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This announcement will be of interest to the CNI community. Note that the application deadline is February 21.
We are pleased to announce a workshop on curating for reproducibility at Haverford College on April 2-3, 2020.
Research reproducibility is a topic of increasing concern for researchers, funders, publishers, and the public. Reproducibility was recently defined by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, as “obtaining consistent results using the same input data; computational steps, methods, and code; and conditions of analysis.”
Project TIER (https://www.projecttier.org) and the CURE consortium (http://cure.web.unc.edu/) have teamed up to offer a workshop on curating for reproducibility. The workshop will explore a model of curation in which the object to be archived is a research compendium that includes not only the paper, but the data, analysis code, and comprehensive documentation that ensure transparency and reproducibility.
Who should attend?
The day-and-a-half CURE-TIER workshop is designed for librarians, archivists, and information professionals who are interested in integrating principles of transparency and reproducibility into data curation activities.
Application deadline is February 21, 2020. Space is limited!
Successful applicants will incur no cost for registration, lodging, or meals. Some financial support for travel is available upon request.
For more information and to apply please visit: https://www.projecttier.org/fellowships-and-workshops/cure-tier-workshop/#about-the-cure-tier-workshop . For any questions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org .
The Project TIER and CURE teams
This workshop announcement will be of interest to the CNI community. Note that as of today registration has not yet opened.
Large Scale Networking (LSN) Workshop on Huge Data:
A Computing, Networking and Distributed Systems Perspective
April 13-14, 2020
Sponsored by the National Science Foundation (NSF)
Location: Chicago, IL co-located with FABRIC Community Visioning Workshop
There is an ever-increasing demand in science and engineering, and
arguably all areas of research, on the creation, analysis, archival and
sharing of extremely large data sets – often referred to as “huge data”.
For example, the blackhole image comes from 5 petabytes of data
collected by the Event Horizon Telescope over a period of 7 days.
Scientific instruments such as confocal and multiphoton microscopes
generate huge images in the order of 10 GB per image and the total size
can grow quickly when the number of images generated increases. The
Large Hadron Collider generates 2000 petabytes of data over a typical 12
hour run. These data sets reside at the high end of the “big data”
spectrum and can include data sets that are continuously growing without
bounds. They are often collected from distributed devices (e.g.,
sensors), potentially processed on-site or at distributed clouds, and
can be intentionally placed/duplicated in distributed sites for
reliability, scalability and/or availability reasons. Data creation
resulting from measurement, generation, and transformation over
distributed locations is stressing the contemporary computing paradigm.
Efficient processing, persistent availability and timely delivery
(especially over wide-area) of huge data have become critically
important to the success of scientific research.
While distributed systems and networking research has well explored the
fundamental challenges and solution space for a broad spectrum of
distributed computing models operating on large data sets, the sheer
size of the data in question today has well surpassed that assumed in
prior research. To-date, the majority of computing systems and
applications operate based on clear delineation of data movement and
data computing. Data is moved from one or more data stores to a
computing system, and then it is computed “locally” on that system. This
paradigm consumes significant storage capacity at each computing system
to hold the transferred data and data generated by the computation, as
well as significant time for data transfer before and after the
computation. Looking forward, researchers have begun to discuss the
potential benefits of a completely new computing paradigm that more
efficiently supports “in situ” computation of extremely large data at
unprecedented scales across distributed computing systems interconnected
by high speed networks, with high performance data transfer functions
more closely integrated in software (e.g., operating systems) and
hardware infrastructure than have been so far. Such a new paradigm has
the potential to avoid bottlenecks for scientific discoveries and
engineering innovations through much faster, efficient, and scalable
computation across a globally distributed, highly interconnected and
vast collection of data and computation infrastructure.
This workshop intends to bring together domain scientists, network and
systems researchers, and infrastructure providers, to understand the
challenges and requirements of “huge-data” sciences and engineering
research needs and explore new paradigms to address the problems
associated with processing, storing, and transferring huge data. Topics
of interest include, but are not limited to:
● huge data applications, requirements and challenges
● challenges of designing and working with devices for huge data generation
● storage systems for huge data
● software systems and network protocols for huge data
● in-network computing/storage for huge data
● software-defined networking and infrastructure for huge data
● infrastructure support for huge data
● debugging and troubleshooting of huge data infrastructure
● AI/ML technologies for huge data
● measuring the huge data transfer and computation
● scientific workflow of huge data
● access to (portions of) huge data sets
● protecting/securing (portions of) huge data sets
Kuang-Ching Wang, Clemson University
James Griffioen, University of Kentucky
Ronald Hutchins, University of Virginia
Zongming Fei, University of Kentucky
Acknowledgment: The workshop is supported in part by the National
Science Foundation (NSF) under grant CNS-1747856 and by NITRD Large
Scale Networking (LSN) Interworking Group.
