An alternative access method for the same information available from the CNI-ANNOUNCE listserv.
The CNI Fall 2009 Membership Meeting Schedule of Events is now available for download from the meeting Web site: http://www.cni.org/tfms/2009b.fall. The document includes descriptions for plenary and breakout sessions, as well as times and room assignments.
NOTE: Handouts are not included.
A guide to the Fall 2009 Coalition for Networked Information Membership Meeting by Executive Director Clifford Lynch is now available at http://www.cni.org/tfms/2009b.fall/roadmap.html.
A schedule of project briefings to be presented at the Fall 2009 CNI Task Force Meeting is now available:
We will be adding session abstracts and supplemental information throughout the week.
I will be posting meeting updates from my Twitter account (http://twitter.com/dgoldenberghart) using the hashtag #cni09f and we encourage other twitterers to do the same.
Please tag blog posts about this meeting with cni2009fall for easy reference.
The meeting will be held in Washington, DC, December 14-15.
A preliminary list of project briefings to be delivered at the Fall 2009 CNI Member Meeting is now available online: http://www.cni.org/tfms/2009b.fall/project.html
Please note that this is a preliminary list and that details are subject to change. Session abstracts will be added soon, and a full conference schedule will be posted upon finalization. The meeting will be held at the Renaissance Washington, DC Hotel on December 14-15.
An audio archive of the November CNI Conversations session is now available at http://conversations.cni.org/ (to subscribe to the audio feed add http://conversations.cni.org/feed to iTunes, or any podcatcher). The discussion featured a preview of the upcoming fall CNI member meeting by Executive Director Clifford Lynch. Cliff also reported on the recent ARL/CNI special collections forum, the Confederation of Open Access Repositories (COAR), and a new book on the Fourth Paradigm (a collection of essays dedicated to the memory of Jim Gray, edited by Tony Hey, et al, and published by Microsoft Research). Participant questions included the revised Google Books settlement, Lawrence Lessig’s EDUCAUSE keynote on copyright, and an update on the Open Annotation Collaboration.
About CNI Conversations
As part of an ongoing effort to explore additional ways to connect with our members, CNI launched a new program in September 2009, CNI Conversations, in which participants from member institutions and organizations take part in discussions on current topics with CNI Director Clifford Lynch and others; currently the events take place in audio-conference format.
Real-time participation in upcoming CNI Conversations events requires pre-registration. Registration is open only to those at member institutions and organizations. Dates for upcoming events were recently sent to the CNI representatives at our member institutions; if you are interested in participating in a future session of CNI Conversations, please contact one of your organization’s CNI representatives. We plan to continue to make audio or other records of these exchanges generally available after the event.
For questions or comments related to CNI Conversations, please contact CNI Associate Executive Director Joan Lippincott at Joan@cni.org.
Here’s information on an upcoming EDUCAUSE Live webcast on a timely topic.
Assistant General Counsel
University of Michigan
Gregory A. Jackson
Vice President for Policy and Analysis
The Higher Education Opportunity Act (HEOA) of 2008 requires all campuses to certify that they have plans to “effectively combat the unauthorized distribution of copyrighted material, including through the use of a variety of technology-based deterrents” and to “offer alternatives to illegal downloading or peer-to-peer distribution of intellectual property.” After months of drafting, debate, and discussion, the Department of Education has issued the final regulations for enforcing these requirements. In this session, we’ll go over the general compliance requirements and discuss how one campus is considering implementing them.
CNI director Clifford Lynch will moderate the closing panel of this workshop, to take place the day after the fall CNI meeting.
Registration is now open for “Scholarly Evaluation Metrics: Opportunities and Challenges,” a one-day NSF-funded workshop that will take place in the Renaissance Washington DC Hotel on Wednesday, December 16th 2009. Participation in this workshop is limited to 50 people. Registration is free at http://informatics.indiana.edu/scholmet09/registration.html.
The topic of the workshop is the future of scholarly assessment approaches, including organizational, infrastructural, and community issues. The overall goal is to identify requirements for novel assessment approaches, several of which have been proposed in recent years, to become acceptable to community stakeholders including scholars, academic and research institutions, and funding agencies. The impressive group of speakers and panelists for the workshop includes representatives from each of these constituencies.
Further details are available at http://informatics.indiana.edu/scholmet09/announcement.html
Workshop organizers: Johan Bollen (firstname.lastname@example.org), Herbert Van de Sompel (email@example.com) and Ying Ding (firstname.lastname@example.org)
The registration deadline for the Fall 2009 CNI Task Force meeting is FRIDAY, NOV. 13th. If you haven’t registered for the meeting or made hotel accommodations, please do so by Friday. Details about the hotel are available from the meeting Web site at:
Remember to identify yourself as an attendee of the CNI meeting for a discounted rate.
If you have questions about your meeting registration, please contact Jackie Eudell at email@example.com. The meeting will be held in at the Renaissance Washington, DC Hotel on December 14-15.
CNI Director Clifford Lynch will give the talk “Rights to Knowledge and Remembering” at 2:05 EST today at Penn State’s 2009 Jeremiah Kaplan Institute on Libraries, the Information Society, and Social Policy symposium, “The Right to Information Access.” The full event runs from 9am-3pm EDT. Streamed video and a complete schedule of the symposium are available:
CNI Director Clifford Lynch will be a facilitator for the session “Initiatives from the NSF’s DataNet Program: DataONE and the Data Conservancy” on Wed. Nov. 4th, 11:40am-12:30pm in the Korbel Ballroom 1A-C at EDUCAUSE 2009 in Denver, Colorado next week.
Joan Lippincott, CNI Associate Director, will be co-leading the Library/IT Partnerships Discussion Session on Wed., Nov. 4 from 12:40 PM – 2:10 PM in meeting room 102.
Clifford Lynch will also present a Community Update on Nov. 4th to highlight CNI’s program and current developments in a broad range of areas related to digital content. The session will be from 4:55 PM – 6:10 PM in the Korbel Ballroom 1D. We particularly invite individuals who do not regularly attend CNI meetings to come to this introductory session.
Additional conference information is available at http://www.educause.edu/E2009.
We look forward to seeing you there!