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Bibliographic Framework Initiative: Process and Expectations

Roberta Shaffer
Associate Librarian of Congress for Library Services
Library of Congress

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The Library of Congress (LC) has kicked off a process called the Bibliographic Framework Initiative (BIBFRAME) to develop a new communications vehicle for bibliographic data, a cornerstone of libraries. The library and cultural heritage institution environment has and is changing, with the Web and the Internet becoming central factors for sharing both bibliographic data and resources themselves. The result page number on Google is a statistic of concern as it means visibility for the resources that libraries can supply to the community. While MARC has served well beyond the original expectations, there are aspects of the current community that could function better and enable libraries to be more central and relevant if the bibliographic description exchange tools were “retooled.” This presentation will describe the BIBFRAME steps taken thus far and the current expectations for this development with an aim of stimulating interest and concerns from attendees.

http://bibframe.org
http://www.loc.gov/marc/transition

 

Digital Preservation Network: Cliff Lynch Speaks with UVA’s James Hilton

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[42 min.]

June 6, 2012

CNI Executive Director Clifford Lynch speaks with James Hilton, Chief Information Officer, University of Virginia about the Digital Preservation Network (DPN), an initiative which aims to create a federated approach to preservation of academic content:

“To avoid the catastrophic loss of scholarship, we must build and sustain a diverse ecosystem that can ensure the survival of scholarship in digital form for future generations.  We envision a system that is scalable, sustainable, and complementary to existing collection and preservation efforts—the Digital Preservation Network (DPN or Deepen).”

For more information about DPN visit http://www.dpn.org/.

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 10, 2012: Mobile Technologies; Future of the Web

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[22 min.]
May 10, 2012

This update from CNI Associate Director Joan Lippincott includes a discussion of mobile technologies, including a brief discussion of the roundtable discussion that took place at CNI’s Spring 2012 Membership Meeting.  CNI Director Clifford Lynch talks about a workshop on the future of the Web.

Some examples of interesting applications of use of mobile devices mentioned in Joan’s report:

  • Leafsnap is an electronic field guide being developed by researchers from Columbia U., U. MD, and the Smithsonian that uses visual recognition software to help identify tree species from photographs of their leaves; it is a free mobile app.
    http://leafsnap.com/
  • Wearable devices are one of the trends we are watching.  Take a look at the video on Project Glass developed at Google.  It shows someone wearing goggle-type glasses on which all kinds of information and interactions are displayed as you follow the narrator through his day.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9c6W4CCU9M4
  • If you’d like to explore some cutting edge music/art, try Cellphonia, where you can participate in sound/video installations or listen to new forms of opera.  Check out this webpage from Scot Gresham-Lancaster, a pioneer of computer network music.
    http://cellphonia.org/

Joan also mentioned a Pew Internet & American Life study, which you can access at http://pewinternet.org/Reports/2012/Just-in-time.aspx?src=prc-newsletter

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 7, 2012: Preview of CNI Spring 2012 Membership Meeting

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[20 min.]
March 7, 2012

This podcast offers a preview of the CNI Spring 2012 Membership Meeting, including brief discussions of general meeting themes, and descriptions of selected project briefings.

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. 28, 2012: Personal Archiving, AAAS, Learning Analytics, & More

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[32 min.]

February 28, 2012

In this podcast, CNI Director Clifford Lynch & Associate Director Joan Lippincott report on various recent conferences & reports:

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. 10, 2012: Horizon Megatrends; E-Book Self-Publishing; OSTP Comments

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[37 min.]

February 10, 2012

In this report, CNI director Clifford Lynch discusses a wide range of issues:

  • Mention of his conversation with David Lewis about e-textbooks
  • New Media Consortium Horizon Project Megatrends Report – meeting summary
  • The International Council for Science (ICSU) scenarios project
  • A self-published e-book by Shelley Gehrig, I Heard the Sirens Scream
  • White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) comments
  • Long-term bit storage and economic and pricing models
  • CNI’s Fall 2011 Executive Roundtable report on Risk Management and Disaster Planning

Joan Lippincott, CNI’s associate director, talks about sessions on assessment and on innovative student projects at the Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U) meeting, and the ACRL Research Planning and Review Committee’s program Let’s Talk Trends: A Discussion of Higher Education Trends that Influence Academic Library Services & Systems, where she served as a panelist.  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.

New Economic Models for E-Textbooks: Cliff Lynch Speaks with IUPUI’s David Lewis

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[29 min.]

February 7, 2012

CNI Executive Director Clifford Lynch speaks with David Lewis, Dean of Libraries, Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) about new developments in electronic textbooks and the search for a new economic model.

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.

 

Jan. 18, 2012: Large Datasets, Identity, & New Digital Scholarship

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[30 min.]

January 18, 2012

In this report, CNI director Clifford Lynch discusses a wide range of issues:

  • Plenary speakers for the upcoming CNI membership meeting on April 2-3 in Baltimore
  • Bamboo Project
  • His presentation at the National Library of Medicine on the broad array of health information and the enormous opportunities for linking and data mining
  • Names and lives in the scholarly record
  • The Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) calls for responses to public access to articles and data generated from federally funded research
  • The new National Science Board (NSB) policy document on data
  • LITA’s announcement of making their key journal open access and online only
  • His new position as co-chair of the Board on Research Data and Information (BRDI) and an announcement of their first meeting

Joan Lippincott, CNI’s associate director, talks about digital research, teaching and learning from her experiences at the Modern Language Association conference and a campus visit to Loyola University Chicago.

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.