An alternative access method for the same information available from the CNI-ANNOUNCE listserv.
The report “Out of Cite, Out of Mind” produced by the US CODATA group and the National Academies Board on Research Data and Information (BRDI), covering current practices and policies on data citation is now available. I have included the announcement below with full information.
The U.S. CODATA and the Board on Research Data and Information (BRDI) is pleased to announce the publication of a new report: Out of Cite, Out of Mind: The Current State of Practice, Policy, and Technology for the Citation of Data . The report was authored by the CODATA-ICSTI Task Group on Data Citation Standards and Practices and edited by Yvonne M. Socha. The project was directed by the staff of the US CODATA/BRDI.
The report was published by the CODATA Data Science Journal on 13 September 2013 and is available freely and openly online at:https://www.jstage.jst.go.jp/article/dsj/12/0/12_OSOM13-043/_article. The document is available electronically only and was not published in print form.
The report discusses the current state of data citation policies and practices, its supporting infrastructure, a set of guiding principles for implementing data citation, challenges to implementation of good data citation practices, and open research questions. This is the second report on data citation issues that has been published by the collaboration of the CODATA-ICSTI Task Group and the US CODATA/BRDI. The first report, For Attribution-Developing Data Attribution and Citation Practices and Standards (2012), is freely and openly available from the National Academies Press online at:http://www.nap.edu/catalog.php?record_id=13564.
We are especially grateful to the volunteers who participated in the CODATA-ICSTI Task Group and the reviewers of the report, as well to the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, CODATA, and Microsoft Research for their financial support of this activity.
Questions or comments about the report and the project are welcome and may be directed to my attention at puhlir . Please feel free to pass this information along to others who may be interested. (Apologies for cross-posting).
Paul F. Uhlir
Board on Research Data and Information
The Digital Preservation Network: A Report and Discussion on DPN’s Emerging Architecture, System Protocol & Service Model, a project briefing from CNI’s spring 2013 member meeting by Tom Cramer and James Simon of Stanford University, is now available on CNI’s video channels:
The Digital Preservation Network (DPN) is a nationwide initiative to create a preservation backbone for digital information of interest to the academy. DPN comprises a handful of large-scale preservation repositories, which together form a heterogeneous network of secure, trustworthy digital archives, each operated under diverse geographical, organizational, financial, and technical regimes. Robust (bit) auditing and repair functions ensure the integrity and security of content over time. Intellectual property agreements among depositors, repositories and the university members of the Network ensure succession of rights to use content in the event of the dissolution of the original depositor or archive. Since late 2012, a technical team from the five initial nodes has been working on an initial implementation of the network. This presentation describes that group’s work, which includes basic design principles, functional requirements and system specifications; the Network’s high level architecture and protocols for content replication and auditing; and framing of detailed service and policy questions that will drive the Network’s overall design and operation.
More information is available at https://www.cni.org/go/dpn-pb-s13/
In this recent podcast interview from EDUCAUSE, Wake Forest University e-Learning Librarian Kyle Denlinger talks about how the Wake Forest Library experimented with massive, open, online courses (MOOCs) as a new way to sell the concept of librarians as experts. To do this, ZSRx was created; it is a free, four-week, open, online course targeting Wake Forest parents and alumni, designed to help them use the Web more effectively while having fun, connecting with others, and learning about new tools.
Listen to the interview with Denlinger:
More information about the project briefing on this topic at CNI’s Spring 2013 Membership Meeting, ZSRx: An Information Literacy MOOC, is at https://www.cni.org/topics/teaching-learning/zsrx-an-information-literacy-mooc/
We posted the announcement of registration for this conference on Data Information Literacy and the conference reached its registration cap very quickly; I know some of you were disappointed that you would not be able to attend in person. The conference organizers recently announced that they will be live streaming the sessions – see below – so you will have another mode for access. The conference will be hosted at Purdue University.
**Update added 9/13/13**
Here are details for watching the upcoming Data Information Literacy (DIL) symposium hosted by the Purdue University Libraries on Sept 23rd and 24th.
Watch Live Stream: http://www.kaltura.com/tiny/i82md
Twitter hashtag: #datainfolit
From the conference organizers:
We are pleased to announce that much of the Data Information Literacy (DIL) symposium hosted by the Purdue University Libraries on Sept 23rd and 24th will be streamed live on the internet.
