An alternative access method for the same information available from the CNI-ANNOUNCE listserv.
A recent talk by Clifford Lynch, Cloud Architectures & Cultural Memory, a keynote address presented at the 4th International Symposium on Information Management in a Changing World (IMCW2013) in Limerick, Ireland, is now available online:
In this talk, Lynch explores some of the challenges of provisioning various types of access and use of cultural materials in meaningful ways, and the ways in which cloud storage and computational utilities interact with these challenges.
CNI is pleased to be serving as a cooperating organization for this conference again this year.
IS&T is pleased to announce the release of the Archiving 2014 Call for Papers. The deadline for submitting presentation abstracts for Archiving 2014 to be held May 13-16, 2014 in Berlin, Germany is December 2, 2013. A PDF of the Call for Papers can be found at www.imaging.org/archiving.
Please note carefully the new submission rules and templates that can be found at www.imaging.org/archiving.
The IS&T Archiving Conference brings together a unique community of imaging novices and experts from libraries, archives, records management, and information technology institutions to discuss and explore the expanding field of digital archiving and preservation. Attendees from around the world represent industry, academia, governments, and cultural heritage institutions. The conference presents the latest research results on archiving, provides a forum to explore new strategies and policies, and reports on successful projects that can serve as benchmarks in the field. Archiving 2014 is a blend of invited focal papers, keynote talks, and refereed oral and interactive display presentations. Prospective authors are invited to submit oral and interactive presentations by the December 2nd deadline.
Proposed program topics include:
· Preservation of Digital Assets
- Web harvesting and archiving
- Migration of digital content
- Managing privacy rights for digital information
- Preserving e-Government information
- Innovative projects and activities
- Capacity building, continuing education, and professional development
· Technical Processes and Workflow
- Distributed preservation models
- Automated metadata generation during image capture
- Cooperative partnerships for digitization and archiving
- Authenticating digitized government and legal information
- Innovative approaches to digitization, including multispectral scanning
- Applications of crowd sourcing and share economy
· Digital Curation
- Cost models for digital archiving and long-term preservation
- Digital forensics and data recovery
- Managing databases and large data sets
- Employing metadata as a curation strategy
- Detection of manipulated image/video content
- Storage media and systems, including cloud storage
Please feel free to contact me with any questions. We hope to see you there.
IS&T Conference Program Manager
703/642-9090 x 106
The University of California is hosting a Symposium titled “Reclaiming Open Learning” in Irvine on September 26-27; it is free and open to the public, and many of the sessions will be offered as live streamed video as well. Many of the sessions are structured as conversations rather than presentations, and the opening keynote at 5pm (Pacific) on the 26, featuring John Seely Brown and Amin Saberi in conversation, looks particularly interesting. This symposium is part of the overall Digital Media and Program supported by the MacArthur Foundation (there is more information on this linked to the web page below).
Full information can be found at
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.