Survey for Directory of Library Publishing Services

Dear cni-announce subscribers:

Our colleagues encourage your participation in this survey on a broad range of activities related to library publishing. If your library is involved in this kind of work, please add your information so that it will appear in the Directory of Library Publishing Services.

–Joan Lippincott, CNI
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Colleagues,

Do you distribute ETDs through your institutional repository? Do you support the publication of open access journals? Do you aid in the creation of open education resources?

If you engage in these or other forms of value-added content creation and dissemination, help us to document the range of activities that libraries are undertaking in “publishing” (broadly defined) through their work in scholarly communications, digital humanities, digital sciences, and institutional repositories.

To promote collaboration and knowledge-sharing, and to raise the visibility of the unique contributions of libraries as “publishers,” the Library Publishing Coalition (LPC) is compiling the first edition of a Directory of Library Publishing Services.

To have your library included, please complete this questionnaire by Monday, July 15, 2013. The questionnaire has 32 questions and takes between 20 and 45 minutes to complete. We recommend that you preview the questions and check our list of respondents before you begin. Each institution should complete only ONE questionnaire. The first edition of the Directory will be openly available online.

Don’t miss this opportunity to give your library publishing activities broad exposure and highlight your involvement in this growing community.

Thank you,

Tyler

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Tyler Walters

Dean, University Libraries and Professor

Virginia Tech

P.O. Box 90001

Blacksburg, VA 24062-9001

Voice (540) 231-5595

Fax (540) 231-7808

E-Mail tyler.walters

CNI at ALA Annual in Chicago

This year at the American Library Association (ALA) annual conference in Chicago, CNI Executive Director Clifford Lynch will participate in the Digital Content Working Group (DCWG) panel ALA, Ebooks & Digital Content: What’s Next? on Saturday, June 29, 1:00-2:30 p.m., in Convention Center S502. Also at the meeting, Clifford will be part of LITA’s Top Technology Trends Panel on Sunday, June 30 at 1:00 p.m., Convention Center S105a-c.

Reminder: Open Repositories 2013

CNI again this year will serve as a cooperating organization for Open Repositories 2013, the premiere conference for digital repositories. The event will be held in Charlottetown Prince Edward Island, July 8-12.

The full schedule of events is now online, including information about keynote speakers:

http://or2013.net/program/session-schedule
http://or2013.net/content/victoria-stodden-opening-keynote-or2013
http://or2013.net/content/closing-plenary-jean-claude

Consult the meeting website for more details: http://or2013.net/

The Library in 2020, edited by Joe Janes, and my chapter on the Public Library

I have had the opportunity to contribute a chapter titled “The Public Library in 2020” to a book edited by Joe Janes of the University of Washington Information School. The book collects a number of visions or speculations about how libraries will change in the next few years; working with Joe on this was a delight. My chapter is available at

https://www.cni.org/publications/cliffs-pubs/public-library-2020/

Two comments.

First, this should be seen as only one possible future for public libraries; and perhaps a rather conservative one. For example, it doesn’t discuss Makerspaces, which may be a very important development for our society broadly, and one that may well have an interesting developing relationship with public libraries.

Second, for more on the issue of mass market e-books and how they relate to the evolution of public libraries, my recent piece for American Libraries (available at https://www.cni.org/publications/cliffs-pubs/ebooks-2013-promises-broken-kept-faustian-bargains/) may be of interest as a complement.

Information on the full book — available both as an e-book and a printed book, which is titled “Library 2020: Today’s Leading Visionaries Describe Tomorrow’s Library”, is available from the publisher at

https://rowman.com/ISBN/9780810887145

There is a very nice interview with Joe Janes about the book overall that ran very recently in Publisher’s Weekly, this is at

http://www.publishersweekly.com/pw/by-topic/authors/interviews/article/57722-ala-2013-the-library-of-2020-will-be.html

Clifford Lynch
Director, CNI

1st European MOOCs & Libraries Conf — London, July 12, 2013

I wanted to share this meeting announcement, which is in many ways a follow-on to the meeting that OCLC research hosted earlier this year focusing specifically on issues MOOCs raise for libraries.

Clifford Lynch
Director, CNI
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1st European MOOCs and Libraries Conference

MOOCs and Libraries: the good, the bad and the ugly

Friday July 12th, 2013 – Pullman Hotel, Central London

This one day event hosted by the Open University Library in partnership with OCLC Research and Jisc will focus on the challenges MOOCs pose to the traditional delivery of library services, and the opportunities they offer for libraries to rethink and revitalise their proposition. Participants will be brought up to speed with the latest MOOC developments around the world, but with a particular emphasis on developments in the UK. Speakers will share their experience of or thoughts about the impact MOOCs are having on library services across many sectors, on publishers, and on the higher education landscape.

