Welcome to CNI’s Spring 2021 Membership Meeting - meeting attendance is limited.
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Monday, March 15

9:00am EDT

A Collaborative Approach to Preserving At-Risk Open Access Journals
In the September 2020 preprint “Open is not forever”, Laakso et al. discuss the high number of Open Access journals that disappear from the web. It is a known problem in the digital preservation world that long-tail journals are especially at-risk of disappearing. Five leading parties are now collaborating to address this problem: the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ), CLOCKSS, Internet Archive, the Public Knowledge Project Preservation Network (PKP PN), and ISSN International Centre / Keepers Registry. Building from the existing DOAJ infrastructure, we are establishing a central hub where preservation agencies can harvest consistent metadata, and access full-text. Each of the preservation partners offers somewhat different solutions for publishers to preserve their content. The project will offer free and low-cost options for preservation and access. In the first phase, the target is diamond OA journals (those with no author processing charges), because these are the journals that are least likely to participate in a preservation service and hence are most at-risk of disappearing. The project is currently coordinating technical designs, service development, infrastructure, and sustainability planning.

Presentation slides: https://zenodo.org/record/4626800


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Dominic Mitchell

Operations Manager, DOAJ (Directory of Open Access Journals)

Monday March 15, 2021 9:00am - 9:30am EDT
Pre-recorded Video

9:00am EDT

Aligning Past and Present: The Migration of the Voices of the Holocaust Project
The Voices of the Holocaust project provides a portal for the exploration of digitized, restored, transcribed, and translated interviews with Holocaust survivors conducted by Dr. David P. Boder in 1946. The site, last updated in 2009, relied on Adobe Flash technology for interview playback, and was in need of an update to meet contemporary user needs, and, eventually, with the retirement of Flash, to function at all. This project briefing will detail the migration of the Voices of the Holocaust site from a php framework utilizing interlinked xml files to a combination of Islandora/Drupal with interviews hosted on the Aviary platform. The briefing will include rationale for the technology chosen for the site, as well as discussion of efforts to modernize the site's data, including data reconciliation with authority files via Open Refine, and the implementation of linked open data. I will also discuss the challenges faced when migrating an existing site's content and commentary with a focus on modernization and interoperability while respecting and maintaining the scholarly efforts of the site's original builders, writers, and advisors.

voices.iit.edu (site under development, launch expected in March 2021). 
https://iit.aviaryplatform.com/collections/231 (the Boder collection in the Aviary platform)


Adam Strohm

Director, University Archives and Special Collections, Paul V. Galvin Library, Illinois Institute of Technology
Adam Strohm has served as the Director of University Archives and Special Collections at Paul V. Galvin Library since 2016. Adam previously held the position of Digital Initiatives Librarian at Illinois Tech and the Newberry Library in Chicago.

Monday March 15, 2021 9:00am - 9:30am EDT
Pre-recorded Video

9:00am EDT

All Aboard: Bringing the Community Forward to Fedora 6.0
Fedora 6.0, the next major version of Fedora, is rapidly approaching full production release. The design and development of Fedora 6.0 has been guided by three principles: improve the digital preservation feature set, support migrations from all previous versions of the software, and improve performance and scale. Much of this work is also supported by an IMLS grant-funded project to pilot upgrades to Fedora 6.0 and create a toolkit for others in the community to use in their efforts to adopt and migrate to the latest version of the software. This presentation will provide an overview of Fedora 6.0 and discuss how the Fedora team is coordinating efforts between core software development and testing, migration pilots, and a robust communications strategy to bring the community forward to Fedora 6.0.


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Arran Griffith

Program Coordinator, LYRASIS - Fedora Program
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David Wilcox

Program Leader, LYRASIS

Monday March 15, 2021 9:00am - 9:30am EDT
Pre-recorded Video

9:00am EDT

Bibliometric and Research Impact Services at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
University libraries are partnering with campus administrators, departments, and groups on providing bibliometric and research impact services and metrics. Research impact data is being used as an assessment tool for measuring faculty and research group productivity; in promotion and tenure processes; in grant and funding applications; and in program and institution reviews and rankings. Libraries have the tools and expertise to assist in the gathering, organization, and visualization of research impact indicators and measures. The introduction of various bibliometric and database tools and APIs has provided libraries with the ability to responsibly extract a variety of research impact measures including publication, citation, co-authorship, H-Index, journal impact metrics, awards, and grant and patent activity. The University of Illinois Library has developed a system for generating dynamic and interactive visualizations and dashboards for displaying research impact data at the individual faculty, department, and research group level. This presentation will describe the elements of the Illinois research visualization system and look at the relationships between the various available research indicators, including providing correlation analyses.

See also: Bibliometric and Research Impact Services at the University of Waterloo


Elisandro Cabada

Interim Head of Mathematics Library; Medical and Bioengineering Librarian, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
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William Mischo

Head of Grainger Engineering Library Information Center; Berthold Family Head Emeritus in Information Access and Discover, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
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Mary Schlembach

University Library
The University Library, a campuswide network of libraries serving programs of learning and research in many disciplines, is the largest public university research library in the United States. The Library is a worldwide leader in the dissemination of knowledge through our remark... Read More →

Monday March 15, 2021 9:00am - 9:30am EDT
Pre-recorded Video

9:00am EDT

Bibliometric and Research Impact Services at the University of Waterloo
University libraries are partnering with campus administrators, departments, and groups on providing bibliometric and research impact services and metrics. Research impact data is being used as an assessment tool for measuring faculty and research group productivity; in promotion and tenure processes; in grant and funding applications; and in program and institution reviews and rankings. Libraries have the tools and expertise to assist in the gathering, organization, and visualization of research impact indicators and measures. The introduction of various bibliometric and database tools and APIs has provided libraries with the ability to responsibly extract a variety of research impact measures including publication, citation, co-authorship, H-Index, journal impact metrics, awards, and grant and patent activity. The University of Waterloo has growing expertise in the research impact assessment enabled by their campus-wide community of practice. Through this community of practice, professionals are sharing not only their approaches to working with data, but also tackling questions about which data sets they are using, what data might best support their common needs, what specific data and assessment techniques they use to explore discipline-specific impact, and how to access and manipulate data sets. This presentation will share some of the approaches these professionals are using, including the systems they are using for visualizing these metrics.

See also: Bibliometric and Research Impact Services at the University of Waterloo

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Laura Bredahl

Bibliometrics and Research Impact Librarian, University of Waterloo Library
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Alison Hitchens

Associate University Librarian, Collections, Technology, Scholarly Communication, University of Waterloo

Monday March 15, 2021 9:00am - 9:30am EDT
Pre-recorded Video

9:00am EDT

Centering The Human Expert: Experiments in Computer Vision Infrastructure for Digital Collection Management
We will report on a computer vision (CV) and GUI experiment at Carnegie Mellon University Libraries to incorporate visual similarity search to help archivists and metadata specialists search, de-duplicate, and describe a large institutional photo archive. Rather than trying to replace the archivist by creating an image classifier, we aimed to make a flexible, search-based technological aid that centered the human decision-maker. The main goal of this prototype was to test what combination of system architecture and user interfaces would be most useful for a production-ready CV infrastructure for managing visual digital collections, and begin to think about how it could impact wider workflows for describing, linking, and publishing our collections. After describing the challenges presented by this particular collection and the specific experimental tasks and results we did, we will discuss the immediate implications for archival organization, UI design, and CV research, particularly the need for models fine-tuned to historical, non-born-digital photographs, and the risks of reinforcing systemic racial and gender bias when using pretrained CV models.


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Julia Corrin

University Archivist, Carnegie Mellon University
Julia Corrin is the university archivist at Carnegie Mellon University. She received her MSI from the University of Michigan in 2012. She formerly held the position of Political Collections Archivist at Arkansas State University.
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Matthew Lincoln

Collections Information Architect, Carnegie Mellon University
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Emily Davis

AV & Collections Archivist, Carnegie Mellon University

Monday March 15, 2021 9:00am - 9:30am EDT
Pre-recorded Video

9:00am EDT

Connecting Your Researchers to ORCID: A New Affiliation Manager Tool for Institutions from ORCID
ORCID, as an individual identifier, is invaluable to researchers looking to distinguish themselves. ORCID’s registry of 10 million researchers, their affiliations and works, is supported by connections from ORCID member organizations, funding agencies, publishers, and research institutions, who add trusted content via API connections to ease the administrative burden of researchers.

