An alternative access method for the same information available from the CNI-ANNOUNCE listserv.
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.
New podcast interviews from EDUCAUSE feature conversations with speakers from CNI’s spring 2013 membership meeting:
“Rights, Research, Results — The Copyright Review Management System”
Melissa Levine is lead copyright officer and principal investigator at the University of Michigan. In this conversation she reviews the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS)-funded Copyright Review Management System (CRMS) project and considers the promise this effort holds for the future of access to electronic scholarly resources.
“Scholarly Communication — New Models For Digital Scholarship Workflows”
Stephen M. Griffin is visiting professor and Mellon cyberscholar at the University of Pittsburgh. In this conversation, Griffin discusses approaches for effectively communicating the full range of processes and products of “digital scholarship.”
G. Wayne Clough, the Secretary of the Smithsonian Institute, has just published a short free e-book titled “The Best of Both Worlds: Museums, Libraries and Archives in the Digital Age”, discussing the efforts of memory institutions to open up their collections through information technology.
Further information and a link to the book can be found here:
The Metadata [R]evolution: Transformative Opportunities (A “Collective Insight” event, hosted by Johns Hopkins University), will take place on Sept. 18, 2013, in Baltimore, MD and via live streaming video. For more information and to register, consult the event website: http://www.oclc.org/en-US/events/2013/CollectiveInsightSeries/CollectiveInsight_JohnsHopkins_130918.html
Here is the call for papers for the next International Data Curation Conference (IDCC), which will be held in San Francisco on February 24-27, 2014. Once again, CNI is delighted to be a co-sponsor of this important international meeting. I hope that many CNI-announce readers will be able to join us in San Francisco.
“Commodity, catalyst or change-agent? Data-driven
transformations in research, education, business & society”
24-27 February 2014
Omni San Francisco Hotel, California Street, San Francisco, USA
Call for Papers
The International Digital Curation Conference (IDCC) brings together
data and information creators, managers, users, researchers, and teachers.
The IDCC14 Programme Committee invites submissions to the 9th
International Digital Curation Conference that reflect our conference
This year the IDCC will focus on how data-driven developments are
changing the world around us, recognising that the growing volume and
complexity of data provides institutions, researchers, businesses and
communities with a range of exciting opportunities and challenges. The
Conference will explore the expanding portfolio of tools and data
services, as well as the diverse skills that are essential to explore,
manage, use and benefit from valuable data assets. The programme will
reflect cultural, technical and economic perspectives and will
illustrate the progress made in this arena in recent months.
The Call for Papers including a list of topics can be found at:-
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
Sent on behalf of Co-Chairs of the IDCC14 Programme Committee
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 (UC3), and
Clifford Lynch, Executive Director of the Coalition for Networked
DCC Community Development
UKOLN, University of Bath
Bath BA2 7AY
Tel: + 44 (0) 1225 383343
I am posting this announcement of a new learning space rating system for classrooms, an important development for those of you interested in learning space design.
–Joan Lippincott, CNI
I am writing to announce a new learning space initiative: the Learning Space Rating System (LSRS).
The web site for the LSRS initiative is at:
and detailed information about the project is available from those LSRS web pages.
In a nutshell: the LSRS provides a set of measurable criteria to assess how well the design of classrooms support and enable active learning activities. The LSRS criteria form the basis for a rating system that will allow institutions to benchmark their environments against best practices within the higher education community. This initial beta version is for formal classrooms, ones designed to accommodate course sessions with all participants; later versions will target informal and other types of learning spaces.
We are announcing the availability of the beta version of the criteria and a scoresheet. These can be downloaded from links available at the URL above. We are eager to hear from the community about the LSRS criteria and are soliciting community input and feedback. The form for providing this is at
We urge you to read over the criteria, try out the scoresheet on classrooms at your institution, and then provide feedback via the form. We will use this feedback to produce version 1 of the criteria in 2014. All LSRS materials are covered by CC BY 3.0.
There will be sessions at the EDUCAUSE 2013 conference on the LSRS project, and we very much invite your participation in those sessions.
Session 1 (on line program only)
Please don’t hesitate to get in touch if you have questions.
