Stewardship of intellectual content is a primary role for higher education institutions, and management, preservation, and access to information is often the core work of libraries. Our program has been instrumental in promoting a broad view of institutional repositories as a place for stewardship of the intellectual and cultural life of an institution. In addition, scholarly societies and other groups form digital repositories to bring together materials in a particular discipline. CNI explores approaches to managing and deploying repositories at the institutional level and the connections and systems needed to connect them with national and disciplinary-level curation strategies. We are also interested in repositories of research data, instructional materials, and cultural materials.

Recent Publications/Reports/Presentations by CNI Staff

“Shape of the Scientific Article in the Developing Cyberinfrastructure” (August '07)
Author: Clifford A. Lynch

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“IR Deployment in US” (September '05)
Authors: Clifford A. Lynch and Joan K. Lippincott

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“International Status of Academic Institutional Repositories” (September '05)
Authors: Gerard van Westrienen and Clifford A. Lynch

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“Visible Classroom” (August '03)
Author: Clifford A. Lynch

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"Visible Classroom" (August '03)
Author: Clifford A. Lynch

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Recent Project Briefings & Plenary Sessions from CNI Meetings

Achieving Meaningful Interoperability for Web-based Scholarship (November '15)

Herbert Van de Sompel, Los Alamos National Laboratory
Michael L. Nelson, Old Dominion University

Documenting Ferguson: Lessons Learned from Managing an Online Community Archive (November '15)

Chris Freeland, Washington University in St. Louis

Evolving a Community Digital Repository: Lessons from Dryad (November '15)

William Michener, University of New Mexico and Dryad Board of Directors

Fedora 4: Community-Driven Development to Production (November '15)

Aaron Birkland, Johns Hopkins University
Dan Coughlin, Pennsylvania State University
Ben Wallberg, University of Maryland at College Park
David Wilcox, DuraSpace

Hydra-in-a-Box: Building and Bundling a National Digital Platform (November '15)

Tom Cramer, Stanford University
Mark Matienzo, Digital Public Library of America
Debra Hanken Kurtz, DuraSpace

Recent Videos

Innovative Uses of Islandora: Three Use Cases (April '15)
Kristian Allen, University of California, Los Angeles
Mark Jordan, Simon Fraser University
Evelyn McLellan, Artefactual Systems Inc. View more information


A Platform for Partnership: Collaborating Across UCLA Library and Campus (April '15)
Jillian Cuellar, University of California, Los Angeles
Jasmine Jones, Smith College
Jennifer Weintraub, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study
Andrew Gomez, University of California, Los Angeles
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Not Another Cross-Search Tool: The Digital Commons Network (March '13)
Jean-Gabriel Bankier, bepress
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Wikipedia and Libraries: What’s the Connection? (December '12)
Merrilee Proffitt, OCLC Research
Sara Snyder, Smithsonian Institution View more information View video


Recent Podcasts

Nov 28, 2011: Open Data, Publishing Innovations, Assessment (November '11) CNI Conversations Podcast, Nov. 28, 2011
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