Podcast Interviews from Fall CNI Meeting

Interviews conducted by EDUCAUSE during the Fall 2009 CNI Membership Meeting are now online:
www.educause.edu/blog/gbayne/PodcastsFromtheCNI2009FallTask/197751

The podcasts include a conversation with plenary speaker Bernard Frischer, a leading digital humanist who discusses 3D modeling in the humanities, and Brett Bobley, CIO for the National Endowment for the Humanities, on using supercomputers in humanities research.  These recordings are designed to function as an extension of the meeting, complementing the standard program, and providing an opportunity for the broader CNI community to hear from some of our key presenters and attendees.

The meeting was held December 14-15, 2009 in Washington, DC.  Thanks to all who attended and presented!

New Videos from CNI

Two new videos from CNI’s December membership meeting in are now available for streaming or download:

Memento:  Time Travel for the Web, a project briefing presented by Herbert Van de Sompel & Robert Sanderson of Los Alamos National Laboratory, and Michael Nelson from Old Dominion University, is at http://vimeo.com/8365394

Also by Robert Sanderson and Herbert Van de Sompel, the project briefing Interoperable Annotation:  Perspectives from the Open Annotation Collaboration can be accessed at http://vimeo.com/8481040

All CNI-produced videos are available from the CNI channel at http://vimeo.com/channels/cni.  Subscribe to the CNI video channel feed to receive automatic updates when new material is available:  http://vimeo.com/channels/cni/videos/rss.

For those hoping for more compact recordings of content from CNI’s meetings, AUDIO-ONLY files are now available for the four sessions recorded at CNI’s fall 2009 meeting:

Cliff Lynch’s opening address:
https://www.cni.org/tfms/2009b.fall/audio/CNI_091214_MMF09_Opening_Clynch.mp3

Bernard Frischer’s talk, Beyond Illustration: New Dimensions of 3D Modeling of Cultural Heritage Sites and Monuments:
https://www.cni.org/tfms/2009b.fall/audio/CNI_091215_MMF09_Closing_BFrischer.mp3

Project briefing, Memento:  Time Travel for the Web
https://www.cni.org/tfms/2009b.fall/audio/CNI_091215_PBF09_Memento_VandeSompel.mp3

Project briefing, Interoperable Annotation:
https://www.cni.org/tfms/2009b.fall/audio/CNI_091214_PBF09_Annotation_Sanderson.mp3

We are in the process of setting up a feed for audio recordings from CNI’s membership meetings – look for an announcement soon.

CNI Fall Closing Plenary Video Available

A video recording of the CNI 2009 Fall Membership Meeting closing plenary session is now available for streaming or downloading.  Bernard Frischer’s presentation Beyond Illustration:  New Dimensions of 3D Modeling of Cultural Heritage Sites and Monuments can be accessed from http://vimeo.com/8345677.

More video from the fall 2009 meeting will be announced shortly.  All CNI-produced videos are available from the CNI channel at http://vimeo.com/channels/cni.  Subscribe to the CNI video channel feed to receive automatic updates when new material is available:  http://vimeo.com/channels/cni/videos/rss.

CNI Fall Opening Plenary Video

Video of Clifford Lynch’s opening plenary address from the CNI Fall 2009 Membership Meeting is now available for streaming or downloading: http://vimeo.com/8347035

In this talk, CNI’s Executive Director provides updates on major developments in areas of interest to the CNI  community, and he gives an overview of the newly released 2009-10 CNI Program Plan, https://www.cni.org/program/.

Look for more announcements soon on the availability of other sessions from the fall 2009 CNI meeting, including Bernard Frischer’s closing plenary talk, Beyond Illustration:  New Dimensions of 3D Modeling of Cultural Heritage Sites and Monuments.

To see all videos available from CNI, visit http://vimeo.com/cni.

Dec. CNI Conversations Available

An audio archive of the December CNI Conversations session is now available at http://conversations.cni.org/ (to subscribe to the audio feed add http://conversations.cni.org/feed to iTunes, or any podcatcher).

The discussion featured a recap of the recent CNI Membership Meeting by Executive Director Clifford Lynch and Associate Director Joan Lippincott.  Cliff also discussed the 5th International Digital Curation Conference, as well as the NSF-funded workshop “Scholarly Evaluation Metrics:  Opportunities and Challenges.”

About CNI Conversations:
As part of an ongoing effort to explore additional ways to connect with our members, CNI launched a new program in September 2009, CNI Conversations, in which participants from member institutions and organizations take part in discussions on current topics with CNI Director Clifford Lynch and others; currently the events take place in audio-conference format.

Real-time participation in upcoming CNI Conversations events requires pre-registration.  Registration is open only to those at member institutions and organizations.  Dates for future events will be sent to the CNI representatives at our member institutions in January; if you are interested in participating in a future session of CNI Conversations, please contact one of your organization’s CNI representatives.  We plan to continue to make audio or other records of these exchanges generally available after the event.

For questions or comments related to CNI Conversations, please contact CNI Associate Executive Director Joan Lippincott at Joan [at] cni [dot] org.