An audio archive of the November 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 preview of the upcoming fall CNI member meeting by Executive Director Clifford Lynch. Cliff also reported on the recent ARL/CNI special collections forum, the Confederation of Open Access Repositories (COAR), and a new book on the Fourth Paradigm (a collection of essays dedicated to the memory of Jim Gray, edited by Tony Hey, et al, and published by Microsoft Research). Participant questions included the revised Google Books settlement, Lawrence Lessig’s EDUCAUSE keynote on copyright, and an update on the Open Annotation Collaboration.
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 upcoming events were recently sent to the CNI representatives at our member institutions; 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@cni.org.