CNI Spring 2010 Membership Meeting
April 12-13, 2010
Baltimore Waterfront Marriott
Opening Plenary Session
Monday — 1:15 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Exploring Institutional Implementation Strategies
for Open Access Requirements
Some faculty governance bodies have passed resolutions calling for open access to the work of their members, or to retain certain rights to these materials on behalf of their institution. In addition, some funding agencies have mandated that publications resulting from funded research be freely available to the public through specific systems within a stipulated time after publication; other funders are considering similar requirements. Strategies for implementing such mandates raise a host of institutional management and policy questions, such as who has overall responsibility for implementation, how will the policy be translated into infrastructure and processes, who will fund implementation of new services, and how will the institution measure success or compliance.
Clifford Lynch, Coalition for Networked Information (moderator)
Ann Wolpert, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Deborah Ludwig, University of Kansas
Mary Marlino, National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR)
Sue Kriegsman, Harvard University
Closing Plenary Session
Tuesday — 2:15 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Codes, Clouds and Constellations:
Open Science in the Data Decade
The Open Science at Web-Scale Report, published in November 2009, will be used as a point of departure for this talk, which will explore a number of data perspectives. These perspectives include aspects of data scale and the socialization of science to provide a foundational context. Emerging trends in data curation (including peer-production and community-based curation approaches) and in the citation and attribution of data will also be examined. Finally, the speaker will explore the issues faced by academic institutions and information services in particular, to respond to the data informatics challenge.
About the speaker:
Liz Lyon is the Director of UKOLN at the University of Bath UK, where she leads work to promote synergies between digital libraries and open science environments. She is Associate Director of the UK Digital Curation Centre, in which UKOLN is a partner. She is also author of a number of direction-setting Reports including Open Science at Web-Scale: Optimising Participation and Predictive Potential (2009), Scaling Up (2008) and Dealing with Data (2007). These reports have been informed by a series of pioneering research data management projects: eBank UK, eCrystals Federation and Infrastructure for Integration in Structural Sciences (I2S2), all of which have explored links between research data, scholarly communications and learning in the chemical crystallography domain. The latest study, I2S2 is investigating data integration and interoperability issues between large remote facilities such as the Diamond synchrotron, and the local laboratory bench.
Lyon serves on a number of strategic boards including representation for the UK Economic and Social Science Research Council and the US National Science Foundation Advisory Committee for Cyber Infrastructure. Although she has previously worked in various University libraries in the UK, her background was originally in Biological Sciences and she has a doctorate in cellular biochemistry.