ORCID has recently developed an interface to allow research institutes access to an uploadable csv template to easily enlist researchers to add their education or employment via their research institute’s connection to the ORCID registry. This interface is available to ORCID Consortium members, as an added value of being a member of an ORCID community of practice organization.


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Brian Minihan

Engagement Lead, ORCID, Inc
Based in Hong Kong, Brian works with research associations, funders and research institutes globally. He has a background in Library Science and China Studies. Before joining ORCID in 2018, he was Scholarly Communications Librarian at Hong Kong Baptist University, where he advocated... Read More →
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Shawna Sadler

Engagement Manager, Outreach and Partnerships, ORCID
Shawna heads up Outreach & Partnerships at ORCID, building strategic relationships worldwide and exploring new opportunities for adoption and growth.

Monday March 15, 2021 9:00am - 9:30am EDT
Pre-recorded Video

9:00am EDT

Crossroads of Tech, Research & Learning: Models for IT & Library Collaborations
An engaged discussion of how universities are managing library and university IT collaborations, library and technology leaders from University of Colorado Boulder (CU Boulder) and New York University (NYU) will provide their own experiences strategizing and managing innovative partnerships. We will draw on Athenaeum21’s (A21) digital transformation model to discuss effective strategies and models. Innovation has been happening in the Academy for centuries—in research, teaching, collections—and different service models have emerged to support these innovations. Research libraries and central university IT often now find themselves as a glue or middleware—as critical academic collaborators for leveraging university content and infrastructure. University IT, once relegated to enterprise resource planning systems, desktop support, communications, and networking, is now developing and scaling services in areas such as cloud computing and research data management. But there are overlaps in responsibilities, infrastructure, and services across all of these. Universities are now looking to rationalize and sometimes centralize IT support services, but where is the logical home for these emerging capabilities centered on teaching, learning, policy, technology, and research? Is there an ideal collaborative model that optimizes IT support and infrastructure for faculty and students? We will discuss our experiences and present two models for digital transformation. The two models will be presented by Robert McDonald, dean of the university libraries and senior vice provost of online education at CU Boulder and H. Austin Booth, dean of the division of libraries at NYU. They will debate which model is better—to bring IT into the library or move library IT into university IT. Aisha Jackson, director of academic technology applications and design at CU Boulder will discuss a recent cross-campus engagement with Pluralistic Networks, which helped campus leadership have more honest conversations and co-create ways to support their teams and the campus mission. The session is moderated by Christine Madsen and Megan Hurst, co-founders of the digital strategy consultancy, Athenaeum21 (A21), and drawing on A21’s digital strategy model.

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Megan Hurst

Chief Experience Officer, Athenaeum21
I co-founded Athenaeum21 with Christine Madsen in 2015 to help libraries, museums, publishers and knowledge organizations evolve, innovate, and lead our information age. My areas of expertise and passion are user experience, user research, digital strategy, assessment, digital humanities... Read More →
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Christine Madsen

Chief Innovation Officer, Athenaeum21
Dr Christine Madsen works at the intersection of libraries and technology. She is expert in building large-scale systems that use technology to connect researchers, teachers, and students with library and learning resources. She is interested in understanding and building the library... Read More →
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Robert McDonald

Dean of University Libraries/SVP Online Education, University of Colorado, Boulder
Robert H. McDonald is Dean of University Libraries, Senior Vice Provost of Online Education, and Professor. He is responsible for leading the Boulder campus library system in fulfilling their mission to inspire learning, research, and discovery by connecting knowledge, information... Read More →

Monday March 15, 2021 9:00am - 9:30am EDT
Pre-recorded Video

9:00am EDT

Data Analytics and Visualization Services in Libraries
The advancement of data science methods and products has transformed many sectors, such as commerce, healthcare, government, and even academic libraries. As part of a top-tier research library, we have recently established a portfolio of data services to meet the increasing demand for data visualization and analysis techniques from the research community, including faculty, students, and staff from various colleges at the university. To support and build a community of data science researchers and users, we have launched a Digital Lab to provide space, computers, and programming and software tools for patrons to work on their data visualization projects. Workshops, consultations, and guest lectures have been provided to support research projects benefiting from the advanced data analytics and visualization techniques and services available in the university libraries. Programming and software tools, such as R, Python, STATA, SPSS, Tableau, Power BI, and ArcGIS have been applied to the data services. Some of the tools have been applied to data curation for the institution's research data repository. In addition, the existing data analytics and visualization services are being extended to include Big Data Analytics services on clouds, such as Azure, GCP, and AWS. This talk will report on service development, challenges, and community building initiatives more broadly.


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Xuying Xin

Data Analyst, Penn State University

Monday March 15, 2021 9:00am - 9:30am EDT
Pre-recorded Video

9:00am EDT

Email Archives: Building Capacity and Community
The email messages that people send and receive leave behind an information and evidence-rich documentary trail of individual, institutional, and cultural activities, one that can and should be amenable to future historical investigation and interpretation. Over the past few years, email preservation has become an increasingly feasible—though not yet routine or common—part of archives and digital preservation work. This session brings together practitioners from archives, libraries, and museums to discuss current and future developments of email archiving in the context of the Email Archiving: Building Capacity and Community (EA:BCC) re-grant program. Ruby Martinez, Email Archives Community Fellow, will facilitate a discussion amongst three awardees from the first round of funding who will provide an overview of their individual programs, as well as discuss the ways in which they can build capacity in a range of institutional settings. The awardees include Council of State Archivists, Inc. “CoSA Prepare: Preparing Archives for Records in Email”; Columbia University, “Creating Email Archives from PDFs: The Covid-19 Corpus”; and University of Albany, SUNY, “Mailbag: A Stable Package for Email with Multiple Masters”.



Matthew Connelly

Professor, Department of History, Columbia University
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Michelle Gallinger

Principal Investigator, Council of State Archivists
Michelle is the principal investigator for CoSA's ACCESS grant. With Gallinger Consulting, she provides technological insight for libraries, museums, archives, and businesses. Michelle's clients include Harvard Library and IMLS, and she previously worked at the Library of Congres... Read More →
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Ruby Lorraine Martinez

Research Fellow, University of Illinois Urbana Champaign

Gregory Wiedeman

University Archivist, University at Albany, SUNY

Monday March 15, 2021 9:00am - 9:30am EDT
Pre-recorded Video

9:00am EDT

Feeding Hungry Researchers: A Library Ecosystem for Social Media Data
In over seven years of collecting social media data for our university community and sharing data as publicly as possible, we have experienced the growth of an ecosystem around this data and campus expertise. We developed the Social Feed Manager (SFM) software to empower faculty and student researchers and librarians to create social media data collections. SFM's popularity has led us to offer consultation support and the TweetSets platform to facilitate data subsetting and delivery to both the George Washington University community and the public. Publishing datasets provides an opportunity for the library to model good practices for data documentation and reproducibility. Tracking the use and impact of these services provides a unique opportunity to demonstrate the library's connection to the research community. In our talk, we will describe the tools and services we have developed as we moved from grant support to an integrated library service, share benefits and challenges for libraries involved in this work, and discuss future directions.


