An alternative access method for the same information available from the CNI-ANNOUNCE listserv.
The National Institutes of Health is offering a wonderful day-long symposium in Bethesda Maryland on December 1, 2016. It is free and open to the public, but registration is required. The speakers include Dr. Francis Collins (NIH Director) and Dr. Harold Varmus (former NIH director), and John Wilbanks. The link to register and for more information is
For the many campuses that have or are starting ETD programs, I encourage you to take a look at this new resource produced by experts from a number of institutions under the auspices of the Educopia
–Joan Lippincott, CNI
The ETDplus project (https://educopia.org/research/grants/etdplus) has published a set of six Guidance Briefs about the curation and preservation of ETD research data and complex digital objects.
These open documents are ready to be adopted and adapted for local use by universities/colleges to help students understand how to prepare, manage, and store the research files associated with their ETDs.
The ETDplus project is generously funded by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) and led by the Educopia Institute, in collaboration with the NDLTD, HBCU Alliance, bepress, ProQuest, and the
libraries of Carnegie Mellon, Indiana State, Morehouse, Oregon State, Penn State, Purdue, University of Louisville, University of Tennessee, the University of North Texas, and Virginia Tech.
About the ETD Guidance Briefs The Guidance Briefs are short (3-4 page) “how-to” oriented briefs designed to help ETD programs build and nurture supportive relationships with student researchers. These briefs are written for a student audience. They are designed to assist student researchers in understanding how their approaches to data and content
management impact credibility, replicable research, and general long-term accessibility: knowledge and skills that will impact the health of their careers for years to come.
In addition to providing actionable, easy-to-follow advice about how to organize, store, and protect their research files, these Guidance Briefs help students recognize how their own content management practices will impact the credibility, replicability, and long-term accessibility of their findings. This knowledge and skills will impact the health of
their careers for years to come.
Anyone can download, edit, and use the Guidance Briefs using the links on this page. A forthcoming workshop series featuring these Briefs and geared toward student audiences will also be available to ETD programs in early 2017.
Use the Guidance Briefs Interested ETD stakeholders can download copies of the Guidance Briefs (as Word or RTF documents) at the following website, https://educopia.org/deliverables/etdplus-guidance-briefs. The Guidance Briefs cover the following topics:
2. Data Structures
3. File Formats
6. Version Control
We are releasing these Briefs as openly editable documents under a CC BY 4.0 license. We want institutions to use and reuse these in whatever ways work best for their local audiences. Each Brief includes generally applicable information about its topic, and also includes a “Local Practices” section that an institution should use to call attention to
what’s happening on its own campus.
If you have any further questions about the Guidance Briefs or about the ETDplus project, don’t hesitate to reach out to us:
Katherine Skinner, Principal Investigator Sam Meister, Co-Principal
Investigator Courtney Vukasinovic, Administrative Coordinator
About the ETDplus Project The ETDplus project is helping institutions ensure the longevity and availability of ETD research data and complex digital objects (e.g., software, multimedia files) that comprise an integral component of student theses and dissertations. The project is generously funded by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS)
and led by the Educopia Institute, in collaboration with the NDLTD, HBCU Alliance, bepress, ProQuest, and the libraries of Carnegie Mellon, Indiana State, Morehouse, Oregon State, Penn State, Purdue, University of Louisville, University of Tennessee, the University of North Texas, and Virginia Tech.
The submission deadline for CNI’s fall 2016 membership meeting is fast approaching! The meeting will be held on December 12-13 in Washington, DC.
Proposals for project briefings are due no later than next Monday, October 10.
A limited number of proposals are accepted.
For details, and to submit a proposal: https://www.cni.org/mm/fall-2016/project-briefing-proposals-f16
Meeting and hotel registration deadline is Thursday, November 10: https://www.cni.org/mm/fall-2016/registration-accommodations-f16
Follow this meeting on Twitter: #cni16f
See you in DC!
Richard Poynder has just published an interview with Clifford Lynch in which they discuss the current state of the institutional repository, particularly in light of public access mandates by funders and the growth of the open access movement in general:
I’m pleased to bring to your attention the next Learning Spaces Collaboratory webinar, which features two presenters from Georgia Tech, including one presenter from the library. Registration information is below.
Join us for a continuing conversation about how attention to spaces for learning becomes an integral part of institutional planning for the future: A Campus-wide “Space Matters” Culture. http://pkallsc.org/events/lsc-webinar-campus-wide-“space-matters”-culture
The spotlight in this webinar is on the Georgia Institute of Technology, which has a long and treasured history of exploring and realizing learning environments—pedagogical, social, and physical—that nurture the creativity of the entire campus community.
This story is told from the perspective of two senior administrators at Georgia Tech: Howard S. Wertheimer—Director Capital Planning and Space Management & Ameet D. Doshi— Director, Service Experience and Program Design, Subject Librarian for Public Policy. They are joined by an architect for a recent STEM building on campus: Ryan Jones—Lake Flato Architects. Their perspective on what works and lessons learned should be of interest to all stakeholders who are convinced that space matters and are committed to make that happen on their campus.
Join us to explore:
• How Georgia Tech has established a philosophy of learning as doing, a culture in which space matters. How it sees learning as a place, understands how every project is influenced by and influences the 400 acre campus, how the campus is understood as an ecosystem for learning.
• The current environment for learning and planning for learning at GT—Perspectives of: the chief facilities officer who is teaching a freshman seminar in the new Clough Center; a librarian on the evolution over the years of sandboxing experiments that were the foundation for future planning at GT; an architect involved with a recent STEM project.
• A snapshot into their planning process—about pilot projects, student involvement and input, lessons learned.
