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The JISC/CNI Meeting 2010

Managing Data in Difficult Times: policies, strategies, technologies and infrastructure to manage research and teaching data in a fast changing technological and economic environment

The Carlton Hotel, Edinburgh

1-2 July 2010

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Day One


Registration and Coffee


Highland Suite

Professor David Baker, Vice Chair of JISC

Opening Plenary
Chair: David Baker, Vice Chair of JISC


The Data Conservancy and the US NSF DataNet Initiative
Sayeed Choudhury, Associate Dean and Hodson Director of Digital Research and Curation Center, The John Hopkins University [Presentation]




Parallel Sessions

Highland Suite

 Chair: Alison Allden, JISC Board Member

Cloud Computing and Advanced Networking: Developments in HE
Greg Jackson, Vice President for Policy and Analysis, EDUCAUSE

Cromerty Suite

Innovation in Learning and Teaching
Chair: Nicky Whitsed, The Open University

US: Bryan Alexander, Director of Research, National Institute for Technology in Liberal Education (NITLE)
"Undergraduate Learning, Small Colleges and Digital Gaming: Collaboration and the State of Play "

UK: Jackie Carter, Senior Manager: Learning and Teaching and Social Science Data Services, Mimas, University of Manchester
"Innovation in Learning and Teaching: Benefits of Using Real World Data"




Parallel Sessions

Highland Suite

Mobile Devices
Chair: Cliff Allan, JISC Board Member

US: Joan Lippincott, Associate Executive Director, CNI
"An Integrated Strategy for Mobile Devices"

UK: Agnes Kukulska-Hulme, Professor, Institute of Educational Technology, The Open University
"Mobile Data from a Research Perspective"

Cromerty Suite

Digging into Data Challenge Projects
Chair: Alistair Dunning, JISC Programme Manager

US: Greg Crane, Professor and Chair of Classics, Tufts University
"Big Data and the Reinvention of the Humanities"

UK: Peter Ainsworth, Emeritus Professor of French, University of Sheffield
"First Capture Your Data"




Parallel Sessions

Highland Suite

Shared Services
Chair: Shirley Baker, Dean and Vice Chancellor, Washington University

UK: Chris Cobb, Pro Vice Chancellor, Roehampton University

US: Roger Schonfeld, Manager of Research, ITHAKA S+R
"Preserving Library Collections"

Cromerty Suite

Digital Content and Institutional Planning
Chair: David House, Chair of JISC Collections

US: Meg Bellinger, Director, Office of Digital Assets and Infrastructure, Yale University
"Yale Digital Commons"

UK: Jessica Gardner, Assistant Director (Library & Research Support), University of Exeter
"Enhanced Learning: Institutional Strategies for Digitisation and Education"


Bus Tour of Edinburgh


Evening Reception - The Adam Dome, National Archives of Scotland

Day Two


Highland Suite

Plenary Session

Open Data Policies
Heather Joseph, Executive Director, Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition (SPARC)

Liz Lyon, Director, UKOLN, University of Bath




Parallel Sessions

Highland Suite

US Developments
Chair: Winston Tabb, John Hopkin University

Cliff Lynch, Executive Director, CNI
"Special Collections Transformed by Technology"

Cromerty Suite

Digital Preservation
Chair: Stuart Dempster, Strategic Content Alliance

US: Laura Campbell, Associate Librarian for Strategic Initiatives and Leader of the National Digital Information Infrastructure and Preservation (NDIIPP), Library of Congress
"Moving Forward with Digital Preservation at the Library of Congress"

UK: Chris Rusbridge, Chris Rusbridge Consulting
"Sustainable digital preservation and access"


Parallel Sessions

Highland Suite

Repositories Update
Chair: Wim Leibrand, Executive Director, Stichtung SURF

US: Sandy Payette, Chief Executive Officer, DuraSpace
"Repositories and Cloud Services for Data Cyberinfrastructure"

UK: Peter Burnhill, Director, EDINA national data centre & Head, Data Library

Cromerty Suite

Resource Discovery
Chair: Derek Law, Chair of JISC Advance

US: Herbert Van de Sompel, Staff Scientist, Los Alamos National Laboratory
"Memento: Versioning Resources to support HTTP-based Discovery"

UK: Paul Walk, Deputy Director, UKOLN
"Supporting Technical Innovation in the UK: Repositories UK"
[Presentation on Slideshare]





Closing Plenary
Chair: Malcolm Read, Executive Secretary, JISC

The International e-Science Movement: Status and Future
Dan Atkins, W.K. Kellogg Professor of Community Information, Professor of Information and EECS,
Associate Vice-President for Research Cyberinfrastructure, University of Michigan
The International e-Science Movement: Status and Future

Conclusions and Close
Cliff Lynch, Executive Director, CNI
Malcolm Read, Executive Secretary, JISC