Video: NIH Contribution to the Commons

Philip Bourne of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) discusses the challenge of making biomedical science research more cost effectiveness and how current initiatives at the NIH are focusing on this challenge. The NIH Contribution to the Commons, a talk presented at CNI’s December 2014 member meeting, is now available online:


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Symposium on Open Access, the Law, and Public Information – May 19, 2015 in Dallas

The University of North Texas Libraries has put on a series of engaging and timely symposia on Open Access. Here’s information on one coming up soon.
–Joan Lippincott

We are delighted to announce this year’s Open Access Symposium, focused this time on the topic of Open Access, the Law, and Public Information. This year’s symposium will be held in Dallas, Texas, on May 19, with a conference reception on the evening of May 18. Please consider proposing a session; we hope to see you there!

Symposium on Open Access, the Law, and Public Information

The University of North Texas Libraries invites you to attend Open Access, the Law, and Public Information. UNT’s sixth annual Open Access Symposium will take place May 19, 2015 at the UNT College of Law in Dallas, TX. Mary Alice Baish (U.S. Superintendent of Documents) will deliver an address about the new Federal Information Preservation Network, the recent national initiative for public information in the United States.

The 2015 symposium will examine the broad issue of ensuring public access to legal, government, and other varieties of public sphere information. Presentations will include topics in IR deposit of public and legal information, web harvesting and preservation of the government web domain, the Uniform Electronic Legal Materials Act, and federal mandates for preserving research data. This symposium typically brings together researchers, librarians, administrators, and other OA stakeholders with an interest in engaging with the broad topic of Open Access. While the schedule of sessions is already filling up, there may be opportunities for additional presenters who are interested in participating; contact us directly if interested.

Registration is now open!

Visit to register.

* early-bird registration (through April 3): $80
* regular registration (April 4 – May 8): $95
Hotel accommodations are available immediately adjacent to the venue at the Hotel Indigo in downtown Dallas next to the UNT College of Law in Dallas, TX. Updated lodging information will be posted soon; see the conference website at:

Best regards,

Martin Halbert (Ph.D., MLIS)
UNT Dean of Libraries and Associate Professor

CNI Program Announced; Registration closes FRIDAY

We have a stellar program lined up for CNI’s April membership meeting in Seattle: Brewster Kahle of the Internet Archive will present the opening keynote, University of Washington iSchool professor Carole Palmer will give the closing keynote, and you can find a preliminary list of project briefing titles and speakers here:

There is still time to register! The deadline is this FRIDAY, March 20. Information about registration & accommodations is available online:

If you have questions about meeting registration, please contact Jackie Eudell at The event will be held at the Seattle, Westin Hotel in Seattle, Washington, April 13-14. Tweet & follow this meeting: #cni15s

See you in Seattle!

Video: Digital Preservation & Institutional Failures

Jerome McDonough of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign explores whether libraries, archives and museums are designed in a way which facilitates long-term access to cultural heritage materials. Falling Though the Cracks: Digital Preservation and Institutional Failures, a talk presented at CNI’s December 2014 member meeting, is now available online:

and on Vimeo:

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Digital Initiatives Symposium

2015 University of San Diego Digital Initiatives Symposium

Wednesday, April 29, 2015, 9:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace & Justice, University of San Diego

Join University of San Diego’s Copley Library for a day-long event focused on the digital elements of library ecosystems and institutional repositories as well as a bepress Digital Commons user group meeting. Please see the conference program at

For registration and program information, please visit:
$50 registration includes lunch and afternoon refreshments
Please register by March 23, 2015 but open until filled

Featured keynote speakers will be:
Heather Joseph, Executive Director, SPARC
Kenneth D. Crews, Attorney, Gipson Hoffman & Pancione
Faculty, Columbia Law School

Panel Sessions:
Matthew Gilchrist, Tom Keegan and Paul Soderdahl | University of Iowa
DIY History: Building Digital Connections between Special Collections and the Undergraduate Classroom

Shannon Davis and Joel Minor | Washington University
The James Merrill Digital Archive: Channeling the Collaborative Spirit(s)
Andreas Kratky, Virginia Kuhn and Michaela Ullmann | University of Southern California
The Architectural Touch: Gestural Approaches to Library Search

Concurrent Sessions:
Wendy Fall, Rose Fortier and Heather James | Marquette University
Between Subject and Tech Expertise: Collaborating with Faculty for Digital Humanities Projects

Lopez D. Matthews, Jr. and Andrew Sulavik | Howard University
Kenvi C. Phillips | Moorland-Spingarn Research Center
Digitizing the Black Experience: The Building of ‘Digital Howard’ and the ‘Portal to the Black Experience’

Julia Gelfand and Mitchell Brown | UC Irvine
Bethany Harris | UC San Diego
UC Open Access Policy: Not Always the Field of Dreams, But the Field of Hope

Amy Hunsaker | University of Nevada, Reno
Turning Back the Clock: Retrofitting Metadata in Legacy Digital Collections

Keven Jeffery, Kathryn Houk, Jordan Nielsen and Jenny Wong-Welch | San Diego State University Creating and Sustaining a Digital Syllabus Collection

Kristin Laughtin-Dunker | Chapman University
Annie Knight | Santa Ana College
Librarian Collaboration and Teaching Undergraduates about Open Access

Alex Gil and Simone Sacchi | Columbia University
Arden Kirkland | Syracuse University
Long-Term Preservation of Digital Humanities Projects

Abbie Weinberg and Meaghan J. Brown | Folger Shakespeare Library
‘O wiki’d wit and gifts, that have the power / So to seduce!’: Creating a Public Collaborative Digital Space for a Special Collections Environment

Jeff Rubin | Tulane University
BAMBOULA/NOLA: A Community Sound Repository and Experience

Melanie Hubbard | Loyola Marymount University
Materializing Hypertexts: Bridging the ‘Gap’ Between Digital and Analog

Marcia McIntosh | University of North Texas
Rescuing Texas History: Institutional Repository Development at The University of North Texas

Rebecca Hirsch and Kevin L. Glick | Yale University
Restricted Access to Digitized Archival Collections: Copyright, Privacy and Donor Restrictions in 20th Century Archival Collections

For further information contact Kelly Riddle at or 619-260-6850.

