Digital Archivist at University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Posted in Digital Library Jobs on October 20th, 2017

The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee is recruiting a Digital Archivist.

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The Digital Archivist is primarily responsible for coordinating the retention, preservation, and long-term accessibility of born-digital records. This position provides support for records creators and users at strategic points in the records life cycle by managing the University Records Management Program, working with manuscript collection donors on their born-digital records, and implementing workflows to preserve and provide access to born-digital records for the future.

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"Try Our New, Experimental PubMed Search and User Interface in PubMed Labs"

Posted in Google and Other Search Engines, Publishing on October 20th, 2017

NCBI has released "Try Our New, Experimental PubMed Search and User Interface in PubMed Labs."

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NLM needs your input. We are experimenting with a new PubMed search algorithm, as well as a modern, mobile-first user interface, and want to know what you think. You can try out these experimental elements at PubMed Labs, a website we created for the very purpose of giving potential new PubMed features a test drive and gathering user opinions.

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Digital Initiatives Librarian at University of Idaho

Posted in Digital Library Jobs on October 20th, 2017

The University of Idaho is recruiting a Digital Initiatives Librarian.

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Reporting to the Dean, this position will work within the Data and Digital Services (DDS) department and closely collaborate with other library units such as Special Collections and Archives and User and Research Services. This position will work with the Head of DDS to oversee the day-to-day operations of the digital initiatives laboratory and will work closely with members of the DDS department to maintain and monitor the functionality of the libraries many online representations, including the library website, digital collections, and VIVO application

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"ARL Awarded Sloan Grant to Help Preserve Software, Save Cultural Record, Advance Discovery"

Posted in ARL Libraries, Digital Curation & Digital Preservation, Research Libraries on October 20th, 2017

ARL has released "ARL Awarded Sloan Grant to Help Preserve Software, Save Cultural Record, Advance Discovery."

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The Association of Research Libraries (ARL) has been awarded a $315,000 grant from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation to develop and disseminate a Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for Software Preservation. This code will give individuals and institutions clear guidance on the legality of archiving software, in order to ensure continued access to digital files of all kinds and to offer hands-on understanding of the history of technology.

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Digital Art: September’s Chalk and Charcoal Drawings, Pastel Drawings, and Oil Paintings

Posted in Digital Art on October 19th, 2017

In September, I continued to transform public domain photos into chalk and charcoal drawings, pastel drawings, and oil paintings using a variety of Photoshop plug-ins and Topaz Impression. Full-size download images (8×10" or 8×12") and descriptions of the processing steps involved are freely available on Flickr. The arkwork images are available under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License.

Digital Oil Painting of Two Windmills in Holland

Digital Oil Painting of Lauterbrunnen

Digital Pastel Drawing of Ca' Vendramin Calergi

Digital Oil Painting of Bream Bay

Digital Pastel Drawing of Sunset in a Forest in Sweden

Digital Chalk and Charcoal Drawing of the Two Thumb Range

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Licensing & Copyright Librarian at Arizona State University

Posted in Digital Library Jobs on October 19th, 2017

Arizona State University is recruiting a Licensing & Copyright Librarian.

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ASU Library seeks a highly motivated, knowledgeable, and service-oriented licensing professional to lead the licensing program for the library collections held by ASU. This includes managing production demands of a licensing negotiation workflow; negotiating, revising, and updating conditions and terms of library and other related documentation in compliance with state and institutional requirements; and tracking, recording, and storing license details in the ASU Library services platform.

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"DIY DOI: Leveraging the DOI Infrastructure to Simplify Digital Preservation and Repository Management"

Posted in Digital Curation & Digital Preservation, Linking, Linked Data, and Semantic Web, Metadata on October 19th, 2017

Kyle Banerjee and David Forero have published "DIY DOI: Leveraging the DOI Infrastructure to Simplify Digital Preservation and Repository Management" in Code4Lib Journal.

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This article describes methods for how staff with modest technical expertise can leverage the DOI (Digital Object Identifier) infrastructure in combination with third party storage and preservation solutions to build safer, more useful, and easier to manage repositories at much lower cost than is normally possible with standalone systems. It also demonstrates how understanding the underlying mechanisms and questioning the assumptions of technology metaphors such as filesystems can lead to seeing and using tools in new and more powerful ways.

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Digital Preservation & Curation Officer at Arizona State University

Posted in Digital Library Jobs on October 19th, 2017

Arizona State University is recruiting a Digital Preservation & Curation Officer.

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ASU Library seeks a highly motivated, knowledgeable, and service-oriented digital preservation professional to lead the digital preservation and curation program for the library collections held by ASU. This includes working closely with Library administration, departments/units as well as University constituents to plan, develop, implement, and communicate digital preservation and curation policies, strategies, workflows, processes, and practices to ensure the long-term viability of digital assets under the Library’s stewardship.

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Staffing for Effective Digital Preservation 2017: An NDSA Report

Posted in Data Curation, Open Data, and Research Data Management, Digital Curation & Digital Preservation, Reports and White Papers on October 19th, 2017

The National Digital Stewardship Alliance has released Staffing for Effective Digital Preservation 2017: An NDSA Report.

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The 2017 Digital Preservation Staffing Survey provides a useful snapshot of the way digital preservation is accomplished in 2017 and how its practitioners feel about the effectiveness of their current organizational structures. It also builds on the 2012 survey and begins to establish data with which the digital preservation community can identify trends in staffing in the field.

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"Placements & Salaries 2017: Librarians Everywhere"

Posted in Libraries on October 18th, 2017

Suzie Allard has published "Placements & Salaries 2017: Librarians Everywhere" in Library Journal.

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Overall, 2016 graduates have been successful in finding jobs, with 83% of those employed reporting that they have full-time positions. That is up slightly from last year and matches the level of the 2014 survey. Most of these are permanent rather than temporary positions. About 67% of these full-time professionals work in a library setting, markedly lower than last year.

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Digital Repositories Unit Head at Colorado State University

Posted in Digital Library Jobs on October 18th, 2017

Colorado State University is recruiting a Digital Repositories Unit Head.

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Reporting to the Coordinator of Digital Collection Services (DCS), this position serves as the head of the Digital Repositories Unit, and is responsible for the technical, bibliographic, and metadata management of the CSU Libraries' digital institutional repository system, including coordination of data files and workflows for collaborative processes.

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"The Evolution, Approval and Implementation of the U.S. Geological Survey Science Data Lifecycle Model"

Posted in Data Curation, Open Data, and Research Data Management, Digital Curation & Digital Preservation on October 18th, 2017

John L. Faundeen and Vivian B. Hutchison have published "The Evolution, Approval and Implementation of the U.S. Geological Survey Science Data Lifecycle Model" in the Journal of eScience Librarianship.

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This paper details how the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Community for Data Integration (CDI) Data Management Working Group developed a Science Data Lifecycle Model, and the role the Model plays in shaping agency-wide policies and data management applications. Starting with an extensive literature review of existing data lifecycle models, representatives from various backgrounds in USGS attended a two-day meeting where the basic elements for the Science Data Lifecycle Model were determined. Refinements and reviews spanned two years, leading to finalization of the model and documentation in a formal agency publication.

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