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.
Archive for February, 2011
JISC has issued a call for grant proposals for four digital infrastructure themes: supporting usability practice, usability case studies and practical implementation, adaptable and learnable user interfaces for research tools, and campus-based publishing. A total of £500,000 is available to support funded projects. The proposal deadline is 12:00 noon (UK time) on 3/30/11.
Here's an excerpt from the "Theme D: Campus based publishing" section:
58. Projects will run for 6 months and their outputs should add value to journals by, for example:
- Converting existing journals that are currently only available in print to electronic publication
- Creating new infrastructure for existing e-journals by, for instance, using overlays on repositories or shared service provision
- Implementing innovative models of publication.
- Being open access
- Being interactive (see Internet Archaeology for an example)
- Building online communities around the journal to increase the speed and depth of scholarly exchange (see ChemSpider for an example)
- Creating a digital preservation infrastructure for the journal
- Introducing a new partnership or infrastructure to reduce publication costs
The University of Tennessee at Martin Library is recruiting a Head of Library Systems.
Here's an excerpt from the ad:
The University of Tennessee at Martin invites applicants for a Head of Library Systems (This is an exempt position). The Head of Library Systems reports directly to the Library Director and provides a leadership role in the planning, development, and management of the Library’s technological infrastructure.
- Could the Kindle Be Free by the End of the Year?, http://bit.ly/fBCF4h
- Publishing Industry Forces OverDrive and Other Library eBook Vendors to Take a Giant Step Back, http://bit.ly/hGhD67, http://bit.ly/gL2Jiz
- Audio Interview: New Superintendent of Docs, Mary Alice Baish, Talks GPO Digitization Plans, http://bit.ly/iajfMf
- DSpace 1.7.1 Tentatively Scheduled for End of March, http://bit.ly/eigFKy
- Oxford University Press to Preserve E-books with Portico, http://bit.ly/eqY3U7
- A Preview of Fedora 3.5, http://bit.ly/i9UsAz
- Paying for Long-Term Storage, http://bit.ly/iio5NA
- David Rothman on a National Digital-Library System, http://bit.ly/hN3pJ1
- B&N: Nook Has 25 Percent of U.S. E-book Market, http://cnet.co/hFqMQb
- From ALA President Roberta Stevens: Take Action! Protect Library Funding!, http://bit.ly/dYMivi
The University of Florida Libraries are recruiting a Web Designer/Manager.
Here's an excerpt from the ad (requisition number: 0807356):
The Web Designer/Manager is the Libraries lead in developing, optimizing and monitoring the Smathers Libraries' considerable web presence. An effective web presence supports the work of UF students, faculty, researchers and affiliates, and enhances their access to library information and resources. The Web Designer/Manager evaluates, trains and supervises a staff of two who help design, maintain, and update the Libraries' web site. Reporting to the Smathers Libraries' Director of Information Technology, this position will support collaboration with all units of the Libraries to redesign the web site, forming an advisory committee to approve and consider design alternatives.
W3C has released "Standards for Web Applications on Mobile: February 2011 Current State and Roadmap" by Dominique Hazaël-Massieux.
Here's an excerpt:
This document summarizes the various technologies developed in W3C that increases the power of Web applications, and how they apply more specifically to the mobile context, as of February 2011. . . .
The features that these technologies add to the Web platform are organized under the following categories:
- User interactions
- Data storage
- Sensors and hardware integration
- Performance & Optimization
The Sustaining Digital Scholarship for Sustainable Culture Group has released Lasting Change: Sustaining Digital Scholarship and Culture in Canada.
Here's an excerpt:
This report reflects the growing concern in the scholarly and cultural communities, and beyond, regarding the sustainability of Canada's digital knowledge and heritage. Canada's digital advantage is only of value if it can be carried into the future. Canadians must meet the challenge of preserving and enhancing scholarly and artistic knowledge production and our culture in a digital environment. This report reviews the current state of knowledge about the sustainability of digital scholarship and related cultural activity in Canada and identifies research opportunities that emerge from consideration of the literature.
The McGill University Library is recruiting a Programmer/Analyst.
Here's an excerpt from the ad:
Working closely with Library Technology Service staff and other units to implement and support applications for data exchange across support systems. Plan, conduct, and supervise information systems assignments. Program, design, test, document, and support the automation of data loaders and other data exchange systems. Implement and support library web services. Communicate with Librarians, IT staff, vendors and suppliers to understand needs and objectives.