Opening the conference:

  • Prof Belinda Tynan, Pro-Vice-Chancellor, Learning and Teaching, The Open University

Confirmed speakers include:

  • Merrilee Proffitt, Senior Program Officer , OCLC Research
  • Prof Hugh Davis, University Director of Education at the University of Southampton
  • Prof Charles Cockell, Director of the UK Centre for Astrobiology at the University of Edinburgh

The event builds on a highly successful workshop held in Philadelphia in March, sponsored by OCLC Research and the University of Pennsylvania at which the Open University was the only institution from outside North America.

The objectives of the day are as follows:

1. To raise awareness among librarians of the impact of MOOCs on their environment

2. To share experience of libraries involved in MOOCs

3. To discuss the strategic way forward for libraries in this changing landscape and develop a strategic roadmap

If you would like to register your interest in this event or would like further information please email Library-Services

Attendance at the event will cost £65.00, the full programme will be available online shortly. http://www.open.ac.uk/library/training-and-events/moocs-and-libraries-event

Kind regards
Nicky

Nicky Whitsed
Director of Library Services
Library Services, The Open University
nicky.whitsed | www.open.ac.uk/library

Cheryl Coveney
Library Services Manager (Business & Law, Maths Computing and Technology)
Library Services
The Open University
Walton Hall
Milton Keynes
MK7 6AA

+44 (0)1908 659522

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The Open University is incorporated by Royal Charter (RC 000391), an exempt charity in England & Wales and a charity registered in Scotland (SC 038302).

2014 International Data Curation Conference, San Francisco, Feb 24-27

The date and location for the next International Data Curation Conference has now been set. CNI is delighted to be co-sponsoring this meeting again. Hope to see many of you there.

Clifford Lynch
Director, CNI

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IDCC14 – Save the Date
“Commodity, catalyst or change-agent? Data-driven transformations in research, education, business & society”
We are delighted to announce that the 9th International Digital Curation Conference will be held from Monday 24th February to Thursday 27 February 2014 at the Mission Bay Conference Center at UCSF (University of California San Francisco).
http://www.acc-missionbayconferencecenter.com/

IDCC14 will be organised by the Digital Curation Centre UK in partnership with the University of California Curation Center (UC3) at the California Digital Library and the Coalition for Networked Information (CNI).

The Call for Papers and submission details will be announced later this month.
http://www.dcc.ac.uk/events/idcc14

Sent on behalf of IDCC14 Programme Committee Co-chaired by Kevin Ashley – Director of the Digital Curation Centre (DCC), Liz Lyon – Associate Director of the DCC, Patricia Cruse, Director of the University of California Curation Center and Clifford Lynch, Executive Director of the Coalition for Networked Information (CNI)

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Joy Davidson
Associate Director
Digital Curation Centre (DCC)
HATII, University of Glasgow
11 University Gardens
Glasgow
G12 8QJ
Tel: 0141 330 8592
Email: joy.davidson@glasgow.ac.uk
http://www.dcc.ac.uk
http://www.gla.ac.uk/hatii


Video: Using the Amazon Cloud to Host Digital Scholarship Projects

Using the Amazon Cloud to Host Digital Scholarship Projects, a project briefing from CNI’s spring 2013 member meeting by Stewart Varner and Jay Varner of Emory University, is now available on CNI’s video channels:

Vimeo:

Also on YouTube: http://youtu.be/mZFmNu6hnWI

As scholars are increasingly attracted to the possibilities of creating online resources, the question of hosting becomes more pressing. There are clear advantages to keeping projects in one place, but often institution-based solutions are too restrictive for experimental projects, and private web hosting companies offer some advantages but can be similarly inflexible. To answer this challenge, Emory’s Digital Scholarship Commons (DiSC) uses Amazon’s Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) to develop, host and back-up web-based digital projects that are small in scale and experimental in nature. This presentation reports on some of the issues, challenges, and results of implementing the Amazon system. More information is available at https://www.cni.org/topics/scholarly-communication/using-the-amazon-cloud-to-host-digital-scholarship-projects/

Previously released video from CNI’s spring 2013 meeting:

Taking Scholarly Note-taking to the Web (Michael Buckland & Ryan Shaw)
http://youtu.be/DupIOtAAN3I

RDF: Resource Description Failures & Linked Data Letdowns (Robert Sanderson)
http://vimeo.com/66394817

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

To see all videos available from CNI, visit CNI on YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/cnivideo) and on Vimeo (http://vimeo.com/channels/cni).

Institute for Internet Culture, Policy, and Law

2013 ICPL offers cutting-edge perspectives on Internet culture
September 18–20, 2013, on the Cornell University campus

Accessibility, privacy, and intellectual property issues will be featured at this year’s Cornell University Institute for Internet Culture, Policy, and Law.

The oldest information technology, law, and policy conference in the country, ICPL has broadened its reach to address rapidly evolving legal, policy, and social concerns related to Internet culture. After seventeen years, it remains the “go-to” conference for faculty, administrators, librarians and information technology professionals.

