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  • Incorporating the National Research Platform at the University of Oklahoma

    • Mark Laufersweiler and Tyler Pearson
    • May 1, 2023

    In this conversation, Mark Laufersweiler, Research Data Specialist, and Tyler Pearson, Director of Digital Scholarship and Data Services, both from the University of Oklahoma, discuss the National Research Platform (NRP), the Nautilus Project, and the Kubernetes framework. The NRP is an NSF-funded Kubernetes environment managed by the NRP. These tools were implemented at the University Libraries to help with workshops and research. A common framework for software installations will allow researchers and students to focus on the pedagogy instead of setting up work environments.

  • Addressing the Year of Open Science

    • Martin Halbert
    • May 1, 2023

    In 2022, the Office of Science and Technology Policy issued the Nelson Memo, a memorandum on new public access requirements for federally funded research. The memo requires federal agencies to make juried, peer-reviewed publications and their supporting data freely and easily accessible to the public upon publication. Martin Halbert, National Science Foundation Program Director for Public Access at the U.S. National Science Foundation, discusses the memo.

  • Research Universities Addressing Grand Challenges

    Donald Waters, Senior Scholar for CNI, talks about his project to investigate what scholars need to address societal grand challenges such as climate change, global pandemics, forced migration, racism, and inequality. Waters' project aims to identify what libraries and IT organizations can do to support research in these areas.

  • The Role of Libraries in the Digital Age

    • MacKenzie Smith
    • May 1, 2023

    Mackenzie Smith, University Librarian and Vice Provost for Digital Scholarship at UC Davis, discusses her career and her efforts to encourage women to get involved in technology. Smith also talks about the challenges of building a technologically sophisticated, flexible, and equitable library and her frustrations with people's complacency and lack of curiosity about libraries.

  • Fostering and Sustaining Diverse Digital Scholarship

    The American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) established the Commission on Fostering and Sustaining Diverse Digital Scholarship in 2021 to improve support and access to and sustainability of digital resources and humanities projects related to social and racial justice. James Shulman, ACLS Vice President, and Maryemma Graham, Founding Director of the Project on the History of Black Writing, Lead of the Black Book Innovation Project, and Distinguished Professor of English at the University of Kansas, discuss the findings and recommendations of the Commission's report, which is expected to be released next year.

  • Improving the FAIRness of Usage Data

    The OA Book Usage Data Trust and the University of Michigan Press convened a National Science Foundation-supported workshop in April to explore how best to leverage shared cyberinfrastructure to support cross-platform systems integrations and advance Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, and Reusable (FAIR) usage data. Christina Drummond, Executive Director of the Open Access Book Usage Data Trust, and Charles Watkinson, Associate Librarian for Publishing and Director of the University of Michigan Press, discuss the outcome of the workshop and future plans for this project.

  • The Directions in Digital Scholarships Initiative

    Joan Lippincott is Associate Executive Director Emerita at the Coalition for Networked Information (CNI). In this interview, she discusses the Directions in Digital Scholarships initiative, which explores the current and future state of digital scholarship, data-intensive research, and computational research.

  • Empowering the Use of Open-Source Software for Research

    Sayeed Choudhury is Director of the Open Source Programs Office at Carnegie Mellon University Libraries. In this conversation, Choudhury discusses his new role—created to raise awareness of and stimulate collaboration among open-source projects across the university—and the impact of this new office on his institution.

  • A Conversation with CNI’s Cliff Lynch

    In this conversation, Executive Director for the Coalition for Networked Information (CNI), Cliff Lynch, talks about issues concerning scholarly communication, digital information technology, and higher education technology.

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