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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, reflect on the recent EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative (ELI) meeting in Washington, DC and the 2011 Horizon Report.

CNI Conversations continues to be available at http://conversations.cni.org/ (to subscribe to the audio feed add http://conversations.cni.org/feed to iTunes, or any podcatcher).  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.

Christine Borgman to Receive Paul Evan Peters Award at April CNI Meeting, San Diego

UCLA Professor Christine Borgman to Receive Paul Evan Peters Award

Washington, DC – The Coalition for Networked Information (CNI), the Association of Research Libraries (ARL), and EDUCAUSE are pleased to announce that Christine L. Borgman, Professor and Presidential Chair in Information Studies at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), has been named the 2011 recipient of the Paul Evan Peters Award. The award recognizes notable, lasting achievements in the creation and innovative use of information resources and services that advance scholarship and intellectual productivity through communication networks.

Named for CNI’s founding director, the award will be presented during the CNI Membership Meeting in San Diego, CA to be held April 4–5, 2011, where Borgman will deliver the Paul Evan Peters Memorial Lecture. Previous award recipients include Daniel Atkins (2008), Paul Ginsparg (2006), Brewster Kahle (2004), Vinton Cerf (2002), and Tim Berners-Lee (2000).

One facet of Borgman’s work that was particularly compelling for the award committee was her wide-ranging research interests, which focus “not only on the new technologies, but, just as importantly, on the underlying social and policy changes that she describes as profound and having lasting effects on the future scholarly environment,” noted committee member Nancy Eaton of Pennsylvania State University.

“It’s a delight to see my colleague Chris get this recognition for her work; in particular, at least for me, her books Scholarship in the Digital Age and From Gutenberg to Global Information Infrastructure capture and elucidate a tremendous amount of the intellectual agenda and context that has driven the work of CNI,” commented CNI Executive Director Clifford Lynch. “Indeed, it’s particularly appropriate in that these are issues and ideas that the late Paul Peters, whose contributions we also commemorate through this award, cared deeply about.”

A Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), Borgman’s current research clusters in two areas. One area is empirical research on the creation, use, and management of scientific data and its implications for science policy, which is associated with the Center for Embedded Networked Sensing. Her second area of interest is analytical work on the changing nature of scholarship in an environment of ubiquitous computer networks and digital information. She has authored more than 200 publications in the fields of information studies, computer science, and communication, and both of Borgman’s monographs have received the American Society for Information Science and Technology Best Information Science Book of the Year award.

Borgman has served on numerous national boards and committees throughout her career, including the Task Force on Cyberlearning for the National Science Foundation (NSF), for which she was chair. Currently, Borgman is a member of the US National Academies’ Board on Research Data and Information and the US National Committee on Data for Science and Technology (CODATA), as well as serving as a lead investigator for the Center for Embedded Networked Systems (CENS), an NSF Science and Technology Center, where she conducts data practices research.

“Chris has an impressive range of accomplishments including her widely read publications on digital libraries, her pioneering work in the areas of e-science and data stewardship, and her participation on national advisory groups,” remarked ARL Executive Director Charles Lowry. “As a faculty member at UCLA, she is preparing a new generation of information professionals who will have the skills needed to advance scholarship in the digital environment.”

EDUCAUSE President Diana Oblinger also noted, “Having had the chance to work with Chris as a member of the NSF Task Force on Cyberlearning, I have seen firsthand how effectively she frames and navigates emerging issues in the use of technology to advance teaching, learning, and research. I cannot imagine a finer candidate for the Paul Evans Peters Award, and I am pleased that EDUCAUSE can join with CNI and ARL in recognizing her contributions to higher education.”

A four-member committee selected Borgman for the award: Marjory Blumenthal, Associate Provost, Academic, at Georgetown University; Nancy Eaton, Dean Emeritus of University Libraries at Pennsylvania State University; William Hogue, Vice President for Information Technology and Chief Information Officer of the University of South Carolina; and Joan Lippincott, Associate Executive Director of the Coalition for Networked Information.

CNI, ARL, and EDUCAUSE sponsor the Paul Evan Peters Award, which was established with additional funding from Microsoft and Xerox Corporations. The award honors the memory and accomplishments of Paul Evan Peters (1947–1996). Peters was a visionary and a coalition builder in higher education and the world of scholarly communication. He led CNI from its founding in 1990 with informed insight, exuberant direction, eloquence, and awareness of the needs of its varied constituencies of librarians, technologists, publishers, and others in the digital world.

CNI is a coalition of some 200 member institutions dedicated to supporting the transformative promise of networked information technology for the advancement of scholarly communication and the enrichment of intellectual productivity. ARL is an organization of 126 research libraries in the US and Canada. Its mission is to influence the changing environment of scholarly communication and the public policies that affect research libraries and the diverse communities they serve. An association with more than 2,200 members, EDUCAUSE actively engages with colleges, universities, corporations, foundations, government, and other nonprofit organizations to further the mission of higher education through the use of information technology.