This year’s speakers include:

  • Lisa Sotto, Hunton & Williams, on information privacy and security on the global stage
  • Pamela Harris, John Cabot University in Rome, on Internet free speech from a cross-cultural perspective
  • Dan Goldstein, Counsel to the National Federation of the Blind, on accessibility and legal issues
  • Prue Adler, Senior Counsel for the Association of Research Libraries, on accessibility
  • Elisabetta Morani, John Cabot University in Rome, on international libraries of the future
  • Alan Fishel, Internet2 attorney for Net+ Services, on cloud services considerations
  • Pat McClary, Cornell University Associate Counsel, on contracting for cloud computing
  • Steve McDonald, General Counsel for the Rhode Island School of Design, on the latest intellectual property issues, including the Georgia State case wrap-up
  • Kathleen Fitzpatrick, Director of Scholarly Communication at the Modern Language Association, on accessibility and privacy issues

ICPL is an intimate intellectual environment. There are no concurrent or breakout sessions; everyone—speakers, facilitators, organizers, and participants—stays together for all sessions and activities. Organizers limit the number of participants to 50, allowing for meaningful, in-depth exploration of topics and the dynamic exchange of ideas and perspectives.

Faculty, university administrators, academic librarians, and IT, legal, policy, and student life professionals are invited to debate, learn, and share ideas, experiences, and expertise during ICPL’s three knowledge-packed days. For the full schedule, see icpl.cornell.edu/schedule.

For more information or to register for ICPL 2013, visit cusp.

Video: Taking Scholarly Note-taking to the Web

Taking Scholarly Note-taking to the Web, a project briefing from CNI’s spring 2013 member meeting by Michael Buckland of UC Berkeley and Ryan Shaw of UNC Chapel Hill, is now available on CNI’s video channels:

YouTube:

Vimeo: http://vimeo.com/67136305

Scholarly editions of historically significant texts are important in the humanities, but expert editorial work is difficult and funding is scarce. Current Web technology can be used to improve the return on investment by making editors’ work available more quickly, more fully, and more widely. This video includes a report on the successes, as well as on current efforts to exploit linked data to improve descriptive control over research notes and to enable the creation of “structured” notes incorporating temporal, geospatial, or prosopographical information. More information about this presentation is available at https://www.cni.org/topics/scholarly-communication/taking-scholarly-note-taking-to-the-web/

Previously released video from CNI’s spring 2013 meeting:

RDF: Resource Description Failures & Linked Data Letdowns (Robert Sanderson)
http://vimeo.com/66394817

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).

Data Information Literacy Symposium at Purdue

Dear CNI News readers:

I’m sending this on behalf of the organizers of the Data Information Literacy Symposium. This will be of interest to many institutions that are playing a role in educating future researchers about big data issues, a very timely topic. Note that the number of attendees is very limited and if you’re interested, I encourage you to register soon.

– Joan Lippincott, CNI
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Please join us for the Data Information Literacy Symposium at Purdue University in West Lafayette, IN, on September 23rd, and 24th 2013.

Program: This symposium will explore roles for practicing librarians in teaching competencies in data management and curation to graduate students. With support from the Institute of Museum and Library Services, librarians from Purdue University, Cornell University, the University of Minnesota and the University of Oregon have investigated this topic through developing and implementing “data information literacy” (DIL) instruction programs for graduate students in a range of science and engineering disciplines.

Members of the DIL project will share their experiences in working with faculty and graduate students, with a primary focus on the practical applications of their work. Keynote speakers will provide additional perspectives on teaching data literacy competencies. A portion of the conference will be devoted to further exploration of selected topics of interest as determined by attendees.

Outcomes: Attendees will acquire an understanding of current issues in teaching data management and curation competencies to students. Through presentations, discussions and hands-on activities, attendees will develop strategies for creating their own instructional programs suitable for the needs of their students and faculty.

Intended audience: Academic librarians and others who are providing research data management instruction for students, or librarians who are interested in doing so.

Poster Session: Attendees who have developed educational initiatives, crafted resources, or conducted research in this area are invited to submit materials for a poster session, which will be held at the pre-symposium reception on Sunday, September 22nd. Attendees will be provided with information on how to submit a poster after they have registered for the symposium.

Registration: Registration for the event is now open at: http://www.conf.purdue.edu/data. There is no registration fee, but the attendance is limited to the first 80 individuals that register. After that, you may request to be placed on the waiting list.

To follow the event on Twitter and all updates from the DIL project, please search the hashtag #datainfolit. Updates from the event will be posted throughout the day September 23-24.

More information about the Data Information Literacy Project can be found at the project’s website: http://datainfolit.org

Please contact Jake Carlson, Data Services Specialist at Purdue University with any questions: jakecarlson.

Last updated:  Friday, February 1st, 2013