An alternative access method for the same information available from the CNI-ANNOUNCE listserv.
As a final reminder, project briefing proposals for the CNI Spring 2019 Membership Meeting are due NEXT MONDAY, Feb. 4. Proposals may be submitted online:
Anyone may submit a proposal for consideration, including non-members. Project briefings address state-of-the-art developments and issues of interest to the membership as outlined in each year’s Program Plan. Data management, scholarly communication, digital preservation, innovations in teaching and learning, open educational resources, and infrastructure to support research are topics that consistently engage CNI members’ interests. A limited number of proposals are accepted.
The meeting will be held April 8-9, 2019 in St. Louis, MO; more information is at https://www.cni.org/mm/spring-2019. Follow this meeting on Twitter: #cni19s
There’s an interesting report of a meeting (that I was fortunate to be able to participate in) that took place following the December 2018 CNI Membership meeting. This was jointly convened by the Association of Research Libraries (ARL) and the Social Sciences Research Council (SSRC).
A summary of the report can be found at https://www.arl.org/news/arl-news/4713-academy-library-leaders-identify-actions-to-promote-open-scholarship-in-social-sciences
A direct link to the PDF of the report https://www.arl.org/publications-resources/4714-arl-ssrc-meeting-on-open-scholarship-in-the-social-sciences-summary-and-next-steps
There’s an extremely interesting conference being hosted at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, PA on May 13-15, 2019 dealing with AI for Data Discovery and Reuse. The call for submissions is still open for a few days, and early bird registration runs through March 15
Full information at
The theme for this year’s Scholarly Communication Institute (SCI) will be Equity in Scholarly Communications. Proposals are now being accepted for the event, which will be held October 13-17, 2019, in Chapel Hill, NC. We are pleased to share the details below with the CNI community.
-Diane Goldenberg-Hart, CNI
The Triangle Scholarly Communication Institute https://trianglesci.org/ invites you to participate in SCI 2019 in October.
Each year, about 30 people are selected to participate based on successful responses to a request for proposals, and the Institute covers all of their expenses to attend a 4-day program in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, funded by a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. At TriangleSCI, proposals are from teams rather than individuals, and we typically invite 5 teams with 4 to 6 participants each. We ask you to put together a working group that includes people who you may not otherwise have the opportunity to interact with, and to use this as an opportunity to launch new collaborations and projects. We especially encourage you to build a team with participants from a variety of backgrounds, disciplines, professions, and a broad diversity of perspectives.
This year’s theme is Equity in Scholarly Communications https://trianglesci.org/2019-institute/equity-in-scholarly-communications/.
The Institute is a program that’s part retreat, part seminar, and part unconference. Based on a theme that changes every year, participants set their own agenda and define their own deliverables – the Institute brings everybody together and supplies the environment and a network of peers to help stimulate and develop creative thinking, and provide a diversity of perspectives aimed at promoting positive change in research methods, publishing, digital humanities, digital archives, and other topics related to transformations in scholarly communication.
You can read more about SCI 2019 in this announcement https://trianglesci.org/2019/01/14/sci-2019-equity-in-scholarly-communications/ and also in the request for proposals https://trianglesci.org/2019-institute/rfp-2019/ and Frequently Asked Questions https://trianglesci.org/faq/ on the http://trianglesci.org web site.
Probably the best way to learn more about SCI is through the words of people who participated in the past – you can find these on the #TriangleSCI hashtag or @TriangleSCI https://twitter.com/TriangleSCI or in this podcast interview (with transcript) https://www.library.illinois.edu/scp/podcast/storytelling-and-the-triangle-sci-conference/ and links and photos from this post https://trianglesci.org/2018/11/02/sci-2018-has-concluded-join-us-in-2019/ with a wrap-up of last year’s Institute.
This year’s Institute will be held from October 13 through 17, 2019, in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA: https://trianglesci.org/venue-and-logistics/
The due date for proposals is April 24 – more information about how to submit a proposal is in the RFP: https://trianglesci.org/2019-institute/rfp-2019/
New videos from CNI’s December membership meeting have been posted:
Blockchain: What’s Not To Like? David S. H. Rosenthal, Stanford University (retired)
The presenter considers whether distributed ledger technology is a viable solution to problems in academic communication and digital preservation.