LSRS team members:
Malcolm Brown, ELI <mbrown>
Joseph Cevetello, University of Southern California
Shirley Dugdale, Dugdale Strategy, LLC
Elliot Felix, Brightspot Strategy, LLC
Richard Holeton, Stanford University
Carole Meyers, Dartmouth College
Earlier members of the project team:
Robert Beichner, North Carolina State University
Linda Jorn, University of Wisconsin
Phil Long, University of Queensland
Andrew Milne, Tidebreak
Director, EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative
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In conjunction with the September 23-24, 2013 meeting of the National Research Council’s Board on Research Data and Information, or BRDI, (which I currently co-chair) the Board will be hosting a public symposium titled Privacy in a Big Data World. I have reproduced the full announcement below. The event is free, but if you want to attend in person you need to register in advance as discussed below; we will also be webcasting the symposium. More detail can also be found here:
The Board will meet on September 23-24, 2013, and preliminary information about the meeting (which will be updated as the agenda finalizes) can be found at
(Anyone wanting to attend open parts of the BRDI meeting proper should be in touch with Cheryl Levey or Paul Uhlir at the addresses below. )
I hope that many of you will be able to join us for the symposium, either in person or via the webcast.
Privacy in a Big Data World
A Symposium of the Board on Research Data and Information
Monday, September 23, 2013 from 3:00 pm – 5:30 pm
National Academy of Sciences Lecture Room
2100 C Street NW, Washington, DC
“Big data” describes the phenomenon of an explosion in quantities of scientific data available for research. The term is also used to describe the vast increase in personal data available in a digital world. The enormous quantities of data are requiring new terms such as exabytes, zettabytes, and yottabytes, new methods of processing and storage, such as cloud computing, and additional broadband. Big data also implies new ways of thinking about data that emphasize their reuse and repurposing, and the recombination and aggregation of data from multiple sources; these are practices that are often in tension with traditional ideas about privacy and anonymity. Such developments offer unprecedented opportunities to realize scientific advances and economic growth – if we can sort out the right balances with privacy, and if legal and regulatory constraints do not become intractable barriers.
Data flow across boundaries for both scientific and commercial uses. There are several international and national efforts to enhance data privacy in a big data world, including revisions in the United States to the OECD 1980 Privacy Guidelines, the EU General Data Protection Regulation, and proposed revisions to the Common Rule for the Protection of Human Subjects. These activities impact access and use of data for a wide variety of research purposes. How can we provide adequate privacy protection for individuals without impeding research and innovation? How do these different regulatory approaches to privacy impact national and transnational research? Has society’s perspective on privacy evolved in a digital world, and how may it have to change further in the future?
This Symposium will explore current developments in these areas. The co-chair of the Board on Research Data and Information, Clifford Lynch of the Coalition on Networked Information, will lead the symposium discussion, beginning at 3 p.m. on Monday, September 23. The event will continue for 2 hours in a mix of short presentations and discussion. The entire proceedings will be recorded and an audio-tape will be archived on the Board’s website. The meeting will be followed by a reception outside the Lecture Room.
The symposium is free and open to the public, but space is limited and advance registration by no later than noon on September 20 is required (contact: Cheryl Levey, clevey or call 202-334-1531).
Monday, September 23, 2013 from 3:00 pm – 5:30 pm
National Academy of Sciences Lecture Room
2100 C Street NW, Washington, DC
The symposium is free and open to the public, but advance registration is required.
RSVP by September 20 to Cheryl Levey at clevey
For additional information about the program, please visit http://www.nationalacademies.org/brdi
or contact Paul Uhlir, the Board Director, at puhlir or 202-334-1531.
The Symposium will be webcast-see the Board website for details on Monday, September 23, 2013
I am looking forward to seeing many of our CNI members at the Designing Libraries conference at NC State University. We have put together a program with a wide range of speakers, and if you are planning a renovation or new library facility, you will this conference to be stimulating and informative. Registration (for a fee) is limited. Hotel information is now available on the website.
–Joan Lippincott, CNI
Registration is now open for the Second Annual Designing Libraries for the 21st Century Conference https://www.lib.ncsu.edu/designing-libraries-II which will take place from October 6-8, 2013. Registration will be limited to facilitate substantive interactions with attendees and speakers during this single-track conference.
On the website you’ll find information on a technology pre-conference, tours, and conference sessions; more detail on speakers will be posted soon. The conference will be located at the new James B . Hunt Jr. Library on the campus of North Carolina State University. The conference is cosponsored by NCSU, the University of Calgary, and the Coalition for Networked Information.
For more information about the Designing Libraries for the 21st Century II conference, email us at email@example.com.
We hope to see you in October!
Associate Director for the Digital Library
North Carolina State University Libraries
The US National Institutes of Health (NIH) has just issued a call for information on software tools and analysis methods as part of their Big Data to Knowledge Initiative. Details can be found here:
Responses are due by September 6. I hope that they will share what they learn with the broader community; this is a very interesting RFI.