Archive for October, 2010

DigitalKoans Back on 11/29/10

Posted in Announcements on October 27th, 2010

DigitalKoans postings will resume on 11/29/10.

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    Scholarly Electronic Publishing Weblog (October 27, 2010)

    Posted in Bibliographies, Digital Scholarship Publications, Scholarly Communication on October 27th, 2010

    The latest update of the Scholarly Electronic Publishing Weblog (SEPW) is now available. It provides information about new works related to scholarly electronic publishing, such as books, e-prints, journal articles, magazine articles, technical reports, and white papers.

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      Daily Tweets 2010-10-27

      Posted in Current News: DigitalKoans Twitter Updates on October 27th, 2010
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        Discovery and Delivery Services Programmer at California Digital Library

        Posted in Digital Library Jobs, Library IT Jobs on October 26th, 2010

        The California Digital Library is recruiting a Discovery and Delivery Services Programmer. Salary: $66,900 minimum.

        Here's an excerpt from the ad:

        Reporting to the Technical Lead, Discovery and Delivery Services, this position is one of eight programmer/analyst positions in the Discovery and Delivery Services Group responsible for the technical design, implementation, maintenance, and operation of the CDL's bibliographic systems (the Melvyl Union Catalog, UC-eLinks, Request) as well as providing technical leadership in the design, development and implementation of new systems like ERMS (Electronic Resources Management System) and the HathiTrust a shared digital library being built by major research libraries.

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          Thomson Reuters to Release Book Citation Index in 2011

          Posted in Publishing on October 26th, 2010

          Thomson Reuters plans to release a Book Citation Index in 2011.

          Nancy Herther has interviewed Thomson Reuters' James Testa about the forthcoming product.

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            Director of Engineering at Emory University

            Posted in Digital Library Jobs on October 26th, 2010

            The Emory University Libraries are recruiting a Director of Engineering. Salary: $88,600-$124,600.

            Here's an excerpt from the ad (job requisition ID: 19187BR):

            The Director of Engineering will work with the Chief Technology Strategist and senior library managers to guide the organization in assessing key industry trends and defining technology strategy. This is a strategic leadership position within the team, with the opportunity to significantly influence the business, both in its daily operations and in its future direction. May design and implement specific projects such as digital repositories, image archives, and tools to support digital humanities.

            Core Responsibilities include:

            • As the overall engineering leader within the library Digital Systems Division, work closely with library senior leadership to define a long-term operational vision, strategy and execution plans for the division
            • Lead teams of systems, software, and support engineers, with a balanced focus on products, processes and people leadership; and develop existing talent on the teams
            • Plan and execute complex development projects

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              Institutional Repository Software: IR+ 2.0 Released

              Posted in Institutional Repositories, Open Source Software on October 26th, 2010

              The University of Rochester has released IR+ 2.0.

              Here's an excerpt from the announcement:

              The new version has many new features and updates. These include:

              • OAI-PMH harvestable
              • Dublin Core mapping features for Identifiers and contributors
              • Improved batch metadata manipulation – automated re-indexing enhancements (changing control lists forces re-indexing of all items that use changed data)
              • Sponsor browsing / statistics
              • Paging and Sorting for contributor pages
              • Improved Search Engine Optimization(SEO) for better indexing of researcher pages and content within the repository
              • Researcher page interface enhancements
              • Content type listing and filtering at the repository and collection levels
              • Content type counts at the repository and collection levels
              • Increased download information and removal options for more accurate download counts
              • Updated Help, Installation and User manuals
              • RSS feeds for Collections/Contributor Pages
              • Upgraded pdf/word/excel/power point text extraction libraries
              • Updated user account management features
              • Submission performance enhancements
              • Improved home page module placement
              • Improved change tracking

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                Daily Tweets 2010-10-26

                Posted in Current News: DigitalKoans Twitter Updates on October 26th, 2010
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