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The Association of Research Libraries (ARL) and the Coalition for Networked Information (CNI) are co-hosting a forum, “An Age of Discovery: Distinctive Collections in the Digital Age.” It will be held October 15–16, 2009, in Washington, DC, immediately following the ARL Membership Meeting.
For more information and to register, please visit:
The 2009 Jeremiah Kaplan Institute on Libraries, the Information
Society, and Social Policy
“The Right to Information Access”
October 30, 2009
Penn State University, University Park Campus
State College, PA
The Hub Auditorium
* John Willinsky, (keynote speaker) Professor of Education,
Stanford University, Founder of the Public Knowledge Project and author
of The Access Principle: the Case for Open Access. (MIT, 2005).
* Marybeth Peters, Register of Copyright, US Copyright Office.
Author of The General Guide to the Copyright Act of 1976.
* John Palfrey, Henry N. Ess III Professor of Law and Vice Dean for
Library and Information Resources at Harvard Law School . Co-author of
Born Digital: Understanding the First Generation of Digital Natives
(Basic Books, 2008) and Access Denied: The Practice and Politics of
Global Internet Filtering (MIT Press, 2008).
* Clifford Lynch, Director, Coalition of Networked Information, and
member of the National Digital Strategy Advisory Board of the Library of
Congress , Microsoft’s Technical Computing Science Advisory Board , the
board of the New Media Consortium , and the Task Force on Sustainable
Digital Preservation and Access.
The term “semantic web” appears everywhere – in journal articles, in conference titles, and even in new product promotional material. But what exactly is semantic web? How does it differ from Web 2.0? Does it really exist? And what are its implications for the future of science and scholarly communication? Focus of the day will begin with an overview of the Semantic Web given by Ralph R. Swick of the W3C – its definition, its objectives, and the approaches being taken to bring it to full reality. This will be followed by real life examples of how the Semantic Web is currently taking shape.
Details at http://cendievents.infointl.com/cfn1109/
The final report of a major international Ithaka study on sustainability of digital resources is available:
The archived version of the EDUCAUSE Live! webcast featuring Joan Lippincott, Associate Executive Director of the CNI, “What to Do While Your Building or Renovation Project Is On Hold,” is available:
An archived version of the Library Journal webcast “Understanding the Next-Gen User” is now available. The event was held on June 4, 2009 and featured Joan Lippincott, CNI Associate Executive Director, as a speaker:
An archived version of the June 3rd webcast with Clifford Lynch, hosted by the American Library Association’s Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL), is available. Lynch discusses a number of issues related to digital preservation, stewardship of the cultural record, and the impact of the recent economic problems. Audio and slides can be found at:
The OLE Project is inviting members of the CNI community to provide comments on its report.
The Open Library Environment (OLE) Project has posted a draft of its final report. We are excited to offer this report publicly to the community and welcomes comment. As a community-source project, your input is vital to the future and success of the OLE Project. You can access the report at this address:
About the Open Library Environment Project:
With support from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, a multinational group of libraries is developing the design for an Open Library Environment (OLE), an alternative to the current model of an Integrated Library System. The goal is to produce a design document to inform open source library system development efforts, to guide future library system implementations, and to influence current Integrated Library System vendor products.