Representatives from CNI member organizations gather twice annually to explore new technologies, content, and applications; to further collaboration; to analyze technology policy issues, and to catalyze the development and deployment of new projects. Each member organization may send two representatives. Visit https://www.cni.org/mm/fall-2017 for more information.

Tuesday, December 12 • 10:15am - 11:00am
Between Strategic Plan and Infrastructural Reality: Founding a Digital Research and Publishing Center at CMU

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The Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) Libraries and Dietrich College of Humanities and Social Sciences are currently in the process of creating a center for digital research and publishing, as part of CMU's 2025 Strategic Plan. This presentation will address the infrastructural challenges that we face in operationalizing CMU's strategic goals to advance digital humanities, digital scholarship, scholarly communications, and research data management. While acquiring access to space, dedicated technology, and funding are familiar challenges in a university research environment, they are made more complicated in this instance by the low visibility of libraries and the humanities in tech-rich universities. The disjunction between the ambitions of CMU's Strategic Plan and the reality of our available infrastructural resources creates a liminal space in which we have been working (mostly successfully) to achieve our center's goals as part of the evolution of the University Libraries.

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Rikk Mulligan

Digital Scholarship Strategist, Carnegie Mellon University
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Mr David Scherer

Scholarly Communications and Research Curation Consultant, Carnegie Mellon University
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Lisa Zilinski

Research Data Consultant, Carnegie Mellon University
Lisa Zilinski is the Carnegie Mellon University Libraries Research Data Consultant. As faculty in the Research Curation Division, Lisa consults with all members of the CMU research community on issues surrounding data management, including developing and implementing data management... Read More →

Tuesday December 12, 2017 10:15am - 11:00am
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