Robert E. Kahn. “The Computer Science Technical Reports Project and the Digital Object Architecture,” Special briefing given at Coalition for Networked Information Fall 2016 Membership Meeting (Dec 13, 2016).
Ben Shneiderman. “The New ABCs of Research: Achieving Breakthrough Collaborations,” Closing plenary given at Coalition for Networked Information Fall 2016 Membership Meeting (Dec 13, 2016).
Clifford Lynch. “CNI’s Evolving Agenda 2016-17: Research Library Roles & Collaborations, Stewardship of the Cultural Record, Scholarly Communications and More Fresh Perspectives on the Future of University-Based Publishing,” Opening plenary given at Coalition for Networked Information Fall 2016 Membership Meeting (Dec 12, 2016).
Beaux Arts Director and Chief Curator, Lowe Art Museum
University of Miami
Dean of Libraries and University Librarian
University of Miami
The University of Miami hosted the inaugural “The Academic Art Museum and Library Summit” in January 2016. This event brought together 14 pairs of library and museum directors from a representative cross-section of North American colleges and universities. Working together, these teams spent two days immersed in interactive, participatory programming designed to inspire expansive thinking and facilitate the mining of rich collaborative opportunities among this academic subset of the broader sector of institutions described as Galleries, Libraries, Archives, and Museums (GLAMs). Invitees submitted proposed topics for discussion, as well as at least one idea for a collaborative project on their home campuses, in advance of the Summit. The former helped to shape the convening’s three plenary sessions, while the latter ensured that each pair of attendees had engaged in meaningful dialogue regarding the challenges of and possibilities for deep collaboration well in advance of the Summit. This project brief will provide a high-level review of the Summit’s findings as documented in a recently published white paper. The latter focused on the potential for developing shared library-museum approaches to collection development, exhibition, curricular engagement, discovery, digitization, and preservation.
Director, Web Archiving Programs
Lead Information Technology Specialist, Web Archiving Team
Library of Congress
Associate Dean for Digital Libraries
University of North Texas
In the fall of 2016 a group of institutions organized to preserve a snapshot of the federal government web. This is the third time this End of Term (EOT) group has organized with the goals of identifying, harvesting, preserving and providing access to a snapshot of the federal government web presence both as a way of documenting the changes caused by the transition of elected officials in the executive branch of the government and to provide a broad snapshot of the federal domain once every four years that is replicated among a number of organizations for long-term preservation. Presenters from three lead institutions on the project will discuss its methods for identifying and selecting in-scope content (including using registries, indices, and crowdsourcing URL nominations [“seeds”] through a web application called the URL Nomination Tool), new strategies for capturing web content (including crawling, browser rendering, and social media tools), access models including both an online portal as well as research datasets for use in computational analysis, and preservation data replication between partners using new export APIs and experimental tools developed as part of the IMLS-funded WASAPI project. Presenters will also speak to how the project illuminates the challenges and opportunities of large-scale, distributed, multi-institutional, born-digital collecting and preservation efforts, how the project aligns with participant institutions collection mandates, the project’s importance for archiving historically-valuable but highly-ephemeral web content without a clear steward, and how the breadth and size of the End of Term Web Archive informs both new methods of collaboration and new models for data-driven access and analysis by researchers.