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The Preservation and Archiving Special Interest Group has announced the date and location for its next meeting. I’ve been to a number of these over the years, and they are always very valuable.
The announcement is below.
Save the Date – PASIG Madrid, May 19-21, 2020
Please save the date for the next Preservation and Archiving Special Interest Group (PASIG) meeting in Madrid, May 19-21, 2020. The Biblioteca Digital Memoria de Madrid, Centro Cultural Conde Duque is the event host. The PASIG Steering Committee is pleased to connect with colleagues in Conde Duque, which is the most important cultural center in Madrid and home to some of the city’s main libraries and archives. Like last year, this PASIG will offer bi-lingual translation services in English and Spanish.
The Preservation and Archiving Special Interest Group (PASIG) is dedicated to advancing the practice of digital preservation and archiving. It brings together practitioners, industry experts and researchers to share experience on how to put preservation and archiving into practice.
The website is at http://www.pasig2020memoriademadrid.es. Agenda drafts, sponsorship information, registration, and travel and hotel options in the coming months. The Program Committee is in its initial planning phase, but if you have a topic you want to be considered or would like to inquire about sponsorship email Courtney Mumma (firstname.lastname@example.org) and the Program Committee Chairs, Gilberto Pedreira Campillo (email@example.com) and Carlos Villarrubia Rodríguez (firstname.lastname@example.org).
The Program Committee for Madrid and the PASIG Steering Committee are working closely together on this event. We would like to thank the members of both for all their effort and commitment! If you have an interest in digital preservation and want to be a part of a great community, make sure you save this date!
PROGRAM COMMITTEE CHAIRS / PRESIDENTES DEL COMITE DE PROGRAMA:
Co-chairs: Gilberto Pedreira Campillo (email@example.com), Director of Digital Library Memoria de Madrid and Carlos Villarrubia Rodríguez (firstname.lastname@example.org), Head of IT Technicians and Assistant in Digitalizing Area
STEERING COMMITTEE / COMITE DIRECTIVO:
Natalie Baur, El Colegio de México
Tom Cramer, Stanford University
Ben Fino-Radin, Small Data Industries
Neil Jefferies, University of Oxford
Thomas Ledoux, Bibliotheque Nationale de France
Sarah Mason, Artefactual Systems
Becky McGuinness, Open Preservation Foundation
David Minor, UC San Diego Library
Courtney Mumma, Texas Digital Library
Matthias Razum, FIZ Karlsruhe
CNI is pleased to co-sponsor this compelling program along with the Association of Research Libraries. Registration is now open. Details are below.
ARL-CNI Fall Forum to Explore Research Libraries as Catalytic Leaders in a Society in Constant Flux
Registration is open for the 2019 Fall Forum to be hosted by the Association of Research Libraries (ARL) and the Coalition for Networked Information (CNI) on Thursday, September 26, in Washington, DC. The theme of this year’s ARL-CNI Fall Forum is “Research Libraries as Catalytic Leaders in a Society in Constant Flux.” The 2019 forum’s goal is to help us understand what research libraries are doing as catalytic leaders now and to discuss and recommend what more we need to do to contribute to our institutions, the research and learning ecosystem, and society.
The Fall Forum features the Julia C. Blixrud Memorial Lecture and the Julia C. Blixrud Scholarship which supports the attendance of one master of library and information science (MLIS) student or recent graduate at the forum each year. This year’s Blixrud Scholarship awardee is Madelynn Dickerson research librarian for digital humanities and history at the University of California, Irvine. Dickerson is pursuing an MLIS at San José State University and is interested in the evolving role of libraries in facilitating new forms of research, cultures and infrastructures around digital scholarship, and intersections between art and technology. As part of the scholarship, Dickerson will tweet from the forum and write an overview of the event.
The fifth annual Blixrud Memorial Lecture, entitled “The Fourth Industrial Revolution,” will be delivered by Jaron Lanier. A computer scientist, composer, musician, artist, and award-winning author, Lanier writes on numerous topics, including high-technology business, the social impact of technology, the philosophy of consciousness and information, internet politics, and the future of humanism. His latest book, Ten Arguments for Deleting Your Social Media Accounts Right Now, synthesizes what we know about the new technology of tricking people with algorithms.
