Patricia Flatley Brennan. “The National Library of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health Partnership in Accelerating Discovery Through Data,” Closing plenary given at Coalition for Networked Information Fall 2018 Membership Meeting (Dec 11, 2018).
Clifford Lynch. “Responsible Stewardship, Technology Realities, and Renewing Collaborations: CNI’s Agenda for the Coming Year,” Opening plenary given at Coalition for Networked Information Fall 2018 Membership Meeting (Dec 10, 2018).
Director of Open Libraries
Kyle K. Courtney
Copyright Advisor and Program Manager
Director for Strategic Initiatives
Associate University Librarian for Research, Collections & Scholarly Communications
Book scanning projects have made tremendous strides in bringing public domain literature online for the world’s scholars and enthusiasts. Materials published after 1923, however, are still not widely available due to US copyright restrictions. The recently published “Position Statement on Controlled Digital Lending” describes a method for addressing this research gap. Through controlled digital lending, libraries can make twentieth-century scholarship available that is largely absent from their digital holdings in a way that respects the rights of authors and publishers. Publishers, too, can participate in controlled digital lending; projects between the Internet Archive, MIT Press, and other university presses are digitizing backlist and out-of-print books and making them available for controlled digital lending. This panel will bring together co-authors of both a related white paper and the position statement to provide an overview of controlled digital lending, as well as the perspective of the publishing community.
Associate Librarian, Office of Digital Innovation and Stewardship
University of Arizona
Five years after launching a new online faculty activity reporting and annual evaluation system at the University of Arizona, what does examination of the benchmark data tell us? Is the data captured in the system useful? The system uses faculty self-report of activity data, including scholarly contributions, combined with integrations of core campus data systems. How does the record of faculty scholarly achievements compare to other licensed tools and services? Is the self-report of faculty activities effective? The system captures information about our faculty not previously recorded. What has the system taught us? How can we creatively employ this data, coupled with existing data sources to create new analytical discovery tools? As we continue to assess and analyze data from the system, we’d like to share our experiences and findings to date.
UA Vitae is a shared effort from the Office of the Provost, University Libraries, University Analytics and Information Research, Office of Research, Discovery and Innovation and University Information and Technology Services. This session will be useful for anybody interested in research information management, faculty activity reporting, profile and/or institutional reporting systems.
Chief Innovation Officer
Chief Experience Officer
The University of Oxford, like many universities, is facing difficult choices about how to sustain, preserve, and/or archive its hundreds of digital humanities (DH) projects that have reached the conclusion of their funding or support. Our in-depth analysis of the functional requirements of DH projects included extensive interviews with the creators of more than 30 projects. We have uncovered a more robust and detailed picture of how both active and retired DH projects differ from the most common research data management and preservation models, and of their unique technical sustainability and preservation issues. This presentation will describe our findings of the unique characteristics of DH projects that make them more challenging to preserve and sustain, as well as our proposed layered service model for a more sustainable digital humanities infrastructure.