About CNI Membership Meetings:
Representatives of CNI’s member organizations gather twice annually for membership meetings. Meetings cover a broad array of topics that align with CNI’s interests as reflected in the current Program Plan. The events are designed 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 meeting includes:
- Project Briefings: 30-minute, 45-minute or one-hour breakout sessions that address issues of current interest to the membership, including architectures and standards, economic challenges, and innovations in teaching and learning. Briefings include general discussion and typically are attended by 25-75 IT and library administrators, publishing executives, government officials, and others with a high level of interest in and understanding of networked information issues.
- Plenary Sessions: Presentations of CNI’s latest initiatives, as well as insights from national and international leaders in the networked information community.
The Coalition for Networked Information (CNI) is dedicated to supporting the transformative promise of digital information technology for the advancement of scholarly communication and the enrichment of intellectual productivity. Some 230 institutions representing higher education, publishing, information technology, scholarly and professional organizations, foundations, and libraries and library organizations make up CNI’s members; CNI is entirely funded through membership dues. Semi-annual membership meetings bring together representatives of CNI’s constituencies to discuss ongoing and new projects, and to plan for future initiatives.
Our current Program Plan is available online. The Program Plan is a snapshot of our plans and priorities for the year as of early November. It includes some background information about CNI and its collaborative activities, and discusses program initiatives planned for the year (July 1-June 30).