CNI Conversations – October recording available

The podcast of the Oct. 22 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). During this session, CNI Executive Director Clifford Lynch discusses the NSF data management requirements, as well as the National Academy’s updated report on the future of higher education, Rising Above the Gathering Storm, Revisited: Rapidly Approaching Category 5, and ARL’s 2030 Scenario User’s Guide. Cliff also talks about other NSF activities (such as the Campus Bridging Task Force of the Office of Cyberinfrastructure), and archiving social media.

Associate Director Joan Lippincott discusses coordination between space planning initiatives and curriculum and learning objectives, and PKAL’s new program, the Learning Spaces Collaboratory. Listener queries have to do with the proposed budgetary cuts to higher education in the UK, and the organization The Quilt.

About CNI Conversations

CNI Conversations provides an opportunity for individuals from member institutions and organizations to talk to CNI Director Clifford Lynch and others; currently the events take place in audio-conference format. Questions and discussion are invited and encouraged. Real-time participation in CNI Conversations requires pre-registration, which is open only to those at member institutions and organizations; if you are interested in participating in CNI Conversations, please contact Jackie Eudell at jackie@cni.org. 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@cni.org.

October 2010

Audio Recording [mp3 58:02 min.] October 22, 2010

During the October 2010 session of CNI Conversations, CNI Executive Director Clifford Lynch discusses the NSF data management requirements, as well as the National Academy’s updated report on the future of higher education, Rising Above the Gathering Storm, Revisited: Rapidly Approaching Category 5, and ARL’s 2030 Scenario User’s Guide. Cliff also talks about other NSF activities (such as the Campus Bridging Task Force of the Office of Cyberinfrastructure), and archiving of social media.

Associate Director Joan Lippincott discusses coordination between space planning initiatives and curriculum and learning objectives, and PKAL’s new program, the Learning Spaces Collaboratory. Queries involved the proposed budgetary cuts to higher education in the UK, and the organization The Quilt.

IDCC10 Program Available

We encourage you to take a look at the program for the International Digital Curation Conference and to register for this conference, to be held in Chicago on Dec. 6-8, 2010.

–Joan Lippincott
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The updated IDCC10 programme including all the accepted papers is now available on the DCC website.
It is available at http://www.dcc.ac.uk/events/conferences/6th-international-digital-curation-conference/programme with a link at both the top and bottom of the page to the PDF.

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6th International Digital Curation Conference (IDCC10)
“Participation & Practice: Growing the curation community through the data decade”.
6 – 8 December 2010, Chicago Mart Plaza, Chicago, USA.
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We are pleased to announce that the full programme including all research and practice papers is now available at
http://www.dcc.ac.uk/events/conferences/6th-international-digital-curation-conference/programme
A full list of posters and demos will be added shortly.
Register for pre-conference workshops and the conference at
http://www.dcc.ac.uk/events/conferences/6th-international-digital-curation-conference
Looking forward to seeing you all in Chicago in December.

Sent on behalf of IDCC10 Programme Committee
Co-chaired by Kevin Ashley – Director of the Digital Curation Centre (DCC), Liz Lyon – Associate Director of the DCC, Allen Renear and Melissa Cragin – Graduate School of Library and Information Science (GSLIS) at the University of Illinois, Clifford Lynch, Executive Director of CNI.

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Bridget Robinson
DCC Community Development
UKOLN, University of Bath
Bath BA2 7AY
Tel: + 44 (0) 1225 383343
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6th International Digital Curation Conference
Chicago, 6-8 December 2010
www.dcc.ac.uk

Riding the Wave – European Commission report on Scientific Data

The High Level Expert Group on Scientific Data has submitted a report to the European Commission titled “Riding the Wave: How Europe Can Gain From The Rising Tide of Scientific Data”, which can be found at
http://ec.europa.eu/information_society/newsroom/cf/itemlongdetail.cfm?item_id=6204

My thanks to Herbert Van de Sompel (a member of the expert group) for the pointer to this work.

Clifford Lynch
Director, CNI

NSF Data Management Plan Requirement Information

The US National Science Foundation has posted some material on the new requirements for data management plans. In particular, see

http://www.nsf.gov/bfa/dias/policy/dmp.jsp

which includes a pointer to the overall Grant Proposal Guide language on data management plans, a pointer to the NSF data sharing policy, and some additional pointers to specific requirements for individual directorates and programs.

Clifford Lynch
Director, CNI