Coalition for Networked Information
Pre-Recorded Project Briefing Series
This edition guide overviews the six contributed videos in the November 2023 edition of CNI’s Pre-Recorded Project Briefing Series. Click the links to watch the videos and see corresponding details and resources.
Tracking technology innovation and its impact on the CNI community is a key part of our work, and there has been no shortage of advancements, opportunities, and controversies surrounding various emerging technologies of late:
- In the summer of 2022, the University of Leeds commissioned a research project on the potential of artificial intelligence (AI) and digital transformations in libraries. This project culminated in a major report that was released in August 2023. Looking Towards a Brighter Future: The Potentiality of AI and Digital Transformations to Library Spaces overviews the report’s valuable insights and practical guidance, focusing on how AI might meet evolving user needs.
- Toronto Metropolitan University (TMU) Libraries Immersion Studio: An Overview of a Shared Immersive Technology Initiative to Enhance Educational Experiences shares TMU’s experience implementing a shared immersive extended reality environment to support teaching, learning, and research. The briefing includes specific domain examples and discusses the impact, limitations, and future of TMU’s Immersion Studio.
A pair of briefings highlight institutional approaches and resources in response to the continued push to “open,” spurred in part by recent guidance on public access to federally funded research outputs.
- Example of an Integrated Response to the New Data Management and Sharing Policy Context at an Academic Institution shares Weill Cornell Medicine (WCM)’s response to data management policy changes. WCM built upon its pre-existing services and systems to establish a comprehensive global ecosystem assisting users in all aspects of data management across the research data lifecycle. They introduced a novel application, the Weill Cornell Medicine Institutional Data Repository for Research (WIDRR), to streamline data retention processes.
- Lessons for Librarians in Open Science Principles and Methods provides an update to a 2022 briefing and shares how the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) Library, supported by a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services, is set to develop 14 instructional modules for librarians on open science related topics, including data management; FAIR (Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, and Reusable) and CARE (Collective benefit, Authority to control, Responsibility, and Ethics) principles; inclusivity; reproducibility; open science hardware; and open science team agreements. The lessons will eventually be publicly accessible through the Carpentries Incubator platform.
ArchivesSpace, a community-supported, open-source archival information management system used to describe and manage collections while also making them publicly accessible, celebrated its 10th anniversary in 2023. The briefing, ArchivesSpace at 10: Reflections on Developing a Sustainable Open-Source Content Management System, discusses the evolution of the application and user community.
Lastly, ReCiter’s Role in Streamlining Academic Publication Identification and Reporting, explains how ReCiter, an open-source, machine-learning tool that identifies individual-authored publications in PubMed, amalgamates external data, refines records, gives machine learning-guided authorship recommendations, standardizes data and includes inferences regarding author position and one-click generation of bibliometric reports. The infrastructure ensures institutions can efficiently manage diverse scholarly reporting and profiling needs.
We thank the presenters for their work and for sharing it with our community; please be in touch with them directly with comments and questions. The next call for proposals for the series is open until December 15.
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