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The University of Notre Dame is hosting a workshop on Container Strategies for Data and Software Presevation. The call for participation (including lightning talks) is at:
Here’s a bit more detail:
The NSF-funded Data and Software Preservation for Open Science DASPOS, daspos.org) project is hosting a workshop on Container Strategies for Data & Software Preservation that Promote Open Science at the University of Notre Dame. This two-day linux container centric workshop will feature keynote speakers, lightning talks, demonstrations, and hands-on breakouts related to container strategies for software and data preservation that promote open science, science reproducibility and re-use.
Participants will have the opportunity to learn about how others are using Docker and related container tools like ReproZip, Umbrella, SmartContainer, NDS Dashboard in environments like the National Data Service, Open Science Framework, government, publisher and institutional repositories. The workshop organizers are confident that no matter the participants’ level of expertise with container tools and strategies for preserving software and computational environments they will learn from other stakeholders, benefit from the well designed online use cases, and leave the workshop better able to share their data, software and other digital research objects.
This conference, offered by the University of San Diego Copley Library, offers a great line up of speakers on a range of digital content topics. Registration information is below.
–Joan Lippincott, CNI
2016 University of San Diego Digital Initiatives Symposium
Half-day preconference: Wednesday, April 27, 2016, 1:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Full-day conference: Thursday, April 28, 2016, 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace & Justice, University of San Diego
Join University of San Diego’s Copley Library for the third annual Digital Initiative Symposium. Extended to a day and a half and featuring workshops and user group meetings for a variety of institutional repository platforms, the conference focuses on the digital elements of library ecosystems and institutional repositories. Please see the conference program here.
For registration and program information, please visit: http://digital.sandiego.edu/symposium.
$75 registration includes both the preconference and full-day conference
$65 registration includes full-day conference
$30 registration includes preconference workshops
Please register by March 24, 2016 but open until filled.
Featured Keynote Speakers for Thursday, April 28:
Charles Henry | President, CLIR
James Neal | University Librarian Emeritus, Columbia University
Preconference Workshops (Wednesday, April 27)
Open Educational Resources Workshop
Nicole Allen | SPARC
Memorandum of Understanding Workshop: Creating a Process for Successful Digital Collaboration
Brett Currier, Rafia Mirza, and Peace Ossom Williamson | University of Texas at Arlington
Building Capacity for DH Work in the Library and Beyond
Ashley Sanders | Claremont University Consortium
Panels (Thursday, April 28)
So many things are possible when you don’t know they’re impossible: Building Collaborative Tools & Workflows for Digitization
Alyssa V. Lorea, Heather Briston, Claudia Horning, and Jillian Cuellar | UCLA
Manipulation, Multiplicity, and Metadata: Piloting Linked Open Data with Artists’ Books
Kelly Spring, Emilee Matthews, and Laura J. Smart | University of California, Irvine
Roles and Responsibilities of Deans and Directors in Digital Initiatives and Campus IRs
W. Lee Hisle | Connecticut College
Christopher Cox | University of Northern Iowa
Jennifer Nutefall | Santa Clara University
An Online Hub for Undergraduate Research: Leveraging an Institutional Repository to Engage Students & Disseminate Research
Suzanna Conrad | California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
Catholic, Crowdfunded and Collaborative: A Unique Approach to Newspaper Digitization
Patricia Lawton | Catholic Research Resources Alliance
Jeff Moyer | Reveal Digital
Frederick Zarndt | Digital Divide Data, IFLA Governing Board
The Initiative for Digital IDEAS (Innovations in Digital Expression, Access and Scholarship) at Cal Poly
Anna Gold | Cal Poly San Luis Obispo
Credible Journal Working Group in Action!: Collaborating to Create Positive Change in Scholarly Publishing
Shilpa Rele, Nataly Blas, and Marie Kennedy | Loyola Marymount University
Surveying the Landscape of Undergraduate Education in the Digital Humanities
Lydia Zvyagintseva | University of Toronto
The Cycle of User-Responsive Collection Development in Digital Libraries
Genevieve Podleski and Jane Davis | Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis
The Library as Host, Rather than Publisher, of Open Access Journals
John Novak and Andrea Wirth | University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Lifting All Boats: A Collaborative Approach to Support Student-Created Digital Publishing
Kate Dohe and Laura Leichum | Georgetown University
Giving the Digital Humanities Life: Community Partnerships that Extend a Digital Humanities Project’s Relevance
Kathryn Otto | Indiana University Bloomington
Creating a Wesleyan-Holiness Digital Library: Developing a Shared Open Access Collection with Constituent Institutional Repositories
Frank Quinn | Point Loma Nazarene University
Katie King | Southern Nazarene University
Sustainable Library Publishing: Opportunities and Challenges in Creating an Open Textbook Publishing Program
Karen Bjork | Portland State University
Digital Repository Futures at Caltech
Stephen Davison | Caltech
For further information contact Kelly Riddle at firstname.lastname@example.org or 619-260-6850.
