An alternative access method for the same information available from the CNI-ANNOUNCE listserv.
Earlier this week I posted a message about the availability of the program and speaker list for the Designing Libraries V Conference at University of Calgary. I now want to share news that the FLEXspace initiative is sponsoring a contest to encourage libraries to contribute information about their new or renovated spaces to their database. All individuals who contribute information by August 18 will be eligible for a drawing for subsidized registration and travel to the Designing Libraries Conference (specific details and limitations are on the website).
If you are not yet familiar with FLEXspace, I encourage you to register for a free account and explore the website. The FLEXspace database contains detailed descriptions and photos of higher education learning spaces. You will see that some library spaces are represented, but there are many more out there that would be of interest to a broader community. FLEXspace can give you some concrete examples when you are designing new spaces, and you can contribute information about the results of your efforts in return. Please see additional information about the contest below.
–Joan Lippincott, CNI
To encourage growth of library learning spaces in the FLEXspace community, we’re pleased to offer a contest so a member of your campus can be entered into a drawing to attend the 5th Annual Designing Libraries Conference in Calgary, September 18-20, with conference registration, travel and hotel costs paid!
(For contest details visit http://tinyurl.com/flexspacecontest2016).
FLEXspace – the Flexible Learning Environments eXchange, is a collaborative, open collection of campus learning space examples contributed by universities, schools, and libraries worldwide to showcase learning spaces gain insights from peers to save time, money and effort when planning campus learning spaces.
FLEXspace just received the 2016 Campus Technology Innovators Award for IT Infrastructure and Systems, with over 1800 users from over 900 institutions across 32 countries and growing! Check out this quick “5-Minutes of Fame” video to learn more about FLEXspace.
Please visit the FLEXspace.org website to learn more about the promotion details and the FLEXspace tool, and request your free FLEXspace account so you can start browsing and sharing your examples today!
On behalf of the FLEXspace Core Team, I look forward to seeing your campus library learning spaces in the FLEXspace Collection!
Dr. Rebecca Frazee, FLEXspace Community Manager
For those interested in the status of linked data developments in the library world (and a bit beyond) Karen Smith-Yoshamura has just published a D-Lib article documenting the results of her analysis of a survey carried out last year by OCLC Research. The (open access) article is here:
Those at the Spring 2016 CNI membership meeting in San Antonio may recall the presentation that Karen did on this work. There is voice over powerpoint of this at:
University of Calgary, North Carolina State University, and CNI are collaborating on the 5th Designing Libraries Conference and we are announcing the program sessions and speakers. We think we have a fantastic line-up. If you are interested in attending, please register soon; these conferences have regularly filled up.
–Joan Lippincott, CNI
Join Us for the 5th Designing Libraries Conference | September 18-20, University of Calgary
We are pleased to announce that the Program and Speaker Line-Up are now available for the 5th Annual Designing Libraries Conference, co-hosted by North Carolina State University, the Coalition for Networked Information and the University of Calgary.
Designing Libraries has become a premier venue for librarians, architects, educators and technologists to discuss issues and innovations in designing today’s libraries and learning spaces.
Hear from colleagues across North America who are designing new library and learning spaces, and tour new facilities including the Riddell Library and Learning Centre at Mount Royal University, the Taylor Institute for Teaching and Learning on the University of Calgary campus, and the magnificent new National Music Centre in the heart of downtown.
REGISTER AND BOOK NOW to assure your hotel accommodations at preferred conference rates. View the program, schedule, and all conference details here: http://designinglibraries.ucalgary.ca/
For more information please contact: Jennifer Sowa at firstname.lastname@example.org
The fall PASIG (Preservation and Archiving Special Interest Group) meeting has been announced: it will take place in New York City on October 26-28. Details below.
The PASIG Program Committee is pleased to announce that registration is OPEN for our October 2016 event! For the first time PASIG will be held in New York City, at the Museum of Modern Art, October 26-28. The final program is still being created, but the current version is below. It’s shaping up to be an outstanding event, with a wide range of speakers.
Keeping with our long-standing tradition, PASIG is dedicated to keeping costs as low as possible. Early bird registration (available throughSeptember 9) is only $150. Regular registration (after September 9) is $200.
More logistics (recommended hotels, venue information) will be released soon.
