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Tuesday, December 7 • TBA
Pre-Recorded Project Briefings

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  • Curated playlists of pre-recorded project briefings corresponding to CNI's three core program area themes (below) will be available on-demand beginning Nov. 30; links to playlists will be added below.
  • A complete list of pre-recorded project briefings is available HERE.
  • A CNI Fall 2021 Slack Workspace is now available to interact with pre-recorded speakers and attendees (invitations have been sent; contact paige@cni.org if you have not received one).

Developing and Managing Networked Information Content
Includes strategies for the creation, management, presentation, accessibility, and preservation of digital collections, digital libraries, and federated services in support of digital content, or the reassessment of content and collections in light of current developments in diversity, inclusion and equity. Accessibility, digital scholarship, institutional repositories, and digital preservation are also included here.

Transforming Organizations, Professions and Individuals
This theme encompasses organizational initiatives that facilitate cooperation across institutional units and professional cultures, particularly with respect to collaboration between librarians, information technologists, and other key players within the research and education ecosystem (offices of research, faculty, publishers, and instructional designers and technologists, for example). Currently, particular areas of focus within this theme include career paths and professionalization of roles for those who support data-intensive research, organizational structures to support digital scholarship, the acquisition and creation of instructional materials, and responding to and advancing changing scholarly research practices.

Building Technology, Standards, and Infrastructure
The key areas of standards and infrastructure development fall under this heading. Other examples of topics within this theme include identifiers, digital books, metadata, distributed and federated network services, harvesting, recommender systems, personalization and other emerging technologies. Issues surrounding security and privacy also fall under this theme.


Stephen Abrams

Head of Digital Preservation, Harvard University
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Paul Albert

Identity Services Architect, Weill Cornell Medical College

Alwaleed Alkhaja

Senior Intellectual Property Librarian, Qatar National Library

Vikas Ashok

Old Dominion University

Tal Ayalon

Open Knowledge Repository project manager, World Bank Group
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Mary Aycock

Metadata and Database Coordinator, Texas State University

Romy Beard

Licensing Programme Manager, Electronic Information for Libraries
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Sue Beck

Senior Systems Consultant, The Ohio State University

Kevin Beswick

Associate Head, Digital Library Initiatives, North Carolina State University
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Michael Della Bitta

Director of Technology, Digital Public Library of America

Amy Blau

Scholarly Communications Librarian, Whitman College
Research data management, digital humanities, Yiddish
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Josh Bolick

Scholarly Communication Librarian, University of Kansas
Josh Bolick is the Head of the David Shulenburger Office of Scholarly Communication & Copyright at the University of Kansas Libraries. Josh holds a bachelor's degree from the University of North Carolina Wilmington and a masters in library and information studies from Florida State... Read More →
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Maria Bonn

Associate Professor, MS/LIS and CAS Program Director, University of Illinois Urbana Champaign
Maria Bonn is an Associate Professor and Director of the MS in Library and Information Science program in the School of Information Sciences at the University of Illinois Urbana Champaign. Her research and teaching focuses on academic librarianship and the role of libraries in scholarly... Read More →

Martin Borchert

University Librarian, University of New South Wales
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Johnny Boursiquot

CTO, Skilltype
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Curtis Brundy

AUL for Collections, Iowa State University
I oversee collections and scholarly communications at Iowa State, which is a signatory of the OA2020 initiative. I am active with several groups that are interested in seeing, as well as assisting, scholarly publishers and societies transition to open business models.
avatar for Rebecca Bryant

Rebecca Bryant

Senior Program Officer, OCLC
Rebecca Bryant, PhD, serves as Senior Program Officer at OCLC Research where she leads research and outreach activities related to an array of topics impacting academic libraries, including research information management (RIM), research data management (RDM), and institutional scholarly... Read More →
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Pascal Calarco

Librarian, University of Windsor

Aaron Choate

Director of Research & Strategy, University of Texas at Austin
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Edward Corrado

Associate University Librarian, Naval Postgraduate School
Edward M. Corrado is a librarian, administrator, academic, and information technology expert. He is currently the Associate University Librarian at the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California.
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Dan Coughlin

Head, Libraries Strategic Technologies, Penn State University

Nicole Critchley

Assistant Archivist, Texas State University
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Will Cross

Director, Open Knowledge Center & Head of Information Policy, North Carolina State University
Will Cross is the Director of the Open Knowledge Center & Head of Information Policy at N.C. State University where he guides policy, speaks, and writes on copyright literacy and open knowledge. He recently served as a Hewlett-funded Open Education Fellow and as an instructor for... Read More →
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Tori Culler