On March 22 and 23 the Library of Congress will be hosting a free conference titled “The International Symposium on Science of Science.”
For full information see
The Computing Community Consortium has recently released a very nice white paper titled “Accelerating Science: A Computing Research Agenda” which looks at a research agenda for computer and information scientists aimed at enhancing scientific discovery through advanced tools. The paper raises some very important issues about the shape and structure of the future scholarly record, and about the importance of computational access to this record.
See http://cra.org/crn/2016/03/3501/ for a little background and a pointer to the paper; a direct link to the white paper is
A report has recently been issued on the results of a survey by the European University Information Systems Organization and euroCRIS on information systems (particularly Current Research Information Systems, or CRISs, and Institutional Repositories) supporting research. See http://www.eurocris.org/news/cris-ir-survey-report for background and a link to the report.
My thanks to Kathleen Shearer at COAR for the pointer to this work.
There’s a one-day conference taking place at the University of California, Santa Cruz on April 1, 2016 exploring three-dimensional modeling technologies in archaeology.
For details and registration see
Our friends at the Knowledge Exchange have just published a report from an October 1-2, 2015 Workshop on Software Sustainability that will be of interest to some CNI-announce readers.
I have worked with the M-Libraries conference since its inception – as a speaker and member of the program committee – and can highly recommend it for a high quality program. See details below.
–Joan Lippincott, CNI
We are delighted to announce that early-bird registration is now open for the Sixth International m-Libraries conference, entitled ‘m-Libraries: smart libraries: re-inventing libraries for a changing world’ to be held at The Open University in Milton Keynes, UK on the 16th to 18th May 2016.
As part of this exciting programme we have now confirmed David Bartlett (formerly Premier of the Australian State of Tasmania from 2008 until 2011) Maree Conway (Foresight Practitioner, Researcher and Trainer at Thinking Futures, Australia), Lisa Smith (Director, Education at Monash University Library) as speakers. The full line up of speakers can be found on our website – http://www.m-libraries.org/
We would be delighted if you could join us for what promises to be a stimulating and thought-provoking delve into the libraries of the future and the services they can provide.
— The Open University is incorporated by Royal Charter (RC 000391), an exempt charity in England & Wales and a charity registered in Scotland (SC 038302). The Open University is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.
The registration deadline for the Spring 2016 CNI membership meeting is next THURSDAY, MARCH 3rd. If you haven’t registered for the meeting or made hotel accommodations, please do so by Thursday. Details about the hotel are available from the meeting website at:
If you have questions about registration, please contact Jackie Eudell at email@example.com. The meeting will be held at the Westin Riverwalk in San Antonio, TX on April 4-5.
We look forward to seeing you there!
The Shapiro Design Lab (SDL) is a new creative learning environment at the University of Michigan Library enabling efforts to bridge disciplines, build networks, and discover new contexts for scholarship. Laurie Alexander and Justin Schell discuss how the new space encourages a culture of engaged, connected learning and knowledge creation in Design Labs at the Intersection of Engaged Learning and Digital Scholarship:
In the United Kingdom (UK) there are funder mandates for universities to take full responsibility for their research data. In Establishing a Shared Research Data Service in the UK: How We’re Doing It. What About You?, Rachel Bruce describes the shared solutions Jisc is putting in place to help universities manage this responsibility, including the establishment of a shared research data management service that can help to meet the core requirements using core systems: