Mailing List Message #34
From: Diane Goldenberg-Hart <>
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Subject: CNI at ALA conference in New Orleans
Date: Wed, 21 Jun 2006 11:45:31 -0400
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The upcoming SPARC-ACRL forum on emerging issues in scholarly communication, to be held during the American Library Association’s annual meeting in New Orleans, will explore questions related to the field of Open Data. The forum will feature experts who are familiar with the issues associated with Open Data and known for their analysis of the evolving scholarly communication scene.
Speakers will include:
    * Christopher Greer, Cyberinfrastructure Advisor, Office of the Assistant Director for Biological Sciences, National Science Foundation
    * Robert Hanisch, Project Manager, US National Virtual Observatory, Space Telescope Science Institute
    * Clifford Lynch, Executive Director, Coalition for Networked Information
As Open Data moves to the forefront of scholarly communication, librarians, administrators, and researchers will be responsible for considering new access policies for data and data curation issues. This forum, to be held on Saturday, June 24th from 4:00 - 5:30PM in the Morial Convention Center, Room 356 – 357, will introduce Open Data as an emerging focus, explore the challenges of managing the data deluge, and aid participants in crafting their own digital data preservation and curation policies. Reservations are not required.

On Sunday, June 25th, Cliff Lynch will serve on a panel during LITA's Top Technology Trends discussion.  The panelists will describe changes and advances in technology that they see having an impact on the library world, and suggest what libraries might do to take advantage of these trends.  The session will take place 1:30-3pm in the Sheraton New Orleans, Grand Ballrooms D/E.

Diane Goldenberg-Hart
Communications Coordinator
Coalition for Networked Information
21 Dupont Circle, Suite 800
Washington, DC 20036
202-872-0884 (Fax)

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