NC State University Libraries Fellow, North Carolina State University
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Todd Digby

Chair of Library Technology Services, University of Florida
Todd Digby is the Chair of Library Technology Services at the University of Florida. In this position, Todd leads a service oriented department that researches, develops, optimizes and supports advanced library information systems and technology for the University of Florida Libraries... Read More →

Douglas Dodson

Research Computing and Data Analyst, The Pennsylvania State University
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J. Stephen Downie

Associate Dean & Professor, School of Information Sciences, University of Illinois
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Christina Drummond

Data Trust Program Officer, Educopia Institute

Mary Elings

Interim Deputy Director, Assistant Director, and Head of Technical Services, University of California, Berkeley
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Amanda Ellis

Executive Director, Asia Pacific, Global Institute of Sustainability and Innovation, Arizona State University
Amanda Ellis is the Executive Director, Hawaii and Asia-Pacific and Director of Strategic Partnerships for the Global Partnerships team within the Julie Ann Wrigley Global Futures Laboratory at Arizona State University. She is an Adjunct Senior Fellow at the East West Center where... Read More →

Arthur Ellis

Senior Advisor, Research Networks, Elsevier

Vessela Ensberg

Associate Director Data Architecture, University of California, Davis
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Emily Farrell

Library Partnerships & Sales Lead, The MIT Press
avatar for Giovanna Fontenelle

Giovanna Fontenelle

Program Officer, Culture and Heritage, Wikimedia Foundation
Hello! I'm a Journalist, Historian, Educator, master's student in Social History, and a Wikimedian. I work as Program Officer, Culture and Heritage, at the Wikimedia Foundation. My current activities are related to GLAM-Wiki, Open GLAM, and Linked Open Data initiatives, in addition... Read More →

Cameron Ford

Co-Founder, Chief Sales Officer, and Chief Finance Officer, Doxie.AI
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Edward Fox

Professor, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
digital libraries, family, students, Reiki
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Jan Fransen

Service Lead for Research Information Management Systems, University of Minnesota
Talk to me about researcher information systems (like Experts@Minnesota!), discovery systems (especially Primo/Primo Central), and the role libraries might play in students' success.

Marissa Friedman

Digital Project Archivist, University of California, Berkeley
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Ping Fu

Science & Data Management Librarian/Head of Technology Services, Central Washington University
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Arran Griffith

Fedora Program Manager, Lyrasis

Paolo Gujilde

ORCID US Community Specialist, LYRASIS

Danna Gurari

Assistant Professor, University of Colorado Boulder

Susan Haigh

Executive Director, Canadian Association of Research Libraries
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Matthew Harp (he/his)

Research Data Services and Outreach Librarian, ASU Library, Arizona State University
I am an Associate Librarian at Arizona State University. I develop researcher support and data management programs and work with areas such as research data management proposal guidance, electronic notebook onboarding, dataset publishing, instruction, and I develop relationships between... Read More →
avatar for Quinn Hart

Quinn Hart

Digital Applications Manager, University of California, Davis
avatar for Margaret Heller

Margaret Heller

Digital Services Librarian, Loyola University Chicago
Chair of the ELUNA Primo Working Group
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Bruce Herbert

Director, Office of Scholarly Communications, Texas A&M University
Dr. Bruce Herbert is Professor of Geology and currently serves as the Director of the Office of Scholarly Communications in the Sterling C. Evans library At Texas A&M. As Director of OSC, Dr. Herbert is responsible for strengthening the Library’s efforts in scholarly communications... Read More →

Kate Herman

NGLP project manager, Educopia
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Cynthia Hudson Vitale

Director of Science Policy & Scholarship, Association of Research Libraries
Cynthia Hudson Vitale represents and advances the Association’s Scholars & Scholarship program with key partners, allies, and joint ventures to promote ARL’s broad mission of open, equitable scholarly communication, information stewardship, and publishing. She analyzes the global... Read More →
avatar for Gregory Jansen

Gregory Jansen

Senior Research Software Architect, University of Maryland
avatar for Leigh Jeremias

Leigh Jeremias

Digital Collections Coordinator, Colorado State Library
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Bill Kasdorf

Principal, Kasdorf & Associates, LLC
Bill Kasdorf, kasdorf.bill@gmail.com, is Principal of Kasdorf & Associates, LLC, focusing on editorial and production workflows, XML/HTML/EPUB modeling and specification, standards and best practices, and accessibility. He is a founding partner of Publishing Technology Partners. Bill is the W3C Global Publishing Evangelist and is active in the W3C Publishing@W3C work. He co-chairs NISO’s Accessibility Remediation Metadata (ARM) Working Group, is a member and Past President of SSP, and is also a member of BISG’s Workflow Working Group, IPTC, and the D... Read More →
avatar for Robin Kear

