Designing Libraries for the 21st Century – Save the Date

The James B. Hunt Jr. Library at North Carolina State University Library in Raleigh, NC will be the site of the October 6-8, 2013 Designing Libraries for the 21st Century Conference. The libraries of NC State University and University of Calgary, which hosted the first Designing Libraries conference last year, are the sponsors along with CNI. A pre-conference on October 6 will focus on technology design.

We are developing a rich program, highlighting the new facility, technologies, and services at the Hunt Library and providing perspectives from a wide array of speakers from other institutions. The program will include talks on realizing the vision, discovering what our students and faculty need, the design team and the customer, and the architect’s perspective, among other topics.

To see a crowdsourced collection of photos of the new library, you can browse http://d.lib.ncsu.edu/myhuntlibrary

I will post information on registration (for a fee) and local arrangements when they are available. In the meantime, please save the date! This promises to be an exceptional program.

Joan Lippincott


Video: RDF Failures & Linked Data Letdowns

RDF: Resource Description Failures & Linked Data Letdowns, a project briefing from CNI’s spring 2013 member meeting by Robert Sanderson of Los Alamos National Laboratory, is now available on CNI’s video channels:

Vimeo:

 

YouTube: http://youtu.be/75vEplp9uiA

As with any choice of technology, there are benefits and downsides to modeling data using Resource Description Framework (RDF), appropriate situations for linked data and use cases that would be fulfilled more effectively by other frameworks. This presentation focuses on the pitfalls to avoid and the challenges of using graphs that are swept under the rug by some RDF advocates, and contrast them with the benefits in order to facilitate informed decision. More information is available at https://www.cni.org/pbs/rdf-resource-description-failures-and-linked-data-letdowns/.

Previously released video from CNI’s spring 2013 meeting:

Hypothes.is: Annotating the World’s Knowledge (Peter Brantley)
http://youtu.be/4gaJQoplBMo

Not Your Grandfather’s Web Any More (David S.H. Rosenthal, Kris Carpenter Negulescu)
http://vimeo.com/66175352

IT@Cornell: Is It What We Imagined? (Dean Krafft, Cornell U.)
http://vimeo.com/65313583

Not Another Cross-Search Tool: The Digital Commons Network (JG Bankier, bepress)
http://youtu.be/NfdSiKQmeRQ

Publication and Research Roles for Libraries Using Spectral Imaging Data (Todd Grappone & Stephen Davison, UCLA)
https://vimeo.com/64458361

Discovery Turned Inside Out: Using schema.org & Google Site Search with Library Digital Collections (Will Sexton & Sean Aery)
http://youtu.be/httOEe_DLwo

The Library Building as Research Platform (Antelman & York, NCSU)
https://vimeo.com/64715382

From the Version of Record to a Version of the Record (Herbert Van de Sompel)
http://youtu.be/fhrGS-QbNVA

The Ithaka S+R Faculty Survey US 2012: First Release of Key Findings (Deanna Marcum & Roger Schonfeld of Ithaka S+R, and Judy Russell, U. of Florida)
http://vimeo.com/63591262

Look for more announcements soon on videos of other sessions from the spring 2013 CNI meeting. To see all videos available from CNI, visit CNI on YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/cnivideo) and on Vimeo (http://vimeo.com/channels/cni).


Video: Peter Brantley on Hypothes.is

Hypothes.is: Annotating the World’s Knowledge, a project briefing from CNI’s spring 2013 member meeting by Peter Brantley, is now available on CNI’s video channels:

YouTube:

Vimeo: http://vimeo.com/66245049

Hypothes.is, a not-for-profit start-up, is building a reference implementation for open annotation that will be a distributed, open-source platform for the collaborative evaluation of information based on a new draft standard for annotating digital documents. It is currently being developed by the Open Annotation Collaboration, a consortium that includes the Internet Archive, NISO (National Information Standards Organization), O’Reilly Books, Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and a number of academic institutions. This presentation includes discussion of the system under development, as well as a demonstration of some of its new tools, presented by Hypothes.is scholarly communications director Peter Brantley. More information is at https://www.cni.org/topics/scholarly-communication/hypothes-is-annotating-the-worlds-knowledge/

Previously released video from CNI’s spring 2013 meeting:

Not Your Grandfather’s Web Any More (David S.H. Rosenthal, Kris Carpenter Negulescu)
http://vimeo.com/66175352

IT@Cornell: Is It What We Imagined? (Dean Krafft, Cornell U.)
http://vimeo.com/65313583

Not Another Cross-Search Tool: The Digital Commons Network (JG Bankier, bepress)
http://youtu.be/NfdSiKQmeRQ

Publication and Research Roles for Libraries Using Spectral Imaging Data (Todd Grappone & Stephen Davison, UCLA)
https://vimeo.com/64458361

