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This is a great opportunity to hear from some of the leading thinkers in the Open Access area participating in a dialogue about open access publishing and economic implications. Please see below for links to the livestream starting November 17 and other information.
Joan Lippincott, CNI
The University of Kansas Libraries, Open Access Network, Allen Press and SPARC are jointly sponsoring an international symposium, “Envisioning a World Beyond APCs/BPCs,” in Lawrence, Kan., on Thursday and Friday, November 17-18. The symposium will consider the several models available for achieving an expansive, inclusive and balanced worldwide open publishing ecosystem.
The symposium will provide a live-streamed session during which internationally respected scholars, publishers, university librarians and executives from foundations and organizations will address advanced questions and problems in the open access movement. Additional symposium meetings will explore the future of “openness” in scholarly publishing, as well as responding to and furthering discussions from last December’s Berlin 12 Open Access invitational conference, which focused on “flipping” the current subscription model of scholarly publishing to one that provides free access to readers paid for by article-processing charges from authors or their institutions.
Kevin L. Smith, dean of KU Libraries, will moderate the live-streamed conversation on Thursday, November 17 from 10 a.m.-12 noon CST. By streaming part of the symposium, the organizers hope to engage a broad international audience in a lively discussion. During the broadcast, panelists will describe their vision for an open access future. Panelists, local respondents and the global viewing audience will engage together in thought-provoking dialogue to address one of the most fundamental questions in the open access movement: To what extent can a global academic community create an open access publishing system that is without costs to readers or authors?
“KU Libraries are honored to host such a distinguished group of cutting-edge thinkers,” said Smith. “We expect the dialogue that takes place here as a result of this meeting to have transformational impact on scholarly communications, moving us toward a more global and inclusive vision of the ecosystem of scholarship.”
Bob Kieft, chair of the board of directors of K|N Consultants, an organization that partners with institutions to support open access, added, “I couldn’t be happier that a casual conversation last winter with colleagues at KU has led to this symposium. Given our Open Access Network’s initial emphasis on large-scale funding models for humanistic and social science disciplines and KU’s distinguished institutional commitment to open access publishing, we look forward to working with our cosponsors Allen Press and SPARC and our eminent group of participants on better ways for making scholarship available to all.”
The following international group of participants will be joining the symposium at KU: Juan Pablo Alperin, Simon Fraser University; Ivy Anderson, California Digital Library; Raym Crow, SPARC; Mark Edington, Amherst College Press; Martin Eve, University of London / Open Library of the Humanities; Kathleen Fitzpatrick, Modern Language Association of America; Eve Gray, Scholarly Communication in Africa Programme; Jean-Claude Guédon, Université de Montréal; Lorraine Haricombe, University of Texas – Austin Libraries; Neil Jacobs, JISC; Heather Joseph, SPARC; Rebecca Kennison, K|N Consultants / Open Access Network; Mary Rose Muccie, Temple University Press; Williams Nwagwu, Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa; Charlotte Roh, University of San Francisco; Ralf Schimmer, Max Planck Institute; Kathleen Shearer, COAR (Confederation of Open Access Repositories); Dave Shulenburger, Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities; and John Willinsky, Stanford University.
Participants from KU will include faculty members Marc L. Greenberg, director of the School of Language, Literatures, & Cultures and professor of Slavic Languages and Literatures, and Town Peterson, distinguished professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology. Representing the libraries will be Kevin L. Smith, dean of Libraries; Ada Emmett, librarian and director of the Shulenburger Office of Scholarly Communication & Copyright; Brian Rosenblum, scholarly digital initiatives librarian; Josh Bolick, scholarly communication librarian; and Musa Olaka, associate librarian for African, global, and international studies.
Please mark your calendars, follow updates on the symposium website, and participate via Twitter during the livestream on November 17 using #KUOASymp16. If you have questions or comments, please contact the symposium planners Emmett, Kennison, and Kieft at email@example.com.
Two recent talks by CNI’s executive director Clifford Lynch are now available online:
“How Does Authority Data Enhance the Web and the World of Scholarship?” was presented at Authority Data on the Web, a satellite meeting of the 2016 IFLA World Library and Information Congress:
The Pacific Neighborhood Consortium (PNC) 2016 Annual Conference and Joint Meetings met at the Getty Center in Los Angeles, California, in August. The conference theme was “Does Data Construct Reality?” Cliff’s keynote on supporting the evolution of scholarly communications can be found here:
The conference announcement and call for papers should be of interest to the CNI community. I particularly appreciate the conference theme.