Robin Kear

Liaison Librarian, University of Pittsburgh Libraries, University of Pittsburgh

Ken Klingenstein

Evangelist, Trust and Identity, Internet2

Katherine Klosek

Director of Information Policy, Association of Research Libraries (ARL)
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Nettie Lagace

Associate Executive Director, NISO
Nettie Lagace is the Associate Executive Director at NISO, where she is responsible for facilitating the work of NISO's topic committees and development groups for standards and best practices, and working with the community to encourage broad adoption of this consensus work. Prior... Read More →
avatar for Sarah Lippincott

Sarah Lippincott

Product Owner, Next Generation Library Publishing
Library publishing, digital scholarship, library-university press collaboration

Todd Lyons

Vice President, Naval Postgraduate School
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Hong Ma

Head of Library Systems, Interim Associate Dean for User Services, Loyola University, Chicago
Hong Ma is the Head of Library Systems at Loyola University Chicago. She played essential roles in LITA (Library Information Technology Association) and served on the Core Board as Director-at-Large 2017 - 2020. She served on the ELUNA Steering Committee 2020 - 2023, and  serves... Read More →

Neil Mara

RJI Fellow, Project consultant, Reynolds Journalism Institute
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Ruby Lorraine Martinez

Research Fellow, University of Illinois Urbana Champaign

Edward McCain

Digital Curator of Journalism, University of Missouri
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Tim McGeary

Associate University Librarian for Digital Strategies and Technology, Duke University
avatar for Russell Michalak

Russell Michalak

Library Director, Goldey-Beacom College

Robert Miller

Chief Executive Officer, LYRASIS
avatar for John D. Morgenstern

John D. Morgenstern

Director, Clemson University Press, Clemson University
Scholarly publishing
avatar for Damaris Murry

Damaris Murry

Director for Faculty Data Systems and Analysis, Duke University
My background is in analytical chemistry and nanotechnology. My focus has been in data interoperability, particularly within nanomaterial research. More recently, I joined the Office of the Provost at Duke University to help manage faculty data. I am currently pursuing a master's... Read More →
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Michael Nelson

Professor, Old Dominion University
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Daniel Noonan

Digital Preservation Librarian, The Ohio State University

Victoria Owen

OLA representative to the CFLA-FCAB Copyright Committee, University of Toronto

David Pcolar

Technical Product Manager, Next Generation Library Publishing
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Chris Prom

Associate Dean for Digital Strategies, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Chris Prom is Associate Dean for Digital Strategies at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.
avatar for Sheila Rabun

Sheila Rabun

Program Leader for Persistent Identifier Communities, Lyrasis

Andrew Rechnitz

Director, Technology Engagement Division, Texas State University
avatar for Oya Y. Rieger

Oya Y. Rieger

Senior Strategist, Ithaka S+R

Sara Rogers

Digital Archivist, Harvard University
avatar for Hannah Rosen

Hannah Rosen

Director of Member Programs, OhioNET

Tom Rosko

University Librarian, Naval Postgraduate School
avatar for Sara Rouhi

Sara Rouhi

Director, Strategic Partnerships, Public Library of Science
Sara Rouhi is the Director of Strategic Partnerships at PLOS focusing on developing new business models for sustainable, inclusive open access publishing. In 2020 she launched PLOS first collective action business model for highly selective publishing, PLOS Community Action Publishing... Read More →
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Debra Rowe

President, US Partnership for Education for Sustainable Development
Dr. Debra Rowe, as President of the US Partnership for Education for Sustainable Development, convenes and catalyzes leaders across business, education, communities and other sectors to create integrated SDG and climate solutions. She co-authored a UNEP Global Guidance on Education... Read More →
avatar for Robin Ruggaber

Robin Ruggaber

Dir of Strategic Tech Partnerships & Initiatives, University of Virginia
Talk to me about IT leadership/management, accessibility/inclusivity, community driven open source, open access, sustainability, governance models, interest/working group models, and collaboration. I have worked in higher education, industry, and briefly for NOAA. My passion is all... Read More →
avatar for Judith Russell

Judith Russell

Dean of University Libraries, University of Florida
Judith C. Russell has served as the Dean of University Libraries at the University of Florida since 2007. She was the Managing Director, Information Dissemination and Superintendent of Documents at the U.S. Government Printing Office (GPO), now the Government Publishing Office, from... Read More →
avatar for Judy Ruttenberg