Discovery Turned Inside Out: Using schema.org & Google Site Search with Library Digital Collections (Will Sexton & Sean Aery)
http://youtu.be/httOEe_DLwo

The Library Building as Research Platform (Antelman & York, NCSU)
https://vimeo.com/64715382

From the Version of Record to a Version of the Record (Herbert Van de Sompel)
http://youtu.be/fhrGS-QbNVA

The Ithaka S+R Faculty Survey US 2012: First Release of Key Findings (Deanna Marcum & Roger Schonfeld of Ithaka S+R, and Judy Russell, U. of Florida)
http://vimeo.com/63591262

Look for more announcements soon on videos of other sessions from the spring 2013 CNI meeting. To see all videos available from CNI, visit CNI on YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/cnivideo) and on Vimeo (http://vimeo.com/channels/cni).


Video: Not Your Grandfather’s Web Any More

Not Your Grandfather’s Web Any More, a project briefing from CNI’s spring 2013 member meeting by David S.H. Rosenthal of LOCKSS and Kris Carpenter Negulescu of the Internet Archive, is now available on CNI’s video channels:

YouTube:

Vimeo: http://vimeo.com/66175352

What are the practical and theoretical archiving problems posed by the newer parts of the Web, like social media, scientific workflows and Web services? How can the challenges of these latest developments be met, if at all? This presentation reports on the results of a workshop held at the Library of Congress under the auspices of the International Internet Preservation Consortium, where practitioners of Web archiving reviewed these questions. More information about this talk, including presentation slides, is available at https://www.cni.org/topics/digital-preservation/not-your-grandfathers-web-any-more/.

Previously released video from CNI’s spring 2013 meeting:

IT@Cornell: Is It What We Imagined? (Dean Krafft, Cornell U.)
http://vimeo.com/65313583

Not Another Cross-Search Tool: The Digital Commons Network (JG Bankier, bepress)
http://youtu.be/NfdSiKQmeRQ

Publication and Research Roles for Libraries Using Spectral Imaging Data (Todd Grappone & Stephen Davison, UCLA)
https://vimeo.com/64458361

Discovery Turned Inside Out: Using schema.org & Google Site Search with Library Digital Collections (Will Sexton & Sean Aery)
http://youtu.be/httOEe_DLwo

The Library Building as Research Platform (Antelman & York, NCSU)
https://vimeo.com/64715382

From the Version of Record to a Version of the Record (Herbert Van de Sompel)
http://youtu.be/fhrGS-QbNVA

The Ithaka S+R Faculty Survey US 2012: First Release of Key Findings (Deanna Marcum & Roger Schonfeld of Ithaka S+R, and Judy Russell, U. of Florida)
http://vimeo.com/63591262

Look for more announcements soon on videos of other sessions from the spring 2013 CNI meeting. To see all videos available from CNI, visit CNI on YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/cnivideo) and on Vimeo (http://vimeo.com/channels/cni).

Video: IT@Cornell by Dean Krafft

IT@Cornell: Is It What We Imagined?, a project briefing from CNI’s spring 2013 member meeting by Cornell University’s director of library IT, Dean Krafft, is now available on CNI’s video channels:

YouTube:

Vimeo: http://vimeo.com/65313583

In the fall of 2010, Cornell University began implementing a “reimagined” model for delivering information technology (IT) services on campus, based on a set of recommendations developed with significant input from Bain & Co., a global consulting firm. This presentation includes discussion of the process of creating a much more integrated and collaborative IT organization, and how the university is starting to reap some major benefits from doing things very differently. More information about this talk is at https://www.cni.org/topics/user-services/itcornell-is-it-what-we-imagined/

Previously released video from CNI’s spring 2013 meeting:

Not Another Cross-Search Tool: The Digital Commons Network (JG Bankier, bepress)
http://youtu.be/NfdSiKQmeRQ

Publication and Research Roles for Libraries Using Spectral Imaging Data (Todd Grappone & Stephen Davison, UCLA)
https://vimeo.com/64458361

Discovery Turned Inside Out: Using schema.org & Google Site Search with Library Digital Collections (Will Sexton & Sean Aery)
http://youtu.be/httOEe_DLwo

The Library Building as Research Platform (Antelman & York, NCSU)
https://vimeo.com/64715382

From the Version of Record to a Version of the Record (Herbert Van de Sompel)
http://youtu.be/fhrGS-QbNVA

The Ithaka S+R Faculty Survey US 2012: First Release of Key Findings (Deanna Marcum & Roger Schonfeld of Ithaka S+R, and Judy Russell, U. of Florida)
http://vimeo.com/63591262

Look for more announcements soon on videos of other sessions from the spring 2013 CNI meeting. To see all videos available from CNI, visit CNI on YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/cnivideo) and on Vimeo (http://vimeo.com/channels/cni).

