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We have a great lineup of speakers for the upcoming JISC/CNI conference in Edinburgh. In addition to the plenary speakers listed below, both Cliff and I will be presenting breakout sessions. Hope to see you there.
A reminder about the forthcoming JISC/CNI event in Edinburgh. It is not too late to register; the delegate rate is £345 including attendance at all conference sessions, refreshments and lunch on 1 and 2 July, a place at the conference reception and evening activities on 1 July, overnight accommodation on 1 July and breakfast. For registration, please go to: http://www.ukoln.ac.uk/events/jisc-cni-2010/
Managing Data in Difficult Times: policies, strategies, technologies and infrastructure to manage research and teaching data in a fast changing technological and economic environment
Following the success of previous conferences held in venues such as York and Belfast, JISC and the Coalition for Networked Information (CNI) are proud to announce the 8th International Meeting that will be held at the Barcelo Carlton Hotel, Edinburgh on 1-2 July 2010.
The meeting will bring together experts from the United States, Europe and the United Kingdom. Parallel sessions will explore and contrast major developments that are happening on both sides of the Atlantic. It should be of interest to all senior management in information systems in the education community and those responsible for delivering digital services and resources for learning, teaching and research.
The main conference will open at 09.30hrs on Thursday 1 July and will close at 15.00hrs on Friday 2 July. Conference keynote speakers include:
- Dan Atkins, Professor and Associate Vice President, University of Michigan and former Director, Office of Cyberinfrastructure, US National Science Foundation
- Sayeed Choudhury, Associate Director for Library Digital Programs, John Hopkins University
- Heather Joseph, Executive Director, SPARC
- Liz Lyon, Director, UKOLN
Topics for sessions include:
- Cloud Computing
- Innovation in Learning and Teaching
- Open Data Policies
- Shared Services
- Digital Content and Institutional Planning
- Resource Discovery
- Digital Preservation
The residential delegate fee includes attendance at all conference sessions, refreshments and lunch on 1 and 2 July, a place at the conference reception and evening activities on 1 July, overnight accommodation on 1 July and breakfast for one person.
The residential delegate rate is £345. To register for the event, please go to: http://www.ukoln.ac.uk/events/jisc-cni-2010/
This international group has taken the lead in organizing programs related to use of mobile devices in library and information-oriented applications. The proceedings from last year’s conference are now available – see below – and plans are underway for the 2011 conference in Australia – save the date! I am on the international organizing committee for the conference.
The book of proceedings from the second International Conference has just been launched http://www.facetpublishing.co.uk/title.php?id=696-1 and the publishers have given us permission to make the book from the first conference freely available for download. This can be accessed via the m-libraries website http://www.usq.edu.au/m-libraries
Plans are progressing well for the third conference in Brisbane 11-13 May 2011 and we hope to be adding details of keynote speakers etc in the near future to the website.
- As Lives are Documented Digitally: Strategies for Cultural Memory Organizations, by CNI director Clifford Lynch
- DuraCloud: Preservation Infrastructure in the Cloud, by Andrew Woods of DuraSpace
More videos from CNI’s April membership meeting will be announced soon. Subscribe to either channel feed to receive automatic updates when new material is available.
A recent talk on developments in scholarship and scholarly communication presented by Clifford Lynch at the TERENA Networking Conference 2010 is available:
The Trans-European Research and Education Networking Association (TERENA) offers a forum to collaborate, innovate and share knowledge in order to foster the development of Internet technology, infrastructure and services to be used by the research and education community. TNC 2010 was held on May 31- June 3 in Vilnius, Lithuania.
The the archived audio recording of the May 27 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). This session includes discussion of a recent meeting on computer forensics and cultural heritage, as well as information about a symposium at the University of North Texas dealing with a campus policy on open access. CNI Director Clifford Lynch also talked about the Sage Bionetworks Congress held in April 2010, to establish the foundation for the new public domain resource, the Sage Commons.
Associate Director Joan Lippincott provides an overview of her talk at the upcoming Electronic Theses and Dissertations conference (Austin, TX, June 2010), in which she will speak on how library and IT units can better support students at the thesis or dissertation stage. Questions included the Center for Studies in Higher Education meeting on peer review, and the data management plan recently mandated by the National Science Foundation as part of grants.
