The April 2010 CNI Conversations includes a recap of the CNI Spring 2010 Membership Meeting by CNI Executive Director Clifford Lynch and Associate Director Joan Lippincott. Cliff also discusses the recent announcement by the Library of Congress to archive the Twitter database, an event on sustainable digital preservation held in Washington, DC on April 1st, and the e-journals summits convened by the National Academies. Questions include state of e-books with the advent of the iPad.
The final report of the Task Force on Sustainable Digital Preservation (of which I am a member) is now available, and can be found at at the Task Force’s web site, http://brtf.sdsc.edu.
On March 26-27, 2009 I was fortunate to be able to participate in an NSF-sponsored workshop on Cyberinfrastructue Software Sustainability, which in my view is a critically important and much-neglected topic with complex relationships to both the future of scholarly communication and to data curation and preservation strategies.
The preliminary report of the meeting is now available linked from the conference web page at
There are also links to presentations, the meeting agenda, and video of a number of talks, including the one that I gave.
The final report of a major international Ithaka study on sustainability of digital resources is available: