CNI’s Executive Roundtable series assembles executive teams (usually the chief librarian and chief information technology officer, but varying depending on the topic) from about 10 member organizations for a focused discussion on a topic of interest on the morning of the first day of each membership meeting. Launched in 2003, the Executive Roundtables build on the theme of collaboration between librarians and information technologists that has been at CNI’s foundation. Past topics have included IRs, campus open access policies, learning management system strategies, identity management, learning spaces, funding innovation, the university’s role in the dissemination of research and scholarship, lecture and performance capture, infrastructure to support research, risk management and disaster planning, institutional strategies for multiple devices and platforms, institutional publishing strategies, scholarly identity management, institutional e-book strategies, software as a service and cloud-based applications, supporting digital humanities, privacy in the age of analytics, funder mandates, compliance and access to research results, and institutional strategies for open educational resources (OERs). Reports of selected roundtables are available on the CNI website.
The Fall 2016 Executive Roundtable will address library and IT partnerships with campus museums and archives, and the spring 2017 Roundtable is currently planned to focus on rethinking institutional repository strategies.