An alternative access method for the same information available from the CNI-ANNOUNCE listserv.
Two new videos from CNI’s December membership meeting are now online:
Yours, Mine, or Ours? The Freedom of Information Act Archive: Making the Transition from Faculty Project to Community Resource provides a project update of the world’s largest aggregation of declassified U.S. government documents, and discusses the crossroads the project now faces in order to be of value to a large community.
In 2014 the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) began the process of refactoring its Electronic Records Archives (ERA) system. Development of the system ended in 2010, and it was time to review the processing and preservation needs of an increasingly diverse collection of archival holdings that exceeded 500 TB in size. Preserving Federal Electronic Records: Implementing a New Electronic Records Archive at the National Archives and Records Administration describes ERA 2.0, which will upgrade digital preservation functionality extant in the current production system, and enable additional efficiency and automation in the processing of electronic records at scale.
At the EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative (ELI) Annual Conference today, the 2017 NMC Horizon Report Higher Education Edition will be formally released. This popular resource assists campuses in their planning for technologies that will have an impact on learning, teaching, and creative inquiry. You can freely download the report from the links below.
(I served on the advisory group for this report and am currently a member of the NMC Board.)
–Joan Lippincott, CNI
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NMC and EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative Release the
NMC Horizon Report > 2017 Higher Ed Edition
Annual explores the trends, challenges, and technology developments poised to disrupt higher education worldwide.
Houston, TX (February 15, 2017) — The New Media Consortium (NMC) and EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative (ELI) are jointly releasing the NMC Horizon Report > 2017 Higher Education Edition at the 2017 ELI Annual Meeting. This 14th edition describes annual findings from the NMC Horizon Project, an ongoing research project designed to identify and describe emerging technologies likely to have an impact on learning, teaching, and creative inquiry in higher education. Six key trends, six significant challenges, and six important developments in educational technology are placed directly in the context of their likely impact on the core missions of universities and colleges.
Top 10 “Talking Points” About the Report
1. For the first time ever, the Introduction looks back at the trajectory of NMC Horizon Report > Higher Education Edition topics for the past six years. Over time, Blended Learning Designs has been the most pervasive trend, competition from new models of education the most targeted challenge, and learning analytics the most impactful technology development.
2. The topics in the report were selected by a diverse panel of 78 experts. Institutional leaders, educators, instructional designers, technologists, industry leaders, and other key stakeholders from 22 countries comprise this year’s expert panel. They engaged in a three-month virtual discussion to share how the trends, challenges, and technologies are materializing in their environments.
3. The Executive Summary presents ten highlights capturing the big picture themes of educational change that underpin the 18 topics.Among the themes are the notions that advancing progressive learning approaches requires cultural transformation and that digital fluency is more than just understanding how to use technology.
4. Icons are placed next to each topic in the report to signify the broader categories they belong to. They are: Expanding Access and Convenience, Spurring Innovation, Fostering Authentic Learning, Tracking and Evaluating Evidence, Improving the Teaching Profession, and Spreading Digital Fluency. The NMC intends to carry through these “meta-categories” from edition to edition as benchmarks.
5. The report illuminates examples of compelling trends, solutions, and technology initiatives already in practice at colleges and universities. Institutions seeking inspiration, models, and tactical insight around strategy and technology deployment can look to these exemplars from across the world.
6. New to the Higher Education Edition are the challenges of the Achievement Gap and Advancing Digital Equity. The expert panel’s inclusion of these topics signals a need to devise technology-enabled solutions that increase access and equity for students of all backgrounds with college completion and student success at the heart.
7. Both Next-Generation LMS and Artificial Intelligence are new technology developments to this edition. The former topic reflects the desire for enabling educators to unbundle all of the components of a learning experience and allow them to remix open content and educational apps in unique and compelling ways. The latter has the potential to enhance online learning, adaptive learning, and research processes in ways that more intuitively respond to and engage with students.
8. Advancing Cultures of Innovation and Deeper Learning Approaches are identified as the two most impactful long-term trends. This means that both trends have been present in higher education for quite some time and will persist as key priorities for institutions. Both topics reflect an emphasis on learning environments that stimulate creativity and the acquisition of real-world skills.
