An alternative access method for the same information available from the CNI-ANNOUNCE listserv.
The registration deadline for the Spring 2019 CNI membership meeting is TOMORROW, MARCH 5th. If you haven’t registered for the meeting or made hotel accommodations, please do so by tomorrow. Details about the hotel are available from the meeting website at:
If you have questions about registration, please contact Jackie Eudell at firstname.lastname@example.org. The meeting will be held at The Ritz-Carlton in St. Louis, Missouri on April 8-9.
We look forward to seeing you there!
All materials from CNI’s Fall 2018 Membership Meeting are now available from the meeting website (https://www.cni.org/events/mm/fall-2018), including these recently released interviews from the meeting, courtesy of EDUCAUSE:
- David S. H. Rosenthal: Blockchain: What’s Not to Like? https://soundcloud.com/educause/cni-podcast-blockchain-whats-not-to-like
- Kenning Arlitsch and Scott W.H. Young: Do Academic Libraries Protect Privacy in the Digital Age? https://soundcloud.com/educause/cni-library-privacyfinal
- Micaela Parker: The Moore-Sloan Data Science Environments https://soundcloud.com/educause/the-moore-sloan-data-science-environments
- Nathan Hall and Jamie Wittenberg: Developing a Library Strategy for 3D and Virtual Reality https://soundcloud.com/educause/cni-podcast-developing-a-library-strategy-for-3d-and-virtual-reality
- Roger Schonfeld: The State of Digital Preservation https://soundcloud.com/educause/cni-podcast-the-state-of-digital-preservation
The summary of the discussions from this invitational roundtable, which followed the CNI/Jisc meeting in July 2018 in Oxford, England is now available. It can be found at
Note that this is identical in content to the version that is available at Jisc, at
except that it has been reformatted from A4 to US sized paper.
I’m delighted to announce the plenary speakers for the upcoming CNI meeting.
Professor Kathleen Fitzpatrick of Michigan State University will open the meeting. She will be speaking on “Generous Thinking: Sustainability, Solidarity and the Common Good,” drawing on her newly-published book Generous Thinking: A Radical Approach to Saving the University.
Professor Michael Nelson of Old Dominion University will close the meeting with his talk “Web Archives at the Nexus of Good Fakes and Flawed Originals,” which will explore the current perhaps surprisingly fragile state of web archives and prospects for the future.
Both of these should be wonderful presentations, and I’m deeply grateful to Kathleen and Michael for joining us. You can find full information about these presentations on the CNI web site, at
As a reminder, registration closes on March 5.
The 2020 International Digital Curation Conference will be held in Dublin, Ireland February 17-20, 2020. This will be the 15th of these major international conferences on digital curation; CNI has been a collaborating organization since the beginning. The 2019 conference was just recently held in Melbourne, Australia and I thought it was exceptional; materials are now linked to the conference agenda at
I’ll put out additional information on the 2020 Conference here when it’s available (probably not for a while) but I wanted to get a hold the date message out.
Following on a session at the December 2018 CNI meeting, the University of Oklahoma now has available a registry, called PAIR (Projects in Artificial Intelligence Registry). This is at
It’s intended to allow libraries and related organizations to share information about their machine learning or other AI projects, and to encourage collaboration. For more information, you can contact the Dean (Interim) there, Carl Grant, email@example.com.
With this post, all videos from CNI’s fall 2018 membership meeting have now been made available on the meeting website (https://www.cni.org/mm/fall-2018) and on CNI’s YouTube and Vimeo channels:
Simplified Research Data Management with the Globus Platform
Vas Vasiliadis, University of Chicago
The University of Chicago develops and operates the Globus software-as-a-service for data management; the platform provides high-speed, reliable file transfer, data sharing, and data publication, as well as federated identity infrastructure that facilitates collaboration across diverse security domains and organizational boundaries.
Planning a Community-Created Data Rescue Toolkit
Mara Blake (Johns Hopkins University), Katie Mika (University of Colorado Boulder)
Report on the IMLS-funded project “Building a Community-Created Data Rescue Toolkit,” that will provide a social and technical framework to connect individuals, groups, and organizations collaborating to identify, collect, describe, curate, preserve, and provide long-term access to federal, state, and local government data.
The Shadow Acquisitions Budget: APCs and Open Access Publications at a Research University
William H. Mischo & Thomas H. Teper (UIUC)
This presentation reports the results of a quantitative assessment of one R1 institution’s publication levels in open access publishing venues. The authors examined over 27,000 journal articles contained in UIUC’s research profile system.
The CNI Spring 2019 Member Meeting hotel, The Ritz-Carlton, has SOLD OUT of conference-rate rooms – the Clayton Plaza Hotel, a 5 minute walk from the meeting venue, is offering a conference rate of $129.
Guests must make their reservations by 3/19/19 in order to receive the discounted rate.
Reserve accommodations online:
Details available on the meeting website: https://www.cni.org/mm/spring-2019/registration-accommodations-s19
-Diane Goldenberg-Hart, CNI
Each year EDUCAUSE Review announces its Top 10 IT issues and follows that up with a series of articles and interviews from various perspectives. Karen Wetzel of EDUCAUSE and I had the pleasure of interviewing 4 librarians about their thoughts on 3 of the top 10 issues: student-centered Institution, data management and governance, and privacy. Our thanks to the interviewees Kristin Antelman, University of California, Santa Barbara, Jon Cawthorne, Wayne State University, Jeff Steely, Georgia State University, and Peggy Seiden, Swarthmore College.
You can follow the link in the image below or use this URL for the full text:
—Joan Lippincott, CNI
New videos from CNI’s December membership meeting have been posted:
Protecting Privacy on the Web: A Study of HTTPS and Google Analytics Implementation in Academic Library Websites Kenning Arlitsch & Scott W.H. Young (Montana State University)
How well do academic libraries protect privacy in the digital age? This presentation reports the results of a study funded by IMLS and conducted by Montana State University and the University of New Mexico.
Hiding In Plain Sight: The Value of Machine-Processable Copyright Data
John Mark Ockerbloom (U. Pennsylvania), Greg Cram (NYPL), Melissa Levine (U. Michigan)
This presentation features discussions of projects that are publishing and using historic copyright data online, and show how making such data available in searchable, machine-processable, and linkable forms can enable libraries and other cultural institutions to legally use and share underused public domain and copyrighted literature and scholarship with greater confidence.
User Research: Can LOD Help Users Engage with and Make Better Use of Digitized Special Collections?
Timothy W. Cole (UIUC), Katrina Fenlon (UMD College Park), Harriett Green (Washington U. St. Louis)
This briefing looks at two case studies undertaken to better understand how users engage with digitized special collections to understand if the use of Linked Open Data (LOD) methods and models facilitate and/or encourage user engagement.
Evaluating and Closing Privacy Gaps for Online Library Services
Lisa Janicke Hinchliffe (UIUC), Katie Zimmerman & Micah Altman (MIT)
Combines 2 presentations: Privacy Gaps in Mediated Library Services and Negotiating for What We Want: A Proposal for Model License Language on User Privacy.