We’re still finalizing the URL information, but in the means time you can track updates via our Twitter (@datainfolit) and Facebook pages (www.facebook.com/datainfolit).
The DIL 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.
More information about the DIL Symposium can be found at: http://wiki.lib.purdue.edu/display/ste/Symposium
The schedule for the symposium is available at: http://wiki.lib.purdue.edu/display/ste/DIL+Symposium+Schedul
The Fall 2013 CNI Membership Meeting will be held on December 9-10 (Monday and Tuesday) at the Capital Hilton in Washington, DC. Registration materials are being sent to designated member representatives. Please note that the meeting and hotel registration deadline is Tuesday, November 12. For more information, see the meeting website:
We are now accepting proposals for project briefings, 45-minute or one-hour sessions that focus on a specific institutional project related to digital information or a discussion of a hot topic. A limited number of project briefings are accepted. Proposals may be submitted via online form:
or via an e-mail message to Joan Lippincott at joan. Proposal submissions are due no later than Monday, October 21.
The Twitter hashtag for this meeting is #cni13f.
We look forward to seeing you in DC!
There’s a very nice book coming out from Information Today, edited by Donald Hawkins, which pulls together many of the key themes that have emerged from the last few Personal Digital Archiving conferences and offers a broad look at developments in this area. We have covered a number of these themes at CNI member meetings over the past few years. The book includes chapters from several people well known to the CNI community; I’m delighted to have been able to contibute a short chapter that focuses on the future research agendas for personal digital archiving .
The book is called Personal Archiving: Preserving our Digital Heritage. The publisher’s page for the book (including a link to order copies, which are on sale during the pre-order period) is at
The table of contents and the introductory chapter by Jeff Ubois of the MacArthur Foundation are at
My (preprint version) chapter can be found at
I wanted to share this call for comments with the broad CNI community. Preserving digital news is a very important problem, and a very hard one; the NEH-funded project that is creating this document should be a helpful step.
The Chronicles in Preservation project (http://metaarchive.org/neh) is seeking further reviews and comments on the Guidelines for Digital Newspaper Preservation Readiness. This is the first major deliverable from this three-year project (2011-2014) funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) to research and document a series of preservation readiness steps for digital newspaper curators. The review period end date has now been extended to September 30, 2013 so that we can receive as many comments as possible. Reviewers now have the option of requesting a PDF for offline reading (more info below).
About the Guidelines
The Guidelines for Digital Newspaper Preservation Readiness seek to address digital preservation standards and digital newspaper technical guidelines/practices across a spectrum of readiness options. The Guidelines are geared toward improving preservation readiness for both digitized and born-digital newspaper content. We hope they will be helpful for a wide range of stakeholder institutions (including commercial news publishers), particularly traditional memory stewards such as libraries, archives, and historical societies.
How to Review
Interested digital preservation practitioners and experts/curators working in the area of managing and preserving digital news and newspapers are encouraged to review and supply online comments at their leisure between July 22-September 30, 2013. We encourage all comments to be submitted via the CommentPress form in the right sidebar (name and email address are required). Reviewers may also request a PDF for offline reading using the form on the online cover page.
As the Introduction to the Guidelines states:
We need content curators to help us understand what we’ve missed (we know there are gaps!) and what we’ve nailed. We want to know where you need more guidance and where you need less description. We want you to point us towards other resources in the field we may have missed, and above all, we want you to engage with us and with each other to make the final Guidelines as useful as they can possibly be.
Chronicles in Preservation Partners
The Chronicles in Preservation project is being led by the Educopia Institute (host for the MetaArchive Cooperative), along with the San Diego Supercomputer Center and the libraries of University of North Texas, Penn State, Virginia Tech, University of Utah, Georgia Tech, Boston College, and Clemson University.
LSC (Learning Spaces Collaboratory) formerly known as Project Kaleidoscope or PKAL, has been offering terrific workshop on learning spaces for a number of years. You will see below the offerings for this fall, including both in-person events and webinars. Note that a major new resource, The LSC Guide to Planning & Assessing 21st Century Learning Spaces for 21st Century Learners will be available this fall. When that publication comes out, I’ll post a separate announcement. I serve on the advisory committee of the LSC.
–Joan Lippincott, CNI
Welcome to LSC Events for Fall 2013
· What do we want our learners to become?
