An alternative access method for the same information available from the CNI-ANNOUNCE listserv.
New videos from CNI’s December meeting have been added to our channels:
Data Curation Network Update (Lisa Johnston, University of Minnesota; Cynthia Hudson Vitale, Pennsylvania State University; Tim McGeary, Duke University)
Since its launch in 2018 DCN has grown to 10 organizations. This presentation provides an update on DCN activities and discusses how other libraries and organizations can become involved.
Accessibility Task Force: Determining Compliance and Organizing Action (Suzanne Wones, Harvard University; Claire DeMarco, Harvard University)
The presenters share their experience using Agile frameworks to review systems, identify issues, and set priorities for providing actionable deliverables to facilitate remediation of library digital products and ongoing accessibility compliance with Harvard’s digital accessibility policy.
Previously released from this meeting:
Memory Institutions and Deep Digital Disruption: Beyond the Technical Challenges of Born-digital Preservation, (Carol Mandel, Council on Library and Information Resources; Clifford Lynch, Coalition for Networked Information)
The presenters share the work that each has been undertaking to frame and address the profound changes in collection and stewardship posed by born-digital content
Ready or Not: Here Comes Voice Search, (Twila Camp, University of Oklahoma; Tim Smith, University of Oklahoma)
This talk discusses the impact of voice search, how libraries can prepare and harness its potential, and the caveats for this artificial intelligence-driven technology.
Artificial Intelligence: Impacts and Roles for Libraries, (Keith Webster, Carnegie Mellon University; Jason Griffey, National Information Standards Organization)
Discusses the evolution of artificial intelligence and potential impacts on libraries including opportunities for libraries to support AI education and research.
A Fragmented Landscape, Collaborations Refreshed, and CNI’s 2019-20 Program, Clifford Lynch (CNI) It includes a farewell to Joan Lippincott, CNI’s longtime associate executive director.
Look for more announcements soon of other video offerings from the fall 2019 CNI meeting (https://www.cni.org/mm/fall-2019). To see all videos produced by CNI, visit our video channels on YouTube (www.youtube.com/cnivideo) and Vimeo (vimeo.com/channels/cni).
-Diane Goldenberg-Hart, CNI
New videos from CNI’s Fall 2019 Membership Meeting have been added to our channels:
I’m pleased to share this invitation to register for a short satellite workshop in conjunction with the CNI Spring Membership Meeting in San Diego on behalf of our friends at the California Digital Library. If you have any questions about this, please be in touch with John Chodacki (email@example.com) directly.
As part of an Institute of Museum and Library Services grant
(LG-73-18-0196-18), California Digital Library and Dryad have been
convening institutions to better understand what it means to be
community-led, and how open infrastructure plays a role in this.
Through this grant we have held a variety of meetings, which kicked off in
2018 after the CNI Winter Meeting.
We are hoping you or your colleagues attending the CNI Spring 2020 Member meeting
in San Diego will be able to join us for a brief workshop on the
current state of open data publishing onTuesday, March 31st 4:00-5:30pm.
In this meeting we plan to discuss institutional values around data
curation and publishing as well as give an update on our projects,
including Dryad’s partnership with Zenodo. This will also be an
opportunity to meet Dryad’s new Executive Director, Tracy Teal.
If you can join our free workshop, please register here:
The US National Library of Medicine is holding a two day workshop dealing with the curation of biomedical data at scale. For information see
I shared the announcement for this conference earlier; the presentation slides ) are now available. See
Video of the opening plenary is at
I’m delighted to be able to share this information about the future of the Keepers Registry, a very important and largely unknown part of our infrastructure for digital preservation, and I congratulate the ISSN International Center for carrying on this vital work. Some readers who attended the December 2019 CNI Membership meeting may have seen a presentation on these developments by Peter Burnhill and Gaelle Beque.
The day after the December 2019 CNI Member Meeting, a symposium on critical roles of libraries in the research enterprise was held; this was an excellent event that I was fortunate to be able to participate in. The organizers of this event have now produced a report of meeting highlights; this includes pointers to speaker presentations. See
This Symposium, being held for the 7th year at University of San Diego, has an outstanding line-up of pre-conferences and speakers; I think many of you would find attending the program a very enriching experience.
—Joan Lippincott, Associate Director Emerita, CNI
Registration for the Seventh Annual Digital Initiatives Symposium is now open!
Check out the program at: https://digital.sandiego.edu/symposium/2020/
Monday, April 27:
Five pre-conference workshops:
– Cataloging in the Age of RDA: Latest Trends, Issues, and Challenges
Murtha Baca PhD, Getty Research Institute (emerita) and UCLA (emerita);
Luiz H. Mendes, California State University, Northridge and UCLA
– Developing and Articulating Open Access Policies, Principles, and Guidelines:
a Hands-On Workshop
Ellen Finnie, MIT
– Lessons from SPARC’s Journal Negotiation Community of Practice:
A Workshop on Aligning Negotiations With Making Scholarship Open By Default
Nick Shockey, Caitlin Carter, and Greg Tananbaum, SPARC
– Copyright Intersections for Academic Librarians
Sara Benson, University of Illinois
– Planning and Managing a Digital Collections Project
Dinah Handel, Stanford University
Outdoor Wine and Cheese Welcome Reception
Tuesday, April 28
“What is Open about Closed: an Ubuntu Perspective of Open Access”
Reggie Raju, University of Cape Town
“Academy-Owned Non-Profit Open Access Publishing:
an Approach to Achieve Participatory and Sustainable Scholarly Communications”
Arianna Becerril García, Redalyc
“Facilitating OA Transformation through Publisher Engagement: The UC Experience”
Ivy Anderson, California Digital Library
Jennifer Fabbi, Dean, University Library; California State University, San Marcos
Maggie Farrell, Dean of Libraries; University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Larry Alford, University Chief Librarian; University of Toronto
WE LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING YOU IN SAN DIEGO!
