Digital Libraries

Much of CNI’s work relates to the broad scope of topics involved in the development of digital libraries. Our work has always encompassed many forms of content, including born-digital materials, multi-media, images, video, audio, text, manuscripts, and geo-spatial information. The very large collections compiled by HathiTrust and Google Books, and very large data sets being established in many disciplines, have led to new frontiers for research and scholarship. The content of digital libraries requires stewardship, and we encourage discussion of the organization of these collections, discoverability, long-term preservation, and other aspects of their management.

Recent Publications/Reports/Presentations by CNI Staff

JCDL 2013 Opening Keynote (July '13)
Speaker: Clifford A. Lynch View more information View video


“Impact of Digital Scholarship” (April '09)
Author: Clifford A. Lynch
In The Journal of Library Administration 49:3 (April 2009), pp. 227-244. View more information


“Digital Libraries, Learning Communities, and Open Education” (June '08)
Author: Clifford A. Lynch

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“Repatriation, Reconstruction, and Cultural Diplomacy” (January '08)
Author: Clifford A. Lynch

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“Beyond Coexistence: Finding Synergies between Print Content and Digital Information” (January '07)
Author: Joan K. Lippincott

In Journal of Library Administration

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Recent Project Briefings & Plenary Sessions from CNI Meetings

Building “Full-Stack” Collaboration on a Digital Foundation: ‘Explore Chicago Collections’ and the Chicago Collections Consortium (March '16)

Scott Walter, DePaul University
Sarah M. Pritchard, Northwestern University
Charles Blair, University of Chicago
Tracy J. Seneca, University of Illinois at Chicago

Open Parks Network: The Next Century of Digital Information Stewardship for the National Park Service (March '16)

Christopher G. Vinson, Clemson University

Runaway Slave Advertisements: One Vision, Two Approaches (March '16)

Tim Bucknall, University of North Carolina at Greensboro
Jason Kovari, Cornell University

3D Scanning for Small Budgets: How Local Libraries and Museums Will Play a Role in Creating a 3D Digital Library (November '15)

Jennifer Johnson, Indiana University–Purdue University Indianapolis
JD Schaumberg, Online Resources, Inc.

National Digital Stewardship Alliance on the Move (November '15)

Bethany Nowviskie, Council on Library and Information Resources
Micah Altman, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Abigail Potter, Library of Congress
Robin Ruggaber, University of Virginia
Oliver Bendorf, Digital Library Federation

Recent Videos

JCDL 2013 Opening Keynote (July '13)
Speaker: Clifford A. Lynch View more information View video


Publication and Research Roles for Libraries Using Spectral Imaging Data (March '13)
Todd Grappone, University of California, Los Angeles
Stephen Davison, University of California, Los Angeles
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Extending Access to Scholarly Resources: JSTOR’s Alumni Program (December '12)
Bruce Heterick, JSTOR
Susan Gibbons, Yale University
Damon Jaggars, Columbia University
Molly Tamarkin, Duke University View more information View video


Wikipedia and Libraries: What’s the Connection? (December '12)
Merrilee Proffitt, OCLC Research
Sara Snyder, Smithsonian Institution View more information View video


Archiving Large Swaths of User-Contributed Digital Content: Lessons from Archiving the Occupy Movement (March '12)
Howard Besser, New York University
David Millman, New York University
Sharon M. Leon, George Mason University
Kristine Hanna, Internet Archive
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Recent Podcasts

Oct 14, 2011: eBird Global Tool, Net Gen, 21st-Century Collections, and More (October '11) CNI Conversations Podcast, Oct. 14, 2011
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