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Report on Planning a Digital Scholarship Center: A CNI-ARL Workshop

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. A report on the workshop (PDF) is now online.

Sessions covered such topics as goals and strategies, models/types of centers, physical spaces, services offered, staffing and training, and partnering with faculty on teaching and research.

For more resources related to the workshop, including institutional responses to the pre-workshop assignment, recommended readings, and links to the workshop presentations, visit the workshop website.

About the Coalition for Networked Information

CNI is a coalition of over 220 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 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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