Podcasts: Wikipedia & Libraries, RDA, DMPTool/DataUp/DataONE, and More

Interviews with selected attendees and speakers from CNI’s fall 2012 membership meeting, produced by EDUCAUSE, are now available at

http://www.educause.edu/blogs/gbayne/coalition-networked-information-fall-2012-meeting-podcasts

The podcasts include the following conversations:

* Sigrun Eckelmann on the German Research Foundation

* Fran Berman and Chris Greer on the Research Data Alliance

* David Rosenthal discusses preservation as a service (PaaS)

* Carly Strasser and John Kunze on tools that support scientists throughout the research data life cycle: DMPTool, DataUp, and DataONE

* Anita de Waard on the Force 11 Research and e-Scholarship Community

* Merrilee Proffitt and Sara Snyder on the connection between Wikipedia and libraries

ETD 2013 – Call for Papers

The ETD Conference is the premier international event where new developments and good practice in electronic theses and dissertations management are shared.  Here is the Call for Papers for the next conference, to be held in Hong Kong in September, 2013.  Disclosure – I am on the Board of the NDLTD, one of the sponsors of the Conference.
–Joan Lippincott
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Call for papers
ETD 2013
Sep 23 – 26, 2013
Hong Kong

The Program Committee of the 16th International Symposium on Electronic Theses and Dissertations, ETD 2013, invites you to submit your proposals for oral presentations, papers and posters.

ETD is the key international conference to attend in order to stay abreast of developments and trends in electronic theses and dissertations initiatives around the world. Plan to attend this important conference and consider submitting a proposal to present a paper exploring one of the themes of the symposium. This is an exciting opportunity to share your knowledge and experience with the larger ETD community.

Under the theme “Asian Values, Western Thought, World Treasure”, the 16th ETD symposium will explore relations between ETDs and Open Access, with many examples and speakers from Asia and the West. We invite you to submit proposals that address the following or related sub-themes:

·         Open Access; using ETDs to forge an institutional culture of open access
·         Intellectual property, e.g. issues to consider with respect to IP and copyright, other potential legal options such as Creative Commons, how your institution deals with copyright and ETDs
·         Institutional repositories and ETDs, e.g., what role ETDs play in repositories, can institutional repositories influence the development of ETDs; your institutional experience implementing an institutional repository for ETDs
·         Integrating ETDs into the total research picture; their role in e-research and e-science
·         Integrating ETDs in national and international services (syndication, OAI-PMH, discovery services, syntactic and semantic interoperability)
·         Integrating ETDs into local services (student portals, educational portals and platforms, institutional repositories, current research information systems (CRIS), etc.
·         Technical issues related to ETD implementation
·         Tutorials for beginners

Papers will be limited to 20 minutes. Abstracts of approximately 200 words should be submitted by April 15, 2013. The selected authors will be notified by May 15, 2013. All contributions must be written in English or Chinese.  All contributions will be made available on this web site after the conference, and possibly also in a printed publication.  Please send your abstract to etdpapers@lib.hku.hk.  Please include these details in your email for author and each co-author (if any):
·         Your full name
·         Oral presentation, paper, or poster?
·         Title of work
·         Honorific (Dr. Prof, Mr. Ms. Etc)
·         Position title
·         Institution
·         Address
You will be notified of receipt of your abstract via email.

For the latest information concerning ETD 2013, visit the conference website at http://lib.hku.hk/etd2013/about.html or contact,
David T Palmer
Associate University Librarian
HKU Libraries
etdinfo@lib.hku.hk

ETD 2013 is co-organised by The University of Hong Kong Libraries, Hong Kong Public Libraries, and the Networked Digital Library of Theses & Dissertations (NDLTD).

Last Call: CNI Proposals Due by Feb. 21

As a final reminder, project briefing proposals for the CNI Spring 2013 Membership Meeting are due NEXT THURS. Feb. 21. Proposals may be submitted by email to joan, or via the online form:

https://www.cni.org/mm/spring-2013/s13-submit-a-proposal/

If you have any questions about submitting a proposal, please feel free to contact Joan Lippincott (joan) or me (diane).

The meeting will be held April 4-5, 2013 in San Antonio, TX. The Twitter hashtag for this meeting is #cni13s.

REMINDER: Proposals Due for CNI Spring 2013

The submission deadline for CNI’s spring 2013 membership meeting is fast approaching! The meeting will be held on April 4-5 in San Antonio, TX.

Proposals for project briefings are due no later than Thursday, February 21.
A limited number of proposals are accepted.
For details, and for a submission form, please consult https://www.cni.org/mm/spring-2013/s13-submit-a-proposal/.

Meeting and hotel registration deadline is Tuesday, March 5: https://www.cni.org/mm/spring-2013/s13-registration-accommodations/.

Please use #cni13s in tweets about this meeting.

Report, CNI Roundtable: Institutional Strategies & Platforms for Scholarly Publishing

We have just posted a report on the Executive Roundtable that was held at the fall CNI meeting on Dec. 10, 2012. The topic was Institutional Strategies & Platforms for Scholarly Publishing. Teams representing senior level library and IT organizations from 13 institutions described their experiences, concerns, strategies, and future plans related to this dynamic and evolving landscape. The report summarizes the discussion and includes strategies on library-faculty partnerships, concerns beyond the hosting and editorial processes, e-journal and digital monograph initiatives, and relationships between institutional publishing units and commercial entities. The report is available at:

https://www.cni.org/executive-roundtable-reports/institutional-strategies-platforms-scholarly-publishing/

Video: PressForward Project & Scholarly Communication on the Open Web (Cohen & Troyano)

The PressForward Project & Scholarly Communication on the Open Web, a project briefing presented at CNI’s fall 2012 membership meeting by Dan Cohen and Joan Fragaszy Troyano from the Roy Rosenzweig Center for History & New Media at George Mason University, is now available on CNI’s two video channels:

YouTube:


Vimeo: http://vimeo.com/58456934

A healthy ecosystem for scholarly communication requires a continuum from independently distributed work to post-publication peer review. With funding from the Sloan Foundation, the Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media at George Mason University created the PressForward project to explore and produce the best means for collecting, screening, and drawing attention to the vast expanse of scholarship that is currently decentralized across the web or does not fit into traditional genres such as the journal article or the monograph.

This video provides an overview of current efforts to distribute and evaluate scholarly work available on the open web, and an explanation of the experimental methods behind PressForward’s Digital Humanities Now and Journal of Digital Humanities. It also includes a preview of the open source adaptations to WordPress software that PressForward is developing to enable scholarly communities to easily aggregate, select, and credit work published on the open web.

Previously-released video from CNI’s fall 2012 meeting:
Extending Access to Scholarly Resources: JSTOR’s Alumni Program (Heterick, JSTOR; Gibbons, Yale; Jaggars, Columbia; Tamarkin, Duke)
http://vimeo.com/56136553
What Is College For? The Future of Higher Education (Hunter R. Rawlings III, Association of American Universities)
http://youtu.be/zDLuCjCglDg
MOOCs, Mobility, and Changing Scholarly Practice: CNI’s Perspective on 2012 and 2013 (Cliff Lynch, CNI)
http://youtu.be/Fvys5VZrjsI
Massive Open Online Courses as Drivers for Change (Lynne O’Brien, Duke U.)
http://youtu.be/UbK0i4mhpWU

Look for more announcements soon on videos of other sessions from the fall 2012 CNI meeting. To see all videos available from CNI, visit CNI’s video channels on YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/cnivideo) and Vimeo (http://vimeo.com/channels/cni).

Beyond the PDF2 Conference, March 2013

CNI’s recent fall meeting featured a project briefing on Force 11 (https://www.cni.org/topics/scholarly-communication/force-11/), the group organizing this upcoming conference, which will be of interest to many in the CNI community:

Beyond the PDF2 conference (http://www.force11.org/beyondthepdf2)

Tuesday, March 19, 2013 to Wednesday, March 20, 2013
Pakhuis de Zwijger, Amsterdam, NL

Scholarly communication across all disciplines is changing profoundly under the influence of new technologies. New models, tools and standards are being developed that aim to enhance, enable or entirely replace formerly ingrained forms of scholarly communication, including publications, courses, conferences and policy. The Beyond the PDF conference brings together scholars, librarians, archivists, publishers and research funders in a lively forum, not just to broaden awareness of current efforts across disciplines, but to define the future through discussions, challenge projects, demonstrations and seeding new partnerships and collaborations. Individually and collectively, we aim to bring about a change in modern scholarly communications through the effective use of information technology. Beyond the PDF is organized by FORCE11 (http://force11.org), a group of stakeholders that arose organically from the first Beyond the PDF workshop, held at the University of California, San Diego, in 2011, and a follow on workshop held at Dagstuhl that same year. We will actively engage the membership of FORCE11 to shape and evolve this and future workshops, as the conference itself provides a platform for those interested in creating new modes of conference organization and participation. FORCE11 and the Beyond the PDF conference are supported by a grant from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.

