Digital Curation News (7/30/2015) #digitalcuration #digitalpreservation #researchdatamanagement #rdm

Posted in Digital Curation News on July 30th, 2015

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    Director, Metadata and Digital Strategies at Hamilton College

    Posted in Digital Library Jobs on July 30th, 2015

    Hamilton College is recruiting a Director, Metadata and Digital Strategies.

    Here's an excerpt from the ad:

    The director provides leadership for cataloging, metadata creation, library information systems, digitization, data curation and preservation and is a major partner in our support for digital scholarship. The director will help keep Library and Information Technology Services (LITS) future-focused in a rapidly changing information resources environment and represent Hamilton in local, regional and national settings.

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      "15% of Americans Don’t Use The Internet. Who Are They?"

      Posted in Digital Culture on July 30th, 2015

      Monica Anderson and Andrew Perrin have published "15% of Americans Don't Use The Internet. Who Are They?" in Fact Tank.

      Here's an excerpt:

      The latest Pew Research analysis also shows that internet non-adoption is correlated to a number of demographic variables, including age, educational attainment, household income, race and ethnicity, and community type.

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        Digital Library Tech Analyst at Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis

        Posted in Digital Library Jobs on July 30th, 2015

        Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis is recruiting a Digital Library Tech Analyst.

        Here's an excerpt from the ad:

        This is a new position and will be a member of a high performing digital technology team. The analyst will provide technology support for complex projects and assignments for a wide variety of library activities. Additionally, the position will explore emerging technologies, develop administrative as well as user interfaces and workflows for digital scholarship tools (including text, image, data, and multimedia repositories, journal publishing systems, and websites) through use of open source or vendor based applications.

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          "Research Data Management Practices: A Snapshot in Time"

          Posted in Data Curation, Open Data, and Research Data Management on July 30th, 2015

          Mary Anne Kennan and Lina Markauskaite have published "Research Data Management Practices: A Snapshot in Time" in the International Journal of Digital Curation.

          Here's an excerpt:

          There is increasing pressure from funders, publishers, the public, universities and other research organisations for researchers to improve their data management and sharing practices. However, little is known about researchers' data management and sharing practices and concerns. The research reported in this paper seeks to address this by providing insight into the research data management and sharing practices of academics at ten universities in New South Wales, Australia. Empirical data was taken from a survey to which 760 academics responded, with 634 completing at least one section. Results showed that at the time of the survey there were a wide variety of research data in use, including analogue data, and that the challenges researchers faced in managing their data included finding safe and secure storage, particularly after project completion, but also during projects when data are used (and thus stored) on a wide variety of less-than-optimal temporary devices. Data sharing was not widely practiced and only a relatively small proportion of researchers had a research data management plan.

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            Digital Art: July's Digital Charcoal Drawings, Pastel Drawings, and Oil Paintings

            Posted in Digital Art on July 29th, 2015

            In July, I continued to transform public domain photos from the late 19th century into digital charcoal drawings, oil paintings, and pastel drawings using a variety of Photoshop plug-ins and Topaz Impression. Full-size images (8×10") and descriptions of the processing steps involved are available on my Flickr photostream: https://www.flickr.com/photos/charleswbaileyjr/.

            Digital Oil Painting of the Trouville-sur-Mer Promenade

            Digital Pastel Drawing of the Amsterdam Waag

            Digital Charcoal Drawing of a Statue of Neptune at the Doge's Palace {photo by Bailey)

            Digital Pastel Drawing of a Jetty in Margate, England

            Digital Pastel Drawing of a Windmill under Construction

            Digital Oil Painting of Irish Woman with Rosary

            Digital Oil Painting of the Delftsevaart Canal in Rotterdam

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              Digital Archivist at Emerson College

              Posted in Digital Library Jobs on July 29th, 2015

              Emerson College is recruiting a Digital Archivist.

              Here's an excerpt from the ad:

              The Digital Archivist works with the Head of Archives and Special Collections and Digital Initiatives Librarian to plan and execute workflows for the digitization of analog records. Core responsibilities will include acquisition, appraisal, description, and preservation of both digitized and born-digital records. The Digital Archivist will also monitor the activities of interns and work study students.

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                "Omeka Curator Dashboard"

                Posted in Digital Archives and Special Collections, Digital Asset Management Systems, Open Source Software on July 29th, 2015

                Jess Waggoner has published "Omeka Curator Dashboard" in the Omeka blog.

                Here's an excerpt:

                The Omeka Curator Dashboard (or "the OCD" as we endearingly refer to it) is a suite of fifteen plugins (though a bonus sixteenth will be coming soon!) designed to facilitate object import and export, manage metadata, and curate collections. Several of our plugins are already available on the official list of Omeka plugins. The others are still undergoing testing, but can be downloaded from the UCSC Library GitHub in the meanwhile. We are actively soliciting feedback on these plugins from the Omeka user community so we can continue to improve their features and interfaces.

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                  Digital Preservation Librarian at University of Virginia

                  Posted in Digital Curation & Digital Preservation on July 29th, 2015

                  The University of Virginia is recruiting a Digital Preservation Librarian.

                  Here's an excerpt from the ad:

                  This position is responsible for creating, maintaining, and ensuring access to policies, procedures, workflows, and strategies related to digital preservation projects and practices. The employee in this position is expected to be current with the community of practice for digital preservation, as well as be a leader within the broader fields of preservation and digital libraries.

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                    Take Action: Fair Access to Science and Technology Research (FASTR) Act Being Marked Up

                    Posted in Open Access, Open Science, Publishing, Scholarly Journals on July 29th, 2015

                    The Fair Access to Science and Technology Research (FASTR) Act is being marked up.

                    Here's an excerpt from the SPARC announcement:

                    After a month of intense conversations and negotiations, the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee (HSGAC) will bring the "Fair Access to Science and Technology Research (FASTR) Act" up for mark-up on Wednesday, July 29th. The language that will be considered is an amended version of FASTR, officially known as the 'Johnson-Carper Substitute Amendment,' which was officially filed by the HSGAC leadership late on Friday afternoon, per committee rules.

                    There are two major changes from the original bill language to be particularly aware of. Specifically, the amendment

                    • Replaces the six month embargo period with "no later than 12 months, but preferably sooner," as anticipated; and
                    • Provides a mechanism for stakeholders to petition federal agencies to 'adjust' the embargo period if the 12 months does not serve "the public, industries, and the scientific community."

                    To support the bill and communicate your concerns, see: "Help Move FASTR" "Secure Open Access to Taxpayer-Funded Research"

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                      Digital Curation News (7/28/2015) #digitalcuration #digitalpreservation #researchdatamanagement #rdm

                      Posted in Digital Curation News on July 28th, 2015

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                        Software Engineer for Digital Content Management at University of Virginia

                        Posted in Digital Library Jobs on July 28th, 2015

                        The University of Virginia is recruiting a Software Engineer for Digital Content Management.

                        Here's an excerpt from the ad:

                        The University of Virginia Library collects, curates and facilitates access to a wide variety of rare and unique materials, chiefly in the Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library. The Library acquires born-digital materials and digitizes many rare and unique materials for the purpose of preservation and dissemination to support the University's research and scholarly objectives. The employee in this position supports that mission by collaborating with archivists, curators and digitization specialists to understand their technology needs and as part of a team to procure or design and develop software solutions.

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