An alternative access method for the same information available from the CNI-ANNOUNCE listserv.
The CNI Spring 2019 Membership Meeting schedule is now online. We invite you to explore the program on the meeting website:
or at Sched.com:
Recently we have used Sched, our mobile meeting solution, to better anticipate room size needs. If you would like to use Sched to build a custom agenda, we ask that you consider adding sessions you plan to attend to your Sched agenda soon so that we may have some idea of the expected crowds for each session and make any necessary adjustments to room assignments. Sched allows conference organizers to monitor session interest by revealing how many attendees have added any given breakout to their personalized schedules – by selecting your sessions of interest early, we hope to better accommodate your needs.
Please note: You are not required to have an account with Sched in order to view the program information; a Sched account is necessary ONLY if you wish to use some of the features, including building a custom agenda. A Sched account is entirely optional. We hope you will find it to be a convenient and useful resource as you plan for the meeting and explore the program.
We look forward to seeing you in St. Louis!
-Diane Goldenberg-Hart, CNI
This report has just come out from our colleagues at JISC in the UK, addressing one of the fundamental problems in research data management.
Read the blog here:
or access the full report directly from here:
Here’s an opportunity to provide comments on a topic of interest – web privacy and web analytics. Please follow the links to the resources below and consider providing some input to the project team. In addition, those attending the Spring CNI meeting in St. Louis will have an opportunity to attend a session on this project and provide input in person.
—Joan Lippincott, CNI
The IMLS-funded National Forum on Web Privacy and Web Analytics project team is excited to share an update. Last fall we hosted an event at Montana State University that brought together 40 librarians, technologists, and privacy researchers with the goal of producing a practical roadmap for enhancing our analytics practice in support of privacy. Today, we’re sharing the in-draft documents that represent the results of this community Forum.
We’ve created an Action Handbook that provides resources and best practices to guide libraries in responsibly implementing web analytics. We’re also sharing 8 Pathways to Action, which are community initiatives for achieving better analytics practices that support user privacy. All documents are available for public comment via our project website: http://www.lib.montana.edu/privacy-forum.
We hope that you will take a closer look and provide critical feedback and new ideas for improvement. Your feedback is requested by April 1 so that we can incorporate it into our final documents. Your feedback will directly inform the development and finalization of these ideas and documents. We appreciate the time and energy it takes to read and review, and we’re grateful for any comments you make to the documents. We’ll release another update in May when the documents are finalized.
Please contact Project Director Scott Young [http://www.lib.montana.edu/people/99] for more information on the project and the documents that we’ve shared above.
Registration is now open for for Archiving 2019 in Lisbon, Portugal, May 14-17; the early registration deadline is April 15.
CNI is pleased to serve again this year as a supporter of this important event, focusing on the digitization, preservation, and access of 2D, 3D, and AV materials.
-Diane Goldenberg-Hart, CNI
We invite you to join us in Lisbon, Portugal at the Torre do Tombo National Archive (National Archives of Portugal) for Archiving 2019 to discuss the most pressing issues in the cultural heritage landscape related to the digital preservation of and access to 2D, 3D, and AV materials.
ARCHIVING 2019 KEYNOTES
• How the Market Changed: And the Lives of Photographs Jonas Palm
• The JPEG2000 Suite of Standards: Capabilities and New Opportunities David Taubman
• CERN’s Digital Memory: When Patrimony Data Meets Scientific Jean-Yves Le Meur
SHORT COURSE PROGRAM
• 13 intro to advanced courses
• 4 tracks: Capture, Processing, Workflow, and Access
• 6 NEW courses for 2019
• Taught by industry experts
VIEW THE PROGRAM FOR FULL DETAILS: http://www.imaging.org/archiving
DT: Division of Cultural Heritage
Follow us on Twitter @ImagingOrg & LinkedIn IS&T Archiving Group
Hosted by the Society for Imaging Science and Technology (IS&T)
A few places remain for registrants in the CNI/ARL Digital Scholarship Planning Workshop. The deadline is March 14, 2019. Please see below for additional information on the workshop.
Joan Lippincott, CNI
The Coalition for Networked Information (CNI) and the Association of Research Libraries (ARL) are pleased to announce that registration is open for the next Digital Scholarship Planning Workshop, co-sponsored and hosted by Northeastern University on March 25-26, 2019 on the Northeastern University campus in Boston, MA.