Judy Ruttenberg

Senior Director of Scholarship and Policy, Association of Research Libraries
Judy Ruttenberg leads ARL’s priority areas of Advocacy & Public Policy and Scholars & Scholarship, with a strong emphasis on open science and open scholarship (including new publishing models), and research data sharing. This work is done in partnership with federal agencies, scholarly communities, and peer associations in the United States, Canada, and internationally. Judy is also involved in ARL’s work advancing universal design and accessi... Read More →
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Monica Rysavy

Director of Course Operations, Forte Labs
Monica D.T. Rysavy, Ph.D. is the Director of Institutional Research and Training for Goldey-Beacom College in Wilmington, Delaware. In this role she leads all institutional research and data analysis projects for the College. Her office provides faculty and staff training support... Read More →
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Sibyl Schaefer

Digital Preservation Librarian, UCSD
Sibyl Schaefer is the Chronopolis Program Manager and Digital Preservation Analyst for the University of California, San Diego. She has spent much of her career working with archival systems for arrangement, description, and preservation. She has been recognized as an Emerging Leader... Read More →

Amanda Scott

Wittliff Collections Cataloging Assistant, Texas State University
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Anne Seymour

Director, Welch Medical Library, Johns Hopkins University
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Michael Shensky

Head of Research Data Services, University of Texas at Austin

Vijay Singh

Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Doxie.AI
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Katherine Skinner

Executive Director, Educopia Institute
Dr. Katherine Skinner is the Executive Director of the Educopia Institute, a not-for-profit educational organization that empowers collaborative communities to create, share, and preserve knowledge. She has helped to found the MetaArchive Cooperative, a community-owned and commun... Read More →
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Edson Smith

Data Management Strategist, University of California, Los Angeles
Edson Smith is a grizzled veteran in academic and research IT, specializing in networked systems and storage. He is currently the Data Management Strategist at the UCLA Library, working on building cutting-edge systems for long-term data storage.Prior to coming to the Library, Edson... Read More →

Tracey Tan

Co-Founder and Chief Product Officer, Doxie.AI

Philip Tarrant

Research Data Management Officer, Arizona State University

Hannah Tashjian

Interim Head of Preservation, University of California, Berkeley
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Kate Tasker

UCSF Industry Documents Library Managing Archivist, University of California, San Francisco
I work with digital archives and am excited about enabling open access to collections to empower people to interact with information in creative and impactful ways. I'm interested in metadata, privacy, and the potential of computational analysis for appraisal and research. My current... Read More →
avatar for Laurie Taylor

Laurie Taylor

Senior Director for Library Technology & Digital Strategies, University of Florida

Matt Teichman

Programming Specialist, University of Chicago
I develop custom software for librarians at the University of Chicago Library.  I also teach computer science in the Masters Program at the University of Chicago, host/produce the Elucidations podcast, and run an internship program for undergraduates who would like to participate... Read More →
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John Unsworth

Dean of Libraries and University Librarian, University of Virginia
Hiring Associate University Librarian for Public Services now, and several other senior leadership positions in the coming year.
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Micah Vandegrift

Visiting Program Officer for Accelerating the Social Impact of Research, Association Research Libraries

Briana Wham

Research Data Librarian - STEM, Data Learning Center Manager, Pennsylvania State University
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Ann Whiteside

Librarian/Assistant Dean for Information Services, Harvard University
Digital Collections and teachingDigital preservation

Gregory Wiedeman

University Archivist, University at Albany, SUNY
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Mark Wolfe

Curator of Digital Collections, University at Albany
Mark Wolfe was the Project Coordinator on the U.S. InterPARES Project from 2003 to 2006. Since 2007, he has worked as a Curator of Digital Collections at the University at Albany. While I will talk about bits and bytes, I'm most excited to talk about sustainability in the archival... Read More →
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Jian Wu

Assistant Professor, Old Dominion University
I am an assistant professor of Computer Science at Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA. My research interest includes natural language processing and understanding, scholarly big data, information retrieval, and digital library search engines.
avatar for Yang Wu

Yang Wu

Open Resources Librarian, Clemson University Libraries
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Tony Zanders

Founder and CEO, Skilltype
Tony Zanders is an award-winning software entrepreneur and library technology executive. Born and raised in New Orleans, he currently serves as the founder and CEO of Skilltype — a software platform for information professionals and their teams to analyze, develop, and share expertise... Read More →
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Angela Zoss

Interim Head, Assessment &UX Strategy, Duke University Libraries

Tuesday December 7, 2021 TBA
Pre-recorded Video