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Daniel Kerchner

Senior Software Developer and Librarian, George Washington University Libraries
Dan Kerchner is a software developer and librarian with George Washington University Libraries.
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Laura Wrubel

Software Development Librarian, George Washington University

Monday March 15, 2021 9:00am - 9:30am EDT
Pre-recorded Video

9:00am EDT

Gender Identity Data at Scale: Considerations for Gleaning Actionable Insight
Elsevier issued its most recent global gender report, “The Researcher Journey Through a Gender Lens,” in 2020, just as the pandemic hit. The report examines critical aspects of contribution, performance, and influence in research through a gender lens using an evidence-based approach employing a well-established inferred gender assignation methodology. Concurrently, we developed a plan for self-reported gender identity data in journal editorial management systems. The urgency of addressing gender inequity in research became more apparent in light of the differential impact the pandemic has had at both the individual and population levels. In 2021, Elsevier is continuing to work through issues of schema and options, platform technology, data privacy policies, and transparency to finalize our gender identity data collection plan. We are leveraging this experience to similarly develop a plan to collect race & ethnicity (R&E) data, although we are aware of additional complexities, and consider how to investigate gender and intersectionality in bibliometric analyses. Our effort is joined up with that of a multi-publisher coalition led by the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC). Join us to discuss the decision-making process and implications for developing and utilizing gender and R&E identity data in editorial workflow systems and bibliometrics-based analyses meant to offer actionable insight that we can incorporate into our decision-making and interventions toward the goal of greater diversity, inclusion, and equality along multiple dimensions in both publishing and the conduct of research.


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Gwen Evans

VP Global Library Relations, Elsevier, Inc.
I joined Elsevier (on February 28, 2020) as the Vice President of Global Library Relations. Prior to that, I spent seven years as the Executive Director of the state agency and library consortium OhioLINK and before that I was Associate Professor and the Coordinator of Library Information... Read More →
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Holly Falk-Krzesinski

Chair, Gender Equity Taskforce, Elsevier

Monday March 15, 2021 9:00am - 9:30am EDT
Pre-recorded Video

9:00am EDT

Half the World: Offline Internet International Consortium
Half the world’s population has no broadband, while many more have limited access (bad data plans, bad politicians, bad socioeconomic conditions, emergency situations [post-disaster, post-conflict]). The Offline Internet Consortium began with an international summit at Arizona State University in January 2018 and now counts some thirty organizations and continues to grow. The fundamental insight is that in many circumstances, networked information delivered in non-networked ways can be a powerful force for social welfare and development. Very small solar-powered servers can go anywhere—e.g., in the hands of Peace Corps volunteers in Micronesia. Creative use of TV white space or satellite downloads can circumvent censorship and political black spots. The project briefing will describe some of the basic tools, report on successes and ambitions, and help attendees understand whether they or colleagues would have an interest in participating.

https://solarspell.org/ (many more are linked from the Offline Internet URL)

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Jim O'Donnell

University Librarian, Arizona State University
I've long been interested in using networked information to advance dissemination and use of the most valuable information resources we share, founding an online journal in 1990, teaching over the Internet in 1994, and later serving as CIO at Penn and Provost at Georgetown.  For... Read More →
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Ann Okerson

Senior Advisor, Center for Research Libraries
Throughout my work at the Yale University Library and also the Center for Research Libraries, the opportunities and challenges facing international librarianship have had a compelling interest for me.  For 25 years, I've also worked on these issues through participation in IFLA (the... Read More →

Monday March 15, 2021 9:00am - 9:30am EDT
Pre-recorded Video

9:00am EDT

How to Choose a Repository: Using Multi-Criteria Analysis to Guide a Difficult Decision
COVID-19 and the anticipated decline in student applications are applying pressure to academic library budgets. The choice of a repository platform, whether open or vendor-developed, locally-hosted or supported as a service, may result in greater scrutiny than in the past. This presentation provides an introduction to multi-criteria analysis (or multi-criteria decision analysis), a framework for decision-making designed to help diverse constituencies weigh competing interests and conflicting costs, features and institutional values. We will introduce the method and speak frankly about our own experience using it to narrow the list of products and frameworks under consideration for use in our library.

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Kate Boyd

Digital Initiatives Coordinator, University of South Carolina Libraries
University of South Carolina Libraries
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Amie Freeman

Scholarly Communication Librarian, University of South Carolina
Amie Freeman is the Scholarly Communication Librarian with the University of South Carolina Libraries' Digital Research Services department. She holds a BA in International Studies and a MLIS from the University of South Carolina. Amie oversees Scholar Commons, UofSC’s institutional... Read More →
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Heather Heckman

Associate Dean for Technology, University of South Carolina

Mēgan Oliver

Digital Collections Librarian

Monday March 15, 2021 9:00am - 9:30am EDT
Pre-recorded Video

9:00am EDT

Implementing Controlled Digital Lending as a Core Library Service
During the COVID-19 pandemic, libraries have focused efforts on providing remote access to physical materials needed for instruction through digitization and Controlled Digital Lending (CDL). Over time CDL will become a central component of library services, not just as a platform during public emergencies, but as an ongoing service to support general learning, remote study, and accessibility. Materials that require “control” over their use include not just copyrighted material, but material subject to privacy and preservation concerns that are typically housed in special collections. Although born of the current pandemic, the Caltech implementation of CDL, Digital Borrowing System (DIBS), is designed as a first step in providing this broader set of public services. It is an open source application that is designed to be easily implemented in other environments. Similar to other recent CDL implementations, it combines metadata harvests from the local library catalog, SSO authentication, and the Universal Viewer for IIIF-encoded documents. Our presentation will discuss future developments, including integration with the open source FOLIO project, and an implementation of DIBS as a digital reading room for special collections.


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Stephen Davison

Head of Digital Library Development, Caltech
I manage the team responsible for library systems, information technology and software development at the Caltech Library. Previously I worked on digital collections and projects at the UCLA Digital Library, primarily in music and the humanities.
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Michael Hucka

Research Software Developer, California Institute of Technology Library
My work is in scientific computing, focusing on the development of software systems, interoperability, and preservation of data. Ph.D. in computer science and electrical engineering. ORCID: 0000-0001-9105-5960.

Monday March 15, 2021 9:00am - 9:30am EDT
Pre-recorded Video

9:00am EDT

Improving Stewardship: Opportunities and Tensions
The University of Pittsburgh Library System (ULS) has initiated steps toward centralizing the digital assets it stewards across its diverse institutional, subject-based, and digital collections repositories and toward adding new access possibilities to assets impacted by copyright licenses by investing in a digital preservation system. Historically, the ULS has acquired, created, and provided access to digital content for 20 years using various platforms and standard business backups. However, in June of 2020, the ULS invested in Preservica to provide full digital preservation for this data. This system allows the use of APIs to transfer data between platforms. It also offers access to content via an authenticated account. This briefing will describe the work underway to build a digital preservation program at our institution. We will not only look at the challenges of technical implementation but also describe the opportunities and tensions surrounding content selection and authenticated access to materials under copyright.


Kari May

Digital Archivist & Preservation Librarian, University of Pittsburgh

Monday March 15, 2021 9:00am - 9:30am EDT
Pre-recorded Video

9:00am EDT

Libraries Advancing the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals: How Libraries Can Maximize Impact
How are libraries working to further the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)? What can libraries do to incorporate the SDGs into strategic planning and impact evaluation? In 2015, the UN launched the SDGs, a set of 17 goals for global development by the year 2030. Librarians helped shape the inclusion of access to information in these goals and are involved in furthering them through their activities. The OCLC Global Council has selected the SDGs as its area of focus for 2021 and is conducting a global survey to identify and advocate for the ways that librarians can help further the SDGs. This presentation details the history of the SDGs and the role that libraries played in shaping them. It demonstrates how librarians have helped further the SDGs through, among other things, providing access to information and information literacy education. In addition, based on a survey of OCLC Global delegates, it offers suggestions about ways that library leaders can structure their activities around the SDGs.


