CNI is particularly concerned with facilitating the difficult and delicate transition of standards and technologies into operational infrastructure for the research, higher education, and library communities. For example, federated identity management is becoming a key facet of infrastructure to support research. CNI participates in and tracks a wide range of developments in areas as diverse as identifiers, digital books, and metadata standards. We are interested in standards that facilitate integration and interoperation. This perspective has been evident in our work on cyberinfrastructure, institutional repositories, the Open Archives Initiative, the Open Annotation work, and learning management systems.

Recent Publications/Reports/Presentations by CNI Staff

“The Need for Research Data Inventories and the Vision for SHARE” (September '14)
Author: Clifford A. Lynch

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“Preserving Digital Documents: Choices, Approaches, and Standards” (October '04)
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“Interoperability between Information and Learning Environments” (May '04)
Authors: Clifford A. Lynch, Neil McLean
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“Metadata Harvesting & OAI” (August '01)
Author: Clifford A. Lynch

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“Future Developments in Metadata” (July '00)
Author: Clifford A. Lynch

In Proceedings of the ALCTS Preconference on Metadata, July 6-7, 2000.

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Recent Project Briefings & Plenary Sessions from CNI Meetings

Challenges Presented by Institutional Identifiers (April '15)

Karen Smith-Yoshimura, OCLC Research

The Benefits of Collaboration: Optimizing Content Coverage in Library Discovery Systems (December '14)

Amira Aaron, Northeastern University
Bruce Heterick, ITHAKA
Christine Stohn, Ex Libris Group

The Evolution of VIVO Software, Standards, and Open-Source Community: Project Update (December '14)

Layne M. Johnson, DuraSpace

Towards an Open Annotation Standard (December '14)

Rob Sanderson, Stanford University
Karen Myers, World Wide Web Consortium (W3C)

CASRAI: Working Toward Research Information Interoperability in the UK (March '14)

Ben Showers, JISC

Recent Podcasts

May 23, 2012: ORCID Update, Scholarly Attribution, 21st C. Libraries (May '12) CNI Conversations Podcast, April 29, 2012
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