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Planning a Digital Scholarship Center: A CNI-ARL Workshop—Slides Online

Patrick Ma Digital Scholarship Lab, Brown University Library

The Coalition for Networked Information (CNI) and the Association of Research Libraries held a workshop on “Planning a Digital Scholarship Center,” May 17–18, 2016, in Arlington, Virginia. Speakers’ slides are now online.

Sessions covered such topics as goals and strategies, models/types of centers, staffing, technologies, physical spaces, partnering with faculty on teaching and research, and products of new types of scholarship.

The workshop organizers plan to issue a report about the workshop that will include details not captured in the slides, such as panel session conversations and roundtable discussions.

Planning Committee

Members of the workshop planning committee are:

  • Rebecca Graham, Chief Information Officer and Chief Librarian, University of Guelph
  • Harriette Hemmasi, Joukowsky Family University Librarian, Brown University
  • Joan Lippincott, Associate Executive Director, Coalition for Networked Information
  • Rikk Mulligan, Program Officer for Scholarly Publishing, Association of Research Libraries, and Public Fellow, American Council of Learned Societies

For more details, see the workshop website.

About the Coalition for Networked Information

The Coalition for Networked Information (CNI) is dedicated to supporting the transformative promise of digital information technology for the advancement of scholarly communication and the enrichment of intellectual productivity. Some 230 institutions representing higher education, publishing, information technology, scholarly and professional organizations, foundations, and libraries and library organizations make up CNI’s members; CNI is entirely funded through membership dues. Semi-annual membership meetings bring together representatives of CNI’s constituencies to discuss ongoing and new projects, and to plan for future initiatives. Learn more about CNI at https://www.cni.org/.

About the Association of Research Libraries

The Association of Research Libraries (ARL) is a nonprofit organization of 124 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 http://www.arl.org/.

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