To register for the event: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pasig-nyc-2016-tickets-26467800905
General information on the event: http://www.pasignyc.org
The PASIG Program Committee:
Matthew Addis, Arkivum
Karim Boughida, University of Rhode Island
Luis Faria, KEEP Solutions
Ben Fino-Radin, MoMA
David Minor, UC San Diego
Courtney Mumma, Internet Archive
Erin O’Meara, Gates Archive
Robin Ruggaber, University of Virginia
Vicky Steeves, NYU
Kara Van Malssen, AVPreserve
Current Program (subject to change):
Day 1. Bootcamp/101.
Finding your feet: Getting started with digital preservation. Sessions will cover the following topics:
* Introduction to PASIG and the conference
* Member(s) of Steering Committee
* Overview of preservation and archiving
* Mary Molinaro, Chief Operating Officer and Service Manager at the Digital Preservation Network
* Neil Jefferies, Oxford University
* The anatomy of files: What are we trying to keep?
* Bert Lyons, Senior Consultant, AVPreserve
* Sam Meister, Preservation Communities Manager, Educopia (MetaArchive Cooperative and BitCurator Consortium)
* Trust and audit of digital repositories and preservation services
* Isabel Meyer, DAMS Branch Manager, OCIO, Smithsonian Institution
* Kara Van Malssen, Partner and Senior Consultant, AVPreserve
* Caylin Smith, British Library
* Sibyl Schaefer, UC San Diego
* Standards and best practice
* Dan Gillean, AtoM Program Manager, Artefactual Systems
* Infrastructure for digital preservation at all scales
* Erin O’Meara – University of Arizona
* Frances Harrell, Preservation Specialist, NEDCC and Rebecca Carpenter, University of Massachusetts, Boston student
* Amy Rushing, Head of Special Collections and Julianna Barrera-Gomez, Digital Archivist, University of Texas at San Antonio
* Bruce Gilpin, Versity
* Dale Askey, Associate University Librarian, Library & Learning Technologies, McMaster University
* Day 1 Lightning Round
Opening reception – location TBD.
Day 2. Preservation and Archiving in Practice
Doing preservation for real: practitioners knowledge exchange.
Session 1: Assuring reproducibility of research in the long-term, Part 1
* Dan Valen, Product Specialist – figshare
* Matthew Addis, Arkivum
* Peter Burnhill, EDINA
* Alan Darnell, Director, Scholars Portal Services, OCUL, Kate Davis, Acting Director, Scholars Portal Services, OCUL
Session 2: Reproducibility, Part 2
* Rachel Trent, Digital Services Manager at George Washington University Libraries
* Fernando Chirigati, Doctoral Candidate and Research Assistant, NYU
* Jeff Spies, Chief Technology Officer, OSF
Session 3: Preserving complex data
* Joanna Phillips, Guggenheim and Deena Engel, NYU
* Matthias L. Hemmje, Professor Dr., FernUniversität in Hagen
* Ben Fino-Radin, MoMA
* Caylin Smith, British Library
Session 4: Meeting compliance through preservation
* Cassie Findlay, co-founder, Recordkeeping Roundtable
* Jon Tilbury, Preservica
* Seth Anderson, MoMA Archives
Day 2 Lightning Round
Conference reception, MoMA
Day 3. Preservation Frontiers and the Bigger Picture
Future challenges and solutions: what’s coming next in the preservation world.
Session 1: Capturing dynamic data for preservation
* Stefan Serbicki, Preservation Technical Lead, Electronic Arts
* Matt Weber, Assistant Professor in the School of Communication and Information, Rutgers
* Guy Marechal, TITAN
* Kristi Park, Executive Director, Texas Digital Library
* Dianne Dietrich, Julia Kim, Morgan McKeehan, and Alison Rhonemus
Session 2: Environmental responsibility, sustainability, costs, benefits and risks
* Neil Grindley, JISC
* Eira Tansey, Digital Archivist/Records Manager, University of Cincinnati
* Ben Goldman, Sally W. Kalin Librarian for Technological Innovations and Digital Records Archivist, Penn State University
* Joy Davidson, DCC
* Amelia Acker – UT-Austin
Session 3: Political and social responsibility, impacts, activism, ethical, anonymity, etc.