Dr. Theresa S. Byrd
Dean of the University Library
Helen K. and James S. Copley Library
University of San Diego
5998 Alcalá Park
San Diego, CA 92110-2492
Phone: (619) 260-7522
Fax: (619) 849-8301

Personal Digital Archiving 2015 NYC April 24-26

The web site for Personal Digital Archiving 2015, to be held in New York City April 24-26 is now available and includes logistical information and the preliminary program. Registration, also linked to the site, will open next week. CNI is delighted to once again be a collaborating organization for this meeting.

Clifford Lynch
Director, CNI

Open Repositories 2015, June 8-11, Indianapolis, Registration Open

I wanted to share the announcements below regarding registration and keynote speakers for the upcoming Open Repositories 2015 meeting. CNI is delighted to once again serve as a cooperating organization for this conference.

Clifford Lynch
Director, CNI

OR2015 NEWS: Registration Opens; Speakers from Mozilla and Google Announced

We are pleased to announce that registration is now open for the 10th International Conference on Open Repositories, to be held on June 8-11, 2015 in Indianapolis, Indiana, United States of America. Full registration details and a link to the registration form may be found at:

OR2015 is co-hosted by Indiana University Bloomington Libraries, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Library, and Virginia Tech Libraries.

OR2015 Registration and Fees:
An early registration fee of $450 USD will be available until May 8. After May 8, the registration fee will increase to $500 USD. This registration fee covers participation in general conference sessions, workshops, and interest group sessions, as well as the conference dinner on Wednesday, June 10 and poster reception on Tuesday, June 9. For a draft outline of the conference schedule, please see:

Participants may register online at: iuconfs. Any other questions about the conference may be directed to the conference organizing committee by using the form at:

Hotel Reservations:
The OR2015 conference will take place at the Hyatt Regency Indianapolis hotel, conveniently located in the heart of downtown Indianapolis. Special room rates at the Hyatt starting at $159 USD per night have been negotiated for conference attendees and will be available for booking through May 16. More information on hotel reservations and travel is available at:

Keynote and Featured Speakers:
Reflecting the significant milestone of the 10th Open Repositories conference and this year’s theme of “Looking Back, Moving Forward: Open Repositories at the Crossroads,” we are pleased to announce the conference’s two plenary speakers:

Kaitlin Thaney will be giving the opening keynote talk on the morning of Tuesday, June 9. Kaitlin is director of the Mozilla Science Lab, an open science initiative of the Mozilla Foundation focused on innovation, best practice and skills training for research. Prior to Mozilla, she served as the Manager of External Partnerships at Digital Science, a technology company that works to make research more efficient through better use of technology. Kaitlin also advises the UK government on infrastructure for data intensive science and business, serves as a Director for DataKind UK, and is the founding co-chair for the Strata Conference series in London on big data. Prior to Mozilla and Digitial Science, Kaitlin managed the science program at Creative Commons, worked with MIT and Microsoft, and wrote for the Boston Globe. You can learn more about the Science Lab at and follow Kaitlin online at @kaythaney.

Anurag Acharya will be the featured speaker at the plenary session on the morning of Wednesday, June 10, presenting on “Indexing repositories: pitfalls and best practices.” Anurag is a Distinguished Engineer at Google and creator of Google Scholar, and he previously led the indexing group at Google. He has a Bachelors in Computer Science from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur and a PhD in Computer Science from Carnegie Mellon. Prior to joining Google, he was a post-doctoral researcher at the University of Maryland, College Park and an assistant professor at the University of California, Santa Barbara.

We look forward to seeing you at OR2015!

Jon Dunn, Julie Speer, and Sarah Shreeves
OR2015 Conference Organizing Committee

Holly Mercer, William Nixon, and Imma Subirats
OR2015 Program Co-Chairs

Video: Preserving NYPL’s Audio/Moving Image Collections

Ann Thornton and Evelyn Frangakis of the New York Public Library discuss the race against the clock to preserve the Library’s massive, historic collection of audio and moving image recordings at CNI’s December 2014 member meeting.

Stewarding New York Public Library’s Audio and Moving Image Research Collections into the Future is now available online:

and on Vimeo:

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Archiving 2015 Preliminary Program

The preliminary program for Archiving 2015 is now available:

The program, available online only, provides an overview of the conference, as well as registration, hotel, and travel information.
The conference brings together a unique community of imaging novices and experts from libraries, archives, records management, and information technology institutions from around the world to discuss and explore the expanding field of digital archiving and preservation. The meeting will be held at the Getty Center in Los Angeles, CA, May 19-22.

CNI is pleased to be a cooperating organization for this meeting again this year.

Video: Assessing a Decade of Internet Identity

Ken Klingenstein of Internet2 discusses the current and past Internet identity protocols and practices, and he considers its future in this talk presented at CNI’s December 2014 member meeting.

A Decade In: Assessing the Impacts and Futures of Internet Identity is now available online:

and on Vimeo:

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Last updated:  Friday, February 1st, 2013