Archive for February, 2011

Digital Systems and Services Librarian at Goucher College (Search Extended)

Posted in Digital Library Jobs on February 14th, 2011

The Goucher College Library is recruiting a Digital Systems and Services Librarian.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

The DSSL will provide leadership in the development and management of user-focused technology-based systems in the library. S/he will be the expert in how library systems relate to college systems and in the development of digital content initiatives, and will assist in the overall service program of the library including participating in reference and instruction, serving as liaison to one or more academic departments, and contributing to the promotion of the library and its services.

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      Systems Librarian at the Columbia University Law Library

      Posted in Library IT Jobs on February 14th, 2011

      The Arthur W. Diamond Law Library of Columbia University is recruiting a Systems Librarian.

      Here's an excerpt from the ad:

      This position has primary responsibility for leading the selection, migration and implementation of a new, preferably open source, library system while managing the existing library's systems.

      Reporting to the Head of Technical Services, the Systems Librarian will:

      • Lead the selection, migration and implementation of a new library system.
      • Ensure the effective administration, coordination and provision of support for all aspects of existing library automation and operating technology, including the integrated library system. Provide configuration advice and technical support for the library's departmental systems.
      • Coordinate the continued development and maintenance of a library website that responds to the needs of library patrons for the dynamic delivery of library content and services. Develop and integrate web-based services both as the front-end for the ILS and for use of other technologies as appropriate.
      • Supervise one non-librarian officer in e-resource management.
      • Act as the service/support contact for other information-technology systems within the library, as a liaison to law-school IT and where IT support is unavailable (ILL systems, desktop applications, etc.). Coordinate with IT the support of the library's web server.

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        How to License Research Data

        Posted in Copyright, Creative Commons/Open Licenses, Data Curation, Open Data, and Research Data Management on February 14th, 2011

        The Digital Curation Centre has released How to License Research Data.

        Here's an excerpt:

        This guide will help you decide how to apply a licence to your research data, and which licence would be most suitable. It should provide you with an awareness of why licensing data is important, the impact licences have on future research, and the potential pitfalls to avoid. It concentrates on the UK context, though some aspects apply internationally; it does not, however, provide legal advice. The guide should interest both the principal investigators and researchers responsible for the data, and those who provide access to them through a data centre, repository or archive.

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          Creative Commons and Public Sector Information: Flexible Tools to Support PSI Creators and Re-Users

          Posted in Copyright, Creative Commons/Open Licenses, Open Access, Reports and White Papers on February 13th, 2011

          The European Public Sector Information (PSI) Platform has released Creative Commons and Public Sector Information: Flexible Tools to Support PSI Creators and Re-Users.

          Here's an excerpt:

          Public sector information (PSI) is meant for wide re-use, but this information will only achieve maximum possible impact if users understand how they may use it. Creative Commons tools, which signify availability for re-use to users and require attribution to the releasing authority, are ideal tools for the sharing of public sector information. There is also increasing interest in open licenses and other tools to share publicly funded information, data, and content, including various kinds of cultural resources, educational materials, and research findings; Creative Commons tools are applicable here and recommended for these purposes too.

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            Director of Integrated Technology Services at University of Kansas

            Posted in Digital Library Jobs, Library IT Jobs on February 13th, 2011

            The University of Kansas Libraries are recruiting a Director of Integrated Technology Services .

            Here's an excerpt from the ad:

            The Libraries' Integrated Technology Services (LITS) department is responsible for a results-driven approach to developing and delivering quality user experiences to those who connect to KU Libraries online. LITS members work closely with campus IT which maintains servers, network infrastructure, and staff and public workstations. LITS collaborates with library experts in all departments to plan and deliver library technology-based services and resources. LITS members develop and sustain effective partnerships to ensure that appropriate technical policies, infrastructure, and meet the needs of our user community. LITS is responsible for administering and developing several large-scale library applications which include DSpace, Voyager, Open Journal Systems, ILLiad, LUNA Insight, GFA's Library Annex System, the eXtensible Text Framework (XTF), EZProxy, and the library web presence.

            The Director of Integrated Technology Services is a faculty librarian accountable for working closely with technology initiatives in all library departments. S/he provides leadership, vision, strategic direction, and planning for the work of the department. The Director oversees the daily operations of LITS, serves as a member of the Libraries' senior management team, and is a primary liaison with campus IT. S/he must be an agile leader, an adept manager, and an able partner in meaningful collaboration. This position offers an excellent opportunity for a librarian with a strong combination of leadership, technical, and people skills who can deliver results and work collegially inside and outside of the library organization to innovate and deliver new services in a research library environment.