* Jasmine Jones, Technical Services Archivist at Smith College
* Elvia Arroyo-Ramirez, Processing Archivist, Latin American Manuscript Collections, Princeton
* Micha Broadnax, Digital Archivist, Emerson
* Bergis Jules – Documenting the Now
Session 4: Social media, internet of things, decentralized web, encryption
* Julien Masanès, Director, Internet Memory Foundation
* Primavera De Filippi, Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard
I’m delighted to announce that dates have been set for the 12th International Digital Curation Conference. The conference will take place 20-23 February 2017 at the Royal College of Surgeons in Edinburgh. There will be workshops on Monday 20 February and Thursday 23 February; the main conference will take place on Tuesday and Wednesday, 21-22 February.
I’m delighted that CNI will continue to be collaborating with the Digital Curation Center on this important meeting in 2017. I’ll announce further details and the call for papers when they are available. In the interim, please hold the dates!
I’m delighted to be able to share this call for participation; note the July 31 deadline for early registration. The provocative conference theme is “Overcoming the Limits of Digital Archives”. The workshops include the 1st international workshop on reproducible science.
CNI is once again a supporting organization for this conference.
Clifford Lynch Director, CNI
Call for Participation
TPDL 2016 – International Conference on Theory and Practice of Digital Libraries
“Overcoming the Limits of Digital Archives”
5-9 September 2016
Early Registration Deadline: July 31, 2016
The International Conference on Theory and Practice of Digital Libraries (TPDL) constitutes a leading scientific forum on digital libraries that brings together researchers, developers, content providers and users in the field of digital libraries. TPDL 2016 will take place in Hannover, Germany on September 5-9, 2016. The conference will be jointly organized by the L3S Research Center and the German National Library of Science and Technology (TIB). Conference Patron is the Prime Minister of the federal state of Lower Saxony Stephan Weil.
Aims and scope
Valuable and rapidly increasing volumes of data are created or transformed into digital form by all fields of scientific, educational, cultural, and governmental and industry activities. For this purpose the digital libraries community has developed long-term and interdisciplinary research agendas, providing significant results, such as development of Digital Libraries, solving practical problems, accommodating research data and satisfying the needs of specific user communities.
The advent of the technologies that enhance the exchange of information with rich semantics is of particular interest in the community. Information providers interlink their metadata with user contributed data and offer new services outlooking to the development of a web of data and addressing the interoperability and long-term preservation challenges.
TPDL 2016 introduces specialized tracks on Digital Humanities and e-Infrastructures to stimulate the discussions across different communities. Specialized tracks focus on topics that have a specific community interest but are related to digital libraries and archives.
– “Pretty Things Done with (Electronic) Texts: Why We Need Full-Text Access”, Jan Rybicki, Jagiellonian University, Krakow, Poland
– “Metaphors All the Way Down: The many practical uses of figurative language understanding”, Tony Veale, University College Dublin, Ireland
– “Mozart’s Laptop: Implications for Creativity in Multimedia Digital Libraries and Beyond”, David Bainbridge, University of Waikato, and Director of the New Zealand Digital Library Research Project
TPDL 2016 presents the tutorials as sessions within the main part of the conference:
– “Introduction to Fedora 4”, David Wilcox, DuraSpace
– “Building Digital Library Collections with Greenstone 3”, David Bainbridge, University of Waikato
– “Text mining workflows for indexing archives with automatically extracted semantic metadata”, Riza Batista-Navarro & Axel Soto, University of Manchester
– Videos in digital libraries: What’s in it for libraries, publishers and scientists?
– 15th European Networked Knowledge Organization Systems (NKOS)
– 1st International Workshop on Reproducible Open Science (RepScience2016)
A list of the accepted papers can be found here:
TPDL 2016 will be held in the Hannover Congress Centrum (HCC), Hannover, Germany.
Special hotel rates are available in the “Hotel am Stadtpark”.
Hannover is a pleasant, medium-sized city (516.000 inhabitants) in the northern part of Germany. The city is famous for its fairs, most importantly the annual CeBIT fair at which the latest technologies are presented. In 2000 the World Fair (Expo 2000) took place in Hannover. Historically, the city boasts to be the root of the Hanover line of the English royal family. At first sight, Hannover is a modest non-spectacular city; however, the city has many hidden beauties, including the historical Royal Gardens of Herrenhausen, the new and old City Halls and the Eilenriede – Europe’s largest city forest.