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Christopher Cyr

Associate Research Scientist, OCLC
Chris’s research looks at the ways that public services are provided to local communities. He is interested in the contrast between services from private businesses, and services from government entities like libraries. He has looked at this contrast in diverse contexts around the... Read More →

Monday March 15, 2021 9:00am - 9:30am EDT
Pre-recorded Video

9:00am EDT

Local Partnership for the Greater Good: Library Publishing at University of Minnesota
Library publishing gives libraries the opportunity to provide scholars with open access, inclusive, and non-traditional publishing opportunities. It also provides university scholars an avenue to make local research available to the wider community while connecting to libraries’ expertise in sustainability and preservation. University of Minnesota Libraries Publishing Services has been publishing scholarly works for faculty, staff, and students since 2014 including journals, monographs, open textbooks, and dynamic scholarly websites. One of our earliest publications, the journal Open Rivers, is an excellent example of how library publishing can effectively provide needed services and support for campus partners. Open Rivers is an online, open access, non-traditional journal that publishes important scholarship on rivers, water, and the impact of waterways on communities. This presentation will focus on the partnership and collaboration that brought this journal to fruition, as well as the technology that allowed UMN Publishing Services to extend what is possible with an online journal. Attendees will learn about publishing platforms, collaboration, and how a journal like Open Rivers can be a springboard for a successful library publishing service.


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Emma Molls

Director of Open Research & Publishing, University of Minnesota
I head the Open Research & Publishing Department at the University of Minnesota Libraries, which includes publishing services, research data services, research information management, and houses the Data Curation Network.
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Shane Nackerud

Director, Course Materials Services, University of Minnesota - Twin Cities
Shane Nackerud has worked at the University of Minnesota - Twin Cities since 1998, first as the Libraries webmaster, then as the Director of Web Development, and currently as Interim Director of Content Services. In his current position Shane is working on finding new ways of integrating... Read More →

Monday March 15, 2021 9:00am - 9:30am EDT
Pre-recorded Video

9:00am EDT

Looking at the Future of Academic Research Budgets with an Emphasis on Research Support and Enablement
COVID-19 has had a substantial impact on the research enterprise and academic budgets, more specifically the systems, support services, and staff that enable large US research universities to keep their research mission operational. While universities have lost billions in this year of crisis, externally funded research has proven to be perhaps the most resilient major revenue stream for large research universities. However, academic research has also faced substantial hurdles over the last year and there are further risks ahead. We are especially concerned with the myriad of university services that support and enable scientific research, from libraries, data services, and shared facilities to proposal development and compliance functions. In this presentation, drawing from our recent issue brief, we will share findings from our new issue brief about some of the risks to academic research budgets. We will focus in particular on the budgets of those vital enablement and support functions that make it possible for universities to seek and administer grants, to comply with various regulations, and to conduct research. We will describe some of the drivers of these issues, such as how indirect costs operate, as well as institutional differences that may derive from budget models.


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Jane Radecki

Analyst, Ithaka S+R
I work on research and consulting projects for Ithaka S+R for libraries, publishers, other research platform providers, and universities to help analyze their marketplace and strategic directions.
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Roger Schonfeld

Director, Libraries, Scholarly Communication, and Museums, Ithaka S+R
Roger is program director at Ithaka S+R. There, he leads strategic consulting, surveys, and other research projects, designed for academic libraries, publishers, and scholarly societies. He is also a board member for the Center for Research Libraries. Previously, Roger was a research... Read More →

Monday March 15, 2021 9:00am - 9:30am EDT
Pre-recorded Video

9:00am EDT

Mainstreaming the Publish, Review, Curate Model
Academic publishing is supposed to be about the sharing and mobilization of knowledge for the greater good. But the dominant commercial models in scientific journal publishing aren’t serving the academy or humanity well. At the same time, the coronavirus pandemic is changing scientific publishing before our eyes, presenting a rare chance to course-correct and move to a system that’s more open, more flexible, and more resistant to the corporatization of knowledge. Preprints, once common in only a few disciplines, are now flourishing in traditionally resistant fields—even in medicine. And researchers across fields and around the globe are demanding shorter and shorter review times, and in many cases, making do with informal and rapid evaluations of preprints conducted independently of a traditional journal submission process. At the same time, rapidly shared research is being picked up by journalists and news outlets in their mission to inform an increasingly concerned and curious public, demonstrating the value and impact of open science like never before. This emergent model, known as Publish, Review, Curate (PRC), is shifting the Overton window on what constitutes a valuable contribution to knowledge. The rareness and importance of the moment behooves us to act boldly to bring lasting change to the academic publishing industry that allows it to better serve researchers, institutions, and the public. We can do this by leveraging the growing need for alternative models like PRC to create a beachhead from which we can build infrastructure and demonstrative exemplars that drive bottom-up behavior change, rather than compete head-on with entrenched, traditional models.



Travis Rich

Knowledge Futures Group

Monday March 15, 2021 9:00am - 9:30am EDT
Pre-recorded Video

9:00am EDT

Navigating Risk in Post-Custodial Digitization
In the L. Tom Perry Special Collections at Brigham Young University, a task force has been formed to develop policies and procedures for digitizing and then returning materials to donors who do not wish to part with their items at present. Sometimes called "digitize-and-return" or "scan-and-return" projects, this is a form of “post-custodial” digitization, an area that most in the archival field acknowledge has a lot of allure, but many outstanding questions of legal risk plague willing participants. The literature on digitize-and-return projects is fairly fragmented; everyone seems to be either patently ignoring or wringing their hands at the thorny, practical issues inherent to these types of projects. That being said, we see several paths available to institutions in the area of rights management. We propose to present less of a finished project, and more of the onramp to a project—the deliberations, research, and outstanding dilemmas we encounter, that may or may not allow us to implement a post-custodial workflow at our institution. We seek to highlight the ownership and rights options available to all institutions, and the challenges these pose to both institutions and donors, in order to further the small but important national conversation around post-custodial digitization.


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Ryan Lee

Manuscript Collections Coordinator, Brigham Young University

Lindsey Memory

MLIS student/Digital Initiatives Workflows Supervisor, San Jose State University

Monday March 15, 2021 9:00am - 9:30am EDT
Pre-recorded Video

9:00am EDT

Notify: The Repository and Services Interoperability Project
For several years now, COAR (Confederation of Open Access Repositories) has been advancing an exciting new vision of the next generation repository. Key to this vision is the notion of connecting value-added services to distributed resources in repositories. As a first priority, COAR has been advancing the use case of connecting review services to repositories, which is particularly timely in the COVID-19 context where there is a strong interest in sharing research outputs immediately before peer review has been undertaken, but also a need for vetting of resources. In 2020, COAR published a generic technical model that will enable the linking of preprints and other repository resources with external services, with an initial focus on peer review services. The technical model—which was developed based on a number of use cases provided by preprint servers, repositories, peer review services, and overlay journals—applies a distributed, message-oriented approach based on W3C Linked Data Notifications (LDN). In January 2021, COAR launched the “Notify Project” which is working with early adopters to support the implementation of a common technical model. This group will pilot the technologies and develop the ontologies and conventions that will ensure interoperability across services. The plan is to have a number of implementations of the technical model by March, and this presentation will provide an overview of the technologies and conventions developed through this project.


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Martin Klein

Scientist, Los Alamos National Laboratory
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Kathleen Shearer

Executive Director, COAR - Conferation of Open Access Repositories
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Paul Walk

Director, Antleaf Ltd.
Paul Walk is Founder and Director of Antleaf, a digital consultancy, which delivers technical consultancy, management and development services, in the general domain of research data management.

Monday March 15, 2021 9:00am - 9:30am EDT
Pre-recorded Video

9:00am EDT

Project Update for Celebrating Cuba! Collaborative Collections of Cuban Patrimony
Celebrating Cuba! Collaborative Collections of Cuban Patrimony seeks to advance and centralize current digital surrogates of Cuban historical and cultural material with the ultimate goal of providing global access to Cuba’s patrimony. Celebrating Cuba! is the result of over four years of collaborative work between the George A. Smathers Libraries at the University of Florida (UF) and Biblioteca Nacional de Cuba José Martí as well as other partner universities and contributors in the United States. In this project update, we will share on:
  • Current status (partners, over one million pages organized in ten different collections),
  • Unique processes for working with and in Cuba (e.g., sneakernet file transport, minimal computing including using Zotero in Cuba as an offline database),
  • New publications on Cuba with the LibraryPress@UF to promote collections from and about Cuba (e.g., ceramics and stamps), and
  • How the project continues to inform work at UF (e.g., bilingual expertise for metadata and finding guides, critical need for project coordination, working with US regulatory processes).