About CNI Conversations
CNI Conversations provides an opportunity for individuals from member institutions and organizations to talk to CNI Director Clifford Lynch and others; currently the events take place in audio-conference format. Questions and discussion are invited and encouraged. Real-time participation in CNI Conversations requires pre-registration, which is open only to those at member institutions and organizations; if you are interested in participating in CNI Conversations, please contact Jackie Eudell at jackie. 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.
This popular institute, led by Steve Worona of EDUCAUSE and Tracy Mitrano of Cornell, is a great way to get up-to-date while enjoying summer by Lake Cayuga.
Register now for the 2010 Cornell University/EDUCAUSE Institute for Computer Policy and Law
The ever-expanding use of Internet technologies presents a multitude of challenges for everyone involved in developing, implementing, or enforcing technology policies. This year, make your job a little easier by joining us for one of the nation’s most highly regarded forums for examining technology policies in higher education: the Cornell University/EDUCAUSE Institute for Computer Policy and Law<http://www.sce.cornell.edu/exec/cpl.php> (ICPL), to be held July 19-22 on the Cornell campus in Ithaca, New York.
Led by co-directors Steven L. Worona, the director of policy and networking for EDUCAUSE, and Tracy B. Mitrano, director of IT policy for Cornell Information Technologies, the 2010 institute will feature a keynote speech by Cliff Lynch, executive director of the Coalition for Networked Information (https://www.cni.org/). Also on the schedule are sessions to explore a range of critical topics, including:
* the most recent developments in computer, policy, law, and the Internet;
* an introduction to laws that apply in cyberspace;
* network security policies and e-discovery;
* policy options for social networking sites such as MySpace and Facebook; and
* the laws and politics of digital copyright.
“ICPL continues to be the premier event for discussing IT policy and law in higher education,” says Doug Markiewicz, a participant in the 2009 ICPL. “It provides the opportunity to interact with great minds in an intimate setting.” We hope that you and many of your colleagues will be able to join us this year for what promises to be an equally enlightening and rewarding institute.
For additional information, including the list of presenters, and to register online visit us on the Web at http://www.sce.cornell.edu/icpl or contact the Cornell University School of Continuing Education and Summer Sessions at 607.255.7259; email@example.com. This program fills quickly, and we encourage you to register as soon as possible.
Director, Executive Programs
Cornell University School of Continuing Education and Summer Sessions
NISO is hoping for a broad response to its survey on version practices related to journal articles. You’ll find a link to the survey below.
Online publishing allows for the release of multiple versions of journal articles — and these growing practices are redefining our concept of “publishing” and the “version of record.” How do we determine when a manuscript is considered final? Which version should be cited? How do we best indicate online article versions?
In 2008, NISO published the Recommended Practice, “Journal Article Versions (JAV): Recommendations of the NISO/ALPSP JAV Technical Working Group” (NISO RP-8-2008; available at http://www.niso.org/publications/rp). The recommended version classifications could be incorporated into article metadata for database management, archiving and cataloging, online display, and more.
Now, NISO would like to hear what you think — how do you manage version control of journal articles? Are you amenable to industry standards for online versions? Who is responsible for managing such version metadata? Please take a moment to contribute your perspectives by answering this short survey by July 16, 2010. It should take no more than five minutes to complete. Following the survey, a report of the results will be made available on the NISO website.
The survey can be found at: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/PBJSPKR
Thank you for your time!
Karen Wetzel, Standards Program Manager, NISO
Lettie Conrad, Online Product Manager, SAGE Publications, Inc.
Interviews conducted by EDUCAUSE during the Spring 2010 CNI Membership Meeting (held in Baltimore, MD on April 12-13) are now online:
The podcasts include a conversation with Ithaka research manager Roger Schonfeld, who discusses findings from his organization’s latest faculty survey, as well as a discussion on the challenges of open access with opening plenary panelist Mary Marlino, Director of the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) Library. 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.
Mark your calendars: CNI’s Spring 2011 Membership Meeting will take place on April 4-5, 2011 in San Diego, CA. As a reminder, the next membership meeting will be held on December 13-14, 2010, in Washington, DC. We look forward to seeing you there!
