Nov 28, 2011: Open Data, Publishing Innovations, Assessment

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Nov. 28, 2011

Updates on issues ranging from open data to innovations in publishing to assessment were topics covered in the latest report from CNI.  Clifford Lynch discusses the U.S. Office of Science and Technology (OSTP) Calls for Comment on open data ( and open publications (, notes a European Knowledge Exchange paper on an action program for research data (, and describes issues related to new forms of publication and author identity discussed at the Innovation in Science Publishing conference.  At the McCusker lecture at Dominican University, Lynch addressed the relationship between bibliography and biography.

Joan Lippincott summarized the recent Berlin 9 meeting (, an international conference held for the first time in the US, focusing on all aspects of open access.  She also provided some comments on the current emphasis on assessment in higher education and previewed a project briefing on that topic at the December CNI membership meeting. She will be joined in that session by Malcolm Brown of the EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative (ELI) and Jeanne Narum of the Learning Spaces Collaboratory (LSC).

Cliff wrapped up by highlighting some upcoming meetings, including the upcoming CENDI meeting on repositories, which will focus on emerging developments in federal agency repositories, the International Digital Curation Conference (IDDC, for which CNI is a co-sponsor, and a talk he will give at the National Library of Medicine/NIH on December 16.  He reminded listeners about the CNI meeting on December 12-13 in Arlington, VA (

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