In addition to the keynote, there will be several programs focusing on emerging opportunities, artificial intelligence and new forms of reality, and organizational readiness. Speakers will be listed on the schedule as they are announced.
How can ARL and CNI help research libraries move forward in these areas and help develop the next generation of organizations, skills, and competencies? Join us to share your ideas at this year’s ARL-CNI Fall Forum.
Registration for the 2019 Fall Forum opens Wednesday, July 31. The 2019 Fall Forum registration fees are as follows:
The registration fee includes a continental breakfast, coffee/tea breaks, and lunch.
The deadline to register is Tuesday, September 3, 2019.
To register and learn more about the forum, including schedule and hotel information, visit the ARL-CNI Fall Forum 2019 webpage.
About the Association of Research Libraries
The Association of Research Libraries (ARL) is a nonprofit organization of 124 research libraries in Canada and the US whose mission is to advance research, learning, and scholarly communication. The Association fosters the open exchange of ideas and expertise, promotes equity and diversity, and pursues advocacy and public policy efforts that reflect the values of the library, scholarly, and higher education communities. ARL forges partnerships and catalyzes the collective efforts of research libraries to enable knowledge creation and to achieve enduring and barrier-free access to information. ARL is on the web at ARL.org.
About the Coalition for Networked Information
The Coalition for Networked Information (CNI) is a joint program of the Association of Research Libraries (ARL) and EDUCAUSE that promotes the use of information technology to advance scholarship and education. Some 240 organizations representing higher education, publishing, information technology, scholarly and professional organizations, foundations, and libraries and library organizations, make up CNI’s members. Learn more at www.cni.org.
Those of you attending recent CNI meetings and Designing Libraries conferences may be aware of the impressive work undertaken at the library of the University of Calgary, under the auspices of a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, to work with researchers on interdisciplinary studies (for example, see the video linked from https://www.cni.org/topics/assessment/what-is-the-future-of-libraries-in-academic-research ) The December 2019 symposium will build on that work, with contributions from additional institutions, to encourage other universities to adopt similar models. You can find more information from the links below. While registration is not yet open, those interested may wish to save this date and look for an announcement here when registration is available (or sign up for notification).
—Joan Lippincott, CNI
Save the Date: December 11, 2019
Critical Roles for Libraries in Today’s Research Enterprise
A Symposium being held at the Omni Shoreham Hotel, Washington, D.C.
Research has changed: have libraries? Today many academic libraries are seeking ways to better align with current research practice and to engage as vital partners in campus research. The issues are critical, necessary changes are fundamental, and libraries are developing new means and partnerships to sustain relevance.
Held following the CNI Fall Membership Meeting, Critical Roles for Libraries in Today’s Research Enterprise is a one-day symposium created for librarians, research administrators, and technology professionals to identify responses to this challenge.
Library leaders will examine new organizational structures, programs and services, innovative spaces, and collaborative models. Research administrators will evaluate the impact of these new developments and describe future opportunities. Faculty researchers will characterize the potential for new synergies and functional partnerships. Most importantly, these discussions will give attendees the opportunity to collaborate in developing strategies to apply at their own institutions.
Registration is no-cost but limited and expected to fill quickly. Attendees will be asked to provide a brief statement of their interests and involvement in the areas of focus. Registration and Program details will be available in early September. For notification, sign-up at http://ucalgary.libsurveys.com/criticalrolesnotification.
Jointly organized by Thomas Hickerson (University of Calgary), Charles Eckman (University of Miami), Xuemao Wang (University of Cincinnati), and Joan Lippincott (CNI), this event is funded as part of research conducted at the University of Calgary, “Academic Research and University Libraries: Creating a New Model for Collaboration,” sponsored by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
Join us for this signature opportunity to identify the changes needed to reposition libraries for research in the digital age.