Disclosure: I am a member of the program committee for this meeting.
The Sussex Humanities Lab and the Digital Repository of Ireland are pleased to announce that the second Digital Preservation for the Arts, Social Science, and Humanities conference will take place 14-15 June 2017 at the University of Sussex, Brighton.
The CFP has now been released, the submission deadline is midnight Sunday 11 December 2016 (GMT).
The conference theme is: ‘Preserving Abundance: The Challenge of Saving Everything’. Submissions are particularly sought from researchers, practitioners, and scholars in the fields of digital history, digital humanities, digital materiality, digital performance, digital arts and music, cultural heritage and research institutions, as well as libraries, archives and industry. We also invite submissions for papers that critically reflect on any area relating to digital preservation in the humanities and social sciences, arts, and cultural heritage domains.
The first international conference took place in June 2015, hosted by the Digital Repository of Ireland, in Dublin. The website for that conference is here: http://dpassh.dri.ie/. The conference papers produced a special double issue of New Review of Networking. Open Access Preprints of articles are available on DRI at https://repository.dri.ie/catalog/qf85nc184.
For more information, visit http://dri.ie/dri-and-sussex-humanities-lab-collaborate-dpassh-2017 or http://dpassh.org/
CNI is very pleased to continue our long-standing relationship with this important event again this year.
1st Call for Papers
17th ACM/IEEE Joint Conference on Digital Libraries (JCDL ‘17)
#TOScale #TOAnalyze #TODiscover
June 19-23, 2017
Toronto, Ontario CA
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January 15, 2017 – Tutorial and Workshop proposal submissions
January 29, 2017 – Full paper and short paper submissions
February 1, 2017 – Notification of acceptance for tutorials and workshops
February 12, 2017 – Panel submissions
February 12, 2017 – Poster and demonstration submissions
March 20, 2017 – Notification of acceptance for full papers, short papers, panels, posters, and demonstrations
April 16, 2017 – Doctoral Consortium abstract submissions
April 16, 2017 – Final camera-ready deadline for full papers, short papers
April 26, 2017 – Final camera-ready deadline for posters, demonstrations, panels
May 1, 2017 – Notification of acceptance for Doctoral Consortium
June 19, 2017 – Tutorials and Doctoral Consortium
June 19 – 23, 2017 – Main Conference
June 22 – 23, 2017 – Workshops
The field of digital libraries has undergone dramatic changes as digital collections grow in scale and diversity. These changes call for novel analytical tools and methodologies for making sense of large amounts of heterogeneous data, for deriving diverse kinds of knowledge, and for linking across different collections and research disciplines. Thus the theme of the 2017 conference is #TOScale #TOAnalyze #TODiscover. Digital libraries must improve outreach efforts, engage diverse communities, and provide scholars and users with effective and flexible access to materials which will in turn empower them to make new observations and discoveries. This year, we particularly invite papers, panels, workshops, and tutorials that present new discovery methods for diverse kinds of collections and datasets (e.g., documents, images, sounds, videos), that apply recent technologies in related fields like machine learning and data mining, and that report on innovative digital library applications that engage diverse communities, facilitate user access, and enable discovery and exploration in all domains including science, art, and the humanities.
This year, in addition to the research-oriented program, we are organizing a practitioners’ day so experts and practitioners can share their experiences and report on major projects. Practitioner contributions will take the form of posters and demos.
Participation is sought from all parts of the world and from the full range of established and emerging disciplines and professions including computer science, information science, web science, data science, digital humanities, librarianship, data management, archival science and practice, museum studies and practice, information technology, medicine, social sciences, education and the humanities. Representatives from academe, government, industry, and others are invited to participate.
JCDL welcomes submissions from researchers and practitioners interested in all aspects of digital libraries such as: collection discovery and development, hybrid physical/digital collections; knowledge discovery; applications of machine learning and AI; services; digital preservation; system design; scientific data management; infrastructure and service design; implementation; interface design; human-computer interaction; performance evaluation; user research; crowdsourcing and human computation; intellectual property; privacy; electronic publishing; document genres; multimedia; user communities; and associated theoretical topics. Submissions that resonate with JCDL 2017 theme are especially welcome, although we will give equal consideration to all topics in digital libraries.
Full papers report on mature work, or efforts that have reached an important milestone, and must not exceed 10 pages. Accepted full papers will typically be presented in 20 minutes with 10 minutes for questions and discussion.
