/idcc11) for which CNI is a co-sponsor, and a talk he will give at the National Library of Medicine/NIH on December 16.  He reminded listeners about the CNI meeting on December 12-13 in Arlington, VA (http://www.cni.org/mm/fall-2011/).

We hope you enjoy this program and we welcome your feedback.  For questions or comments related to CNI Conversations, please contact CNI Associate Executive Director Joan Lippincott at joan@cni.org.

Nov 8, 2011: CNI Fall 2011 Mtg Preview

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[18 min.]

Nov. 8, 2011

In this podcast, CNI director Clifford Lynch gives a preview of the project briefings (presentations) and plenary sessions scheduled for CNI’s fall 2011 membership meeting, which will take place on Dec. 12-13 in Arlington, VA.  A list of sessions will be posted shortly on the meeting site at http://www.cni.org/events/mm/fall-2011/.

We hope you enjoy this program and we welcome your feedback.  For questions or comments related to CNI Conversations, please contact CNI Associate Executive Director Joan Lippincott at joan@cni.org.

Oct 14, 2011: eBird Global Tool, Net Gen, 21st-Century Collections, and More

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[28 min.]

Oct. 14, 2011

In this podcast, CNI director Clifford Lynch reports on several recent conferences:

Joan Lippincott, CNI’s associate director, talks about the Net Gen and generational differences in the use of technology, and regarding assessment, the importance of knowing your use communities.  Joan references the following sources in her discussion:

We hope you enjoy this program and we welcome your feedback.  For questions or comments related to CNI Conversations, please contact CNI Associate Executive Director Joan Lippincott at joan@cni.org.

Sept 6, 2011: CI for Classical Studies, Digital Scholarship Centers, Data Mgt, Cliff’s Summer Reading

Audio Recording
[26:46 min.]

Sept. 6, 2011

In this report, CNI director Clifford Lynch discusses some of his summer reading:

  • Visual Complexity: Mapping Patterns of Information by Manuel Lima
  • Cartographies of Time: A History of the Timeline by Anthony Grafton
  • A new CLIR report, Rome Wasn’t Digitized in a Day: Building a Cyberinfrastructure for Digital Classics, available at http://www.clir.org/pubs/abstract/pub150abst.html

Cliff also describes a range of issues related to research data management that were discussed at several summer meetings and conferences.

Joan Lippincott, CNI’s associate director, talks about digital scholarship centers, with an emphasis on services for graduate students.

We hope you enjoy this program and we welcome your feedback.  For questions or comments related to CNI Conversations, please contact CNI Associate Executive Director Joan Lippincott at joan@cni.org.

June 22, 2011: Digging into Data, Identifiers, Crowdsourcing & Scientific Data

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[28:06 min.]

June 22, 2011
This latest report from CNI, recorded June 22, 2011, includes discussion of the recent Digging into Data conference, an overview of a meeting on persistent identifiers and identifier interoperability, recent developments at the DFG (the German Research Foundation), and the symposium “Crowdsourcing:  Improving the Quality of Scientific Data Through Social Networking” hosted by the National Research Council’s Board on Research Data & Information (BRDI).

We hope you enjoy this program and we welcome your feedback.  For questions or comments related to CNI Conversations, please contact CNI Associate Executive Director Joan Lippincott at joan@cni.org.

June 1, 2011: Crowdsourcing & Data; Future of Academic Libraries; Nat’l Approaches to Digital Preservation

Audio Recording [mp3 13:27 min.]
June 1, 2011
CNI Associate Executive Director Joan Lippincott recaps the recent symposium “The Future of the Academic Library” held at McMaster Univ., and she also talks about some of the learning spaces within the University.  CNI Director Clifford Lynch mentions a symposium on crowdsourcing and scientific data quality presented by the National Research Council’s Board on Research Data and Information on June 13, 2011 in Washington, DC.  Cliff also discusses “Aligning National Approaches to Digital Preservation,” a meeting which took place at The National Library of Estonia, Tallinn, Estonia, on May 23-25, 2011.

We hope you enjoy this program and we welcome your feedback.  For questions or comments related to CNI Conversations, please contact CNI Associate Executive Director Joan Lippincott at joan@cni.org.

May 20, 2011: Open Access to Yale’s Image Collection, ORCID, and More

Audio Recording [mp3 17:50 min.]
May 20, 2011
CNI Executive Director Clifford Lynch discusses Yale University’s recent announcement to make its digital image collection freely available, the ORCID initiative to develop an open researcher ID,  selected videos and presentations from CNI’s spring meeting, and a recent National Research Council meeting on data reuse.  Cliff also shared some details about the Sage Bionetworks Commons 2011 Congress.

We hope you enjoy this program and we welcome your feedback.  For questions or comments related to CNI Conversations, please contact CNI Associate Executive Director Joan Lippincott at joan@cni.org.

March 18, 2011: Personal Archiving, Software Obsolescence, and Self-Destructing Ebooks

Audio Recording [mp3 30:15 min.]
March 15, 2011
CNI Executive Director Clifford Lynch discusses a report on peer review from Berkeley’s Center for Studies in Higher Education (CSHE), the recent personal digital archiving symposium hosted at the Internet Archive, and Mac OS X Lion and implications for software obsolescence.  Cliff also comments on auto-destructing ebooks and the Digital Public Library of America.

We hope you enjoy this program and we welcome your feedback.  For questions or comments related to CNI Conversations, please contact CNI Associate Executive Director Joan Lippincott at joan@cni.org.

March 3, 2011: Preview of CNI Spring 2011 Membership Meeting

Audio Recording [mp3 18:26 min.]
March 3, 2011

In the March 3, 2011 podcast, Clifford Lynch and Joan Lippincott, CNI director and associate director, provide a preview of the CNI Spring 2011 Membership Meeting (http://www.cni.org/tfms/2011a.spring), including brief discussions of general meeting themes, and descriptions of selected project briefings.  Cliff also talks about the session he will present on the e-book, which will include a look back at his 2001 article “The Battle to Define the Future of the Book in the Digital World” (First Monday 6:6), an analysis of how the issues have played out in the decade since the piece first appeared, and a consideration of where they are headed.

We hope you enjoy this program and we welcome your feedback.  For questions or comments related to CNI Conversations, please contact CNI Associate Executive Director Joan Lippincott at joan@cni.org.

Feb. 17, 2011

Audio Recording [mp3 26:52 min.]
February 17, 2011

In the February 17, 2011 podcast, CNI director Clifford Lynch talks about the Paul Evan Peters Award, to be presented to UCLA professor Christine Borgman at CNI’s spring meeting on April 4 in San Diego, CA; Borgman will present the Peters Lecture at that time.  Cliff also makes note of a recent announcement made by the California Digital Library and partners regarding data management plans.

Both Cliff and Joan Lippincott, CNI associate director, discuss the recent EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative (ELI) meeting in Washington, DC and the 2011 Horizon Report.

We hope you enjoy this program and we welcome your feedback.  For questions or comments related to CNI Conversations, please contact CNI Associate Executive Director Joan Lippincott at joan@cni.org.

Last updated:  Wednesday, June 5th, 2013