A workshop of possible interest to DLF members, now open to wider registration! 

Bethany Nowviskie 
Director of the Digital Library Federation at CLIR
Research Associate Professor of Digital Humanities at UVa

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From: "Joan K. Lippincott" <[log in to unmask]>
Subject: [CNI-ANNOUNCE] Planning a Digital Scholarship Center - registration update
Date: February 17, 2016 at 9:00:01 AM EST

Registration is now open to individuals or teams from any institution (it was restricted to those affiliated with ARL or CNI member institutions for the first 2 weeks.) We are near capacity for the workshop; if you are interested in participating, I encourage you to register right away. We will maintain a waiting list once we reach the maximum number of registrants.

We have seen increasing interest in the development of digital scholarship centers, often in academic libraries, in recent years. CNI has been active in featuring sessions about these centers at our membership meetings, and we have published reports and articles on the topic. Our latest initiative is this workshop, which will provide a range of models for developing a digital scholarship center and will provide information on a wide variety of issues to be taken into consideration during planning and early implementation phases. We are very pleased to partner with ARL on this workshop. We expect a lot of interest in this workshop and we do have a limit on the number of attendees.

Please see below for additional information, including a link to the workshop website.
Joan Lippincott, CNI

Planning a Digital Scholarship Center: A CNI/ARL Workshop
May 17-18, 2016
Arlington, VA


An increasing number of institutions are planning programs and spaces they call digital scholarship centers, scholars’ labs, research commons, or similar names. Often these centers are located in and administered by academic libraries, in contrast to faculty-run institutes. While some centers focus on digital humanities, many work with a broader range of disciplines, supporting e-science and digital research in the social sciences. During the planning and early implementation process for a center, there are many decisions to be made about the mission, programs, partnerships, staffing, technologies, as well as the physical space of the center. 

This workshop will assist institutions in the process of planning digital scholarship centers, not by offering one solution but by presenting a variety of models that will help institutions make informed choices that address institutional needs and priorities. The event will include a combination of presentations by invited speakers, group discussions and hands-on exercises.

This workshop will assist those institutions in the planning stages or early implementation stages of a digital scholarship center. Institutions are encouraged to register teams, but individual registrants are also welcome. The target audience includes deans/directors and associate directors of libraries, scholarly communications librarians, digital humanities professionals or faculty, GIS staff, information technology staff, and faculty engaged in digital scholarship.

The workshop will cover the following topics:
Process of planning a digital scholarship center
Funding a center
Staffing issues, including types of staff, training, integration with other staff
Technologies and physical space
Models and types of centers
Partnerships for research
Partnerships for teaching and learning
Dissemination and curation of products of digital scholarship
Lessons learned

A preliminary agenda is available on the workshop website.

Preparation for the Workshop
Individuals and/or institutional teams will be asked to read background articles and to complete an assignment prior to attending the workshop. More information is available on the workshop website.

Until Feb. 16, 2016, registration is restricted to individuals from Association of Research Libraries (ARL) or Coalition for Networked Information (CNI) member institutions. Registration is limited to 100 people. A waiting list will be maintained after the limit has been reached. Register at https://arl.formstack.com/forms/digital_scholarship_centers_workshop

The registration fee of $375 per individual will include an evening reception (May 17), continental breakfast and lunch (May 18), and several breaks with light refreshments throughout the event.

Venue & Accommodations
The workshop will take place at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Washington DC-Crystal City, 300 Army Navy Drive, Arlington, Virginia
Participants will be able to reserve rooms at the event group rate of $229 per night (single/double) through a direct link on the event site once the URL is available; please check the workshop website, or contact the hotel at 703-416-4100 and identify yourself as a workshop participant.

Planning Committee
Members of the workshop planning committee are:
Rebecca Graham, Chief Information Officer and Chief Librarian, University of Guelph
Harriette Hemmasi, Joukowsky Family University Librarian, Brown University
Joan Lippincott, Associate Executive Director, Coalition for Networked Information
Rikk Mulligan, Program Officer for Scholarly Publishing, Association of Research Libraries, and Public Fellow, American Council of Learned Societies 

Additional Information
For more information, visit the workshop website or contact Angela Pappalardo, program coordinator, events and finance, ARL, [log in to unmask] or 202-296-2296. 

About the Coalition for Networked Information
The Coalition for Networked Information (CNI) is dedicated to supporting the transformative promise of digital information technology for the advancement of scholarly communication and the enrichment of intellectual productivity. Some 230 institutions representing higher education, publishing, information technology, scholarly and professional organizations, foundations, and libraries and library organizations make up CNI’s members; CNI is entirely funded through membership dues. Semi-annual membership meetings bring together representatives of CNI’s constituencies to discuss ongoing and new projects, and to plan for future initiatives. Learn more about CNI 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/.

Joan K. Lippincott, Ph.D.
Associate Executive Director
Coalition for Networked Information
21 Dupont Circle, Suite 800
Washington, DC  20036
202-872-0884 (Fax)

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