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Todd Digby

Chair of Library Technology Services, University of Florida
Todd Digby is the Chair of Library Technology Services at the University of Florida. In this position, Todd leads a service oriented department that researches, develops, optimizes and supports advanced library information systems and technology for the University of Florida Libraries... Read More →
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Judith Russell

Dean of Libraries, University of Florida
Judith C. Russell has served as the Dean of University Libraries at the University of Florida since 2007. She was the Managing Director, Information Dissemination and Superintendent of Documents at the U.S. Government Printing Office (GPO), now the Government Publishing Office, from... Read More →
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Laurie Taylor

Senior Director for Library Technology & Digital Strategies, University of Florida

Monday March 15, 2021 9:00am - 9:30am EDT
Pre-recorded Video

9:00am EDT

Shared Power and the Making of the Penn and Slavery Project Augmented Reality Tour
This presentation will discuss how power sharing worked in practice for the Penn and Slavery Project Augmented Reality (AR) app at the University of Pennsylvania, a student-led project built through joint funding and active collaboration between staff, faculty, and students in the Libraries, the Provost’s Office, and departments in the College of Arts and Sciences. In six stops, each focusing on one story, the AR app reveals the University of Pennsylvania’s historical complicity in and financial gain from slavery while also centering the resilience and contributions of Black people. In the presentation, we will describe how this project empowered students to ask questions about institutional identity and structures -- and how they employed institutional resources to produce a public intervention in Penn’s history. Considering our successes and trials, we will examine shared labor, participatory design, extended reality (XR), and the role of trust in a high-stakes university project.


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Meaghan Moody

Assistant Director, Studio X, University of Rochester

Monday March 15, 2021 9:00am - 9:30am EDT
Pre-recorded Video

9:00am EDT

Sliced Bread: Putting the Federated Identity Pieces Together
While federated identity has proven powerful in domain-based research activities, its deployment across the broad and diverse communities that libraries serve has been hampered by significant gaps in tools and standards. With unique requirements in privacy and the need to serve many different types of users, the challenges in implementing federated identity at scale for libraries have been significant. Those gaps are being addressed now and the missing pieces can be assembled. With an open standard for discovery, new attribute bundles for access control and privacy, and tools for users to manage those attributes, there is now a deploying infrastructure for federated identity for library needs. This presentation will bring together those pieces into an integrated demo environment called sliced bread. Using Seamless Access, new attribute tags for library needs from FIM4L, and CAR for notice and consent, we will walk the end-to-end user journey for different types of users with diverse privacy and security requirements. Finally we'll look at the management interfaces that allow administration and reporting for librarians and IT.


Kenneth Klingenstein

Evangelist, Trust and Identity, Internet2

Monday March 15, 2021 9:00am - 9:30am EDT
Pre-recorded Video

9:00am EDT

Snapshots of Efforts Toward Institutionalizing Digital Scholarship within a Library Organization
Digital scholarship support from libraries varies by organization from a single department to cross-departmental units. At our institution, we quickly realized that conversations related to scalable library support for digital scholarship needed to engage individuals from across the entire library organization. The support that any library offers in this area are dynamic and related to broader campus-wide services as well as campus-wide demand. At The Ohio State University, we have taken a visioning approach that is intentional at examining current support and a broader view for potential digital scholarship support that require campus partnership. We will share three snapshots of efforts (a professional development program for librarians, documenting current library processes, and a broader library-wide discussion and prioritization process for additional support) being made to institutionalize scalable digital scholarship support across the library organization.

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Leigh Bonds

Digital Humanities Librarian, The Ohio State University
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Meris Mandernach Longmeier

Head of Research Services, The Ohio State University
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Daniel Noonan

Digital Preservation Librarian, The Ohio State University

Monday March 15, 2021 9:00am - 9:30am EDT
Pre-recorded Video

9:00am EDT

Supporting Multidisciplinary International Research through Collaborative Development
This project briefing will explore The Book and the Silk Roads, an Andrew W. Mellon funded project between the University of Toronto Libraries and Centre for Medieval Studies. The scholarly team seeks to build and support a growing international network of scholars, curators, conservators, and scientists exploring significant developments in writing technologies within a range of contexts, to reimagine the history of the premodern book as an object whose concealed structure contains vital information about its manufacture and thus about the development of book technology. The scholarly context of this project presents unique challenges to technical development as it is dynamic and fluid in its exploration of new fields of study, has the potential to produce large amounts of heterogeneous data, and the need to share and collaborate with people all over the world. In response to this context, the technical work has proceeded following the principles of flexible iterative development, microservices architecture, FAIR data management, and open data standards and technology. The team aims to build tools and workflows which fit seamlessly into existing architecture in the library while also leveraging multidisciplinary expertise from outside the institution to inform every development decision.



Rachel Di Cresce

Project Librarian, University of Toronto

Jessica Lockhart

University of Toronto

Monday March 15, 2021 9:00am - 9:30am EDT
Pre-recorded Video

9:00am EDT

Taking Control Using Academic SimplyE: Our Journey to an Open Reading Landscape
Libraries are part of a unique moment in history which unites broad technology adoption, readily-available technical training, widespread use of the internet, and support of openness and equitable access. We have the ability to change our own future in transforming the academic reading experience. Libraries have started down the road of providing open reading environments for everyone. We believe open source initiatives like SimplyE and open standards like Open Publication Distribution System (OPDS), Open and Distance Learning (ODL), Readium and Lightweight Content Protection (LCP) will allow all involved—commercial software vendors, publishers, libraries, consortia—to innovate. In this session, we will demonstrate progress in SimplyE for the academic reading landscape, and discuss what is yet to come. We will discuss our progress with these technologies, our services and content vendors, and ask for feedback as we consider how to incorporate additional academic functionality. Come with us on this journey. Be ready to engage, question, and consider!


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Robert Cartolano

Associate VP for Technology and Preservation, Columbia University Libraries
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James English

Palace Project Director of Business Development, LYRASIS
Happy to talk about LYRASIS, all things Ebooks, Ebook Technology, and The Palace Project. I am particularly interested in speaking with University Presses to make their content accessible to more libraries and Academic Librarians about The Palace Project and how it can advance access... Read More →

Nancy Lin

Sr. Data Projects Strategist, NYU
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Christine Peterson

Engagement & Emerging Technologies Coordinator, Amigos Library Services
As part of a team at Amigos Library Services, I manage the SImplyE implementation project. Talk to me if you are interested in either hosting SimplyE for yourselves or having us host the app for your patrons.

Monday March 15, 2021 9:00am - 9:30am EDT
Pre-recorded Video

9:00am EDT

The BIG Collection: Building a Knowledge Commons for the Big Ten
In an unprecedented collaborative gesture, the fifteen research libraries of the Big Ten Academic Alliance have committed to intentionally managing their core collections of books and digital assets as one collection (BIG Collection) to meet the growing needs of faculty and students on each campus. The BIG Collection is the overarching initiative to advance this commitment. The objective of the BIG Collection is to create a coherent knowledge commons for our faculty and students, with content universally available to all without regard to what institution produced or purchased it, supported by interoperable services and systems that rest on a foundation of shared infrastructure. We are beginning by building the infrastructure for the knowledge commons. This presentation will describe the vision, direction, and priorities for the BIG Collection.


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Maurice York

Director of Library Initiatives, Big Ten Academic Alliance
As the Director of Library Initiatives for the Big Ten Academic Alliance, Maurice is responsible for coordinating collective action at scale amongst the research libraries of the BTAA toward their commitment to realizing an interdependent, networked future. The central initiative... Read More →

Monday March 15, 2021 9:00am - 9:30am EDT
Pre-recorded Video

9:00am EDT

The New Enlightenment and the Fight to Free Knowledge
Today's health crisis, economic crisis, and political crisis are all a function of our current information disorder. Can CNI members—almost every one a knowledge institution—play a role in addressing this epistemic catastrophe? Is there a progressive agenda that can inspire effective collective action? MIT Open Learning's Peter Kaufman draws on his just-published book to sound a clear call to action with steps to take before more Capitol-Hill-style violence overwhelms us.