Our colleague Anita de Waard from Elsevier Labs sent me an announcement for a very interesting NSF-sponsored workshop on the archiving of scientific experiments, which has clear links to scientific data management and the ability to reproduce experiments. There are workshop materials on the site, and they are also streaming the workshop live today and tomorrow. I don’t know if the video streams will be saved and available later on demand.
My apologies for posting this so late: I hope it will still be useful to CNI-announce & CNI News readers. I’ll put out a further announcement when the workshop report is available.
Hello! This is an announcement of the live-video Webcast for the upcoming Archive ’10 workshop.
Archive ’10, the NSF Workshop on Archiving Experiments to Raise Scientific Standards, will be held next week, Tue-Wed May 25-26, on the University of Utah campus in Salt Lake City, Utah, USA.
The workshop sessions will be broadcast live over the Internet. To view the video broadcast, visit the following URL:
The workshop will run approximately:
8:30 AM — 5:30 PM MDT on Tuesday, May 25, and
8:30 AM — 12:00 PM MDT on Wednesday, May 26.
See the following Web pages for workshop info and the workshop schedule:
Thank you for your interest in the Archive ’10 workshop!
Best wishes –
Mary Hall and Eric Eide
Archive ’10 Workshop Organizers
Paul Uhlir has asked me to share this invitation to a very interesting symposium that’s being held in conjunction with the US National Research Council’s Board on Research Data and Information’s meeting on June 3 and 4 in Washington DC. Some of you may recall that Paul gave a CNI briefing recently on the work of the Board, which is involved in many policy areas related to research data management that are central to the CNI agenda; you can find extensive background on the Board’s work at http://www.nationalacademies.org/brdi
Below is an invitation to a public symposium organized by the NRC Board on Research Data and Information (BRDI). Please distribute this invitation to others you think may be interested. Additional information about the meeting logistics may be found at: clevey.
THE CHANGING ROLE OF LIBRARIES
IN SUPPORT OF RESEARCH DATA ACTIVITIES
A PUBLIC SYMPOSIUM
Sponsored by the
Board on Research Data and Information
National Research Council
Thursday, June 3, 2010, 4:00-6:15 p.m.
USDA Waugh Meeting Room, 3rd Floor
1800 M Street NW, South Lobby
In recent years, a great deal of attention has been devoted to the role of different libraries in the federal government, university, and research institute context with regard to the potential long-term preservation, management, and provision of scientific data, and related support of services and applications for publicly-funded research. This has come at a time of rapid technological change, an enormous and accelerating increase in the amount of scientific data that is being generated, and intense financial pressures on libraries.
The institutional roles of libraries in the management and support of scientific data activities for research and for the broader society are one important area of focus for the National Research Council’s Board on Research Data and Information. Three of the Board’s sponsors are major federal library organizations-the Library of Congress, the National Library of Medicine, and the Institute for Museum and Library Services-and they each provide a different role and perspective concerning these issues.
The Board’s public symposium on the afternoon of 3 June 2010 will feature presentations on this set of topics by senior managers from these three federal library organizations, as well as from the Association of Research Libraries, which has examined the role of libraries for research data in some depth and whose members are institutions with a great deal at stake in this debate. The symposium will conclude with comments by two Board members, a university professor and researcher working in the data-intensive field of geographic information and a university professor of information science. The symposium will be moderated by Prof. Michael Lesk, Chair of the Board on Research Data and Information.
Moderator: Michael Lesk, Rutgers University
Deanna Marcum, Library of Congress
Betsy Humphreys, National Library of Medicine
Joyce Ray, Institute for Museum and Library Services
Karla Strieb, Association of Research Libraries
Michael Goodchild, UC, Santa Barbara
Christine Borgman, UC, Los Angeles
Panel Discussion of Invited Speakers and Board Members
General discussion with the audience
USDA Waugh Meeting Room, 3rd Floor, South Lobby, 1800 M Street NW, Washington, DC
Thursday, June 3, 2010, 4:00 PM – 6:15 PM
The symposium is free and open to the public, but advance registration is required because of space limitations.
RSVP to Cheryl Levey at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For additional information, visit
or contact Paul Uhlir, the Board Director, at email@example.com or 202-334-1531.