Mailing List Message #114398
From: Diane Goldenberg-Hart <>
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Subject: Videos: Data Integrity & Ithaka Library Survey '16
Date: Wed, 26 Apr 2017 11:37:59 -0400
Two new videos from CNI’s spring membership meeting have been posted:

-Ithaka S+R US Library Survey 2016, Roger C. Schonfeld (Ithaka S+R)
In fall 2016, Ithaka S+R surveyed academic library deans and directors across the US on key topics including how library leaders are investing in the future of their organizations, and what kinds of strategies they are pursuing in support of research, teaching, and learning. With a response rate of 49%, the project offers a wide array of perspectives on the opportunities and challenges currently facing academic libraries and higher education more broadly. The full report was released in conjunction with CNI’s spring 2017 meeting, and the results are discussed in this presentation.

-Data Integrity for Librarians, Archivists, and Criminals: What We Can Steal from Bitcoin, BitTorrent, and Usenet, Jeffrey Spies (Center for Open Science)
Data integrity is important in distributed systems, and the same characteristics that make these systems robust make maintaining data integrity challenging. For this reason, hash functions play a central role in the algorithms and technologies that power Usenet, BitTorrent, and Bitcoin and its blockchain. This presentation introduces hashes and their variants, these distributed and sometimes dubious systems, and what can be learned and practically applied in today's digital repositories for purposes of auditing, identifying, recovering, and sharing data.

Also from this meeting, released previously:

-Institutional Repository Strategies: What We Learned at the Executive Roundtables, Clifford Lynch (CNI)

-Fresh Perspectives on the Future of University-Based Publishing, Amy Brand (The MIT Press)
-What Today’s Students Have Taught Us, Alison J. Head (Project Information Literacy)

Look for more announcements soon of other video offerings from the spring 2017 CNI meeting ( To see all videos produced by CNI, visit our video channels on YouTube ( and Vimeo (

Diane Goldenberg-Hart
Communications Coordinator | CNI
202-296-5098 | |

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