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----------The Coalition for Networked Information (CNI) is an organization dedicated to supporting the transformative promise of networked information technology for the advancement of scholarly communication and the enrichment of intellectual productivity. Some 200 institutions representing higher education, publishing, network and telecommunications, information technology, and libraries and library organizations make up CNI's Members. Learn more about CNI.

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The Spring 2009 CNI Task Force Meeting will be held on April 6-7 in Minneapolis, MN; proposals are now being accepted for one hour project briefings which focus on a specific institutional project related to networked information or a discussion of a hot topic. Details and submission form available at

Presentation materials for several of the project briefings delivered at the Fall 2008 CNI Task Force Meeting are now available, including slides from Chris Borgman's plenary discussion of the NSF sponsored report Fostering Learning in the Networked World:

Joan Lippincott has published a new article, Mobile Technologies, Mobile Users: Implications for Academic Libraries, in the December 2008 issue of the ARL Bimonthly Report, no. 261. The article is freely available at

A report on sustainable digital preservation by the Blue Ribbon Task Force on Digital Preservation and Access, funded by NSF and the Mellon Foundation, is now available:

An interview with Vint Cerf, who presented the Mellon Awards at the Fall 2008 CNI Task Force Meeting is featured in the latest edition of EDUCAUSE Now:

The CNI 2008-09 Program Plan is now available:

The Third Annual Mellon Awards for Technology Collaboration were presented by Vint Cerf at the Fall CNI Task Force Meeting, held Dec. 8-9 in Washington DC. More information about the winners and the award is available:

A roundtable conversation on learning spaces recorded at the EDUCAUSE 2008 Annual Conference is now available as a podcast at CNI Associate Director Joan Lippincott participated as a panelist.

The final report of a large multi-year research project titled "Kids' Informal Learning with Digital Media: An Ethnographic Investigation of Innovative Knowledge Cultures" is now available at

CNI Executive Director Clifford Lynch was presented with the ASIS&T 2008 Award of Merit, the Society's highest honor, at the Annual Meeting in October.

Clifford Lynch has published "The Institutional Challenges of Cyberinfrastructure and E-Research" in the Nov/Dec 2008 issue of EDUCAUSE Review Magazine.

"A Matter of Mission: Information Technology and the Future of Higher Education" by Clifford Lynch appears as a chapter in the EDUCAUSE e-Book The Tower and The Cloud, edited by Richard N. Katz.

Presentation audio and slides are now online from the recent forum on "Reinventing Science Librarianship: Models for the Future," co-sponsored by ARL and CNI. Consult the forum website for materials:



2009 Spring Task Force Meeting, Minneapolis, MN -- April 6-7, 2009
2009 Fall Task Force Meeting, Washington, DC -- December 14-15, 2009

CALL FOR PROPOSALS: Joint Conference on Digital Libraries (JCDL) 2009
will be held June 15-19, 2009 in Austin, TX. See for details.

First Digital Lives Research Conference: Personal Digital Archives in the 21st Century, on Feb. 9-11, 2009, hosted by the British Library. Details available at

DigCCurr 2009: Digital Curation Practice, Promise and Prospects - to be held April 1-3, 2009 in Chapel Hill, NC. See for more information.

Archiving 2009, sponsored by IS&T, will be held May 4-7, 2009 in Arlington, VA. Consult for details.


The book Opening Up Education: The Collective Advancement of Education through Open Technology, Open Content and Open Knowledge is now available via MIT Press in hardcopy and also for free download: A chapter by CNI Executive Director Clifford Lynch is included in the publication.

The RLG Programs at OCLC group has issued the report Beyond the Silos of the LAMs, on collaboration and convergence among museums, libraries and archives, with a strong focus on case studies in university settings, and on incentives and environmental and organizational factors that can facilitate and advance such collaborations:

Materials are available from a symposium sponsored by RLG Programs at OCLC dealing with the contributions that digitized text corpora can make to advancing humanities scholarship:



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