An alternative access method for the same information available from the CNI-ANNOUNCE listserv.
On February 16, I had the opportunity to participate in a very helpful conference on personal digital archives which included some discussion of their implications for cultural memory organizations. There is a very good detailed report on the meeting, along with some of the presentations, and other materials (video of the meeting will be added soon, I understand). The meeting web site is at:
I’ll be running a break-out session at the Spring CNI meeting to try to summarize and further develop some of the ideas coming out of this meeting. My thanks to Jeff Ubois, who has done the community a great service by pulling this meeting together.
The Digital Lives program in the UK has recently made a draft of a major synthesis of its work available at its web site
This is an extensive look at the way in which personal records and histories are migrating into digital forms and an analysis of some of the implications for memory organizations and scholarly work.
The site also contains other material that may be helpful, including documentation from the Digital Lives Conference and a late 2009 report on legal and ethical issues surrounding personal digital collections.
CNI is pleased to announce the new CNI YouTube channel at http://www.youtube.com/cnivideo, featuring full-length video recordings of selected sessions from CNI membership meetings. Current offerings include Bernard Frischer’s closing plenary address on 3D modeling of cultural heritage sites and monuments (fall 2009), David Rosenthal’s discussion of the longevity of digital documents (spring 2009), and presentations by Clifford Lynch, Herbert Van de Sompel, and others. Recordings from future meetings will be made available from the site.
The European Digital Libraries 2010 Conference (ECDL) will be held in Glasgow, UK in September. Once again this year CNI is a cooperating organization for this conference. Proposal deadline for research papers has been extended until March 8; poster and demo submissions will be accepted through March 31, 2010.
14th European Conference on Digital Libraries
September 6-10, 2010
The European Conference on Digital Libraries (ECDL) is the leading European scientific forum on digital libraries and associated technical, practical, and social issues, bringing together researchers, developers, content providers and users in the field. ECDL 2010, the 14th conference in this series, will be organised by the University of Glasgow. The proceedings will be published as a volume of Springer’s Lecture Notes on Computer Science (LNCS) series.
The archived audio recording of the Feb. 10 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). CNI Executive Director Clifford Lynch opened this session with some discussion of subject repositories, and he talked about a report from UC Berkeley on faculty and scholarly communication; CNI Associate Director Joan Lippincott reported on the recent EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative (ELI) meeting. Also during this call, Cliff discussed the plenary sessions planned for the spring 2010 CNI Membership Meeting in April, and he reviewed the landscape of gaming in higher education teaching and learning.
The next session of CNI Conversations will take place on Wednesday, March 10, 2010, 1-2pm EST and is open to individuals at member institutions. If you are interested in participating in CNI Conversations, please contact Jackie Eudell at firstname.lastname@example.org.
About CNI Conversations
CNI Conversations provides an opportunity for individuals from member institutions and organizations to 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 CNI Conversations requires pre-registration, which is open only to those at member institutions and organizations. We plan to continue to make audio or other records of these exchanges generally available after the event; an archive of recordings is at http://conversations.cni.org/. For questions or comments related to CNI Conversations, please contact CNI Associate Executive Director Joan Lippincott at Joan@cni.org.
ETD 2010: Collaboration, Innovation, Sustainability
Call for Papers, Posters, Presentations & Tutorials
Deadline for Abstract Submission: March 5, 2010
Themes: Collaboration, Innovation, Sustainability, Latin America
The Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations (NDLTD), and the University of Texas Libraries invite you to submit a paper, poster or presentation for “ETD 2010: Collaboration, Innovation, Sustainability” – the 13th International Symposium on Electronic Theses and Dissertations to be held June 16 – 18, 2010 at the University of Texas in Austin, Texas, U.S.A. ETD 2010 will explore the issues of collaboration, innovation, and sustainability in promoting ETDs, Institutional repositories and Open Access in the realm of scholarly communications. Details at http://conferences.tdl.org/utlibraries/etd2010.
At the American Association for the Advancement of Science meeting in San Diego, Lee Rainie of the Pew Internet and American Life Project shared results from the latest (fourth) installment of their ongoing study on the Future of the Internet; they’ve been doing these since 2000. These are large scale surveys of experts, and are always interesting reading. Information can be found here:
Interviews conducted by EDUCAUSE during the Fall 2009 CNI Membership Meeting are now online:
The podcasts include a conversation with plenary speaker Bernard Frischer, a leading digital humanist who discusses 3D modeling in the humanities, and Brett Bobley, CIO for the National Endowment for the Humanities, on using supercomputers in humanities research. These recordings are designed to function as an extension of the meeting, complementing the standard program, and providing an opportunity for the broader CNI community to hear from some of our key presenters and attendees.
The meeting was held December 14-15, 2009 in Washington, DC. Thanks to all who attended and presented!
Nominations are now being accepted for the 2010 Internet2 Driving Exemplary Applications (IDEA) Award. IDEA Award winners are establishing new frontiers in the application of networking technology, and are considered role models for the entire research and education networking community. The judging committee, made up of representatives from Internet2 councils and working groups, expects an especially strong pool of applicants this year.
Open to established or new applications, the IDEA Award was created in 2006 to recognize and encourage innovative applications of advanced network technology that have made-or promise to make-the most significant impact on the research and education community. The award also presents an important opportunity for the Internet2 community to recognize members who are changing the way we think about the possibilities and uses of advanced networking.
2010 IDEA Award winners will be recognized at the Internet2 Spring 2010 Member Meeting, held in Arlington, Virginia, April 26-28, 2010 and will be provided a track session during the meeting to present information on or demonstrate their winning projects to attendees.
Entries may be submitted by any individual affiliated with an Internet2 member, a Sponsored Educational Group Participant (SEGP), or a Sponsored Participant. The deadline for submissions is February 28, 2010. For additional information, submission guidelines and online application are available at http://www.internet2.edu/idea/.