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.
BiographyClifford Lynch has been the Executive Director of the Coalition for Networked Information (CNI) since July 1997. CNI, jointly sponsored by the Association of Research Libraries and EDUCAUSE, includes about 200 member organizations concerned with the use of information technology and networked information to enhance scholarship and intellectual productivity. Prior to joining CNI, Lynch spent 18 years at the University of California Office of the President, the last 10 as Director of Library Automation. Lynch, who holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of California, Berkeley, is an adjunct professor at Berkeley's School of Information Management and Systems. He is a past president of the American Society for Information Science and a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the National Information Standards Organization. He currently chairs Section T on Information, Computing, and Communication of AAAS and serves on the National Academies' committee on digital archiving and the National Archives and Records Administration.
Several rapidly emerging and converging lines of technology development will challenge us to rethink the way we define the cultural record and teach information literacy.
This paper provides an introduction to the special networking needs of data-intensive research programs and some of the approaches that have been developed to address those needs. It is intended for IT leadership and staff who are familiar with enterprise networking.