ALLEA has just released a report “Sustainable and FAIR Data Sharing in the Humanities”. The report can be found at
ALLEA’s announcement is at
Members of the CNI community will be interested to learn that the latest edition of this useful resource is now available. CNI is a strategic partner of the Library Publishing Coalition.
-Diane Goldenberg-Hart, CNI
The Library Publishing Coalition is pleased to announce the publication of the 2020 Library Publishing Directory! This year’s Library Publishing Directory highlights the publishing activities of 153 academic and research libraries, and is openly available in PDF and EPUB formats and via the searchable online directory.
The Directory illustrates the many ways in which libraries are actively transforming and advancing scholarly communications in partnership with scholars, students, university presses, and others. Each year, the Directory’s introduction presents a ‘state of the field’ based on that year’s data, which we also publish in a related blog posting.
You may notice some differences in the 2020 Directory. These emerged from ongoing work to evaluate the data model and survey collection process, to help ensure the information presented in the Directory accurately reflects the current state of the field and will be useful to a variety of users. Changes for this year include:
- More granular information about publication numbers in the different models (open access, paid, and hybrid)
- Three options for stage of publication instead of 5: Pilot, Early, and Established. Respondents were asked to elaborate on plans for expansion, change of focus, or future direction (including shrinking programs) in the Additional Information section.
- Further exploration about partnerships, including publisher preference in working with external partners and what types of publications other programs should refer to them.
Publication of the 2020 Directory was overseen by the LPC’s Directory Committee:
Jessica Kirschner, Virginia Commonwealth University, Chair
Robert Browder, Virginia Tech
Ellen Dubinsky, University of Arizona
Janet Swatscheno, University of Illinois at Chicago
Amanda Wentworth, SUNY Geneseo
We want to acknowledge and thank Purdue University Libraries, Purdue University Press, and Bookmasters for their support for the publication of the Directory since the inaugural 2014 edition. This is Purdue’s final year as the publisher of the Directory, and we are grateful for their support as we established the Directory and created an ongoing program of annual publications. Look for an announcement about the new Directory publisher in 2020!
SAVE THE DATE:
Join us for the 2020 Library Publishing Forum, May 4-6, in Worcester, MA!
Help shape the future of the Library Publishing Directory at the Library Publishing Forum and IFLA Library Publishing SIG Midterm meeting by joining the Directory Committee for a focus group on the data model and survey. Review conference programs for additional information on time and location.
I’m delighted to announce two wonderful plenary speakers for the Spring 2020 CNI Member Meeting, to be held in San Diego March 30-31. As a reminder, registration for the meeting closes March 2.
Both speakers are well known leaders in the community, and both talks take a synthesizing, long-term view of developments over the past decades, the current landscape, and how these developments can inform both our visions for the future and our strategies for achieving them.
Rob Sanderson, Semantic Architect at the Getty Trust, will open the conference. He will focus on the quest to establish a connected and coherent ecosystem of research quality data on cultural heritage. Rob has a very broad and deep understanding of digital humanities, semantic web and linked data technologies, and the challenges of building cultural heritage resources that span multiple sectors and I think he can provide a particularly insightful perspective on what’s working, what’s likely to work, and where we collectively need to reconsider current strategies.
I welcome Tara McPherson, Professor and Chair at the School of Cinematic Arts, University of Southern California back to CNI; you may remember her 2008 plenary talk at CNI describing her work with Vectors, a pioneering multimedia journal for the digital humanities (or several other project briefings at CNI over the years). After launching Vectors, she developed — very strategically, and in part I believe as both a complement to, and in response to the limitations of, Vectors — another platform called Scalar also targeted at the digital humanities with very different goals and parameters. Her talk, “Reflections on 20 Years of Designing Digital Scholarship” will consider these developments and much more, including key strategic issues of sustainability, scalability and preservation that can only be really understood in light of operational experience. Tara’s unique combination of sustained engagement at the forefront of digital humanities and her very rich body of
relevant scholarly work promise a fascinating look at past, present and future of scholarship and scholarly communications.
