An alternative access method for the same information available from the CNI-ANNOUNCE listserv.
At the CNI Spring 2015 member meeting in Seattle, Washington, we held an Executive Roundtable dealing with issues of Privacy in the Age of Analytics, focusing particularly on student privacy and reader privacy issues as large scale data collection, retention, reuse and analysis becomes more commonplace (and indeed apparent accepted best practice in some cases). The report from this discussion is now available:
I wanted to share this announcement with the CNI community; I was fortunate to be able to participate in the Keepers Extra Project Meeting on June 6-7, 2016 where the statement was drafted, and am a signatory and strong supporter of this call to action.
The Keepers Registery is a poorly-known but essential piece of the global infrastructure that supports the preservation of the scholarly record; we have had several presentations related to their work at recent CNI meetings which may be helpful in learning more about their work, most recently Peter Burnhill’s talk at the Fall 2015 Member Meeting:
EDINA and the ISSN International Centre are pleased to announce the publication of Working Together to Ensure the Future of the Digital Scholarly Record. This statement outlines the actions now required to tackle the evolving challenges of preserving and ensuring the long-term accessibility of digital scholarship.
View the statement at: http://thekeepers.blogs.edina.ac.uk/keepers-extra/ensuringthefuture/
Working Together to Ensure the Future of the Digital Scholarly Record addresses publishers, research libraries and national libraries, and sets out a series of recommended activities that they can undertake to support archiving and preservation initiatives. It represents the consensus of the preservation specialists, archivists, librarians and technologists who participated in an invited workshop held as part of the Keepers Extra project in Paris on the 6th and 7th of June 2016.
The Keepers Extra project (2014-16) is a Jisc investment designed to support and enhance community activity around the Keepers Registry, a Jisc service at EDINA. The Keepers Registry provides the freely available means to discover which e-journals are being archived by participating ‘Keeper’ archiving agencies, and thereby helps to highlight those e-journals for which no arrangement is on record.
The Keepers network, the community of practitioners who contribute to the registry and are committed to acting as the stewards of digital content, will work to support and encourage the actions identified in this statement.
Together, we invite others to support this call to action. If you or your organisation wishes to endorse this statement please write to email@example.com.
For further information contact the EDINA Helpdesk at firstname.lastname@example.org
+44 (0)131 650 3302 (telephone)
+44 (0)131 650 3308 (fax)
Information Services, University of Edinburgh
Argyle House, 3 Lady Lawson Street
Edinburgh, United Kingdom EH3 9DR
The Keepers Registry is an online service jointly developed and operated by EDINA at the University of Edinburgh and the ISSN International Centre. It is financially supported by Jisc for the benefit of scholarship internationally, providing a global monitor on the preservation coverage of e-serials and highlights journal content that is at risk of loss. The Keepers are the participating archiving agencies that act as stewards of digital content: there are currently twelve participating agencies. Each agency runs an initiative for the archiving of e-journals and is making metadata on the journals in their initiative available to the Keepers Registry. http://thekeepers.org/registry.asp?action=about
EDINA, a Jisc centre for digital expertise & online service delivery at the University of Edinburgh, develops and delivers online services and digital infrastructure for UK research and education. Contributed as part of the ‘Jisc Family’, these are both high quality and cost-effective, drawing upon knowledge and expertise gained through research, innovation and development. http://edina.ac.uk/about/
The ISSN International Centre, established through agreement between UNESCO and the French Government, has the aim of introducing and operating an automated system for the registration of serials and maintains the ISSN Register. The ISSN (International Standard Serial Number) is an eight-digit number that identifies periodical publications, including electronic serials. http://www.issn.org/
Jisc are the UK higher education, further education and skills sectors’ not-for-profit organisation for digital services and solutions, and are investing in the Keepers Registry as a core service offering to the Higher Education community. http://www.jisc.ac.uk
Bucknell University is hosting a conference on digital scholarship; this is their 3rd conference focused on this topic and they have a very interesting program, featuring speakers from liberal arts colleges, universities, and other types of institutions. Please see below for details.
–Joan Lippincott, CNI
Registration is now open for #BUDSC16, Bucknell University’s third annual Digital Scholarship Conference. We’re excited to see you on campus October 28-30. This year’s conference will feature speakers with a range of interests and specializations, including faculty, librarians, students, and those with careers outside of the academy.