9. Managing Knowledge Obsolescence and Rethinking the Roles of Educators are considered the most wicked challenges. Processes must be established for both technology and pedagogy discovery so higher education professionals can filter, interpret, organize, and retrieve information in an efficient and insightful manner. The shift to student-centered learning requires educators to act as guides and facilitators.
10. Translations of the report are planned for six languages, which will all be made publicly and freely available on NMC.org: Chinese (Beijing Open University); German (Multimedia Kontor Hamburg); Japanese (Open University of Japan); Korean (Korea Education & Research Information Service – KERIS); Russian (Moscow School of Management SKOLKOVO); and Spanish (Universidad Internacional de La Rioja – UNIR).
“The NMC Horizon Project has now informed strategic planning and decision-making around technology for 15 years and we are incredibly grateful for ELI’s partnership,” says Eden Dahlstrom, Executive Director of the NMC. “It’s exciting to see the expert panel surface visions for technologies that support the student-centric learning ecosystem that is ripe for innovation to help facilitate deeper learning.”
“With respect to teaching and learning, higher education finds itself in a time when it is buffeted by inflection points and the NMC Horizon Report is an invaluable tool for plotting a course through them,” says ELI Director Malcolm Brown. “The ELI is very pleased to be able to contribute to the report’s development. The triangulation of trends, challenges, and developments in educational technology makes the report a unique resource. “
The NMC Horizon Report > 2017 Higher Education Edition is published under a Creative Commons license to facilitate its widespread use, easy duplication, and broad distribution.
About the New Media Consortium (NMC)
The NMC is an international not-for-profit consortium of learning-focused organizations committed to the exploration and use of new media and new technologies. The NMC is world-renowned for its NMC Horizon Project, which produces the NMC Horizon Report series, charting the uptake of emerging technologies in various learning sectors worldwide. Since 1993, the NMC and its members have dedicated themselves to analyzing and developing potential applications of emerging technologies and progressive approaches for teaching, learning, research, and creative inquiry. To learn more, visit www.nmc.org.
About EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative (ELI)
EDUCAUSE is a higher education technology association which helps higher education elevate the impact of IT. The ELI is the division within EDUCAUSE that is focused on higher education’s teaching and learning mission. The ELI’s vision is that learning is best served by the confluence of a learner-centered approach, the incorporation of learning principles and science, and the creative application of digital technology. For more information on the ELI, visit www.educause.edu/eli.
CNI director Clifford Lynch has authored a guest editorial, “Updating the Agenda for Academic Libraries and Scholarly Communications,” in the February 2017 issue of College & Research Libraries. The entire issue, which is focused on scholarly communications and contains a wealth of information of interest to the CNI community, is available online: http://crl.acrl.org/content/current
Two new videos from CNI’s recent membership meeting have been posted:
Assured and continued access to the scholarly record is an essential task. In Stewardship of the Digital Scholarly Record & of Each Nation’s Published Heritage, a panel of speakers, representing the international community and lead by Peter Burnhill of the University of Edinburgh, take stock of the achievements, strategies, and current priorities for addressing the challenges of content custodian.
Building the Better Ebook and Beyond brings together several initiatives that explore the evolution of the monograph, including JSTOR Labs (convened at Columbia U.), which examines how the discovery and user experience could be improved by applying data visualization and design thinking techniques to digitized monograph files, and projects at the U. of Michigan and Emory U. that explore how publishers can best support and sustain digital scholarship.
I am delighted to share this call for nominations for the Paul Evan Peters Award. The Committee would welcome your nominations, which do not need to be elaborate. Details below.
Call for Nominations: Paul Evan Peters Award
DEADLINE: MARCH 3, 2017
The Paul Evan Peters Award recognizes the most notable and lasting international achievements related to information technology and the creation and use of information resources and services that advance scholarship and intellectual productivity. Past recipients have been Donald A.B. Lindberg (2014), director of the National Library of Medicine; Christine L. Borgman (2011), professor and Presidential Chair in Information Studies, UCLA; Daniel E. Atkins (2008), inaugural director of the National Science Foundation’s Office of Cyberinfrastructure; Paul Ginsparg (2006), founder of arXiv, an e-print archive for articles in the sciences; Brewster Kahle (2004), founder and chairman of the board of the Internet Archive; “father of the Internet” Vinton Cerf (2002); and Tim Berners-Lee (2000), inventor of the World Wide Web. All recipients embody the rare combination of strategic vision, technical innovation, and humanitarian outlook that the award seeks to promote.