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                Digital Humanities Librarian at Brown University

                Posted in Digital Library Jobs on February 13th, 2011

                The Brown University Library is recruiting a Digital Humanities Librarian.

                Here's an excerpt from the ad (job number: B01284 ):

                As the Library's primary liaison to academic departments in the humanities, the Digital Humanities Librarian plays a central role in the integration of digital resources and methodologies with traditional resources and approaches into the research, teaching, and learning missions at Brown University. Together with other Scholarly Resources Librarians, the Center for Digital Scholarship and relevant library and campus partners, s/he will work to increase the understanding and application of digital scholarship among the institution's faculty and students. S/he is expected to introduce and keep abreast of digital methodologies and to use such tools and skills in the solution of humanities research problems. The successful candidate will contribute to the work of the Brown Digital Repository by helping to articulate the relationship between new technologies and humanities scholarship to the community of humanists; by advising teaching faculty on the creation of digital objects and providing technical support for use of analytical tools; and in serving as an agent between content providers and the Library's repository. S/he will maintain a strong level of competence in scholarly communications issues such as new forms of publication, copyright, open access, repositories, data curation, and licensing of online resources. S/he will also use his/her knowledge of available print and electronic resources to build appropriate collections in general collections and related Special Collections and to advocate for the fields to which he/she is assigned.

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                  Social Media: A Guide for Researchers

                  Posted in Reports and White Papers, Social Media/Web 2.0 on February 13th, 2011

                  The Research Information Network has released Social Media: A Guide for Researchers (see also "Web Materials 1: Links And Resources" and "Web Materials 2: Researcher Case Studies").

                  Here's an excerpt:

                  This guide will show how social media can change the ways in which you undertake research, and open up new forms of communication and dissemination. The researchers we interviewed in the development of this guide are using social media to bridge disciplinary boundaries, to engage in knowledge exchange with industry and policy makers, and to provide a channel for the public communication of their research.

                  The guide is rooted in the practical experience of its authors and of the ten social media users we interviewed as part of the project. We are not trying to present social media as the answer to every problem a researcher might experience; rather, we want to give a "warts and all" picture. Social media have downsides as well as upsides, but on balance we hope that you will agree with us that there is real value for researchers.

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                    Systems and Technology Development Librarian at Trinity College

                    Posted in Library IT Jobs on February 10th, 2011

                    The Trinity College Library is recruiting a Systems and Technology Development Librarian.

                    Here's an excerpt from the ad:

                    The Systems and Technology Development Librarian provides the guidance to shape and sustain the Library’s use of technology to advance library services and operations. Responsibilities include overseeing the implementation, maintenance and development of all department-specific software, systems, and equipment. Acts as the Library’s primary liaison on information technology with other College departments, including the Computing Center. Provides ongoing training and support to library staff.

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                      Diane Parr Walker Named Edward H. Arnold University Librarian at the University of Notre Dame

                      Posted in ARL Libraries, People in the News on February 10th, 2011

                      Diane Parr Walker has been named as the Edward H. Arnold University Librarian at the University of Notre Dame. Walker is currently the Deputy University Librarian at the University of Virginia.

                      Here's an excerpt from the press release:

                      Since 2006, Walker has guided planning and coordination of all library services for the wide variety of disciplines represented at a large research institution. She has been responsible for Virginia's library administrative services, including finances and budget, human resources, facilities planning and maintenance, and management information services. She leads the library's strategic planning processes and directs the daily operations of a system with 12 locations, 230 faculty and staff and an operating budget of $23 million.

                      Among the initiatives Walker has led or in which she has played a key role were the planning and construction of a new special collections library, a major renovation of the Charles L. Brown Science & Engineering Library, opening a café in the lobby of the main library (Virginia's was among the first University libraries to do so), and long-range re-imagining of the physical facilities of the main library in preparation for a major renovation of a building that is more than 70 years old.

                      Walker also collaborated with colleagues in the university's information technology division on an incentive and training program for humanities faculty to help them incorporate technology in their classrooms, and more recently to coordinate a strategic institutional shift from providing computer labs to making it easier for students to use their own laptops throughout the libraries and across campus. She also developed and helped to redirect collection development and management strategies as the balance has shifted increasingly from all print and physical formats to digital.

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