Can I Trust this Data? Selecting Data for Reuse and Other Dilemmas of the Research Scientist, Grace Agnew (Rutgers University)
This presentation explores the barriers to finding and using interdisciplinary data, and reports on the results of interviews conducted with research faculty and graduate students regarding their problems in finding and selecting research data, as well as the solution.
Demonstrating Faculty Impact: New Data and Visualization Services, Barrie Hayes, Amanda Henley (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)*
How the library is adapting services and building expertise to help campus units to demonstrate their value and communicate their impact.
*Weather/travel issues precluded the speakers from attending CNI’s fall 2018 meeting; the presenters provided CNI with this recording and granted permission to release it publicly.
The submission deadline for CNI’s spring 2019 membership meeting is fast approaching! The meeting will be held on April 8-9 in St. Louis, MO, at The Ritz Carlton.
Proposals for project briefings are due no later than Monday, February 4.
A limited number of proposals are accepted.
For details, and to submit a proposal:
Meeting and hotel registration deadline is Tuesday, March 5:
Follow this meeting on Twitter: #cni19s
Two new videos from CNI’s December membership meeting have been posted:
The State of Digital Preservation: A Snapshot of Triumphs, Gaps, and Open Research Questions, Oya Y. Rieger, Roger C. Schonfeld (Ithaka S+R)
Ithaka S+R has been exploring the current state of digital preservation in order to identify research questions and areas for action. Based on interviews with 21 subject experts, we gathered perspectives on the successes, gaps, outstanding issues, and emerging needs in digital preservation. In this presentation, they share what they have learned.
Foundations for Research Computing: Collaborating to Provide Student Support at Scale, Barbara Rockenbach, Mark Newton, Halayn Hescock (Columbia University)
Presenters discuss the Foundations for Research Computing, a new campus-wide program at Columbia University to provide students with instruction in the fundamentals of computational literacy. The program is designed to respond to a need for elemental research computing knowledge as a graduate student core competency.
Joan Lippincott’s article “The Link to Content in 21st-Century Libraries” was among the top 10 most read articles published by EDUCAUSE Review in 2018. The piece is freely available at
The complete list of the most-read EDUCAUSE Review articles is available here.
-Diane Goldenberg-Hart, CNI
Scholarly communication is an important linchpin of CNI’s program; this event will be of interest to many in the community.
-Diane, CNI Communications
The 2019 Scholarly Communication Symposium will be held on Monday, April 15, 2019 at UNC Greensboro, North Carolina. This annual symposium provocatively explores particular issues in the evolving landscape of scholarly communications, bringing together researchers, technologists, librarians, and other stakeholders in the scholarly communications ecosystem.
This year UNC Greensboro is partnering with the Educopia Institute to host the symposium as a joint event. The 2019 symposium will explore the ways that the impacts of digital scholarship are intertwined with and dependent on the infrastructure underlying such efforts. Without strong and persistent organizational and technical systems to undergird them, digital scholarship may become a flash in the pan. National experts will speak to the issues of creating and sustaining infrastructure for research data management, digital humanities, and online publishing.
The symposium keynote speaker will be Dr. David Eltis, renowned creator of the TransAtlantic Slave Trade Database. The closing speaker will be Dr. Amy Friedlander of the NSF Office of Cyberinfrastructure. See the symposium website for additional presenters.
For more information, go to: https://libconf.uncg.edu/
To register, go to: https://go.uncg.edu/scs19
Martin Halbert (Ph.D., MLIS), UNC Greensboro Dean of Libraries
Two new videos from CNI’s December membership meeting have been posted:
From Talking to Action: Fostering Deep Collaboration Between University Libraries, Museums, and IT, Susan Gibbons, Louis King, Michael Appleby, Dale Hendrickson (Yale University)
Yale University shares how its diverse organizational viewpoints factored into collaboration efforts between campus libraries, museums & IT services, and how mission commonalities were identified as opportunities.
Public Access to Research Data: Report from the AAU APLU Public Access Working Group Workshop, Mary Lee Kennedy (ARL), Kacy Redd (APLU), Katie Steen (AAU), Tyler Walters (Virginia Tech)
Panelists report on an NSF-funded workshop, held in Oct., on public access to data that convened small teams of library leaders, CIOs, data scientists, and VPs of research from approximately 30 universities to advance institutional plans to provide public access to research data, and to foster inter-institutional collaboration.