Computer Scientist Francine Berman to Receive Paul Evan Peters Award
The Coalition for Networked Information (CNI), the Association of Research Libraries (ARL), and EDUCAUSE are pleased to announce that Francine Berman, Edward P. Hamilton Distinguished Professor of Computer Science at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and Katherine Hampson Bessell Fellow at the Radcliffe Institute at Harvard University, has been named the 2020 recipient of the Paul Evan Peters Award. The award recognizes notable, lasting achievements in the creation and innovative use of network-based information resources and services that advance scholarship and intellectual productivity.
Nominated by highly respected members of the information science community, Berman is widely recognized for her leadership in digital data stewardship, preservation, and cyberinfrastructure. Such infrastructure is critical to supporting data-driven research and new discovery in a broad variety of fields, including the digital humanities. Appointed by President Obama to the National Council on the Humanities, Berman has worked closely with the library and museum communities. She also co-chaired the Blue Ribbon Task Force on Sustainable Digital Preservation and Access and the National Academies Board on Research Data and Information. In 2012, she helped found the Research Data Alliance, an international, community-driven organization established to accelerate research data sharing and data-driven innovation worldwide.
“This is a wonderful choice; I’ve worked with Fran on various committees and similar efforts over the years; she’s a genuine leader and consensus-shaper with a long record of identifying key community needs very early and then acting to address them,” commented CNI executive director Clifford Lynch, noting that Berman “has been involved in many areas that are critical to the CNI community.”
An accomplished researcher and computer scientist, Berman is the former director of the San Diego Supercomputer Center and she was the first holder of the High Performance Computing Endowed Chair in the University of California, San Diego Jacobs School of Engineering. Since 2009, she has served as vice president for research (2009–2012) and professor of computer science at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI). She is a Fellow of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), as well as of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). In 2019, she was selected to be a 2019–2020 Radcliffe Fellow, and elected to membership in the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
“Dr. Berman’s research and leadership on data stewardship, preservation, and cyberinfrastructure have global implications for data sharing,” said Mary Lee Kennedy, Association of Research Libraries (ARL) executive director. “Her current work on the social and environmental impact of the Internet of Things comes at a time of significant transformation by research libraries as collaborative partners in the research and learning ecosystem. She is an exemplary leader and ARL is thrilled that she has received the Paul Evan Peters Award.”
Berman’s efforts in these areas have focused particularly on the policy, practice, technical infrastructure, and community agreements needed to ensure the integrity and longevity of the data on which modern research relies. Her work and service have also contributed to public interest technology, an emerging area that focuses on the use of technology to enhance and empower society.
“Francine Berman embodies the spirit of our three organizations, making considerable contributions to the field and offering a powerful voice in the areas of scholarly communications, cyberinfrastructure, and digital stewardship,” said EDUCAUSE president and CEO John O’Brien. “Professor Berman is a superb complement to the list of distinguished award recipients who precede her.”
The award selection committee was comprised of Christine Borgman, Distinguished Research Professor and Presidential Chair in Information Studies at the University of California, Los Angeles; Herbert Van de Sompel, chief innovation officer, Data Archiving and Networked Services, The Hague, The Netherlands; John Wilkin, dean of libraries and university librarian at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; and then CNI associate executive director (now emerita) Joan Lippincott, who served as an ex officio member.
Named for CNI’s founding director, the award will be presented during the CNI Membership Meeting in Washington, DC, to be held December 14–15, 2020, where Berman will deliver the Paul Evan Peters Memorial Lecture. The talk will be recorded and made available on CNI’s YouTube and Vimeo channels. Previous award recipients include Herbert Van de Sompel (2017), Donald A.B. Lindberg (2014), Christine L. Borgman (2011), Daniel Atkins (2008), Paul Ginsparg (2006), Brewster Kahle (2004), Vinton Cerf (2002), and Tim Berners-Lee (2000).
CNI, the Association of Research Libraries, and EDUCAUSE sponsor the Paul Evan Peters Award, which was established with additional funding from Microsoft and Xerox Corporations. The award honors the memory and accomplishments of Paul Evan Peters (1947–1996), a visionary and coalition builder in higher education and the world of scholarly communication. He led CNI from its founding in 1990 with informed insight, exuberant direction, eloquence, and awareness of the needs of its varied constituencies of librarians, technologists, publishers, and others in the digital world.
CNI is a coalition of some 250 member institutions dedicated to supporting the transformative promise of digital information technology for the advancement of scholarly communication and the enrichment of intellectual productivity. ARL is a nonprofit membership organization of 124 libraries and archives in major public and private universities, federal government agencies, and large public institutions in Canada and the US. A higher education technology association with more than 2,300 members, EDUCAUSE actively engages with colleges, universities, corporations, and other organizations to further the mission of higher education through the use of information technology.
For more information, visit the award website at www.cni.org/go/pep-award/, or contact Diane Goldenberg-Hart at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Just a few short days remain to submit proposals for CNI’s Spring 2020 Membership Meeting in San Diego, CA, on March 30-31.
Anyone can propose a session at CNI, including individuals who are not affiliated with a CNI member institution/organization. For more information, and to submit a proposal, see https://www.cni.org/mm/spring-2020/project-briefing-proposals-s20.
DEADLINE: Monday, February 3, 2020
-Diane Goldenberg-Hart, CNI