The collaborative, interactive workshop is designed both for those in the beginning of a planning process and for those from institutions seeking to take their services and expertise to the next level. The workshop will feature group activities, short case-study type presentations, panels of students and faculty, and a plenary speaker.
Topics will include:
Anticipating and Assessing Needs
Governance and Funding
Initiatives in Teaching & Learning and Research
Faculty and Student Engagement
Space and Place
Institutionalizing Digital Scholarship
This workshop is designed to help teams and individuals charged with developing and implementing digital scholarship programs, including:
Partners from academic administration, information technology, and other relevant campus units
Librarians who will have a role in digital scholarship
Faculty who are involved in the planning, leadership, or activities of digital scholarship centers
The planning team for the workshop includes: Dan Cohen, Patrick Yott, and Julia Flanders (Northeastern University), Kimberly Kowal (Boston College), Trevor Munoz (University of Maryland), and Joan Lippincott (CNI).
Additional information and a link to registration ($350/individual) are available at https://dsg.neu.edu/cni_workshop/
Joan K. Lippincott, Ph.D.
Associate Executive Director
Coalition for Networked Information
21 Dupont Circle, Suite 800
Washington, DC 20036
The registration deadline for the Spring 2019 CNI membership meeting is TOMORROW, MARCH 5th. If you haven’t registered for the meeting or made hotel accommodations, please do so by tomorrow. Details about the hotel are available from the meeting website at:
If you have questions about registration, please contact Jackie Eudell at firstname.lastname@example.org. The meeting will be held at The Ritz-Carlton in St. Louis, Missouri on April 8-9.
We look forward to seeing you there!
All materials from CNI’s Fall 2018 Membership Meeting are now available from the meeting website (https://www.cni.org/events/mm/fall-2018), including these recently released interviews from the meeting, courtesy of EDUCAUSE:
- David S. H. Rosenthal: Blockchain: What’s Not to Like? https://soundcloud.com/educause/cni-podcast-blockchain-whats-not-to-like
- Kenning Arlitsch and Scott W.H. Young: Do Academic Libraries Protect Privacy in the Digital Age? https://soundcloud.com/educause/cni-library-privacyfinal
- Micaela Parker: The Moore-Sloan Data Science Environments https://soundcloud.com/educause/the-moore-sloan-data-science-environments
- Nathan Hall and Jamie Wittenberg: Developing a Library Strategy for 3D and Virtual Reality https://soundcloud.com/educause/cni-podcast-developing-a-library-strategy-for-3d-and-virtual-reality
- Roger Schonfeld: The State of Digital Preservation https://soundcloud.com/educause/cni-podcast-the-state-of-digital-preservation
The summary of the discussions from this invitational roundtable, which followed the CNI/Jisc meeting in July 2018 in Oxford, England is now available. It can be found at
Note that this is identical in content to the version that is available at Jisc, at
except that it has been reformatted from A4 to US sized paper.
I’m delighted to announce the plenary speakers for the upcoming CNI meeting.
Professor Kathleen Fitzpatrick of Michigan State University will open the meeting. She will be speaking on “Generous Thinking: Sustainability, Solidarity and the Common Good,” drawing on her newly-published book Generous Thinking: A Radical Approach to Saving the University.
Professor Michael Nelson of Old Dominion University will close the meeting with his talk “Web Archives at the Nexus of Good Fakes and Flawed Originals,” which will explore the current perhaps surprisingly fragile state of web archives and prospects for the future.
Both of these should be wonderful presentations, and I’m deeply grateful to Kathleen and Michael for joining us. You can find full information about these presentations on the CNI web site, at
As a reminder, registration closes on March 5.
The 2020 International Digital Curation Conference will be held in Dublin, Ireland February 17-20, 2020. This will be the 15th of these major international conferences on digital curation; CNI has been a collaborating organization since the beginning. The 2019 conference was just recently held in Melbourne, Australia and I thought it was exceptional; materials are now linked to the conference agenda at
I’ll put out additional information on the 2020 Conference here when it’s available (probably not for a while) but I wanted to get a hold the date message out.