We are thrilled to announce our keynotes for the conference: Dr. Tressie McMillian Cottom (Virginia Commonwealth University) and Dr. Safiya Noble (UCLA).
Early bird registration runs through September 15, and registration closes on October 17. Registration includes meals and refreshments throughout the conference.
And finally, please take a look at the conference schedule, which includes events and presenters. Presenter information and presentation abstracts will be added soon.
On April 3 and 4, 2016 we held two executive roundtables as part of the spring CNI member meeting in San Antonio, Texas. The topic of these conversations, which I found to be very interesting, was institutional strategies related to Open Educational Resources (OER). I’m pleased to announce that the report of these roundtables is now available at:
Meg Young & Kristen Matteucci Receive Paul Evan Peters Fellowships
Washington, DC — The Coalition for Networked Information (CNI) is pleased to announce the selection of doctoral student Meg Young and master’s student Kristen Matteucci as the 2016 recipients of the Paul Evan Peters Fellowship for graduate study in library and information sciences. The fellowship was established to honor the memory of CNI founding executive director Paul Evan Peters; it recognizes outstanding scholarship and intellectual rigor, a commitment to civic responsibility and democratic values, and imagination.
Meg Young is a PhD student at the University of Washington’s Information School; she holds a BA and a master of science in information from the University of Michigan. Young was selected for the Peters Fellowship, in part, for her research focusing on data privacy in municipal government, in which she poses a fundamental question: How can we make sure that residents’ privacy interests are protected in commercial uses? To that end, Young examines data privacy practices within the context of open data programs enacted by many cities, examining how privacy concerns are accounted for in the design and execution of these programs. Describing her as an “exceptionally bright doctoral researcher,” University of Washington professor Jan Whittington, who recommended Young for the award, wrote that her “intellectual curiosity is truly remarkable… Moreover, her positive attitude and dedication to the betterment of democratic engagement with digital technologies are infectious.”
This year’s recipient of the master’s level fellowship, Kristen Matteucci, is a student in the Master of Information program at Rutgers University, with a focus on community outreach and engagement as they relate to library and information services. Long an advocate for victims of domestic violence, Matteucci is interested in helping achieve equitable access to information, particularly for people considered to be disempowered or information poor. Matteucci has worked for several years with the nonprofit agency Women Against Abuse (WAA); in recommending her for the fellowship, Elise Scioscia, WAA director of public policy commented, “Kristen is very future-focused when it comes to the information sciences field—she is constantly reflecting on how information and technology can be used as a social change agent.”
CNI executive director Clifford Lynch stated, “It’s wonderful to have two excellent awardees who reflect the spirit of Paul Evan Peters. CNI is delighted to support the academic and career goals of these fellowship recipients, and we look forward to following their work.”
Selection committee members included: Adriene Lim, Philip H. Knight chair and dean of libraries at the University of Oregon; Anu Vedantham, director of Teaching and Learning Services for Harvard College Library; Scott Walter, university librarian at DePaul University; and Joan Lippincott, associate executive director of the Coalition for Networked Information.
About the Fellowship
The Paul Evan Peters Fellowship was established to honor and perpetuate the memory of the founding executive director of the Coalition for Networked Information. Funded by donations from Peters’s colleagues, friends, and family, in 2016, the fellowship provides two two-year awards: one to a doctoral student in the amount of $5,000 per year, and one to a master’s student in the amount of $2,500 per year. Fellowships are given to students who demonstrate intellectual and personal qualities consistent with those of Peters, including:
• Commitment to the use of digital information and advanced technology to enhance scholarship, intellectual productivity, and public life
• Interest in the civic responsibilities of networked information professionals, and a commitment to democratic values and government accountability
• Positive and creative approach to overcoming personal, technological, and bureaucratic challenges
• Humor, vision, humanity, and imagination
The fellowship will be awarded next in 2018; applications will be available on CNI’s website, www.cni.org.
More information about the fellowship and its current and past recipients is available at www.cni.org/go/pep-fellowship.
CNI is a coalition of over 220 institutions dedicated to supporting the transformative promise of digital information technology for the advancement of scholarly communication and the enrichment of intellectual productivity. The Coalition, which is sponsored by the Association of Research Libraries (ARL) and EDUCAUSE, is headquartered in Washington DC. More about CNI is at www.cni.org.
