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Subject: Videos: Giving Researchers Tech Skills & Students Providing Digital Scholarship Support
Date: Mon, 05 Jun 2017 14:15:00 -0400
New videos from CNI’s spring membership meeting are now available:

-Building a Deeper Bench: Training Students to Provide Digital Scholarship Support, Joe M. Williams (UNC Chapel Hill)
This video highlights one new way that University of North Carolina Libraries services are enabling pedagogical and curricular change: by training Library student employees to provide substantial digital scholarship support. This initiative provides students with a hands-on work experience, engages them in new types of research, and develops their skills with emerging tools and practices. It also allows the Library’s many digital scholarship services to scale more readily, providing librarians with more time to engage with researchers on larger, complex projects and questions.

-Software Carpentry in the Library: Partnering to Give Researchers Needed Technical Skills, Sarah Clayton & Carl Grant (University of Oklahoma)
Major grant-funded projects may be able to hire someone to provide basic programming and data management skills, services that have become invaluable for creating reproducible research services, but the majority cannot. Recognizing this need, the University of Oklahoma Libraries has partnered with Software Carpentry, a non-profit foundation that offers two-day, hands-on workshops on basic programming skills designed to help researchers automate and track their research processes. Each workshop is taught by library staff including experts in data management, informatics, and digital scholarship, which has provided them with a better understanding of local researchers’ needs.

Also from this meeting, released previously:

-Is the Researcher Human? Is the Librarian? Bots, Conversational User Interfaces, and Virtual Research Assistants, Lisa Janicke Hinchliffe (UIUC), Jason Griffey (Harvard)), Emily King (College of Southern Nevada), Michael Schofield (LibUX)
Information seeking, retrieval, analysis, and decision-making are often discussed as human activities; however, increasingly humans rely on automation, technology surrogates, and artificial intelligence for these activities. Bots and conversational user interfaces are beginning to emerge as service surrogates in libraries. As these trends grow, libraries and information providers face questions that will change practices while potentially expanding opportunities for services. This video explores the implications of these emerging technologies and their applications for libraries and information providers.

-A Linked Data Approach for Humanities Data, Sayeed Choudhury (Johns Hopkins University) & Jaap Geraerts (University College London)
The Archaeology of Reading team returns to CNI to discuss the use of linked data models and protocols to connect the various data in their innovative digital research environment, developed to research the reading practices of two prominent sixteenth century scholars. In this video, they describe the use of linked data models and protocols to connect data, facilitating study of the scholars’ pathways through content, and they explain how the systematic progression of supporting increasingly complex scholarly use cases represents an important exemplar for levering extensible, common infrastructure across a diverse range of humanities data.

-To the Rescue of the Orphans of Scholarly Communication, Herbert Van de Sompel and Martin Klein (Los Alamos National Laboratory), Michael L. Nelson (Old Dominion University) 

-Collaborating to Digitize Paleontological Collections at the University of Wyoming, Chad Hutchens, University of Wyoming

-Virtual Reality in the Trenches: Addressing the Preservation Challenges of Virtual Reality for Scholarship, Zack Lischer-Katz and Matt Cook, University of Oklahoma

-Online Scientific Reference Sample Collections and Shared Linked Data for Heritage Science and Related Disciplines, Fenella France, Library of Congress

-From Theory to Practice: Leading the Way with Learning Data Principles, Jenn Stringer, University of California at Berkeley

-Protect Researcher Privacy in the Surveillance Era, Sam Kome, Claremont Colleges

-Advancing Accessibility through Libraries, Laura Wood (Tufts), Joseph (Jody) Combs (ARL/Vanderbilt), Beth Sandore Namachchivaya (UIUC) 

-A CAVEkiosk in the Library: The At-Risk Cultural Heritage and the Digital Humanities UC Catalyst Grant, Declan Fleming (UCSD)

-Building Data Refuge: From Bucket Brigade to Sustainable Action, Panelists from U. Penn, Georgetown, Temple, U. Michigan

-The Role of Academic Libraries in an Era of Fake News, Alternative Facts, and Information Overload, Donald A. Barclay (University of California, Merced)

-Ithaka S+R US Library Survey 2016, Roger C. Schonfeld (Ithaka S+R)

-Data Integrity for Librarians, Archivists, and Criminals: What We Can Steal from Bitcoin, BitTorrent, and Usenet, Jeffrey Spies (Center for Open Science)

-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)

More information about CNI’s spring meeting is at 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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