Big Data, the Cloud and Academic Research, a talk by Clifford Lynch presented at the Center for Research Libraries Global Resources Collections Forum, held May 17-18, 2018 in Chicago, IL.
EDUCAUSE Interview with Clifford Lynch: “In this interview, he speaks about the organization’s plans for 2018. He also talks about two articles he published in 2017: “Stewardship in the Age of Algorithms,” and “The Rise of Reading Analytics and the Emerging Calculus of Reader Privacy in the Digital World.”
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K. Matthew Dames
Associate University Librarian
Lead Copyright Officer, Library
University of Michigan
Georgetown University is undergoing an extensive review of its early connections to American slavery, confronting its past and investigating ways to use its resources to address contemporary issues stemming from slavery. As part of this review, Georgetown University Library spent the past year investigating how to help the University become a world leader in the study of slavery, memory, and reconciliation, ultimately convening a Steering Committee that completed its work in September 2017. The Library Steering Committee’s report recommends as its highest priority digitizing the Maryland Province Archives, portions of which chronicle how, why and when the Maryland Province of the Society of Jesus sold slaves in 1838. The Jesuits used proceeds from that sale to sustain operations at Georgetown College, the University’s predecessor founded in 1789. In this briefing, we will discuss Georgetown’s process and then foster a broader dialogue about ways research libraries can leverage their mission and expertise to facilitate the creation of digital collections while simultaneously opening engagement with social, cultural, and racial issues that affect our institutions.
See also CNI Podcast: Georgetown’s Extensive Review of Slavery, Memory, and Reconciliation, an EDUCAUSE interview with K. Matthew Dames and Melissa Levine
Coalition for Networked Information
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The Coalition for Networked Information (CNI) held two sessions of the Executive Roundtable “Rethinking Institutional Repository Strategies” just prior to the start of this membership meeting. There was high demand for participation in these events, so while we will produce a written summary, this session is intended to summarize and to some extent synthesize what we heard and what we learned. I’ll review the questions that framed the Roundtable and the major themes that surfaced. The focus of the Roundtable was to share strategies, policies, experiences, and perspectives on institutional and consortial activities in this area. Some potential topics on the table included the evolution of thinking about the purpose and objectives of different IRs, assessing IRs, uptake of repositories by various sectors of institutional populations, barriers to success, use of cloud services/platforms for IRs, and interfacing with SHARE, CHORUS, and disciplinary and funder repositories.
Stewardship and Preservation of Collections in the Digital Age, a public lecture by Cliff Lynch, (Executive Director of the Coalition for Networked Information) organised by Trinity College Library Dublin, held January 26, 2015 in Dublin, Ireland.
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