For more information please see the Symposium website: https://library.ucalgary.ca/libraryresearchplatform/symposium
For questions, contact John Brosz (email@example.com), Project Coordinator
Clifford Lynch, CNI Executive Director, is pleased to share this announcement along with Jisc Chief Executive Paul Feldman:
Save the date for the Jisc and CNI conference
The Jisc and CNI conference brings together leading experts and influencers who support and collaborate with researchers employing, sharing and communicating digital research practices and outcomes from the UK, US and Europe.
The next Jisc and CNI conference will take place on 14-15 July 2020 in Bristol, UK.
The conference theme, frontiers in research practice, will explore how universities can equip themselves to respond to this new world and realise the potential it will offer.
The research environment is rapidly evolving. The convergence of big data with technologies such as machine learning and ubiquitous connectivity offer the potential for automated research at a vast scale, but also raise important ethical questions.
Open research can enable reproducibility and transparency helping to build trust and integrity in the research process. All the while, the transition to a scholarly communications environment which supports open research poses challenges for authors, institutions, policy makers and publishers alike.
The conference is the perfect opportunity to explore the current issues and innovations in this field.
The full programme and registration page will be released later this year. See our website for further information.
Look forward to seeing you there!
Many institutions are concerned about the accessibility of content, and this report will provide an overview of how libraries are addressing this issue. Posting on behalf of LYRASIS.
—Joan Lippincott, CNI
LYRASIS announces the release of a new study, Understanding the Landscape of Library Accessibility for Online Materials. The study was undertaken in an effort to map the landscape of accessibility policies and practices for online resources as managed by libraries and archives across the United States. The study can be accessed on the LYRASIS website at https://www.lyrasis.org/technology/Pages/Accessibility-Survey-Report.aspx.
Authored by Hannah Rosen, LYRASIS Scholarly Communication Specialist and Digitization Program Coordinator, and Jill Grogg, Strategist for the Content and Scholarly Communication Initiatives team, the study is based on a survey conducted in early 2019 as a mechanism to better understand how (primarily academic) libraries within the United States are handling accessibility for their online content, and more specifically, where they stand in terms of policy and implementation.
Key findings of the study include:
- Libraries are the most progressive in terms of accessibility when they maintain the most control over their content.
- National policies and community technical guidelines on accessibility hold more prominence than local or institutional mandates.
- Most accessibility training is self-initiated; more infrastructure is needed to train librarians in accessibility mandates and tools.
Celeste Feather, Senior Director of Content and Scholarly Communication Initiatives at LYRASIS says of the report, “This study is an important piece of the work LYRASIS is doing to understand the needs of collections holding institutions across the country, and helps unite libraries in their efforts to make materials more accessible to their users and communities. Our goal is to leverage the reach we have at LYRASIS, with more than 1000 members, to help build conversations around these vital topics and use our research abilities to inform the wider community about these important trends and best practices.
The report and all survey materials, including original survey questions and anonymized responses are accessible on the LYRASIS webpage. Visit https://www.lyrasis.org/technology/Pages/Accessibility-Survey-Report.aspxx for more information.
LYRASIS Content and Scholarly Communication Initiatives Team
Sheila Rabun, MLIS https://orcid.org/0000-0002-1196-6279
ORCID US Community Specialist
Phone: 1-800-999-8558 x4809
For those of you with expertise in instructional technology, learning spaces, assessment, digital literacy, learning analytics, and other topics related to teaching and learning, EDUCAUSE is looking for proposal reviewers for its 2020 ELI annual meeting. I’ve found that this type of service is an interesting way to get a window into current projects and programs. Please see the link below to offer providing your services as a reviewer.
—Joan Lippincott, CNI
The EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative (ELI) is seeking session proposal reviewers for its 2020 annual meeting. The dates for the reviewing period this year are from Sept 18 to Oct 2nd. Each reviewer will be asked to review 12-15 proposals. In addition to substantially contributing to the quality of the annual meeting sessions, reviewing proposals has two additional benefits:
- Learning about leading work in the field;
- Learning what makes a proposal effective and persuasive and what does not, which is useful the next time you compose a conference proposal
Being a reviewer does NOT preclude your submitting your own proposals for the annual meeting.
