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CNI, ARL to Offer Digital Scholarship Planning Workshop at Brown University, November 8–10, 2017

Patrick Ma Digital Scholarship Lab, Brown University Library

Registration is open for the Digital Scholarship Planning Workshop, to be held at Brown University, Wednesday–Friday, November 8–10, 2017. This event is sponsored by the Coalition for Networked Information (CNI), the Association of Research Libraries (ARL), and Brown University Library.

In this participatory workshop, attendees will explore models and best practices related to institutional planning and support for digital scholarship. The collaborative, interactive workshop is designed both for those in the beginning of a planning process and for those from institutions seeking to take their services and expertise to the next level.


A combination of speakers and hands-on activities will address the following topics:

  • Anticipating and assessing needs
  • Staffing
  • Governance and funding
  • Initiatives in teaching & learning and research
  • Student involvement
  • Space and place
  • Institutionalizing digital scholarship


Those who will benefit from this workshop include:

  • Library administrators
  • Individuals with direct responsibility for developing a digital scholarship program
  • Librarians who have/will have a role in digital scholarship
  • Partners from the faculty, academic administration, and information technology units  

Institutional teams are encouraged to attend; single attendees from institutions are welcome.


Update August 2, 2017: Registration for this workshop is now full. Visit the Digital Scholarship Planning Workshop webpage to be added to the waiting list.

Registration is limited to 100 individuals and is expected to reach capacity quickly. The registration fee is $300.

To register and learn more about the workshop, visit the Digital Scholarship Planning Workshop webpage.  

About the Coalition for Networked Information

CNI is a coalition of some 240 member institutions dedicated to supporting the transformative promise of digital information technology for the advancement of scholarly communication and the enrichment of intellectual productivity. The coalition, which is sponsored by the Association of Research Libraries (ARL) and EDUCAUSE, is headquartered in Washington, DC. More about CNI is at https://www.cni.org/.

About the Association of Research Libraries

The Association of Research Libraries (ARL) is a nonprofit organization of 123 research libraries in the US and Canada. ARL’s mission is to influence the changing environment of scholarly communication and the public policies that affect research libraries and the diverse communities they serve. ARL pursues this mission by advancing the goals of its member research libraries, providing leadership in public and information policy to the scholarly and higher education communities, fostering the exchange of ideas and expertise, facilitating the emergence of new roles for research libraries, and shaping a future environment that leverages its interests with those of allied organizations. ARL is on the web at ARL.org.