An alternative access method for the same information available from the CNI-ANNOUNCE listserv.
A Guide to the Spring 2010 Coalition for Networked Information Membership Meeting, Cliff’s Roadmap, is now available at https://www.cni.org/tfms/2010a.spring/roadmap.html.
This is a very well-organized workshop with a program spanning topics of interest to many in the CNI constituency.
From 26 – 30 July 2010, Ticer’s international summer school “Digital Libraries à la Carte” will be held at Tilburg University, the Netherlands. You can pick your choice from a completely renewed ‘menu’ of five one-day modules.
· Module 1: Strategic Developments and Library Management
· Module 2: The Library in the Scholar’s Workflow and Research Data
· Module 3: Libraries – Partners in Teaching and Learning
· Module 4: Mobile Technologies in Education and Library
· Module 5: Web 2.0 and Linked Data in Libraries
The informative website can be found at www.tilburguniversity.nl/ticer/2010/. Those registering before 1 May 2010, will receive a €150 discount.
Over the past few years the US Government has carried out several surveys of scientific collections and produced two very interesting reports that give a sense of the extent and diversity, as well as the scientific importance, of these resources. The first report is a survey of Federal Scientific Collections and can be found in the 2008 Archives of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (http://www.whitehouse.gov/administration/eop/ostp/nstc/docsreports/archives) at:
The second report, which is based on an NSF survey, looks at collections that receive Federal Funding; about two thirds of those described in the report are affiliated with higher education collections. This report can be found at
Note that this NSF report is a short summary, and at the end it gives a URL to much more extensive data gathered from the survey.
These reports are important not just as baseline data about these collections, but because they lay part of the groundwork for a flurry of discussion and activity that is now taking place about capturing digitial representations various parts of these collections, and linking them together into national and international resources. I’ll be sharing out pointers to some of these developments in coming months, and I also hope that we’ll be able to highlight some of them at upcoming CNI meetings.
The Coalition for Networked Information (CNI) announces the 2010 Paul Evan Peters Fellowship
Applications due by April 23, 2010
The Paul Evan Peters Fellowship was established to honor and perpetuate the memory of CNI’s founding executive director. The fellowship is awarded every two years to a student pursuing graduate studies in librarianship, the information sciences, or a closely related field, who demonstrates intellectual and personal qualities consistent with those of Paul Evan Peters, including:
–commitment to use of digital information and advanced technology to enhance scholarship, intellectual productivity and public life;
–interest in the civic responsibilities of information professionals and a commitment to democratic values;
–positive and creative approach to overcoming personal, technological, and bureaucratic challenges, and
–humor, vision, humanity, and imagination.
The fellowship is in the amount of $5000 per year, to be awarded two consecutive years to a student in a graduate program.
“The characteristics that have often been associated with Paul–positivity, creativity, humor, vision, humanity, and imagination–are, I hope, dimensions that I also bring to the work that I do as a scholar and as a teacher, ” wrote Philip Edwards, 2004 fellowship recipient and a faculty member at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, School of Information and Library Science. Edwards credits the award with helping to broaden his professional horizons as a student: “Because of this funding, I was able to travel to conferences which I would have otherwise been unable to attend, and the interactions I had among other researchers and practitioners at these gatherings have been more valuable than I could have ever imagined.”
Cal Lee, who received the first Peters Fellowship, is currently Assistant Professor at the School of Information and Library Science at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, where he teaches classes for graduate and undergraduate students, as well as continuing professional education workshops, in a variety of subjects, including archival administration, records management, digital curation, understanding information technology for managing digital collections, and the construction of digital repository rules.
More information about the Paul Evan Peters Fellowship and the application process are available at https://www.cni.org/pepfellowship/.
About two weeks ago, the U.S. Department of Educaiton released a National Education Technology Plan. While this is largely focused on K-12, it may be of interest to some CNI-announce readers who have not seen annoucements regarding this document from other sources. The Plan and some related materials can be found at
Below is the call for papers for this December’s International Digital Curation Conference, which will be held in Chicago. CNI is once again proud to be a co-sponsor for this meeting, which has become a major international venue for the data curation community.
CALL FOR PAPERS
6th International Digital Curation Conference
Participation & Practice: Growing the curation community through the data decade
6 – 8 December 2010, Chicago, USA
IDCC10 will be presented jointly by the Digital Curation Centre, UK and the
Graduate School of Library and Information Science, the University of Illinois
at Urbana-Champaign, and in partnership with the Coalition for Networked Information (CNI).
The Programme Committee invites the submission of papers that reflect developing trends in curation
and address the issues of growing the curation community to meet the challenges of the next decade.
Papers can be research or practice based.
Of particular interest:
* How is the digital curation community growing?
* How are data curation skills embedded in the curriculum?
* How curators are deployed in practice?
* What are the new research and development results in data curation?
All papers accepted for the conference will be published in the International Journal of Digital Curation
Full details of the Call for Papers can be found at: http://www.dcc.ac.uk/events/dcc-2010/call-for-papers/
Submissions will be accepted from 1 May 2010
Sent on behalf of IDCC10 Programme Committee:
Co-chaired by Kevin Ashley, Director Designate of the Digital Curation Centre (DCC),
Liz Lyon, Associate Director of the DCC, Allen Renear and Melissa Cragin from the
Graduate School of Library and Information Science (GSLIS) at the University of Illinois.
DCC Community Development
UKOLN, University of Bath
Bath BA2 7AY
Tel: + 44 (0) 1225 383343
6th International Digital Curation Conference
Chicago, 6-8 December 2010
Clifford Lynch, CNI Executive Director, will present the Twentieth Annual Elizabeth W. Stone Lecture, Scholarship, Cultural Memory and Libraries in the 21st Century, at The Catholic University of America on Tuesday, April 20, 2010, 7-9PM. RSVPs are encouraged.
For more information, and to RSVP, consult http://asispvc.blogspot.com/2010/03/cua-school-of-library-and-information.html
The next session of CNI Conversations will take place on Thursday, April 15, 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.
The March session of CNI Conversations was held March 10, and the archived audio recording of that discussion 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). In this session, CNI Executive Director Clifford Lynch provides a preview of the CNI Spring 2010 Membership Meeting, and covers topics including the recent Confederation of Open Access Repositories (COAR) meeting, the IMLS-sponsored WebWise conference, personal archives, and cloud computing in libraries.
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; 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.
A preprint version of Joan Lippincott’s article “Information Commons: Meeting Millennials’ Needs,” which was published in the January 2010 issue of the Journal of Library Administration, is now freely available online from the CNI Web site:
Information commons are popular with Millennial or Net Generation students, who often work in groups, use technology avidly, and combine their academic and social lives. Enhancing the configuration of services for the information commons can assist in leveraging the value of the available content, hardware, software and physical setting to support learning and academic programs. Understanding Millennial students’ style is key to developing a robust service program to engage and support them.
A preliminary list of project briefings to be presented at the Spring 2010 CNI Membership Meeting is now available online:
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 in Baltimore, MD, April 12-13.