Donald A. B. Lindberg. “Paul Evan Peters Lecture: “Computers, Plans, and Campfires“,” Closing plenary given at Coalition for Networked Information Spring 2014 Membership Meeting (Dec 14, 2014).
Bryan Alexander and Clifford Lynch. “A Conversation About the Present and the Future of Technology, Knowledge and Culture“, Opening plenary given at Coalition for Networked Information Spring 2014 Membership Meeting (Dec 13, 2014).
Freie Universtät Berlin
Freie Universtät Berlin
On the centenary of the start of World War I, “1914-1918-online. International Encyclopedia of the First World War” will present a virtual, open access handbook and encyclopedia on World War I to the academic community and the general public. It will be the most comprehensive academic encyclopedia on World War I created by the largest network of World War I researchers worldwide. The multi-perspective, refereed reference work will be the result of an international collaborative project that is coordinated by the Freie Universität Berlin (Friedrich-Meinecke-Institut, Center for Digital Systems) in cooperation with the Bavarian State Library, and is funded by the German Research Foundation.
“1914-1918-online” is based on semantic wiki technology. Hyper-linked documents and metadata as well as the use of the underlying taxonomy will enable users to find their way through complex, non-linear structures. The visualization of related documents provides versatile access routes to the encyclopedia’s contents based on user defined selection criteria. The structure of the encyclopedia will be shown and tools will be demonstrated that support the creation and the usage of the system.
Collection Management and Digital Integration Librarian
Director of Research & Instructional Services, Library
University of Richmond
What do we know about the use and acceptance of e-books by students and faculty? At the December CNI Executive Roundtable, “E-book Strategies,” several institutions reported on data collection efforts to assist them in better understanding the use of and satisfaction with e-books among their constituencies. In this session, findings from three institutions will provide insight into the kinds of information collected, what the data revealed, and the impact of these studies on policies and strategic directions:
*The University of Richmond Libraries will discuss how the implementation of a demand-driven acquisition (DDA) program for e-books impacted purchasing decisions and ways in which implementation of a discovery layer service impacted reception of e-books.
*Lafayette College Libraries will discuss how format preference data and use data from both subscription and patron-driven acquisition (PDA) e-book packages have shaped e-book acquisition policies.
*Claremont Colleges Library will present results from a study, comparing the usage of the print and electronic equivalent of the same Course Adopted Book title, as well as a quick look at the types of data collected and analyzed from the e-book DDA service.
Director of Publisher Relations
Associate University Librarian for Bibliographic Services and Collection Development
Associate Director of Product Management Global Research
John Wiley & Sons
Portico began working with libraries and scholarly publishers on the preservation of e-books in 2008. The past five years have seen incredible growth in the scholarly e-book space and vastly increased coverage of e-books in digital preservation services. As is the case with all growth spurts, these accomplishments have been accompanied by inevitable growing pains. This session will bring together stakeholders from across the e-book preservation landscape to discuss lessons learned, challenges, and possible future directions for e-book preservation. Areas for discussion include the challenges of developing preservation business models for a market that is still evolving, making sense of the multi-platform and aggregator space, the impact of rights restrictions, format and technical issues, and challenges presented by complex and numerous publisher sales and access models.