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I’m reposting Malcolm Brown’s announcement of a new issue of the “7 Things” EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative (ELI) series. I wrote a brief statement for this issue and thought you might be interested in the various perspectives here.
–Joan Lippincott, CNI
The ELI is pleased to announce the latest issue of its 7 Things You Should Know About publication.
The topic is new, one we are calling “the evolution of teaching and learning professions” for this initial exploration. The higher ed teaching and learning mission is fulfilled by the work of professionals of diverse backgrounds and skill sets. Yet sometimes we don’t think of ourselves as a profession or think “metacognitively” about how that profession is evolving. So we thought it worthwhile to think about this evolution, incorporating a diverse set of perspectives.
So we asked seven thought leaders to contribute their thoughts as to how they see their profession evolving over the next 2-3 year. Our authors articulate the perspectives of faculty, instructional designer, the center for teaching and learning, the CIO, the librarian, accessibility expert, and a director of digital learning initiatives.
The issue can be accessed here:
Many thanks to our contributors for this issue:
Randy Bass, Georgetown University
Christopher Bundy, University of Wisconsin Madison
Sheryl Burgstahler, University of Washington
Allan Chen, Muhlenberg College
Joshua Kim, Dartmouth College
Joan Lippincott, Coalition for Networked Information
Mary Wright, Brown University
Director, EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative
I wanted to share this announcement and call for participation with the CNI community.
PresQT (Preservation Quality Tool) Workshop
Date: May 1-2, 2017
Registration (by April 23): Click here to register
Location: Conference Center at McKenna Hall, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, Indiana, USA
PresQT engages stakeholders in a collaborative planning effort to enhance reproducibility and more open sharing of research data and software.
This is the first of two plannedPresQT workshops funded by an IMLS National Library Leadership grant to convene user communities and tool providers engaged in data and software preservation to assess needs, look at the successful tools of today, and brainstorm about the data and software preservation tools of the future. What do your users and systems need most to enable better software and data preservation? Better data quality?
• Keynote talks
• Lightning talks* (See deadlines below, Submit an Abstract! )
• Breakout sessions*: teach, learn, prototype hackathon, roundtables, panels & brainstorming sessions (See deadlines below, Submit an Abstract! )
• Other workshop ideas/topics that you would like to promote?
Give a lightning talk at the workshop or lead a breakout session!
We want everyone to have an opportunity to share their enthusiasm and inspiration! Workshop sessions and lightning talks provide a great opportunity to speak about your experiences, opinions or ideas related to data and software preservation needs. Topics raised in the session and talks will generate inspiration, discussion and even carry over into our casual coffee break conversations. Express your interest in speaking or leading a session by sending a brief email to firstname.lastname@example.org & submit a short (maximum 1 page) abstract of your session concept by April 7 or lightning talks by 12 April.
EDUCAUSE has released a series of interviews it conducted with selected speakers and attendees at CNI’s Fall 2016 Membership Meeting, held last December in Washington, DC. Please note that these interviews are separate, and different, from presentations that may have been made at the meeting; materials related to talks given at the fall meeting are available from the meeting website at https://www.cni.org/mm/fall-2016
Our sincere thanks to Gerry Bayne at EDUCAUSE for producing these recordings; we hope you enjoy them.
Carl Grant – Bringing VR to the Library
John Ulmschneider – The Library of Possibilities
Ron Larsen -The Evolution of Pittsburgh’s Information School
Charles Watkinson – Modern Challenges for Digital Publishing
Brewster Kahle on Universal Access
This would be a great way to acknowledge contributions of individuals in your institution who have been (student) innovators in creation of ETDs (electronic theses and dissertation) or who have led campus efforts in development of ETD programs.
I am on the board of the Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations (NDLTD) and CNI has long supported their work.
–Joan Lippincott, CNI
The NDLTD is pleased to announce the 2017 ETD Awards program. We invite all NDLTD members to nominate individuals they feel deserve the recognition!
Nominations for the Innovation Award may be made through the following online form: http://goo.gl/forms/LfISsu5ccl
Nominations for the leadership award may be made through the following online form: http://goo.gl/forms/cRz6T1mf5O
Deadline for Nominations: May 31st, 2017
The NDLTD’s ETD Awards recognize and support innovative theses and dissertations and leadership within the ETD community. These awards are presented each year at the annual ETD Symposium.
The awards include two categories:
- The Innovative ETD Award supports student efforts to transform the genre of the dissertation through the use of innovative research data management techniques and software to create multimedia ETDs and include a $1000 financial award.
- The ETD Leadership Award recognizes individuals whose leadership and vision has helped raise awareness of the benefits of open access ETDs and whose efforts have improved graduate education and research through the use of technology.
The awards will be presented at ETD 2017 “Exploring Global Connections” the 20th International Symposium on Electronic Theses and Dissertations, Washington, DC August 7-9, 2017.