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Peter Kaufman

Strategic Initiatives, MIT Open Learning
Online education; video; OER; and the fight to free knowledge.

Monday March 15, 2021 9:00am - 9:30am EDT
Pre-recorded Video

9:00am EDT

The Open Access eBook Usage Data Trust: A Global OA Monograph Data Collaborative to Facilitate Economies of Scale for Scholarly Output Usage, Engagement, and Impact Analysis
The international Open Access eBook Usage (OAeBU) Data Trust effort has been working with stakeholder communities to understand how specific staff roles in different organizations rely on OA book usage data. In this session, Data Trust Program Officer Christina Drummond will introduce the data trust and share data use-case highlights within the larger context of OA monograph usage data supply chains. She will discuss how such knowledge is informing collaborative standards development, governance, and data use policy development. Her talk will conclude with suggested areas of focus for national cyberinfrastructure investments that aim to support common infrastructure needs among North American usage data collaboratives related to scholarly outputs.


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Christina Drummond

Data Trust Program Officer, Educopia Institute

Monday March 15, 2021 9:00am - 9:30am EDT
Pre-recorded Video

9:00am EDT

Toward Automating Collection of Article Data and Repository Content
This evolving project aims to collect and collate data from multiple sources to generate a picture of the publication activity of authors affiliated with an institution. The presentation will provide an overview of the code and techniques used to gather and combine the data, and then discuss how the combined data can be processed and analyzed to generate visualizations and other views of the information in several ways that we have found useful. Some of these cases that will be discussed include analysis of articles (overall) by publisher, Open Access (OA) status by publisher, academic department by OA availability, or growth of OA articles over time authored by our institution's faculty. A particular focus will be ways that this data is also used to identify and/or collect articles that are already available OA for archiving and inclusion in our own institutional repository and to reach out to authors to collect manuscripts and other "potential OA" materials that are not already available. Finally, we will discuss known issues with our particular approach, lessons learned, and ideas for improving and refining our process.

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Steven Pryor, University of Missouri

Director of Digital Initiatives, University of Missouri - Columbia

Monday March 15, 2021 9:00am - 9:30am EDT
Pre-recorded Video

9:00am EDT

Why and How We Went Serverless, and How You Can Too
In this presentation, we will share our experience of adopting serverless techniques and building the next generation of the digital library platform in the AWS cloud. We use this platform to manage complex digital objects and preserve large-scale datasets, which was very challenging for us to build on-premise on a similar scale in storage, networking, scalability, availability, etc. We further present how serverless removes technical barriers and how we now can take a more precise cost management control, resource utilization, and automation we have never been able to achieve before.


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Yinlin Chen

Assistant Director, Virginia Tech
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William Ingram

Assistant Dean, University Libraries, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Machine learning, NLP, Summarization, Text and Data Mining, Collections as Data, ETDs

Monday March 15, 2021 9:00am - 9:30am EDT
Pre-recorded Video

1:00pm EDT

The Virtual Copyright Education Center: An Open Discussion
Professionals working in cultural heritage need the knowledge, know-how, and education to understand how to evaluate and address copyright matters. LYRASIS and Columbia University Libraries’ Copyright Advisory Services are joining forces with an advisory group of world-class experts to pilot a new Virtual Copyright Education Center with classes on copyright issues and management. The pilot will develop a sustainable service model through the new Research and Innovation division of LYRASIS. Highlights include a series of new online copyright education classes with a basic copyright course made free of charge and distributed publicly.


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Melissa Levine

Director, Copyright Office, University of Michigan
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Rina Elster Pantalony

Director, Copyright Advisory Services, Columbia University
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Erin Tripp

Director, Research and Innovation, LYRASIS
Erin provides leadership for the new LYRASIS Research and Innovation Division. The Division serves as a home for the Leaders Circle, Leaders Forums, and the Catalyst Fund, as well as, consulting services, our very successful grant writing team, and our industry research team. Previously... Read More →

Monday March 15, 2021 1:00pm - 2:00pm EDT

2:30pm EDT

Grants Are Temporary but Data Stewardship Is Not: Sustainability of the Data Curation Network
The Data Curation Network (DCN) was established to serve as the “human layer” in the data repository stack and seamlessly connects local data sets to expert data curators via a cross-institutional shared staffing model. This includes both (1) curation of data sets across institutional boundaries, spanning across 12 academic institutions and non-profit data repositories, and (2) supporting the data curator community by providing professional development opportunities. The DCN was initially funded by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, beginning with a 1-year planning grant in 2016 and a 3-year implementation grant in 2018. From the beginning, we (and Sloan) knew the DCN could not persist indefinitely on grant funds alone, and we would need a robust model in order to transition to a sustainable organization. Knowing this, DCN Co-PIs progressively worked towards developing a sustainability model that encapsulated our ambitions to grow and thrive, but could also be feasibly funded by our administrations. In this presentation, two members of the DCN leadership team share our sustainability planning efforts, including their motivations, process, outcomes, and current results.

Data Curation Network - https://datacurationnetwork.org/
Sustainability and Transition Plan - https://docs.google.com/document/u/1/d/e/2PACX-1vR80P6zSpD6c4Qp53sNJExh4XWdphlbeYSucxfoiKdfbLO48fMgo4eFqlJKIlyJKEM8xPQXJEEllwLa/pub

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Heidi Imker

Director, Research Data Service, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Heidi Imker is the Director of the Research Data Service (RDS) and an Associate Professor at the University Library on the Urbana-Champaign campus. The RDS is a campus-wide service that provides the UIUC research community with the expertise, tools, and infrastructure necessary to... Read More →
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Lisa Johnston

Data Management/Curation Lead, University of Minnesota

Monday March 15, 2021 2:30pm - 3:30pm EDT

4:00pm EDT

Bringing Social Learning to All Educational Texts: Creating a Coalition
In a landscape where ensuring student success is paramount and more and more learning moves online, faculty and institutions are looking for new capabilities that enable students to engage with content together, starting with the books and articles that form the foundation of teaching and learning. Social learning provides proven benefits: making learning active, visible and social while improving outcomes—a need further highlighted by the present COVID crisis. However, these capabilities do not yet extend inside the content platforms where books and articles reside. The IMS LTI (Learning Tools Interoperability) standard has shown the benefit of interoperability between systems, but has not yet been extended to support interoperability within systems. Without a goal of interoperability, platforms will naturally implement their own unique approaches. However, teachers and students work across diverse platforms on a daily basis and need solutions that can provide uniform experiences. This effort endeavors to unite the major players to avoid proprietary approaches in favor of user-friendly interoperable solutions by bringing together the major educational content and learning platforms, defining the essential elements necessary for interoperability, and making a joint commitment towards these principles.

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Mark Graham

Attendee, Internet Archive
I would like to connect with people about how to make the web more useful and reliable. With a focus on archiving born digital content.

Remi Kalir

Assistant Professor, CU Denver
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Hugh McGuire

Founder & CEO, Rebus Foundation
technology guy.
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Heather Staines

Senior Consultant, Delta Think
Open Access, Strategy projects, Data, karaoke--and dogs!
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Dan Whaley

CEO and Founder, Hypothesis
Dan is a coder and entrepreneur that created the first online travel reservation company on the web (ITN/GetThere) in 1995. He wrote much of the software, launched the business and guided the long term technical and product vision. GetThere went public in 1999 and was sold to Sabre... Read More →

Monday March 15, 2021 4:00pm - 5:00pm EDT
Tuesday, March 16

1:00pm EDT

Controlled Digital Lending for Libraries and Consortia
Internet Archive seeks to convene a panel with Library Futures to discuss Controlled Digital Lending (CDL) in libraries and library consortia. Bringing together two organizations committed to digital access and equity and a library consortium, the panelists will discuss how libraries can use technology to assert their right to acquire and lend their own materials while respecting copyright. The panel will focus on how both practitioners and advocacy organizations are using CDL and building a community of practice that includes policy, education, and technical implementation of digital lending in libraries.