2013 DATAEdge Conference at UC Berkeley

The UC Berkeley School of Information is putting on a very interesting conference on emerging issues in data science on May 30-31. The array of speakers is really extraordinary. See

http://dataedge.ischool.berkeley.edu/2013/

Note that there are substantial registration discounts for attendees from non-profit institutions.

Full disclosure: I am an Adjunct Professor at the School of Information.

Clifford Lynch
Director, CNI

Video: The Digital Commons Network

Not Another Cross-Search Tool: The Digital Commons Network, a presentation by Jean-Gabriel Bankier of bepress (Berkeley Electronic Press), is now available on CNI’s video channels:

YouTube: http://youtu.be/NfdSiKQmeRQ
Vimeo: http://vimeo.com/64515940

The Digital Commons Network (DCN) is a database of open access scholarship from hundreds of universities and colleges that provides access to peer-reviewed journal articles, book chapters, dissertations, working papers, conference proceedings, and other original scholarly work. The constantly growing body of publications represents various disciplines and subject areas, and the database features a novel search interface: a multi-colored wheel, where each major discipline is represented by a color, that expands and contracts depending upon the selected subject area.

More information about this talk, which was originally presented at CNI’s spring 2013 member meeting, is available at https://www.cni.org/topics/information-access-retrieval/not-another-cross-search-tool-the-digital-commons-network/

Previously released video from CNI’s spring 2013 meeting:
Publication and Research Roles for Libraries Using Spectral Imaging Data (Todd Grappone & Stephen Davison, UCLA)
https://vimeo.com/64458361

Discovery Turned Inside Out: Using schema.org & Google Site Search with Library Digital Collections (Will Sexton & Sean Aery)
http://youtu.be/httOEe_DLwo

The Library Building as Research Platform (Antelman & York, NCSU)
https://vimeo.com/64715382

From the Version of Record to a Version of the Record (Herbert Van de Sompel)
http://youtu.be/fhrGS-QbNVA

The Ithaka S+R Faculty Survey US 2012: First Release of Key Findings (Deanna Marcum & Roger Schonfeld of Ithaka S+R, and Judy Russell, U. of Florida)
http://vimeo.com/63591262

Look for more announcements soon on videos of other sessions from the spring 2013 CNI meeting. To see all videos available from CNI, visit CNI on YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/cnivideo) and on Vimeo (http://vimeo.com/channels/cni).

Copyright in the Digital Era: Building Evidence for Policy, National Academies New Report

The National Academies Board on Science, Technology and Economic Policy (STEP) has just issued a report titled “Copyright in the Digital Era: Building Evidence for Policy”. I’ve not yet read the full report, but based on the summary one area that it highlights is the continuing lack of empirical data to help inform policymaking in this area. (I cannot resist noting that I served on a related study some years ago that produced a report titled “the Digital Dilemma”; that committee, too, was struck by the glaring lack of real evidence to support copyright related policy development; this is a very long-standing problem. It would be wonderful to see some real progress here, and I hope that this new report will help to focus thinking about collecting such data. )

Information on the report (which is available for free downloading) can be found at:

http://sites.nationalacademies.org/PGA/step/copyrightpolicy/

the report itself is here

http://www.nap.edu/catalog.php?record_id=14686

Clifford Lynch
Director, CNI


Video: Libraries Using Spectral Imaging Data

Publication and Research Roles for Libraries Using Spectral Imaging Data, a project briefing session presented at CNI’s spring 2013 member meeting by Todd Grappone and Stephen Davison of UCLA, is now available on CNI’s video channels:

YouTube:

Vimeo: https://vimeo.com/64458361

This presentation includes discussion of the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) Library’s role in the David Livingstone Spectral Imaging Project and partnership with the Early Manuscript Electronic Library (EMEL) to support spectral imaging of palimpsests at the St. Catherine’s Monastery on the Sinai Peninsula. More information is available at cni.org/topics/digital-libraries/publication-and-research-roles-for-libraries-using-spectral-imaging-data/

Previously released video from CNI’s spring 2013 meeting:
Discovery Turned Inside Out: Using schema.org & Google Site Search with Library Digital Collections
http://youtu.be/httOEe_DLwo

The Library Building as Research Platform (Antelman & York, NCSU)
https://vimeo.com/64715382

From the Version of Record to a Version of the Record (Herbert Van de Sompel)
http://youtu.be/fhrGS-QbNVA

The Ithaka S+R Faculty Survey US 2012: First Release of Key Findings (Deanna Marcum & Roger Schonfeld of Ithaka S+R, and Judy Russell, U. of Florida)
http://vimeo.com/63591262

Look for more announcements soon on videos of other sessions from the spring 2013 CNI meeting. To see all videos available from CNI, visit CNI on YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/cnivideo) and on Vimeo (http://vimeo.com/channels/cni).


Last updated:  Friday, February 1st, 2013