I attended, along with Marcia Adams, the spring meeting of the Coalition for Networked Information (CNI) in Baltimore. Also attending were staff from the Smithsonian’s Office of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO). CNI holds both a spring and fall meeting. One of the great things about CNI is that it brings together library staff and staff from information technology (IT) departments from some of the world’s largest research institutions.
Major topics at this meeting were open access to scholarly output; the role of institutional repositories; the increasing importance of data sets in the research environment (and the difficulties of handling them from both the library and IT perspective).
I found the report on the “Faculty Attitudes 2009: Findings from the Latest Ithaka S+R Survey” particularly interesting; this report, which focuses on university faculty attitudes towards libraries is a must read. (you can find the full report here).
Clifford Lynch, CNI Director, always gives a good summary of trends and hot topics; you can find “Cliff’s Roadmap for Spring 2010” here
Presentation summaries, handouts, links and some presentations are available on the conference website.