• What next steps are being explored to deepen a “space matters” culture at Georgia Tech: how to identify new partnerships, identify and overcome barriers to change; auditing all spaces to determine if and how they make a difference to the experience of learning at Georgia Tech.
• Schedule: Webinars are scheduled from 3:30 – 5:00 p.m. EDT.
• Registration fee: Registration is $200 for a single webinar; fee for all four webinars is $700. If you wish to register for all 4, you will receive a copy of the September webinar recording.
• Post-webinar resource: All registrants have access to a webinar recording.
Be in touch with any questions.
At the December 2015 Member Meeting in Washington DC, we held two sessions of an Executive Roundtable looking at institutional strategies for compliance with new mandates dealing with research results (journal articles and datasets) supported by government funding. While the main focus was on developments in the United States, the roundtable included several perspectives from international participants. I’m happy to announce that the report of this roundtable is now available:
Proposals are now being accepted for project briefings to be presented at CNI’s Fall 2016 CNI Membership Meeting on December 12-13 in Washington, DC, at the Capital Hilton.
Project briefings are 30-minute, 45-minute or one-hour sessions that focus on a discussion of a hot topic, or on a specific institutional/organizational project related to digital information; the submission process is open to all. A limited number of project briefings are accepted.
A link to the online submission form is available here:
Submissions are due no later than Monday, October 10.
Follow this meeting: #cni16f
We look forward to seeing you in DC!
Privacy and appropriate use of student data has been a long standing concern at CNI. Over the summer, we issued the report of our 2015 Executive Roundtable addressing this topic (see https://www.cni.org/go/privacy-analytics-2016-cni-report).
Relative to this, I wanted to make sure that readers of this list were aware of two important documents that came out today and were covered by the Chronicle for Higher Education (see “Group Unveils a ‘Model Policy’ for Handling Study Data,” Goldie Blumenstyk, September 6, 2016, at http://www.chronicle.com/article/Group-Unveils-a-Model-Policy/237690). These are a report on a conference convened by Ithaca S+R and Stanford University in June 2016 and a series of related background documents.
The report is at:
And the background documents are at:
We are pleased to share this CfP for the annual meeting of the International Internet Preservation Consortium with the CNI community; closing date for submissions is October 20, 2016.
CURATION AND RESEARCH USE OF THE PAST WEB
Lisbon 29-30 March 2017
Web archiving efforts have now been underway for over twenty years, generating an expanding core of data crucial for present and future explorations of human political, cultural, economic and social activity since the mid 1990s. Practices around both the creation and use of web archives are rapidly evolving. What technical, ethical, and institutional approaches are necessary to advance use of web archives for scholarship and other use cases? How are researchers using the archived web right now, and in which new directions is that research heading? What innovations, collaborations, and adaptations are necessary to sustain the efficacy of web archiving?
The 2017 Web Archiving Conference (WAC), held in conjunction with the annual meeting of the International Internet Preservation Consortium (IIPC), aims to bring together practitioners, librarians, archivists, historians, humanists, computer scientists, and other parties interested in expanding and harnessing the potential of preserved web heritage.
We welcome proposals on a broad range of topics, including from the following examples:
USING WEB ARCHIVES
§ Research using web archives
§ Tools and approaches
§ Initiatives, platforms, and collaborations
§ User-driven curation
§ Ethical and compliant research use
§ Interdisciplinary collaboration
CREATING WEB ARCHIVES
§ Harvesting, preservation, and/or access
§ Collection development
§ Legal and ethical concerns
§ Programmatic organization and management
§ New/updated tools for any part of the lifecycle
§ Application programming interfaces (APIs)
§ Current and future landscape
Proposals may be submitted for any of the following formats:
§ Individual presentation for a 30-minute session (i.e., 20 minutes for presentation plus 10 minutes for questions);
§ Moderated discussion or multi-presentation panel for a 60-minute session;
§ Moderated discussion or multi-presentation panel for a 90-minute session; or
§ Poster with accompanying lightning talk.
Time will additionally be reserved in the schedule for the proposal of lightning talks much closer to the event to allow for more timely sharing of recent updates.
The deadline for submissions is 20 October 2016. All submissions will be reviewed by the WAC17 Programme Committee and submitters will be notified by 1 December 2016.
For more information and updates, see:
@NetPreserve #iipcGA17 #iipcWAC17
Members of the CNI community will be interested to learn about this interesting event having to do with scholarly research persistent identifiers.
Why build an open identifier infrastructure? So that anyone can use it to create cool tools and services for the research community.
Open identifiers deserve their own festival!
We’re delighted to invite you to register for PIDapalooza, a two-day festival for scholarly research persistent identifiers (PIDs) organized by California Digital Library, Crossref, DataCite, and ORCiD.
This community gathering for everyone who’s working with PIDs, including digital tech experts, publishers, researchers, tool builders, research organizations, and scholarly infrastructure providers.
The program will include a mixture of PID demos, workshops, brainstorming, updates on the state of the art, and more — and we invite your contributions. Please use this form to tell us about the session you’d like to run. The program committee will review all suggestions received by September 18 and let you know whether you’ve been successful by the first week of October.
Registration is now open. We welcome offers of sponsorship if you are interested in co-producing this together with us- please contact email@example.com for details.
Come share your ideas with a crowd of like-minded innovators – and please help us spread the word about PIDapalooza in your community!
Where: Radisson Blu Saga Hotel Reykjavik, Hagatorg, 107 Reykjavik, Iceland
When: 9th and 10th November 2016
We’ll be posting more information about the festival lineup on the PIDapalooza website and on Twitter (@PIDapalooza) in the coming weeks.
We hope to see you in November!
Executive Director, DataCite
phone: +1 510-725-0071