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Here’s an interesting preprint (I am somewhat unclear where it stands in the publication process and if it’s been through peer review, though it appears like it may come out in a UK Royal Society venue) which looks at publication patterns by discipline during the pandemic. There’s been a lot of anecdote about what’s happening here, but this is one of the few data-based presentations I’ve seen. My thanks to the amazing Gary Price for bring this to my attention. See
Some of you may have attended a virtual workshop hosted by the US National Academies in November 2020 which introduced a draft toolkit for fostering open science practices. This September, the Academies are holding a launch event for the report of that workshop, which will also include case studies following on from the workshop exploring ways in which the toolkit can be used.
Information on the event and the background work can be found here:
There’s no charge, but you do need to register in advance for the event.
Proposals are now being accepted for project briefings to be presented during CNI’s Fall 2021 Membership Meeting. At this time, we expect to hold BOTH a virtual event and an in-person event, each independently of one another, and designed to complement each other. The virtual event will take place online Dec. 6-9; the in-person event will take place Dec. 13-14 in Washington, DC, at the JW Marriott Hotel.
Anyone may propose a project briefing, including groups/individuals from non-member institutions and organizations.
Live (synchronous) time slots will be reserved for topics that would particularly benefit from interactive discussion. Speakers may request to present a live (synchronous) project briefing (either virtually Dec. 6-9 or in-person Dec. 13-14), though a very small number of proposals will be selected for synchronous or in-person presentation; the great majority of project briefings will be pre-recorded. If the in-person event shifts to virtual due to public health considerations, in-person project briefings scheduled for Dec. 13-14 will move to virtual synchronous sessions on Dec. 13-15. Once accepted, speakers who are selected for live sessions will be contacted regarding the schedule.
We strongly urge all those presenting synchronous project briefings (virtual or in person) grant CNI permission to record and make their session subsequently available.
Project briefings focus on a timely topic or on a specific institutional/organizational project related to digital information; they can also explore parallel developments across institutions. Briefings address state-of-the-art developments and issues of interest to the membership, as have been outlined in CNI’s Program Plan (https://www.cni.org/program) and recent Executive Roundtable reports: (https://www.cni.org/tag/executive-roundtable-report). Management of data, digital content, and institutional information resources; digital preservation; innovations in teaching and learning; and infrastructure to support research are topics that consistently engage CNI members’ interests.
A limited number of project briefings will be accepted.
Proposals may be submitted via online form:
Deadline for submissions is October 11, 2021
More information, including a preliminary schedule-at-a-glance, is at https://www.cni.org/mm/fall-2021.
Follow the meeting: #cni21f
-Diane Goldenberg-Hart, CNI
The August 31, 2021 Wall Street Journal carried an article on the strategic Cloudlab initiative at Carnegie Mellon University. See
This is an important development that we highlighted in our most recent Executive Roundtable on Research Continuity, see
CNI will continue to track developments in this area, and I continue to welcome updates from other institutions doing related work.
CNI is pleased to be a cooperating organization for the Joint Conference on Digital Libraries (JCDL) again this year.
JCDL 2021 will be online, Sept. 27-30, 2021.
Registration is open: https://2021.jcdl.org/registration/
Advanced registration ends Sept. 20
-Diane Goldenberg-Hart, CNI
The Internet Activities Board and the Internet Engineering Task Force are convening a very interesting and unusual workshop (invitation copied below) exploring what might be done analyzing the extraordinarily well documented and open record of standards-making and related developments for the internet over the past decades. I thought that this invitation might be of interest to some CNI-announce readers who perhaps might not have seen it.
Show me the numbers: Workshop on Analyzing IETF Data (AID), 2021
The IETF as an international Standards Developing Organization hosts
diverse data on the history, development, and current activities in the
development and standardization of Internet protocols and its
institutions. A large portion of this data is publicly available, yet
this data is arguably underutilized as a tool to inform the work in the
IETF and research on topics like Internet governance and trends in ICT
The University of Oregon, in partnership with the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art, and with support from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, will host the “Digital GLAM Spaces: Building a Community of Practice for User Experience and Accessibility Conference.” The one-day virtual event will take place on November 10, 2021. The event themes of building community around user experience and web accessibility align well with issues of interest to many within the CNI community.
Proposals will be accepted through September 10th, 2021.
See the event website for details: https://glamalliance.uoregon.edu/
-Diane Goldenberg-Hart, CNI
I wanted to share the announcement for the annual Pacific Neighborhood Consortium meeting. I’ve attended many of these over the years, and they are consistently full of interesting material in my experience.
I don’t know how the sessions are going to be scheduled in terms of time zones, but hopefully they’ll be available for subsequent replay as well.
The Sloan Foundation technology program is sponsoring a scholarship fund to enable participation in OSPOCon by faculty, staff, students, and/or administrators actively engaged with or interested in learning more about Open Source Program Offices in Academic/Research institutions. Anyone working at an academic institution is eligible – there’s a cap of 2 scholarships per institution so interested applicants are encouraged to apply soon; the submission deadline is September 7th. As I understand it, you can register to attend either virtually or in person; there are separate programs that Sloan is offering to support registration and travel.
Scholarships & travel funding are available for the event in Seattle in late September, see
and also a London based event in October , see
We’ve received a number of inquiries regarding our fall meeting so I wanted to share with you what we’re currently thinking so you can plan accordingly; we expect to share more details in mid-September. Our hope is to hold an in-person gathering in Washington, DC this December, but of course uncertainties abound, as those of you in the process of starting a fall term at your institutions well know.
For the Fall 2021 Membership Meeting, at this time, we expect to hold BOTH a virtual meeting and an in-person event, each independently of one another, and designed to complement each other:
- The virtual meeting will take place during the afternoons, Eastern time, on Dec. 6-9. It will include the Executive Roundtable (Dec. 6 and, if necessary, Dec. 9), selected plenary, panel, and project briefing sessions (mostly on Dec. 7 and Dec. 8), and pre-recorded presentations. I think we can safely say this meeting will take place as planned.
- The current plan is to hold the in-person meeting the following week, on Dec. 13-14, at the JW Marriott Hotel in Washington, DC, as originally scheduled. This event will be re-designed to maximize time for gathering and connecting, with longer breaks, fewer concurrent sessions than we’ve traditionally had at our in-person meetings, and organized discussion opportunities. Per usual, we’ll have a first-time-attendees welcome on the morning of the first day, and my opening plenary will begin around 1:00 PM Eastern. The meeting will adjourn on Dec. 14 around 3:30 PM Eastern. Our guess is that this meeting will have fewer attendees than a usual CNI fall member meeting for various reasons. We intend to record essentially all presentations from this meeting and make them rapidly available.
- Our contingency plan, if we cannot hold the in-person meeting Dec. 13-14, will be to move at least most of those sessions to a virtual meeting on Dec. 13-14, perhaps extending to December 15 if needed; these would take place during afternoon hours, Eastern time.
All member representatives will be invited to register for either or both the virtual or in-person meetings, and we will ask you to indicate your intention on the registration form for our planning purposes. We do understand, however, that plans can change, especially in the current environment.
Hopefully the rough outline shared here will help answer some of your basic questions about how we plan to proceed in December. Until then, please feel free to contact me (email@example.com) or Diane Goldenberg-Hart (firstname.lastname@example.org) with any questions or concerns you may have. I hope to see many of you in the days and weeks ahead.
Executive Director, CNI