Award winners are recommended by a committee of representatives of the Association of Research Libraries (ARL), the Coalition for Networked Information (CNI), and EDUCAUSE, and selected by the chief executives of the three organizations. Guidelines for submitting a nomination are detailed below.
Awards will be made to individuals who have made a career-long contribution to the advancement of scholarly information and communications and who meet at least one and preferably more of the following criteria:
1. Demonstrate a positive and lasting impact on scholarly communications through the implementation and/or use of information technology and networks, as evidenced by publication, the development of environments for the dissemination of information, contributions in the area of data stewardship, or other similar endeavors.
2. Address a specific problem fundamental to scholarship, research, and intellectual productivity and provide an innovative solution using information technology.
3. Help increase awareness of the role of scholarly information and communication through dissemination of effective techniques using computing and information technologies.
Send a ONE-TO-TWO-PAGE LETTERS OF NOMINATION, addressing how the nominee meets one or more of the qualifications above, AND a bio of the nominee (or URL pointer to biographical information) to:
DEADLINE: MARCH 3, 2017
Recipients of this award will receive a commemorative award and will be asked to present a major address at a CNI membership meeting. This award is offered jointly by ARL, CNI, and EDUCAUSE. It honors Paul Evan Peters, founding director of the CNI, who guided the organization until his untimely death in 1996, and who was recognized as one of the 100 most influential people in 20th century librarianship in the American Libraries listing of December 1999. The award program has been endowed by the Association of Research Libraries, EDUCAUSE, Microsoft Corporation, and Xerox Corporation.
More information is at www.cni.org/go/pep-award/.
Two new videos from CNI’s December membership meeting have been posted:
Many scholarly articles link to website materials and those items are particularly vulnerable to reference rot, the combination of link rot and content drift. In Reference Rot in Scholarly Communication: A Reliable Quantification and a Proposed Solution, Martin Klein of Los Alamos National Laboratory reports on a proposed approach to address this problem.
In Migrating Library Collections and Operations to Linked Data, Carl Stahmer and Mackenzie Smith discuss a roadmap for conversion at the University of California, Davis.
Two videos featuring CNI director Clifford Lynch are now available:
“Born-digital News Preservation in Perspective” was presented at Dodging the Memory Hole 2016: Saving Online News in October at the University of California, Los Angeles, and is available at https://youtu.be/HciNCFwmKTk.
Futurist Bryan Alexander interviewed Lynch as part of the Future Trends Forum during the 2016 EDUCAUSE Annual Conference in October; video of that conversation is at https://youtu.be/M02ZKOuGMKw.
An area of great importance to our members is digital preservation. Many institutions do not have staff with the skills needed to provide services in this area. If you’d like to state your needs for future program development, please complete the Library of Congress’ survey – link below – by March 3, 2017.
–Joan Lippincott, CNI
The Library of Congress Digital Preservation Outreach and Education (DPOE) Program, http://www.digitalpreservation.gov/education/index.html, is conducting a survey designed to capture the digital preservation continuing education, professional development, and training needs of your organization. We hope this message will inspire you to think deeply about providing long-term, durable access to your organization’s mission-critical digital content, and what skills and experience you and other staff need to address the digital preservation needs of your organization.
The Library invites any organization in the United States and territories engaged in the preservation of digital content to complete the survey through close of business on Friday, March 3, 2017. The survey is available from https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/2016DPOESurvey
Thank you for your participation.
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A report of CNI’s Fall 2016 Executive Roundtable, Library and IT Partnerships with Campus Museums and Archives, held during the December member meeting in Washington, DC, is now available:
The discussion covered a wide range of topics related to the development of institution-wide strategies for describing, managing, curating, enhancing access, preserving, and disseminating surrogates or born-digital representations of objects housed in those institutions, and ways in which these collections can be brought more effectively into the mainstream of teaching and research.
As a final reminder, project briefing proposals for the CNI Spring 2017 Membership Meeting are due NEXT MONDAY, Feb. 6. Proposals may be submitted online:
Project briefings are 30-minute or one-hour sessions that focus on a discussion of a hot topic, or on a specific institutional/organizational project related to digital information. A limited number of project briefings are accepted. The meeting will be held April 3-4, 2017 in Albuquerque, NM.
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