For more information, visit the award Web site at http://www.educause.edu/PaulEvanPetersAward/852.

Contact:
Diane Goldenberg-Hart
diane
Coalition for Networked Information
21 Dupont Circle, Suite 800
Washington, DC 20036
Ph: 202-296-5098

Internet2 IDEA Awards Call for Nominations

Nominations are now being accepted for the 2010 Internet2 Driving Exemplary Applications (IDEA) Award. IDEA Award winners are establishing new frontiers in the application of networking technology, and are considered role models for the entire research and education networking community. The judging committee, made up of representatives from Internet2 councils and working groups, expects an especially strong pool of applicants this year.

Open to established or new applications, the IDEA Award was created in 2006 to recognize and encourage innovative applications of advanced network technology that have made-or promise to make-the most significant impact on the research and education community. The award also presents an important opportunity for the Internet2 community to recognize members who are changing the way we think about the possibilities and uses of advanced networking.

2010 IDEA Award winners will be recognized at the Internet2 Spring 2010 Member Meeting, held in Arlington, Virginia, April 26-28, 2010 and will be provided a track session during the meeting to present information on or demonstrate their winning projects to attendees.

Entries may be submitted by any individual affiliated with an Internet2 member, a Sponsored Educational Group Participant (SEGP), or a Sponsored Participant. The deadline for submissions is February 28, 2010. For additional information, submission guidelines and online application are available at http://www.internet2.edu/idea/.

Seeking Kilgour Award Nominations

Nominations are invited for the 2010 Frederick G. Kilgour Award for Research in Library and Information Technology, sponsored by OCLC, Inc. and the Library and Information Technology Association (LITA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA).  The deadline for nominations is December 31, 2009.

The Kilgour Research Award recognizes research relevant to the development of information technologies, in particular research which shows promise of having a positive and substantive impact on any aspect of the publication, storage, retrieval and dissemination of information or how information and data are manipulated and managed.  The Kilgour award consists of $2,000 cash, an award citation and an expense paid trip to the ALA Annual Conference (airfare and two nights lodging).

http://www.ala.org/ala/mgrps/divs/lita/newandnoteworthy/kilgourrelease09.cfm

Call for Nominations: Paul Evan Peters Award

DEADLINE:  OCTOBER 12, 2009

The Paul Evan Peters Award recognizes the most notable and lasting international achievements related to high performance networks and the creation and use of information resources and services that advance scholarship and intellectual productivity.  Past winners have been Daniel E. Atkins (2008), inaugural director of the National Science Foundation’s Office of Cyberinfrastructure; Paul Ginsparg (2006), founder of arXiv, an e-print archive for articles in the sciences; Brewster Kahle (2004), founder and chairman of the board of the Internet Archive; “father of the Internet” Vinton Cerf (2002); and Tim Berners-Lee (2000), inventor of the World Wide Web.  All recipients embody the rare combination of strategic vision, technical innovation, and humanitarian outlook that the award seeks to promote.

Award winners are recommended by a committee of representatives of the Association of Research Libraries, the Coalition for Networked Information, and EDUCAUSE, and selected by the chief executives of the three organizations.

Guidelines for submitting a nomination are detailed below.

GUIDELINES:

Nominees for the award should meet one or more of the following qualifications.

He or she has:

1. Demonstrated a positive and lasting impact on scholarly communications through the implementation and/or use of advanced telecommunications networks.
2. Addressed a specific problem fundamental to scholarship, research, and intellectual productivity and provided an innovative solution using high performance network technology.
3. Helped increase awareness of the role of scholarly information and communication through dissemination of effective techniques using computing and information technologies.
4. Made a career-long contribution to the advancement of scholarly information and communications through the implementation and/or use of high performance communications networks.

ONE-TO-TWO-PAGE LETTERS OF NOMINATION SHOULD BE SENT VIA EMAIL TO:
Joan K. Lippincott
joan@cni.org

OR

Paul Evan Peters Award Nomination
c/o Joan Lippincott, Associate Executive Director
Coalition for Networked Information
21 Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 800
Washington, DC  20036-1109
fax: 202-982-0884

DEADLINE:  OCTOBER 12, 2009

Recipients of this award will receive a commemorative award and will be asked to present a major address at a CNI membership meeting.  This award is offered jointly by the Association of Research Libraries, the Coalition for Networked Information, and EDUCAUSE.  It honors Paul Evan Peters, founding director of the Coalition for Networked Information (CNI), who guided CNI until his untimely death in 1996 and who was recognized as one of the 100 most influential people in 20th century librarianship in the American Libraries listing of December 1999.  The award program has been endowed by the Association of Research Libraries, EDUCAUSE, Microsoft Corporation, and Xerox Corporation.

For more information see the award website at:
http://www.educause.edu/PaulEvanPetersAward/852