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Kyle K. Courtney

Copyright Advisor, Library Futures/Harvard University
Kyle K. Courtney is a lawyer and librarian dedicated to issues surrounding copyright, access, and preservation. He serves as Copyright Advisor and Program Manager at the Harvard Library. His “Copyright First Responders'' initiative is in its seventh year, spreading from Harvard... Read More →
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Charlie Barlow

Executive Director, Boston Library Consortium
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Chris Freeland

Director of Open Libraries, Internet Archive
Chris Freeland is the Director of Open Libraries at the Internet Archive, working with partners in the library world to select, source, digitize and lend the most useful books for scholars, students, library patrons and people with disabilities around the world. Before joining the... Read More →
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Jennie Rose Halperin

Director, Library Futures at NYU Engelberg, Library Futures
Jennie Rose Halperin (she/her/hers) is a digital strategist, community builder, commoner, and librarian who serves as Executive Director of Library Futures. She is focused on growing the organization and its reach and fostering a culture of open, inclusive leadership to support equitable... Read More →
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Jill Hurst-Wahl

Associate Professor of Practice, Syracuse Univ. iSchool
Jill Hurst-Wahl is an associate professor of practice in Syracuse University’s School of Information Studies. She is a member of the USNY Technology Policy and Practices Council and the Onondaga County Public Library Board of Trustees. A former corporate librarian, Jill has always... Read More →

Tuesday March 16, 2021 1:00pm - 2:00pm EDT

2:30pm EDT

Sustaining Open Infrastructure: Samvera's Journey Toward a New Model for Fiscal Sponsorship
Over the past two years, Samvera has implemented structures meant to ensure sustainability of the Community, including: an elected governing body, a contribution model, and the hiring of a Community Manager. The Community’s existing fiscal sponsorship agreement was set to expire in mid-2021, and could not be renewed without a change to both the terms of the agreement and the rate charged for services. The Samvera Community recognized an opportunity to critically evaluate the Community’s fiscal and organizational needs, and to explore the options available in both the library open infrastructure community as well as the wider open source software landscape. This presentation will review the critical role of fiscal sustainability in open infrastructure communities; common models for this relationship; and the process Samvera used to evaluate fiscal and administrative needs against those options available in the open market. We will also present how the newly selected fiscal sponsor for Samvera represents an innovative model that is becoming more common in the wider free and open source software ecosystem. This model could help other open infrastructure projects seeking to ensure the best fit for financial, legal, and community leadership sustainability.


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Heather Greer Klein

Community Manager, Samvera
I'm happy to talk all things Samvera, community management, and community-building.
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Rosalyn Metz

Associate Dean, Library Technology and Digital Strategies, Emory University

Tuesday March 16, 2021 2:30pm - 3:30pm EDT

4:00pm EDT

Project Komodo: Catalyzing Browser-Based Virtual Reality Teaching and Learning in the Library
The application of Virtual Reality (VR) technologies in teaching and learning in higher education has experienced a significant uptake in the last few years as the underlying technologies have become more scalable and affordable. However, many barriers continue to create bottlenecks that limit a broader adoption of VR for instruction. These barriers include a lack of available and adequate software for use in education, issues of cost for purchasing or developing custom VR apps, restrictive licenses for third party software that limit the ability to scale VR experiences to support a course or academic department, distribution challenges associated with accessing third party software from existing commercial platforms, concerns with user data privacy, and a lack of functionality for assessing the efficacy of the VR application for teaching and learning. To that end, the Grainger Engineering Library Information Center at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign developed the Komodo platform, a browser-based tool built to allow instructors from all technical literacies to create domain (subject) modules specific to their teaching and learning content. This application allows multiple users within the same virtual environment to interact with an instructor and lesson-specific 3D content. Komodo is compatible with nearly all current 6 Degrees of Freedom (6DOF) VR headsets as well as allows users to interact with their peers from any networked device with a compatible browser, without the need for a VR headset. Komodo is open source and free, can be accessed from an easy to use web portal, includes accessibility features such as speech-to-text, and has built-in tools for evaluating and assessing how users interacted with a virtual environment.

Komodo website: https://komodo-dev.library.illinois.edu/about
Story about Komodo being used for a Fashion Design course: https://vr.web.illinois.edu/2020/11/09/fashion-critique-in-komodo/
Social media post about Komodo being used for a Materials Science and Engineering course: https://twitter.com/aschleife/status/1317929177694306305?s=20


Elisandro Cabada

Interim Head of Mathematics Library; Medical and Bioengineering Librarian, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
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William Mischo

Head of Grainger Engineering Library Information Center; Berthold Family Head Emeritus in Information Access and Discover, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Tuesday March 16, 2021 4:00pm - 5:00pm EDT
Wednesday, March 17

4:00pm EDT

Why Collaboration in Pursuit of Equity and Mission-Alignment Are the Future of Library/Publisher Work
Despite the worst budget crisis since 2008, activist libraries and mission-driven publishers are signing more agreements than ever, somehow finding resources and money for collaboration. How is this possible, and why don't the traditional rules of "vendor/library" engagement apply? This fire-side chat with consortia directors representing the largest research institutions in the US and moderated by PLOS will unpack the work and expectations of "activist" libraries. What are their top priorities as negotiators? What are the top priorities of their members and how do they manage them? How has "mission-driven" strategy impacted their approach to negotiating with publishers and other service providers? What positive trends are they seeing from partners and what should libraries be preparing to do when engaging in this kind of work? What are the consequences for libraries and publishers that won't partner this way?



Greg Eow

President, Center for Research Libraries
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Sara Rouhi

Director, Strategic Partnerships, Public Library of Science (PLoS)
Sara Rouhi is the Director of Strategic Partnerships at PLOS focusing on developing new business models for sustainable, inclusive open access publishing. In 2020 she launched PLOS first collective action business model for highly selective publishing, PLOS Community Action Publishing... Read More →
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Maurice York

Director of Library Initiatives, Big Ten Academic Alliance
As the Director of Library Initiatives for the Big Ten Academic Alliance, Maurice is responsible for coordinating collective action at scale amongst the research libraries of the BTAA toward their commitment to realizing an interdependent, networked future. The central initiative... Read More →

Wednesday March 17, 2021 4:00pm - 5:00pm EDT
Thursday, March 18

4:00pm EDT

Adding a Library Profile to Caliper: Bringing the Library into the Campus Learning Analytics Conversation
Campus learning analytics programs live on data provided by systems that often generate Caliper-compliant events and store them in campus data repositories. Libraries have heretofore been challenged to participate in these campus programs because library data did not fit neatly into the Caliper specification. The IMLS-funded Connecting Libraries and Learning Analytics for Student Success (CLLASS) grant enabled the development of three Caliper event profiles for typical student-library interactions. In this presentation, attendees will learn about the Caliper specification, the three library event types added to the profile, and how libraries can begin contributing their data to campus or consortial data analytics data repositories.


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Shane Nackerud

Director, Course Materials Services, University of Minnesota - Twin Cities
Shane Nackerud has worked at the University of Minnesota - Twin Cities since 1998, first as the Libraries webmaster, then as the Director of Web Development, and currently as Interim Director of Content Services. In his current position Shane is working on finding new ways of integrating... Read More →
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Megan Oakleaf

Associate Professor, Syracuse University
Megan Oakleaf is an Associate Professor in the Syracuse University iSchool where she is professor of record for IST 605, Reference and Information Literacy Services, IST 613, Planning, Marketing, and Assessing Library Services, IST 662, Instructional Strategies for Information Professionals... Read More →
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Ken Varnum

Senior Program Manager, University of Michigan
I am the Senior Program Manager at the University of Michigan Library. In this role, I am responsible for three programs: Library Search, the U-M Library discovery interface, delivery interfaces, and the library's evolving and emerging analytics infrastructure.

