In the July 2010 CNI Conversations, Executive Director Cliff Lynch and Associate Director Joan Lippincott provide a recap of the JISC/CNI Edinburgh conference; sessions on e-science, “digging into data challenge projects,” special collections, institutional strategies for digital content, and services for users of mobile devices were highlighted. Cliff also discussed the IATUL conference and the Microsoft research meeting. Joan Lippincott gave a summary of an article on the current status of electronic thesis and dissertation (ETD) programs in the US that she and Cliff co-authored and that will appear soon in the ARL publication RLI (issue 270).
The Nov. 2009 session of CNI Conversations featured a few highlights from the upcoming CNI member meeting by Executive Director Clifford Lynch. Cliff also discussed institutional repositories, the recent ARL/CNI special collections forum, and a new book of essays dedicated to Jim Gray. Participant questions included a request for an update on the Open Annotation Collaboration and comments on the Google Books negotiations. Joan Lippincott, CNI Associate Director, provided an update on the EDUCAUSE annual conference.
The Association of Research Libraries (ARL) and the Coalition for Networked Information (CNI) are co-hosting a forum, “An Age of Discovery: Distinctive Collections in the Digital Age.” It will be held October 15–16, 2009, in Washington, DC, immediately following the ARL Membership Meeting.