An alternative access method for the same information available from the CNI-ANNOUNCE listserv.
New videos from CNI’s spring membership meeting are now available:
An Ocean of Data: A Metadata and DOI Strategy for Large, Dynamic Data about the World’s Oceans describes the decisions and strategy to develop metadata and to assign digital object identifiers (DOIs) to large and complex data sets that are continuously updated. The Rutgers University Libraries (RUL) are working with the Ocean Observatories Initiative (OOI), a multi-institution, National Science Foundation-funded initiative to monitor the status and health of the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans.
Digital Curation in Art Museums: Promising Practices and Opportunities for Education and Research summarizes the issues and recommendations that emerged from a meeting of cultural heritage professionals on digital curation in art museums, including the key principles, roles and responsibilities that digital curation should play in art museums, as well as innovative models for internship projects and research that can advance the museum mission and contribute to the implementation of digital curation practices in art museums.
The Pacific Neighborhood is holding its annual meeting in the United States this year; it will be held at the Getty Center in Los Angeles, CA August 16-18. I’m thrilled to be one of the speakers this year; I had the honor of speaking at the founding meeting in 1993 when I was at the University of California and have spoken at several of the meetings in the intervening years. This is a consistently interesting meeting with some fascinating speakers and topics; this year, the speakers include my colleague Michael Buckland from the University of California, Berkeley.
Information on the conference can be found at
General information on the Pacific Neighborhood Consortium can be found at
I wanted to share the announcement for this conference, which is taking place at the University of Notre Dame Sept 30-Oct 1, 2016. I’m delighted to be doing the opening keynote. My understanding is that registration is free, which is wonderful.
Rigor and Relevance in Scholarly Publishing: New Realities, New Metrics, New Methods and What it Means for You
September 30 – October 1, 2016
Hesburgh Library, University of Notre Dame
In the digital age, the landscape for scholarly communications is rapidly changing-ideas once considered part of the new frontier are now mainstream. As scholarly careers hang in the balance, we must understand and navigate these new realities or run the risk of being left behind.
How do we evaluate electronic publishing in the sciences, engineering, and humanities?
What is the role of other-than-article contributions?
How should we evaluate article-level metrics as a measure of impact?
What does post-publication review mean? Is this a new paradigm for evaluating scholarship?
How do we manage grant funded and university public access mandates?
How do we avoid predatory publishers?
Graduate students, post-docs and early-career faculty will surely confront these issues on their career paths, especially those who publish in non-print formats. Committees on Appointments and Promotion and chairs of departments need to understand these issues when making recommendations.
This conference brings together researchers, administrators, and publishers to educate and collaborate on understanding the future of scholarly publishing and the subsequent tools for evaluation. Join us as we explore these and other key questions at the center of academic debate.
The John W. Kluge Center at the Library of Congress is hosting a full day symposium titled “Saving the Web: The Ethics and Challenges of Preserving What’s on the Internet” on June 16, 2016. Full information is here:
As far as I can tell, the event will be recorded but not live-streamed.
Earlier this week the Obama administration issued a new report titled “The Federal Big Data Research and Development Strategic Plan” as the latest step in its overall big data initiative. You can find the announcement on the Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) blog here:
The report itself can be downloaded here:
or at the NITRD web site
The Council for Big Data, Ethics and Society, an interdisciplinary working group established in 2014, has just this week issued a report titled “Perspectives on Big Data, Ethics and Society” summarizing and synthesizing much of their thinking over the past two years.
The report can be downloaded here:
and there are many links to the Council’s other outputs, as well as background about the project.
The May 26, 2016 issue of Nature has a very interesting report on a survey that they conducted on scientific reproducibility, as well as an editorial. Both of these are available online without a paywall.
for the editorial, and the main article can be found at:
The US National Science Foundation (NSF) has just recently issued a call for community input on Advanced Cyberinfrastructure, with a particular interest on the role and placement of the Advanced Cyberinfrastructure Division and its programs within NSF. For details see:
The call runs through the end of June.
The invaluable SIgnal DIgital Preservation blog from the Library of Congress has a great summary post from guest contributor Julia Kim (from the LC American Folklife Center) describing the Workshop on Technology and Archival Processing held by the Radcliff Center for Advanced Study at Harvard on April 4-5, 2016 that I think will be interesting reading for many CNI-announce subscribers. See
New videos from CNI’s April membership meeting are now available:
Despite excellent work undertaken by existing players, there is no consistently adopted, open, community-driven infrastructure providing organization identifiers. The Future of Organization Identifiers provides an overview of current and potential uses of organization identifiers, current state of the art, a summary of topical reports and working papers, and a review of a draft proposal for a ‘minimum viable product’ to serve community needs.
The Getty Provenance Index records the ownership and sale of artwork as documented in auction house sales catalogs, archival inventories, dealer stock books, and listings of public collections, with some records reaching as far back as the 16th century. In the mid 1980’s, the Getty converted the print publication to an online database, and now, 30 years later, the system of six heterogeneous flat file databases that make up the Provenance Index will be mapped to the CIDOC Conceptual Reference Model (CRM) and released as Linked Open Data. Rebuilding the Getty Provenance Index as Linked Data describes the project background, reveals some of the work in progress, and outlines the project roadmap.