Short papers may highlight preliminary results to bring them to the community’s attention. They may also present theories or systems that can be described concisely in the limited space. Short papers must not exceed 4 pages in the conference format. Accepted short papers will typically be presented in 10 minutes with 5 minutes for questions and discussion.
Posters permit presentation of late-breaking results in an informal, interactive manner. Demonstrations showcase innovative digital library technologies and applications, allowing you to share your work directly with your colleagues in a high-visibility setting. Proposals for posters or demonstrations should consist of a title, extended abstract, and contact information for the authors, and should not exceed 2 pages in the conference format. Accepted posters and demonstrations will be displayed at the conference.
All paper submissions (full/short papers, posters and demos) should use the ACM Proceedings template and are to be submitted in electronic format via the conference’s EasyChair submission page [forthcoming-see website for link http://2017.jcdl.org/call-for-papers]. All accepted papers will be published by the ACM as conference proceedings and electronic versions will be included in both the ACM and IEEE digital libraries.
* Robert H. McDonald, Indiana University Bloomington
* Nicholas Worby, University of Toronto Libraries
* Cathy Marshall, Texas A&M University
* Ian Milligan, Department of History, University of Waterloo
* Adam Jatowt, School of Informatics, Kyoto University
* Leanne Trimble, University of Toronto Libraries
DOCTORAL CONSORTIUM CO-CHAIRS
* Jiangping Chen, College of Information, University of North Texas
* Martin Klein, University of California Los Angeles Library
* Periklis Andritsos, Faculty of Information, University of Toronto
* Michele C. Weigle, Department of Computer Science, Old Dominion University
* Xiaozhong Liu, School of Informatics & Computing, Indiana University – Bloomington
* Glen Newton, Agriculture & Agri-Food Canada
* Kim Pham, University of Toronto – Scarborough Libraries
POSTER & DEMO CHAIRS
* Justin Brunelle, MITRE
* Emily Maemura, Faculty of Information, University of Toronto
* Jim Hahn, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Library
* Michael Nelson, Department of Computer Science, Old Dominion University
LOCAL ORGANIZATION CHAIRS
* Christina Tooulias-Santolin, University of Toronto Libraries
* Jesse Carliner, University of Toronto Libraries
* Nattiya Kanhabua, Department of Computer Science, Aalborg University
* Kyla Everall, University of Toronto Libraries
* University of Toronto Libraries
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The National Academies Board on Research Data and Information (BRDI) is hosting a public symposium titled Semantic Interoperability at Scale on the morning of October 28, 2016 in Washington DC with a great speaker list. Attendance is free but pre-registration is required. There’s more information and a link to register at
I am delighted to share this announcement and call for papers for the 2017 Personal Digital Archiving Conference with the CNI community; once again, CNI will be a collaborating organization for this important conference.
Please note that the deadline for submissions has been recently extended to 24 November 2017.
The program committee now seeks proposals for Personal Digital Archiving (PDA) 2017, which will be hosted by Stanford University Libraries in Palo Alto, California, in the heart of Silicon Valley and a short commuter train ride to San Francisco, from 29-31 March, 2017.
The proposal deadline has been extended to 24 November 2016.
PDA 2017 will showcase current and emerging scholarship on personal digital archiving and personal information management, as well as exciting and innovative projects and programs. More information about PDA 2017 can be found here: https://library.stanford.edu/projects/personal-digital-archiving-2017
The program committee seeks proposals for presentations, panels, lightning talks, posters (including demos), and workshops.
There will be several opportunities to hear from CNI during the upcoming EDUCAUSE Annual Conference in Anaheim, CA:
- Big Data for Research In the Campus Landscape, panel including Clifford Lynch to discuss challenges & opportunities for research big data on campuses: Wed. Oct. 26, 11:40am-12:30pm, Meeting Room 204C, Level Two
- Future Trends Forum – Live/ONLINE, interactive interviews with thought leaders including Cliff Lynch: Wed. Oct. 26, 1:20pm. Register at http://events.shindig.com/event/ftf-educause1
- CNI Community Update: Wed. Oct. 26, 3:40-4:30pm, Meeting Room 202A/B, Level Two
We hope you can join us for one or more of these events.
More information about the EDUCAUSE Annual Conference 2016 is at https://events.educause.edu/annual-conference.