· How does learning happen?
· What difference does space make to learning?
· How do we know?
The LSC Guide to Planning & Assessing 21st Century Learning Spaces for 21st Century Learners will be introduced to the community this fall through a series of LSC workshops, LSC webinars and other postings.
The Guide, structured around the four questions posed above, presents institutional profiles and case studies describing how campuses of different missions and cultures addressed the challenge of shaping and reshaping spaces based on a common vision of how learning happens.
Three 2013 LSC Webinars introduce the Guide:
· September 26, 4:00 p.m. EDT: Jeanne L. Narum, Principal – LSC; John Jungck, Director of the Interdisciplinary Science Learning Laboratories – University of Delaware; John Marshall, Penny W. Stamps School of Art & Design; Taubman College of Architecture + Urban Planning – University of Michigan
Anticipating the future for 21st century learners and 21st century learning spaces: an overview of national reports that inform and challenge planners
· October 15, 4:00 p.m. EDT: Kevin Kirby, Dean, College of Informatics, Evan and Lindsay Stein Professor of Biocomputing – Northern Kentucky University
· November 6, 4:00 p.m. EST: Gabriela Weaver, Professor, Chemical Education and Physical Chemistry & Director of the Discovery Learning Research Center – Purdue University; Philip G. Knobloch, Audio Visual Services Manager – Purdue University
Previous postings related to the LSC Guide:
Four fall LSC Workshops are opportunity for participating individuals and institutional teams to explore how learner-centered planning happens in the context of institutional stories presented in the Guide and at the host institution:
· October 12, 2013: 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
St. Olaf College – Northfield, Minnesota
· Fall 2013 (TBA)
North Carolina Central University—Raleigh, North Carolina
· November 9, 2013: 8:00 a.m. -5:00 p.m.
Florida Southern College—Lakeland, Florida
· December 7, 2013: 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Richland College, Dallas, TX
Registration is now open for the ARL Fall Forum 2013, Mobilizing the Research Enterprise, to be held in Arlington, Virginia, October 10–11. The program will explore the response to the White House memorandum “Increasing Access to the Results of Federally Funded Research.” An opening keynote address will be presented by Richard McCarty, provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs at Vanderbilt University; CNI director Clifford Lynch, will moderate the panel discussion “Facilitating New Forms of Discovery.” Sessions at this year’s Fall Forum will cover a range of topics including infrastructure, discovery, policy issues, and data management/data sharing.
For details, and to register, see http://www.arl.org/news/arl-news/2888-register-now-for-arl-fall-forum-mobilizing-the-research-enterprise
Stephen Wolfram has an incredible record of innovation, ranging from his early work in cellular automata through his development of Mathematica (25 years old this year), and more recently the publication of the book “A New Kind of Science” and the creation of Wolfram Alpha, a unique networked based computation and information retrieval resource.
He will be giving a public address at the Coolidge Auditorium at the Library of Congress on September 4 at 11AM. Advanced registration is required. I’ve reproduced the announcement below with the link for registration. This talk will launch a series of Innovation Talks that are being sponsored by the Library of Congress FEDLINK.
I have had the opportunity to hear Wolfram on several occasions and have found him to be both fascinating and deeply thought-provoking. This is a great opportunity to hear one of the genuine innovators of our time.
Stephen Wolfram Gives First Innovation Talks Lecture at the Library of Congress
Dr. Stephen Wolfram has been invited by the Library of Congress|FEDLINK, to give the first lecture in the Innovation Talks Speakers Series. Wolfram is the founder and CEO of Wolfram Research, the creator of Mathematica and Wolfram Alpha. He is also the author of A New Kind of Science. He is considered to be one of the great minds in Technology.
Innovation Talks showcase an exciting cross section of innovative research. Outstanding scholars, researchers, policy makers, and authors are invited to share their enthusiasm and knowledge on an amazing array of topics. These free public lectures provide the opportunity to hear from a diverse selection of change leaders about issues affecting our world.
Join us for the first Innovation Talks Lecture on Wednesday, September 4, 2013 at 11am in the Coolidge Auditorium in the Thomas Jefferson Building at the Library of Congress. Each hour long lecture is followed by a question and answer period.
This lecture is free and open to the general public. However registration is required. Please click here<https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/GH2NNBK> to register.