Coalition for Networked Information
Pre-Recorded Project Briefing Series
The February 2023 edition of CNI’s Pre-Recorded Project Briefing Series is now available for viewing. This edition includes eleven videos that address a wide range of important developments.
A handful of briefings address the recent and anticipated policies, guidance, and legislation in areas that impact research and information services. Presentations offering insight on these developments include Research Libraries and Section 230 (Katherine Klosek, Association of Research Libraries) and Leverage Libraries to Achieve Historic Progress Toward Digital Equity for All, in which representatives from ACRL and ALA explain the unprecedented opportunity for libraries to benefit from the federal government’s historic investments in digital equity, literacy, and inclusion.
Other presentations explore various aspects of repositories, digital preservation and/or research data management:
- From Publication to Reuse: Making Data in Dryad Data Science Friendly describes Dryad’s new and upcoming capabilities to support data set usability in the wake of new policies from the Office of Science and Technology Policy and funding bodies such as the National Institutes of Health.
- Speakers from several organizations present Introducing Borealis, the Canadian Dataverse Repository, about a national, bilingual, and multi-disciplinary research data repository service for Canadian researchers.
- Lastly Archival Resource Key (ARK) Persistent Identifiers Come of Age: 21 Years, 1000 Institutions shares new use cases and provides an update on the project since ARK’s 2020 CNI briefing.
- OA Book Usage Data Trust Update: Navigating Open Access (OA) Usage Data Interoperability and Reuse through Community Informed Data Sharing Agreements and Data Trust Participation Rules discusses streamlining book impact reporting and improving publication management. This presentation builds upon a project briefing presented at the Spring 2021 CNI Member Meeting.
- A team from Caltech explains how A Sustainable, Lightweight Approach to Digital Content Management and Publication dramatically reduces costs compared with existing publishing platforms. The briefing overviews two exemplars: an open access digital textbook and the online publication of Caltech Oral History interviews.
- In Poised at the Crossroads: Preservation and Public Access to Humanities Research, representatives from Emory University’s Center for Digital Scholarship and the Letters of Samuel Beckett Project discuss their collaboration to preserve and make accessible the complementary primary research that resulted from preparations for the final published volume of Beckett’s letters.
In Research Libraries Collaboratively Bridging the Accessible Works Gap, presenters share updates from the ARL-CARL Marrakesh Treaty Implementation project, a follow-on to the spring 2021 briefing. Representatives from the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs discuss their innovative efforts in Decolonization of Academic Research Libraries through Storytelling with a program that centers and celebrates diverse lived experiences through storytelling.
Lastly, “You Autocomplete Me.” Navigating Human-Machine Relationships for Responsible Artificial Intelligence and Data Science Implementations presents examples of AI and data science prototypes in use at Montana State University Library, and how to promote familiarity and competence in these areas within the organization.
Our sincere thanks to all who contributed to this edition. We hope you will share these videos widely and contact presenters directly with comments and questions about their work. We welcome your feedback about this edition, this program, or any other aspect of CNI’s work. The call for proposals for the next edition will be posted to CNI-ANNOUNCE in the coming weeks.
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