If this is of interest to you, please confirm your participation by filling out this very short form: https://tinyurl.com/ELI2020reviewer
Thanks for considering this! Let me know if you have questions. M
Director of Learning Initiatives
Uncommon Thinking for the Common Good
282 Century Place, Suite 5000, Louisville CO 80027
I am truly delighted to announce that registration for Designing Libraries for the 21st Century VIII, hosted by Georgia Tech in Atlanta on October 6-8, 2019, is now open – see details below. We have an excellent line-up of speakers and topics for this conference, and a choice of pre-conferences: one includes tours of 3 Atlanta-area sites and the other uses a design workshop format to focus on making the case for a library space renovation.
The planning group of Tom Hickerson, U. Calgary, Catherine Murray-Rust and Ameet Doshi, Georgia Tech, Greg Raschke, NC State U., and myself, have worked hard to put together a program that we believe will highlight exemplars and trends in the field.
There is a cap on registration and the conference usually fills quickly, so I urge you to register soon if you would like to attend.
—Joan Lippincott, CNI
Registration now open for Designing Libraries VIII
Registration is now open for the eighth installment of the Designing Libraries Conference, held Oct. 6-8 at Georgia Tech.
To register for the conference and book a hotel at a discounted conference rate, visit www.designinglibraries8.library.gatech.edu. Cost for the conference is $500, with one of two pre-conference options available for $150. Conference fee includes lunch both days. Pre-conference fee includes a boxed lunch.
Hosted by the Georgia Tech Library in partnership with the Coalition for Networked Information and North Carolina State University Libraries, the conference will take place at Georgia Tech’s Global Learning Center, with pre-conference events happening throughout Atlanta and on Tech’s campus.
Join fellow librarians, architects, planners, designers, information technologists, and other professionals to explore the challenges and achievements of designing libraries and learning spaces in the 21st century.
I know some of your institutions may be using Islandora and others may be looking into it. Posting this information on behalf of the Islandoracon organizers.
—Joan Lippincott, CNI
Registration is underway for Islandoracon, taking place October 7 – 11 in Vancouver, BC, Canada. The discounted Early Bird rate has been extended from July 1st to July 6th.
For more information about the event, or to register, please visit our website: https://islandora.ca/camps/islandoracon2019
This year will mark the third time that the Islandora community has come together for a full conference, and the first time we’re holding a conference after the release of Islandora 8. This week-long event consists of a day of in-depth “pre-conference” workshops, two days of regular main conference sessions, a day of multi-track 90-minute workshops, and a closing hackfest-style event where we can work together on projects to improve our shared open-source platform. The full schedule is available here: https://islandora.ca/camps/islandoracon2019/schedule
The theme of this year’s conference is “Collaborate. CHANGE. Connect.” “CHANGE” is capitalized because our community is collectively facing the need to manage major changes in the tools and platforms that make our own Islandora platform work. Connecting and collaborating with others in open-source is our best method to manage those changes, not just as hundreds of individual Islandora users, but as a community moving together.
Islandora is a software framework designed to help institutions and organizations and their audiences collaboratively manage, and discover digital assets using a best-practices framework. Built on a base of Drupal, Fedora, and Solr, Islandora empowers users to work with any data type across a broad variety of knowledge domains.
Islandora and all of its components are completely open-source and free to use.
Islandoracon Planning Committee
Many of you will be interested in this project and you have the opportunity for input at the ALA Conference in Washington, DC.
—Joan Lippincott, CNI
All – I am working on a Mellon Foundation funded grant to map digital scholarly communication infrastructure. This is a follow on the 2.5% Commitment. As part of this work we are looking for academic library deans/directors and/or AULs to participate in a number of focus groups to get their perspectives on the current state of this infrastructure and their willingness to invest in it. Information on the project can be found at https://scholarlycommons.net/map/ and information on the focus groups can be found at https://scholarlycommons.net/focus-groups/
We are currently looking to fill out to focus groups at ALA. They will be held on Monday, June 24th at 8:30 AM and at 4 PM. To participate in the ALA groups sign up at https://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080a49a9af2ca4f85-focus .
