Wednesday, April 20, 2016

CNI Conference

Tim Bucknall and I attended the Coalition for Networked Information (CNI) Conference April 4-5 in San Antonio.  Tim presented a breakout session on the Slavery Database and I did a very informal presentation on our OER initiatives at a roundtable discussion.

I came away feeling very good about our work here.  We are providing many of the services that large ARL  libraries do with far fewer resources.  So bravo!  If there was one theme it was about seeking partnership both on campus and externally.  I think we've done a good job with that, too, and we'll continue to grow.

Our efforts on OER are on par with many other libraries as well.  Some libraries have worked more closely with student groups which is a great idea.

All of the presentations are here:

One I found quite useful was The Role of Next Generation Libraries in Enhancing Multidisciplinary Research.  The 2d half had some good recommendations.