Thursday March 18, 2021 4:00pm - 5:00pm EDT
Friday, March 19

4:00pm EDT

The Feasibility of Moving to Federated Authentication-Only: An Elsevier-Library Partnership
Federated access to library resources is not a new thing; in fact, it’s been around for about 15 years. But it has primarily been looked at as a backup to IP access and never something that could potentially replace IP as a primary access method or as the only access method. The COVID-19 pandemic has challenged this historical view with the inaccessibility of IP access on so many campuses. A partnership with more than 15 libraries around the world, including a U.S. consortium, is helping Elsevier test the feasibility of federated authentication as the sole method of access to library resources. The study involved examining and making improvements to six areas: user experience, administration and management of access, customer support, granular (e.g. departmental level) usage reporting, security and privacy. Join two of the library partners as well as a member of the Elsevier project team to discuss why and how the libraries began working towards a move to federated authentication-only.

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Russell Palmer

Assistant Director, GALILEO
Russell Palmer is an assistant director at GALILEO, where he is in charge of the support services team. He and his team work on the development of GALILEO, new integrations (such as OpenAthens), and system report requests. Prior to GALILEO, Palmer worked at LYRASIS for 14 years in... Read More →
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Emily McElroy

Dean, McGoogan Health Sciences Library, University of Nebraska Medical Center

Kelechi Okere

Global Director, Seamless Access Initiative, Elsevier
I have been at Elsevier for close to 19yrs. I worked in sales much of that time selling most of Elsevier's products. Since last year, I have been working on a project investigating the feasibility of federated access as a primary access method to library e-resources.

Friday March 19, 2021 4:00pm - 5:00pm EDT
Wednesday, March 24

12:00pm EDT

Welcome to Spring 2021 Member Meeting Plenary Days Summary of the Spring 2021 Executive Roundtable “Post-Pandemic Strategic Planning Challenges and Approaches”
A preliminary summary and synthesis will be provided of what we heard at the Executive Roundtables during the preceding week, in advance of preparing the formal report.

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Clifford Lynch

Executive Director, Coalition for Networked Information
Clifford Lynch has led the Coalition for Networked Information (CNI) since 1997. He is a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the National Information Standards Organization. In 2017, Lynch was selected as an Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) Fellow. He al... Read More →

Wednesday March 24, 2021 12:00pm - 1:00pm EDT

1:30pm EDT

Remote Access to Archives and Special Collections and the Sourcery Project
With Clifford Lynch moderating, the panel will try to summarize and extend some very fruitful and provocative conversations about the Sourcery project and the broader issue of remote access to archives and special collections. This has enormous implications for resource allocation and service design, and also for research continuity.


Tom Scheinfeldt

Department Head & Assoc Prof, Digital Media and Design, University of Connecticut
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Dan Cohen

Vice Provost/Dean of the Library/Professor of History, Northeastern University

Barbara Rockenbach

University Librarian, Yale University
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Greg Colati

Director, Connecticut Digital Archive, University of Connecticut
Greg Colati is the Director of the Digital Preservation Repository Program at UConn, as well as the head of the Connecticut Digital Archive, a statewide preservation-oriented digital repository service for libraries, archives, museums, and memory institutions. Mr. Colati has more... Read More →

Wednesday March 24, 2021 1:30pm - 2:30pm EDT

3:00pm EDT

The Big Ten Academic Alliance BIG Collection and its Implications
This panel will focus on prospective implications for the BIG collection, particularly as they involve electronic resource licensing and transformative agreements with publishers; Clifford Lynch, CNI executive director, will serve as moderator.

In preparation for this discussion, we invite you to watch the background, on-demand video prepared by BTAA Executive Director Maurice York, about the BIG Collection initiative.

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Krisellen Maloney

VP/IS, Rutgers University

Joseph Salem

Dean of University Libraries, Michigan State University
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Claire Stewart

Dean of University Libraries, University of Nebraska at Lincoln

John Wilkin

Dean of Libraries and University Librarian, Illinois University Library
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Maurice York

Director of Library Initiatives, Big Ten Academic Alliance
As the Director of Library Initiatives for the Big Ten Academic Alliance, Maurice is responsible for coordinating collective action at scale amongst the research libraries of the BTAA toward their commitment to realizing an interdependent, networked future. The central initiative... Read More →

Wednesday March 24, 2021 3:00pm - 4:00pm EDT
Thursday, March 25

2:00pm EDT

Evolving Roles of Chief Information Security Officers (CISOs) and Chief Privacy Officers (CPOs) in the University Environment
Over the past decade, chief information security officers (CISOs) have become more commonplace in university settings, and more recently we are seeing the emergence of chief privacy officers (CPOs). In this panel we’ll explore the evolving nature of these positions and examine how they relate to each other and to the roles of the chief information officer, the university librarian, and other institutional leadership. A specific focus will be on third-party data collection via instructional technology (for example, adaptive learning platforms or e-textbooks), or through electronic journal platforms offered by major publishers, and how CISOs and CPOs become involved in decision-making and policy development in these areas.


Brian Kelly

Director of Cybersecurity Program, EDUCAUSE
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Kent Wada

Chief Privacy Officer, UCLA

Cheryl Washington

Chief Information Security Officer, University of California, Davis

Thursday March 25, 2021 2:00pm - 3:00pm EDT

3:30pm EDT

Collaborating with The Carpentries
Kari Jordan will join us to explore opportunities for universities (and particularly IT and libraries) to collaborate with and support The Carpentries in expanding and democratizing new skills, most notably in the areas of computation and data science, to support research.

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Kari Jordan

Executive Director, The Carpentries
Kari L. Jordan, Ph.D., is a highly accomplished professional and a leading figure in data science education. As the Executive Director for The Carpentries, an internationally recognized nonprofit organization, she has played a pivotal role in promoting data literacy, open science... Read More →

Thursday March 25, 2021 3:30pm - 4:30pm EDT
Friday, March 26

12:00pm EDT

CLIR Fellows Panel
CNI has long maintained a close relationship with the key CLIR Postdoctoral Fellowship Program as part of our commitment to supporting emerging leaders in our community. At CNI meetings, attendees had opportunities to meet members from each cohort of fellows and learn about their fascinating work; at this session, we will adapt that opportunity for the current virtual meeting environment. We’ll hear from four CLIR fellows, about their work, and also about their concerns and challenges in the current environment. The session will include time for some conversation. CNI Executive Director Clifford Lynch will moderate the panel. 

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Portia Hopkins

CLIR Fellow
Portia D. Hopkins holds a doctorate in American Studies from the University of Maryland, College Park. As the 2020-2022 CLIR/DLF Postdoctoral Research Associate in Data Curation for African American Studies at Rice University she teaches workshops, conducts outreach about data curation... Read More →
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Jennifer Ross

CLIR Fellow
Jennifer Ross is the Digital Humanities Network Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Toronto's Jackman Humanities Institute. She researches contemporary American literature, literary and cultural theory, critical disaster and terrorism studies, and the digital humanities. Her... Read More →
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Dr. Synatra Smith

Postdoctoral Fellow, Philadelphia Museum of Art
I sit at the intersection of researcher; gallery, library, archives, and museum (GLAM) professional; and digital humanities practitioner. In my postdoctoral fellowship I am exploring ways to bring extended reality (XR) tools into cultural preservation spaces as a mechanism for enhanced... Read More →
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Luling Huang

CLIR Postdoctoral Fellow, Carnegie Mellon University
Luling Huang (Carnegie Mellon University) is a CLIR Postdoctoral Fellow in Data Curation for Energy Social Science. He works jointly with the Wilton E. Scott Institute for Energy Innovation and CMU University Libraries to promote best practices of research data management and contribute... Read More →

Friday March 26, 2021 12:00pm - 1:00pm EDT

1:30pm EDT

Meeting Close
A quick summary of the spring meeting and a look ahead at CNI activities in the coming months. This session will NOT be recorded.

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Clifford Lynch

Executive Director, Coalition for Networked Information
Clifford Lynch has led the Coalition for Networked Information (CNI) since 1997. He is a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the National Information Standards Organization. In 2017, Lynch was selected as an Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) Fellow. He al... Read More →

Friday March 26, 2021 1:30pm - 2:30pm EDT
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