I’m delighted to announce the plenary talks for the upcoming CNI Member Meeting, to be held in Washington DC December 12-13.
Due to the special presentation that will be part of the closing plenary, the length of our meeting has been extended slightly, and our closing time on Tuesday will be about 3:45 PM rather that the usual 3:30 PM. Please note this in your travel planning; I hope it will not inconvenience attendees too greatly.
Our closing plenary speaker on Tuesday afternoon will the renowned computer and information scientist Ben Shneiderman, a Distinguished University Professor at the University of Maryland. Ben has published many important books over the years; a particular favorite of mine is the 2002 book “Leonardo’s Laptop: Human Needs and the New Computing Technologies.” Most recently, Ben has been focusing on the changing nature of the research process itself, and what will be needed to meet the challenges of the present century. Last year he produced an absolutely wonderful book titled “The New ABCs of Research: Achieving Breakthrough Collaborations” which I’ll simply say should be required reading for anyone engaged in any aspect of the research enterprise. He will speak to these issues in his presentation.
Ben has also generously agreed to autograph copies of his book if you bring them with you.
In addition to our closing plenary, we will have a special shorter briefing from Dr. Robert Kahn, the long-time president of the Corporation for National Research Initiatives (CNRI). For most of the CNI community, Bob needs no introduction; he is known throughout the world for his central role in the creation of the Internet and as co-creator, with Vint Cerf, of the TCP/IP protocol. But he has made a vast number of other high-impact and often prescient contributions; one that has proved quite vital to the CNI community is his work in creating the Digital Object Identifier System (DOI). In fact, the DOI is only one part of a much broader Digital Object Architecture that Bob has been developing over the past several decades. In his presentation, which will precede Ben’s plenary, he will review these developments and bring us up to date on this important work. Bob has been a friend of CNI since it’s founding, and I look forward to welcoming him back to our meeting.
More extensive biographies and abstracts will be available shortly on the CNI website.
Also, as traditional, I will use the opening plenary in Washington to survey developments and emerging issues, and to highlight elements of our work for the 2016-2017 program year. Please bring your questions!
I look forward to seeing you in Washington, DC. We are just now working through the schedule of breakout sessions, but closer to the meeting I’ll of course share the usual meeting roadmap with the list.
I wanted to share this recent announcement from our friend Rachel Bruce, the Deputy Chief Innovation Officer at Jisc.
Members of this list might be interested in the report published by the EC today on the European Open Science Cloud. While earlier versions of the report were used to inform various meetings this is now the final version endorsed by Commissioner Carlos Moedas.
11 October 2016 – first report from the High Level Expert Group The Commission has published today the first report of the Commission High Level Expert Group on the European Open Science Cloud (HLEG EOSC). The Report recommends to close discussions about the ‘perceived need’ of a science cloud and to take immediate action on the EOSC in close concert with Member States, building on existing capacity and expertise. They also recommend writing clear Rules of Engagement for access to the EOSC and for the provision of services based on research data (e.g. TDM, data analytics, etc.). But the implications of the report reach further in several aspects of Open Science policy more broadly. They recommend framing the EOSC as the EU contribution to a future, global Internet of FAIR Data and Services underpinned by open protocols. They recommend to set-up and fund a concerted effort to develop core data expertise in Europe. They estimate that half a million ‘core data scientists’ are needed to make the most of open research data in Europe. Finally, they recommend changing radically the funding model for research data, from traditional and rigid funding schemes of the past – e.g. small and unaccounted part of a time-limited and space-bound grants to an overall co-funded national / EC funding scheme. They estimate that on average about 5% of total research expenditure should be spent on properly managing and ‘stewarding’ data in an integrated fashion.
The Recommendations of the HLEG EOSC provide a solid starting point for further reflection and engagement of scientific user communities, research funders and Member States in the making of the initiative.
I have the pleasure of being a member of the group that wrote the report. The discussions in the group and the resulting recommendations will help to provide the basis of a framework for an open science infrastructure. The Expert Group are now working on developing some of the recommendations, for example the basis of a set of rules of engagement for the European Open Science Cloud.
I should say that many do point out ‘cloud’ is a bit misleading – it might be better expressed as an open science commons!
The National Institutes of Health is offering a wonderful day-long symposium in Bethesda Maryland on December 1, 2016. It is free and open to the public, but registration is required. The speakers include Dr. Francis Collins (NIH Director) and Dr. Harold Varmus (former NIH director), and John Wilbanks. The link to register and for more information is