For more information please visit http://www.ndltd.org/ndltd-awards/award-nominations
NDLTD Awards Committee Chair
Two new videos from CNI’s fall membership meeting are now online:
Institutional Learning Analytics: How Can Academic Libraries Connect? by Megan Oakleaf (Syracuse) and Malcolm Brown (EDUCAUSE), provides a summary of the general definitions, concepts, and perspectives integral to institutional learning analytics initiatives, as well as a synopsis of current learning analytics efforts at the institutional level.
Expanding Research Data Services includes two presentations: “More Than Data Management Plans: Exploring New Outreach Opportunities Through Expanded Research Data Services” recounts Georgia State University Library’s team and services that support research and data literacy across multiple disciplines involving quantitative, qualitative, business and spatial/GIS data, and “Bigger on the Inside: Integrating Research Data Services in Campus-Wide Research Networks” discusses efforts by the University of Virginia Library’s Research Data Services to collaborate with a growing number of partners to unify expertise and support for data- and computationally-intensive approaches to a wide range of disciplines.
The full conference schedule is now available for the Digital Initiatives Symposium at University of San Diego. I’ll be one of the keynoters at the conference.
–Joan Lippincott, CNI
It’s that time again!
Register now through April 17!
Plan your visit with hotel and travel information available here.
See you in sunny San Diego!
Dr. Theresa S. Byrd
Dean of the University Library
Helen K. and James S. Copley Library
University of San Diego
5998 Alcalá Park
San Diego, CA 92110-2492
Phone: (619) 260-7522
A talk by CNI’s associate executive director Joan Lippincott on digital scholarship centers, Digital Scholarship Centers: Partnering on New Forms of Research, Teaching & Learning, presented at the University of Houston Libraries in February, is now available online at https://youtu.be/dtWutTU12x8. Lippincott gives a wide-ranging presentation on supporting digital humanities and digital scholarship.
Slides from this talk are available at https://drive.google.com/file/d/0Bx71SUcfts_XS3BCSFduTnJ3bk0/view.
I’m very pleased to announce the keynote speakers for the upcoming CNI Member Meeting taking place in Albuquerque, New Mexico on April 3-4, 2017.
Our opening plenary speaker will be Alison Head, Executive Director and Principal Investigator of Project Information Literacy (PIL). Currently Alison is also a Research Affiliate at the metaLAB (at) Harvard and a Visiting Scholar at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s University Libraries.
Since 2008, PIL has been asking probing and perceptive questions about how today’s college students are accessing and using information in their studies, their everyday lives, and their first work experiences after graduation. PIL employs a project team to gather data from students in over 60 higher education institutions of all types and has published nine open access research reports on their findings. The analyses they produce have gained wide recognition for the insights they provide into use of information by students and new graduates. For example, a report published in 2016 concluded that new college graduates believe that they have good competencies for evaluating information, but that they were weak in their ability to formulate and ask their own questions. This has implications for information professionals and for higher education faculty in general. PIL has also provided insights into students’ use of library space and library space planning efforts. For their most recent student survey, Alison and her team published an open access data set, code book, survey instrument, and user guide along with the report of their study.
I think that Alison will give you a new perspective on today’s students. Also, the thing I love about Alison’s work is that she asks questions not just about how to help students succeed at being students, but how to help students thrive in their lives after they leave the academy; this is something that we don’t think nearly enough about.
I’m delighted that Amy Brand, the Director of the MIT Press, will be giving the closing plenary at the meeting. Amy has had a very diverse career in academia and scholarly communication, and thus brings a wide perspective on roles and opportunities for university presses within a very broad context. In addition, the MIT Libraries last year released a bold new vision for their future role; the MIT press will play an important part in this, so her comments are particularly timely.
MIT Press is a thriving, dynamic and innovative leader of long standing in the university press world, both in terms of what they publish and how they approach the processes of publishing. Amy has told me she will share some of her thinking about the future of the monograph, the role of open access, the challenges of discovery and preservation in a digital world, and much more.
You can find biographies of the speakers, and their abstracts, at
In addition, we have just posted the preliminary list of breakout sessions, at
These cover a wealth of timely and important topics. In the next few weeks, I’ll put out my usual roadmap highlighting many of these sessions.
I look forward to seeing you in Albuquerque!
Two new videos from CNI’s December membership meeting are now online:
DRASTIC Measures: Digital Repository at Scale that Invites Computation, by a team from the University of Maryland, describes an open source digital repository platform for creating horizontally scaling archives that serve the national library, archives, and scientific data management communities.
Digitized Manuscripts includes two presentations: “Making Use of Digitized Medieval Manuscripts” on the challenges and possibilities of using the International Image Interoperability Framework (IIIF), and “Digital Tools for Manuscript Study,” by a team from the University of Toronto on a project there to build open, modular tool environments to support image-based scholarly research.
Nominations for the Paul Evan Peters Award, which recognizes career-long contributions to help advance scholarly information and communications, are due no later than THIS FRIDAY, March 3.
Send a ONE-TO-TWO-PAGE LETTERS OF NOMINATION, addressing how the nominee meets one or more of the qualifications (see complete call for nominations below), AND a bio of the nominee (or URL pointer to biographical information) to:
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/.