Information Access & Retrieval

Locating information on the Internet is simple or complex, depending on your point of view. Search engines such as Google are popular ways to quickly find information on the Web but they may lack precision. Sophisticated searching systems of subject databases or library catalogs may provide precision but apply to a limited universe of content. Understanding how to develop search mechanisms that are useful to a wide array of users with differing needs, in many different subject areas, continues to be a challenge. New types of searching, using visualization or semantics, are also being tested. CNI keeps the community informed of developments in this area.

Recent Publications/Reports/Presentations by CNI Staff

“Software as a Service and Cloud Based Applications” (December '14)
Author: Coalition for Networked Information

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Strategies on Providing Access to Complicated Content (April '14)
Speakers: Rachel Frick (moderator), Sari Feldman, Clifford A. Lynch, Katherine Skinner View more information View video

 

“The Public Library in 2020” (June '13)
Author: Clifford A. Lynch

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“Interoperability between Information and Learning Environments” (May '04)
Authors: Clifford A. Lynch, Neil McLean
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“Life after Graduation” (October '03)
Author: Clifford A. Lynch

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Recent Project Briefings & Plenary Sessions from CNI Meetings

Access to DBpedia Versions using Memento and Triple Pattern Fragments (March '16)

Herbert Van de Sompel, Los Alamos National Laboratory
Miel Vander Sande, Ghent University


da|ra: Solutions to the Challenges of Data Registration, Access and Exchange (March '16)

Karoline Harzenetter, GESIS, Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences
Kerrin Borschewski , GESIS, Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences


Ithaka S+R Faculty Survey 2015: First Release of Key Findings (March '16)

Roger C. Schonfeld, Ithaka S+R
Christine Wolff, Ithaka S+R


Linked Data Implementations-Who, What and Why? (March '16)

Karen Smith-Yoshimura, OCLC


Microservices Architecture: Building Scalable (Library) Software Solutions (March '16)

Jason Varghese, New York Public Library




Recent Videos

Access to DBpedia Versions using Memento and Triple Pattern Fragments (March '16)
Herbert Van de Sompel, Los Alamos National Laboratory
Miel Vander Sande, Ghent University View more information

 

Rebuilding the Getty Provenance Index as Linked Data (March '16)
Joshua Gomez, Getty Research Institute
Emily Pugh, Getty Research Institute View more information

 

Text and Data-Mining on Licensed Collections (March '16)
Peter Leonard, Yale University
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Transformational Online Reference with a Proactive, Context-sensitive Chat System: Using Triggers to Encourage Patrons to Ask Questions (March '16)
Jan Kemp, University of Texas at San Antonio
William Glenn, University of Texas at San Antonio View more information

 

Achieving Meaningful Interoperability for Web-based Scholarship (November '15)
Herbert Van de Sompel, Los Alamos National Laboratory
Michael L. Nelson, Old Dominion University View more information

 


Recent Podcasts

Bibliographic Framework Initiative: Process and Expectations (March '13) Roberta Shaffer, Library of Congress
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