An alternative access method for the same information available from the CNI-ANNOUNCE listserv.
The Spring 2010 CNI Membership Meeting will be held on April 12-13 (Monday and Tuesday) at the Baltimore Waterfront Marriott in Baltimore, MD. The opening plenary will be a panel exploring institutional implementation strategies for open access mandates, and Dr. Liz Lyon of UKOLN will explore developments in science at web scale in the closing plenary. Registration materials will be sent by the end of this month to designated member representatives. Please note that the meeting and hotel registration deadline is Friday, March 12. For more information, see the meeting website:
We are now accepting proposals for project briefings, one hour breakout sessions which focus on a specific institutional project related to networked information or a discussion of a hot topic. A limited number of project briefings are accepted. Proposals may be submitted via a Web form available at
or via an e-mail message to Joan Lippincott at firstname.lastname@example.org. The deadline for proposal submission is Friday, February 19.
Two new videos from CNI’s December membership meeting in are now available for streaming or download:
Memento: Time Travel for the Web, a project briefing presented by Herbert Van de Sompel & Robert Sanderson of Los Alamos National Laboratory, and Michael Nelson from Old Dominion University, is at http://vimeo.com/8365394
Also by Robert Sanderson and Herbert Van de Sompel, the project briefing Interoperable Annotation: Perspectives from the Open Annotation Collaboration can be accessed at http://vimeo.com/8481040
All CNI-produced videos are available from the CNI channel at http://vimeo.com/channels/cni. Subscribe to the CNI video channel feed to receive automatic updates when new material is available: http://vimeo.com/channels/cni/videos/rss.
For those hoping for more compact recordings of content from CNI’s meetings, AUDIO-ONLY files are now available for the four sessions recorded at CNI’s fall 2009 meeting:
Cliff Lynch’s opening address:
Bernard Frischer’s talk, Beyond Illustration: New Dimensions of 3D Modeling of Cultural Heritage Sites and Monuments:
Project briefing, Memento: Time Travel for the Web
Project briefing, Interoperable Annotation:
We are in the process of setting up a feed for audio recordings from CNI’s membership meetings – look for an announcement soon.
CNI has been a long-time co-sponsor of this conference.
Call for Papers http://www.jcdl-icadl2010.org/
Joint Conference on Digital Libraries JCDL 2010
June 21-25, 2010 Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia.
Paper Submission Deadline Extended to February 1
Sponsored by ACM SIGIR, ACM SIGWEB, ASIS&T, and IEEE-CS TCDL
The ACM/IEEE-CS Joint Conference on Digital Libraries (JCDL) is the major international research forum focused on digital libraries and associated technical, practical, and social issues. JCDL encompasses the many meanings of the term “digital libraries”, including (but not limited to) new forms of information institutions; operational information systems with all manner of digital content; new means of selecting, collecting, organizing, distributing, and evaluating digital content; and theoretical models of information media, including document genres and electronic publishing. Digital libraries are distinguished from information retrieval systems because they include more types of media, provide additional functionality and services, and include other stages of the information life cycle, from creation through use. Digital libraries can also be viewed as an extension of the services libraries currently provide.
A video recording of the CNI 2009 Fall Membership Meeting closing plenary session is now available for streaming or downloading. Bernard Frischer’s presentation Beyond Illustration: New Dimensions of 3D Modeling of Cultural Heritage Sites and Monuments can be accessed from http://vimeo.com/8345677.
More video from the fall 2009 meeting will be announced shortly. All CNI-produced videos are available from the CNI channel at http://vimeo.com/channels/cni. Subscribe to the CNI video channel feed to receive automatic updates when new material is available: http://vimeo.com/channels/cni/videos/rss.
There’s an interesting report available for download from the Aspen Institute, titled The Promise and Peril of Big Data, summarizing a workshop the Institute held in 2009. This can be found at
This report explores some of the same issues discussed in Microsoft’s recent book The Fourth Paradigm: Data-Intensive Scientific Discovery, which can be found at
but at a less technical level, and also looks more broadly at implications beyond the sciences.
Video of Clifford Lynch’s opening plenary address from the CNI Fall 2009 Membership Meeting is now available for streaming or downloading: http://vimeo.com/8347035
In this talk, CNI’s Executive Director provides updates on major developments in areas of interest to the CNI community, and he gives an overview of the newly released 2009-10 CNI Program Plan, https://www.cni.org/program/.
Look for more announcements soon on the availability of other sessions from the fall 2009 CNI meeting, including Bernard Frischer’s closing plenary talk, Beyond Illustration: New Dimensions of 3D Modeling of Cultural Heritage Sites and Monuments.
To see all videos available from CNI, visit http://vimeo.com/cni.
The ARL/CNI Fall Forum, “An Age of Discovery: Distinctive Collections in the Digital Age” was held on October 13-14, 2009. This was a superb event. You can find links to audio records of the talks and to presentations at http://www.arl.org/resources/pubs/fallforumproceedings/forum09proceedings.shtml. Several outstanding papers from this conference, including a somewhat expanded version of Cliff Lynch’s opening remarks addressing why he believes that special and distinctive collections are of such strategic importance to CNI’s agenda, have been published as the December 2009 issue of Research Library Issues and can be found at http://arl.tizrapublisher.com/view/9ishf/prvp3/default; they are also linked to the talks in the proceedings page.
Some of the very interesting recent developments in citizen science are covered in the excellent recent report by Liz Lyon of UKOLN titled Open Science at Web Scale: Optimising Participation and Predictive Potential, which is available for download at http://www.jisc.ac.uk/publications/documents/opensciencerpt.aspx.
Video from the 2009 International Digital Curation Conference, held in London on December 2-4, is now available. There were a wealth of great sessions at the IDCC meeting, and you can find links to the video captures and the presentation materials at http://www.netvibes.com/idcc2009#Completed_Sessions and http://www.netvibes.com/idcc2009#Programme. Particularly recommended are Professor Ed Seidel’s superb plenary session on the second day, and Graham Pryor’s best-paper talk on data sharing in the biological sciences, which was largely based on a set of very detailed sub disciplinary case studies commissioned by the UK Research Information Network and the British Library; these can be found at http://www.rin.ac.uk/our-work/using-and-accessing-information-resources/disciplinary-case-studies-life-sciences and are well worth reading to understand some of the barriers to implementing data sharing policies.
An audio archive of the December 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 recap of the recent CNI Membership Meeting by Executive Director Clifford Lynch and Associate Director Joan Lippincott. Cliff also discussed the 5th International Digital Curation Conference, as well as the NSF-funded workshop “Scholarly Evaluation Metrics: Opportunities and Challenges.”
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 future events will be sent to the CNI representatives at our member institutions in January; 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 [at] cni [dot] org.