An alternative access method for the same information available from the CNI-ANNOUNCE listserv.
A podcast of Bibliographic Framework Initiative: Process And Expectations, a project briefing from CNI’s spring 2013 member meeting by Roberta Shaffer of the Library of Congress, is now available:
The Library of Congress (LC) has kicked off a process called the Bibliographic Framework Initiative (BIBFRAME) to develop a new communications vehicle for bibliographic data to better accommodate future needs. A major focus of the initiative will be to determine a transition path for the MARC 21 exchange format in order to reap the benefits of newer technology while preserving a robust data exchange that has supported resource sharing and cataloging cost savings in recent decades. This presentation describes the BIBFRAME steps taken thus far and the current expectations for this development. More information is available at https://www.cni.org/topics/information-access-retrieval/bibliographic-framework-initiative-process-and-expectations/
I’m very pleased to be able to share the announcement for this second conference on Aligning National Approaches to Digital Preservation (and also to have the opportunity to speak at it). I hope that many interested readers of this list have had the opportunity to look at the proceedings book from the wonderful earlier conference that was held in Estonia in 2011 (this is available free for download at the educopia.org web site); I am hopeful that using this as a point of departure, it should be possible to make a great deal of progress at the Barcelona meeting.
Aligning National Approaches to Digital Preservation II: An Action Assembly
Dates: November 18-20, 2013
Location: Biblioteca de Catalunya (Barcelona)
Conference Website: http://educopia.org/events/ANADPII
We are pleased to announce the “Aligning National Approaches to Digital Preservation II” Action Assembly. This event will assemble digital preservation leaders from a variety of backgrounds (including national libraries, academic libraries and archives, research centres, public libraries, information science/management programs, archives, corporations, and funding agencies) to carry out international alignment activities to support the preservation of our collective digital memory.
This Action Assembly will build upon the successes of the 2011 ANADP Conference in Estonia, in which more than 120 delegates from 24 nations established targeted alignment channels for their future efforts. These alignment channels were documented in the conference volume, Aligning National Approaches to Digital Preservation(Educopia, 2012), this year’s winner of the Society of American Archivists (SAA) Preservation Publication award. The first major action outcomes-an international tools/services registry, a framework for applying OAIS to Distributed Digital Preservation methodologies, a catalogue of education and training opportunities, and quantitative data gathering around digital preservation costs-will be delivered to the community at ANADP II this Fall.
ANADP II will be a highly participatory event in which stakeholders will engage in facilitated discussions and action sessions to produce a set of concrete outcomes for the extended digital preservation community in three areas: Community Alignment, Resource Alignment, and Capacity Alignment.
Clifford A Lynch (Coalition for Networked Information)
Panel Chairs include:
Joy Davidson (Digital Curation Centre)
Neil Grindley (JISC)
Martin Halbert (University of North Texas)
Charles J. Henry (Council on Library and Information Resources)
Tyler Walters (Virginia Tech)
Lluís Anglada (Consorci de Biblioteques Universitàries de Catalunya/MetaArchive Cooperative)
Juan Bicarregui (Research Data Alliance)
Luciana Duranti (InterPARES/CISCRA)
Cathy Hartman (International Internet Preservation Consortium)
Michele Kimpton (DuraSpace Foundation)
Ross King (SCAPE, OPF)
Christopher (Cal) Lee (UNC-Chapel Hill)
Nancy McGovern (MIT, DPM Workshop)
Gail McMillan (Virginia Tech)
Laura Molloy (DigCurV)
Eugènia Serra (Director of Biblioteca de Catalunya)
Matt Schultz (MetaArchive Cooperative)
Sabine Schrimpf (nestor)
Katherine Skinner (Educopia Institute)
Manuela Speiser, (Directorate-General for Communications Networks, Content and Technology)
Aaron Trehub (Auburn University/ADPNet)
Paul Wheatley (British Library)
Martha Whitehead (Education and Training Sub-Committee of Research Data Canada)
Tom Wilson (The University of Alabama/ADPNet)
Katherine Skinner, PhD
Executive Director, Educopia Institute
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I’m delighted to to be able to inform CNI-announce readers that the 2014 Personal Digital Archiving meeting will be held April 17-18, 2014 at the Indiana State Library in Indianapolis, Indiana, and that CNI will once again be a cooperating entity on this important meeting. A web site and call for participation will be available later, and I’ll share that information here when I have it, but in the mean time hold the dates.
For information on the 2013 Personal Digitial Archiving meeting, which took place this February, see
and for the earlier meetings hosted at the Internet Archive, see
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
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.
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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.
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:
Consult the meeting website for more details: http://or2013.net/
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
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
There is a very nice interview with Joe Janes about the book overall that ran very recently in Publisher’s Weekly, this is at
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.
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
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Library Services, The Open University
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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.
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).
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.
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)
Digital Curation Centre (DCC)
HATII, University of Glasgow
11 University Gardens
Tel: 0141 330 8592
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:
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)
–RDF: Resource Description Failures & Linked Data Letdowns (Robert Sanderson)
–Not Your Grandfather’s Web Any More (David S.H. Rosenthal, Kris Carpenter Negulescu)
–IT@Cornell: Is It What We Imagined? (Dean Krafft, Cornell U.)
–Not Another Cross-Search Tool: The Digital Commons Network (JG Bankier, bepress)
–Publication and Research Roles for Libraries Using Spectral Imaging Data (Todd Grappone & Stephen Davison, UCLA)
–The Library Building as Research Platform (Antelman & York, NCSU)
–From the Version of Record to a Version of the Record (Herbert Van de Sompel)
–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)