More information can be found in the TPDL 2016 Web page: http://www.tpdl2016.org/
Early Registration Deadline: July 31, 2016
New videos from CNI’s spring membership meeting are now available:
In Linked Data Implementations-Who, What and Why? Karen Smith-Yoshimura discusses the International Linked Data Survey for Implementers conducted by OCLC Research in 2014 and 2015, summarizing the 2015 survey results: 1) which institutions have implemented or are implementing linked data; 2) what linked data sources institutions are consuming, and why; 3) what institutions are publishing, and why; 4) barriers and advice from the implementers; 5) some changes from respondents who answered both the 2014 and 2015 surveys.
New and Evolving Services for Scholarship presents a case study of the development of a suite of new tools and services at the University of Illinois Library at Urbana-Champaign to support digital scholarship and to provide sustained and broad access to research, as well as a presentation about the evolution cycle of the Emory Center for Digital Scholarship, as it continuously works to fine-tune its models for faculty and student support.
This week, our friends at the Jisc and Research Libraries UK (RLUK) released their 2015 faculty study conducted by Ithaka S+R on the ways that academics value and use libraries and their services.
direct link to full report:
We will have a presentation on this work at the July JISC/CNI meeting that is being held in Oxford. See:
This forms an important complement to the similar work that Ithaka S+R has been doing in the US, where the most recent survey results were released at the Spring 2016 CNI meeting. See:
Clifford Lynch Director, CNI
Registration is now open for the 2016 Dodging the Memory Hole: Saving Online News conference, which will be hosted by the University of California Los Angeles Library October 13-14, 2016. There is no charge to attend, but space is limited. The Institute of Museum and Library Studies (IMLS) is helping to underwrite the conference, which is organized by the Journalism Digital News Archive at the University of Missouri’s Reynolds Journalism Institute.
I had the opportunity to speak at the first in this series of important meetings, in 2014, and learned a great deal there: this is a very hard, complex issue that is of enormous importance to the future of scholarship and of society broadly. I’m looking foward to participating in this follow-on meeting, and hope to see a number of CNI-announce subscribers there.
Information and registration is at:
Clifford Lynch Director, CNI
I wanted to share this recent announcement from our friends at the Digital Preservation Coalition on the important and somewhat neglected topic of preserving transactional data.
The Digital Preservation Coalition (DPC), UK Data Service and Charles Beagrie Ltd are delighted to release the latest DPC Technology Watch Report ‘Preserving Transactional Data’ by the DPC’s Sara Day Thomson. This report tackles the requirements for preserving transactional data and the accompanying challenges facing companies and institutions that aim to re-use these data for analysis or research, presenting the issues and strategies which emphasize preservation practices that facilitate re-use and reproducibility.
This newest addition to the popular Technology Watch Series was commissioned by the UK Data Service with sponsorship from the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) as part of their Big Data Network Support initiative https://www.ukdataservice.ac.uk/about-us/our-rd/big-data-network-support.
‘The scale and velocity of data is pushing current methods and tools for preserving databases to their limits.’ explains author Sara Day Thomson. ‘These data – from government data to environmental data – possess significant characteristics that require much wider approaches to preservation.’
The report identifies a number of these approaches which consider an emergence of new uses for archived forms of these data. Through a range of use cases – examples of transactional data – the report describes the characteristics and difficulties of these ‘big’ data for long-term access.
Neil Beagrie, editor of the Technology Watch Report series on behalf of the DPC, added that the paper ‘looks at overarching trends to demonstrate potential solutions for maintaining these data in a secure environment based on end user needs and regulatory frameworks. It should be of huge interest to DPC members, and particularly those working within the business community under regulatory constraints.’
The not-for-profit DPC is an advocate for digital preservation. The coalition ensures its members can continue to deliver resilient long-term access to digital content and services through targeted advocacy work, training and workforce development, research and best practice, and enabling sustainability through partnerships. Its primary objective is raising awareness of the importance of the preservation of digital material and the attendant strategic, cultural and technological issues.
‘Preserving Transactional Data’ is the latest in the series of popular DPC Technology Watch Reports which support the coalition’s objectives and provide advice on how to manage high-value and vulnerable digital resources beyond the limits of technological obsolescence.
Download ‘Preserving Transactional Data’ now: http://dx.doi.org/10.7207/twr16-02
Find out more about the Digital Preservation Coalition: http://www.dpconline.org/about/join-us
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