The submission deadline for CNI’s fall 2020 virtual membership meeting is fast approaching! The meeting will take place online Nov. 10-Dec. 15.
Week 1 deadline is next Monday, October 19.
A limited number of project briefings are accepted.
Anyone may submit a proposal, including non-members.
For details, and to submit a proposal: https://www.cni.org/mm/fall-2020/project-briefing-proposals-f20
Theme descriptions and deadlines
Week 1: Developing and Managing Networked Information Content
Proposals due Oct. 19
CNI has broad interests across all forms of digital content that can be used to support research and education. Some examples of potential topics within this theme would be strategies for the creation, management, presentation, accessibility, and preservation of digital collections, digital libraries, and federated services in support of digital content, or the reassessment of content and collections in light of current developments in diversity, inclusion and equity. Digital scholarship, institutional repositories, and digital preservation are popular issues in this area.
Week 2: Transforming Organizations, Professions, and Individuals
Proposals due Oct. 21
CNI seeks to highlight and promote organizational initiatives that facilitate cooperation across institutional units and professional cultures, particularly with respect to collaboration between librarians, information technologists, and other key players within the research and education ecosystem (offices of research, faculty, publishers, and instructional designers and technologists, for example). Currently, particular areas of focus within this theme include career paths and professionalization of roles for those who support data-intensive research, organizational structures to support digital scholarship, the acquisition and creation of instructional materials, and responding to and advancing changing scholarly research practices.
Week 3: Building Technology, Standards, and Infrastructure
Proposals due Oct. 23
This area of CNI’s focus comprises the key areas of standards and infrastructure development. Other examples of topics within this theme would include identifiers, digital books, metadata, distributed and federated network services, harvesting, recommender systems, personalization and other emerging technologies. Issues surrounding security and privacy would also fall under this theme.
Week 4: Emerging Issues and Developments Related to the Current Crisis
Proposals due Oct. 26
We will use the fourth week of our meeting to focus on challenges and strategies that have emerged or grown increasingly acute in recent months. Here we anticipate focus primarily to be on the impact of COVID-19 on campuses, instructional and research resilience, implications of coming disruptions such as climate change, or responses to other societal developments although we welcome proposals on other themes relevant to CNI’s program that have taken on particular urgency of late.
More information is at https://www.cni.org/mm/fall-2020/project-briefing-proposals-f20. Follow along: #cni20f
-Diane Goldenberg-Hart, CNI