If you cannot be at ALA, there are other options for participation at: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSenfYuecKolsWhC5hofPi5_RPWE-37t0DR40WAOlMRv_2Xtyg/viewform
I would ask that you consider participating. And if you could forward this message to others who might be of interest.
To provide a bit more context, you may want to read the recently published interview
(https://scholarlykitchen.sspnet.org/2019/06/12/invest-open-infrastructure/) with Dan Whaley about the Invest in Open Infrastructure (http://investinopen.org) effort that our efforts are aligned with.
David W. Lewis
Dean Emeritus of the IUPUI University Library
Posting on behalf of our colleagues at the Visual Resources Association.
Visual Resources Association (VRA) is a multidisciplinary organization dedicated to furthering research and education in the field of image management within the educational, cultural heritage, and commercial environments. For more information on VRA: http://vraweb.org/.
Call for Proposals
The Visual Resources Association’s 2020 Annual Conference will be held in Baltimore, Maryland from Tuesday, March 24th through Friday, March 27th, 2020 at the Royal Sonesta Harbor Court Baltimore.
Presenting at the VRA Conference provides you with the opportunity to see how your ideas, research, work, and passion connect to those of other dedicated professionals while building networks and friendships in an open, collaborative environment.
The VRA Executive Board is soliciting proposals for papers, sessions, special interest/user groups, and workshops for the 2020 program until Friday, July 19th. All proposals are welcome, and if you have other conference ideas or suggestions that do not fit the conference proposal form, please reach out to the Vice President for Conference Program, Sara Schumacher. Please note a call for Lightning Round presenters will go out in the fall/winter, so that we can better accommodate recent innovations and activities, as well as, students and emerging professionals.
- A paper is an individual idea submission, which will be reviewed for possible grouping into a session. Your ideas, whether they come to us alone or in a group, are equally valued in the Board’s proposal and selection process.
- A session is a maximum 60-minute moderated panel, usually consisting of no more than 3 presenters each, speaking for 15 to 18 minutes, followed by a brief facilitated question and answer period. If you feel your session topic requires more time, consider dividing it into two sessions, consisting of a Part I and a Part II.
- A special interest/user group is a 60-minute informal, community-driven, facilitated group discussion on topics related to a specific segment of the VRA membership.
- A workshop is a 2, 4, or 8-hour workshop to develop skills and experience in the field of visual resources with hands-on activities.
What should you propose?
Past conference schedules can give you an idea of the range of topics presented in previous years or read through the list below of suggested topics compiled from the 2019 post-conference survey responses to find inspiration. Please, do not be afraid to deviate and propose something new or highlight an area of concern that you feel has not been adequately addressed previously, as you may find new collaborators and colleagues. Moderators may put out calls for presenters within a proposed topic before or after the submission of a proposal. The VRA Executive Board will be looking for articulate and concise submissions with lists of presenters, but submissions without presenter lists are encouraged as well.
- Coding (PHP, Python, SQL, etc.)
- Community Outreach
- Copyright/Intellectual Property
- Digital Asset Management, Digital Curation, Digital Preservation, etc.
- Digitization (Workflows, Digital Capture and Imaging Technologies)
- Digital Scholarship and Digital Humanities
- Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, Cultural Competencies, Social Justice
- Project Management (Communication, Grant writing, Prioritization, Leadership, etc.)
- Linked Data
- Materials/Objects collections
- Metadata/Cataloging Ethics (Decolonizing vocabularies, Radical cataloging)
- Storytelling and Oral History
- Technologies (GIS and mapping, 3D imaging, etc.)
- Tools: Open Source, Evolution, Future Trends
- Workplace cultures and professional transitions (academic departments, libraries, cultural heritage institutions, archives, corporate, etc.)
Please contact the Vice President for Conference Program, Sara Schumacher at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions or concerns.
Again, the proposal deadline is Friday, July 19th, 2019. Click here to access the conference proposal form.