Video: JSTOR’s Alumni Program

Extending Access to Scholarly Resources: JSTOR’s Alumni Program, a presentation given at CNI’s fall 2012 membership meeting in December is now available on CNI’s two video channels:

YouTube: https://youtu.be/bO11_k7N_0c
Vimeo: http://vimeo.com/56136553

In 2009, JSTOR began partnering with various institutions in a pilot program to provide access to their alumni. After nearly three years of collecting feedback on the program, and based on an enthusiastic response from pilot partners, the Alumni Access program is being made accessible to all JSTOR participating institutions. In this video, librarians who participated in the pilot will discuss how this tool was used for engaging with alumni, and what was learned about the level of interest in access to scholarly resources after graduation.

Panelists include:
* Bruce Heterick
Vice President, Outreach & Participation Services
JSTOR

* Susan Gibbons
University Librarian
Yale University

* Damon Jaggars
Associate University Librarian for Collections and Services
Columbia University

* Molly Tamarkin
Associate University Librarian for Information Technology
Duke University

Previously-released video from this meeting:
What Is College For? The Future of Higher Education (Hunter R. Rawlings III, AAU)
http://youtu.be/zDLuCjCglDg
MOOCs, Mobility, and Changing Scholarly Practice: CNI’s Perspective on 2012 and 2013 (Cliff Lynch, CNI)
http://youtu.be/Fvys5VZrjsI
Massive Open Online Courses as Drivers for Change (Lynne O’Brien, Duke U.)
http://youtu.be/UbK0i4mhpWU

Look for more announcements soon of more videos from the fall 2012 CNI meeting. To see all videos available from CNI, visit CNI’s video channels on YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/cnivideo) and Vimeo (http://vimeo.com/channels/cni).

New PCAST report on Networking & Information Tech R&D

The President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST) has issued a “progress report” on its 2010 review of US Federal programs and investments in Neworking and Information Technology research and Development. The report can be found at

http://www.whitehouse.gov/sites/default/files/microsites/ostp/pcast-nitrd2013.pdf

There’s a background posting from the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) here:

http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2013/01/17/pcast-updates-assessment-networking-and-infotech-rd

My thanks to the indispensible Computing Community Consortium Blog for the pointer to this.

Clifford Lynch
Director, CNI

Video: What is College For? Closing Plenary by AAU’s Hunter Rawlings

What Is College For? The Future of Higher Education, the closing plenary from CNI’s fall 2012 membership meeting by Association of American Universities President Hunter R. Rawlings III, is now available on CNI’s two video channels:

YouTube:


Vimeo:
https://vimeo.com/56015654

As former president of both the University of Iowa and Cornell University, and now as President of the Association of American Universities (AAU), Hunter Rawlings is ideally positioned for understanding how higher education in the United States is changing in response to a wide range of pressures and new opportunities. In this talk, Rawlings shares some of his perspectives on these developments, and helps us to better understand the broad context for our collective efforts to support and advance the scholarly enterprise.

Previously-released video from this meeting:
MOOCs, Mobility, and Changing Scholarly Practice: CNI’s Perspective on 2012 and 2013 (Cliff Lynch, CNI)
http://youtu.be/Fvys5VZrjsI
Massive Open Online Courses as Drivers for Change (Lynne O’Brien, Duke U.)
http://youtu.be/UbK0i4mhpWU

Look for more announcements soon on videos of other sessions from the fall 2012 CNI meeting. To see all videos available from CNI, visit CNI’s video channels on YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/cnivideo) and Vimeo (http://vimeo.com/channels/cni).

Last updated:  Friday, February 1st, 2013