The Association of Research Libraries (ARL) is a nonprofit organization of 124 research libraries in the US and Canada. ARL’s mission is to influence the changing environment of scholarly communication and the public policies that affect research libraries and the diverse communities they serve. ARL pursues this mission by advancing the goals of its member research libraries, providing leadership in public and information policy to the scholarly and higher education communities, fostering the exchange of ideas and expertise, facilitating the emergence of new roles for research libraries, and shaping a future environment that leverages its interests with those of allied organizations. ARL is on the web at ARL.org.
A nonprofit association and the foremost community of IT leaders and professionals committed to advancing higher education, EDUCAUSE helps those who lead, manage, and use information technology to shape strategic IT decisions at every level within higher education. For more information, visit educause.edu.
In May, CNI and ARL co-sponsored a workshop on Planning a Digital Scholarship Center. The report of that workshop is now available at https://www.cni.org/go/dscw16-report.
During the workshop, we had sessions on mission, staffing, facilities & technology, partnerships with faculty on research, teaching & learning, and other topics.
We have many additional resources related to digital scholarship centers, including institutional responses to the pre-workshop assignment, readings, and links to the workshop presentations at http://www.cni.org/events/cni-workshops/dscw16.
–Joan Lippincott, CNI
Dear CNI News readers:
You’ll find below a nice opportunity to get up to speed with standards issues and how to include them in the curriculum. This workshop to be held in Boston, requires registration but does not have a fee.
–Joan Lippincott, CNI
September 8-9, 2016 in Boston
NIST Industry-Academic Workshop:
Standards and the Digital Economy – Implications for Teaching and Policy
Management, engineering, economics, law and policy courses covering the Digital Economy often miss an essential strategic and competitive element – emerging interoperability standards.
This 1.5 day industry-academic workshops will explore what these standards are, how they are developing, and how to address this topic in the classroom. Speakers, panelists and discussion leaders will include representatives from academia, government, and standards developers. An interactive standards simulation will expose the challenges inherent in standards development. There is no fee to attend; pre-registration is required.
Location: Gutman Conference Center, Harvard University, Boston
Date: Thursday, September 8 (10am-5pm) and Friday, September 9 (8:30am-12:30pm)
FOR MORE INFORMATION AND TO REGISTER:
About NIST Industry Academic workshops
Since 2014 NIST Industry Academic workshops have addressed the underlying role of standards and standardization in rapidly evolving business and industry sectors. Earlier workshops held at Northwestern University, UCLA, University of Pittsburgh and Georgetown University focused on smart systems including smart grid, cloud, smart manufacturing; cybersecurity; and supply chain operations, strategy and infrastructure development.
This event is sponsored by the National Institute of Standards and Technology’s Standards Coordination Office in collaboration with the Harvard Kennedy School, and Northwestern University and with hospitality hosted by IEEE.
In June and July 2016 the Coalition for Networked Information (CNI) conducted a brief e-mail survey of its college and university members on authentication and authorization practices related to sharing user information with library-licensed external content providers (publishers, platform providers and aggregators). The survey was sent to member representatives at some 188 institutions representing both the library and information technology organizations. We asked about both technical and contractual approaches to the control and management of this data. We wanted to ascertain the extent to which information about individual users of licensed content was being passed to content providers, and if so, what measures were being taken to control this data, to determine the extent to which privacy concerns in this area were or were not being addressed by higher education institutions.
The results of the survey are now available here:
I would be happy to answer any questions about this report.
My thanks to the CNI member representatives and others at those institutions for taking the time to provide such informative responses.
I want to alert you that as of today, the Designing Libraries V conference, hosted by the University of Calgary and co-sponsored by North Carolina State University and CNI has reached capacity for registration and has begun a waiting list. If you have not registered and wish to attend, you can request that your name be added to the waiting list. Please contact email@example.com or check the website at http://designinglibraries.ucalgary.ca/
–Joan Lippincott, CNI
On January 27-29, 2016 CNI joined with the Association of Research Libraries and the Association of Academic Museums and Galleries to convene a meeting of the leadership of a group of research libraries and university art museums to discuss strategies and agendas for collaboration; the meeting was hosted by the Libraries and the Lowe Art Museum at the University of Miami, with generous support from both the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and the Samuel H. Kress Foundation.
I’m delighted to announce that the report of this very stimulating meeting, prepared by Jill Deupi and Charles Eckman of the University of Miami, is now available at:
At CNI, we are looking forward to doing further work with our partners to explore and advance the opportunities for collaboration.