You can find more details on the speakers and their presentations at
I’m really looking forward to these presentations, and I hope to see many of you in San Diego.
Dear CNI Community,
CNI is again partnering with Jisc to bring together leading experts in digital scholarship from the US and the UK for the Jisc-CNI Leaders Conference on July 14-15, 2020, in Bristol, UK. A wonderful lineup of keynoters has just been announced, including:
- Alexa McCray, professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School
- James Wilsdon, from the University of Sheffield and leader of the Research on Research Institute
- Dan Cohen, dean of libraries and professor of history at Northeastern University
More information, including registration details and conference themes, is available at https://www.jisc.ac.uk/cni-conference. A full speaker line-up will be announced soon.
We hope to see some of you there!
-Diane Goldenberg-Hart, CNI
New videos from CNI’s December meeting have been added to our channels:
Data Curation Network Update (Lisa Johnston, University of Minnesota; Cynthia Hudson Vitale, Pennsylvania State University; Tim McGeary, Duke University)
Since its launch in 2018 DCN has grown to 10 organizations. This presentation provides an update on DCN activities and discusses how other libraries and organizations can become involved.
Accessibility Task Force: Determining Compliance and Organizing Action (Suzanne Wones, Harvard University; Claire DeMarco, Harvard University)
The presenters share their experience using Agile frameworks to review systems, identify issues, and set priorities for providing actionable deliverables to facilitate remediation of library digital products and ongoing accessibility compliance with Harvard’s digital accessibility policy.
Previously released from this meeting:
Memory Institutions and Deep Digital Disruption: Beyond the Technical Challenges of Born-digital Preservation, (Carol Mandel, Council on Library and Information Resources; Clifford Lynch, Coalition for Networked Information)
The presenters share the work that each has been undertaking to frame and address the profound changes in collection and stewardship posed by born-digital content
Ready or Not: Here Comes Voice Search, (Twila Camp, University of Oklahoma; Tim Smith, University of Oklahoma)
This talk discusses the impact of voice search, how libraries can prepare and harness its potential, and the caveats for this artificial intelligence-driven technology.
Artificial Intelligence: Impacts and Roles for Libraries, (Keith Webster, Carnegie Mellon University; Jason Griffey, National Information Standards Organization)
Discusses the evolution of artificial intelligence and potential impacts on libraries including opportunities for libraries to support AI education and research.
A Fragmented Landscape, Collaborations Refreshed, and CNI’s 2019-20 Program, Clifford Lynch (CNI) It includes a farewell to Joan Lippincott, CNI’s longtime associate executive director.
Look for more announcements soon of other video offerings from the fall 2019 CNI meeting (https://www.cni.org/mm/fall-2019). To see all videos produced by CNI, visit our video channels on YouTube (www.youtube.com/cnivideo) and Vimeo (vimeo.com/channels/cni).
-Diane Goldenberg-Hart, CNI
New videos from CNI’s Fall 2019 Membership Meeting have been added to our channels:
I’m pleased to share this invitation to register for a short satellite workshop in conjunction with the CNI Spring Membership Meeting in San Diego on behalf of our friends at the California Digital Library. If you have any questions about this, please be in touch with John Chodacki (email@example.com) directly.
As part of an Institute of Museum and Library Services grant
(LG-73-18-0196-18), California Digital Library and Dryad have been
convening institutions to better understand what it means to be
community-led, and how open infrastructure plays a role in this.
Through this grant we have held a variety of meetings, which kicked off in
2018 after the CNI Winter Meeting.
We are hoping you or your colleagues attending the CNI Spring 2020 Member meeting
in San Diego will be able to join us for a brief workshop on the
current state of open data publishing onTuesday, March 31st 4:00-5:30pm.
In this meeting we plan to discuss institutional values around data
curation and publishing as well as give an update on our projects,
including Dryad’s partnership with Zenodo. This will also be an
opportunity to meet Dryad’s new Executive Director, Tracy Teal.
If you can join our free workshop, please register here:
The US National Library of Medicine is holding a two day workshop dealing with the curation of biomedical data at scale. For information see