Archive for February, 2011

Text-Image Linking Environment (TILE) 0.9 Released

Posted in Digital Archives and Special Collections, Digital Humanities, Open Source Software on February 17th, 2011

the Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities and Indiana University have released the Text-Image Linking Environment (TILE) 0.9.

Here's an excerpt from the announcement:

We’re excited to announce the redesigned website for and public release of The Text-Image Linking Environment (TILE), a web-based tool for creating and editing image-based electronic editions and digital archives of humanities texts. This initial release of TILE 0.9 features tools for importing and exporting transcript lines and images of text, an image markup tool, a semi-automated line recognizer that tags regions of text within an image, and plugin architecture to extend the functionality of the software.

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    Web Developer at the University of Texas at San Antonio

    Posted in Library IT Jobs on February 17th, 2011

    The University of Texas at San Antonio Library is recruiting a Web Developer.

    Here's an excerpt from the ad (requisition number: 20110073):

    Typical:

    • Provide support to dynamically generated Web pages with the design, maintenance, and development of databases using MySql or MS SQL and writing scripts in PHP, Perl, or Python.
    • Consult with library staff for their business needs and requirements in designing databases or other applications.
    • Collaborate with library staff in integrating various Web applications including Web 2.0 tools from the user's perspective looking for integrative solutions.
    • Troubleshoot and provide problem resolution to library users and staff on the use of web applications.
    • Research and evaluate alternative technologies to recommend the best options addressing the library needs and implement new technologies upon approval.

    Periodic:

    • Provide support for database queries for library collections and usages in MS Access or SQL*Plus.
    • Provide training to other library staff and systems personnel.

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      Current News: Twitter Updates for 2/17/11

      Posted in Current News: DigitalKoans Twitter Updates on February 17th, 2011

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        Information Technology Specialist (DATAMGT) at the Library Of Congress

        Posted in Library IT Jobs on February 17th, 2011

        The Library Of Congress is recruiting an Information Technology Specialist (DATAMGT). Salary range: $89,033-$115,742.

        Here's an excerpt from the ad:

        The Information Technology Specialist serves as an expert in database administration and management. Provides recommendations and performs related tasks for planning, management and administration of various database systems, like Oracle, Microsoft SQLServer, MySQL, and Sybase.

        This position is located in the Database Administration Group, Research and Development, Information Technology Services, Office of Strategic Initiatives.

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          Library of Congress Funds Omeka + Neatline Project

          Posted in Digital Archives and Special Collections, Digital Humanities, Grants on February 17th, 2011

          The Library of Congress has awarded $665,248 in funding to the Omeka + Neatline project.

          Here's an excerpt from the announcement:

          The Scholars' Lab at the University of Virginia Library and the Center for History and New Media (CHNM) at George Mason University are pleased to announce a collaborative "Omeka + Neatline" initiative, supported by $665,248 in funding from the Library of Congress.

          The Omeka + Neatline project's goal is to enable scholars, students, and library and museum professionals to create geospatial and temporal visualizations of archival collections using a Neatline toolset within CHNM's popular, open source Omeka exhibition platform. Neatline, a "contribution to interpretive humanities scholarship in the visual vernacular," is a project of the UVa Library Scholars' Lab, originally bolstered by a Start-Up Grant from the Office of Digital Humanities at the National Endowment for the Humanities. Omeka is an award-winning web-publishing platform for the display of cultural heritage and scholarly collections and exhibits, funded by the Institute of Museum and Library Services, Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, and Samuel H. Kress Foundation.

          This two-year initiative will allow CHNM and the Scholars' Lab to expand and regularize a partnership that developed informally between the two centers over the course of the past year. Collaboration has already resulted in improvements to the core functionality of Omeka by CHNM and has led the Scholars' Lab to produce a number of prototype plugins making Omeka a more attractive and viable option for scholarly partnerships with larger libraries and cultural heritage institutions. These include: improved data import (including EAD, a common archival standard); Solr-powered searching and browsing; and Fedora-based repository services. Further development will improve existing plugins, add preservation workflows, and refine the Neatline toolset for integration and sophisticated editing and scholarly annotation of historical maps, GIS layers, and timelines. Enhancements to Omeka's core APIs, improved documentation, regular "point" releases, and a new Exhibit Builder will strengthen Omeka's already large and robust user and developer communities.

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            The Triangle Research Libraries Network’s Intellectual Property Rights Strategy for Digitization of Modern Manuscript Collections and Archival Record Groups

            Posted in Copyright, Digitization on February 16th, 2011

            The Triangle Research Libraries Network has released The Triangle Research Libraries Network's Intellectual Property Rights Strategy for Digitization of Modern Manuscript Collections and Archival Record Groups.

            Here's an excerpt from the OCLC press release:

            This is the first formally published strategy for providing access to unpublished materials online based on an approach created by OCLC Research and the RLG Partnership.

            This approach is described in a document titled, "Well-intentioned practice for putting digitized collections of unpublished materials online" and is the output of an "Undue Diligence" invitational seminar held in the spring of 2010. During this event, OCLC Research convened a group of RLG Partner experts from archives, special collections and the law to develop and define streamlined, community-accepted procedures for managing copyright in the digital age that would cut costs and boost confidence in libraries' and archives' ability to increase visibility of and access to unpublished materials online. The group acknowledged that, although there is risk in digitizing materials that may be in copyright, this risk should be balanced with the harm to scholarship and society inherent in not making collections fully accessible. Based on this premise, they identified a practical approach to selecting collections, making decisions, seeking permissions, recording outcomes, establishing policy and working with future donors, which OCLC Research staff outlined in the "Well-intentioned practice" document and posted online.

            Since then, a community of practice has formed around these procedures and many professional organizations have publicly endorsed them, including the Rare Book and Manuscript Section (RBMS) of the American Library Association (ALA), and leading academic library professionals and scholarly communications officers.

            Based on this ever-growing agreement within the profession, the Triangle Research Libraries Network (TRLN) member libraries created a Network's Intellectual Property Rights Strategy for Digitization of Modern Manuscript Collections and Archival Record Groups to specify the well-reasoned risk management practices to support their large-scale digitization project called "Content, Context, and Capacity: A Collaborative Digitization Project on the Long Civil Rights Movement in North Carolina." This project will present free and open online access to a total of forty digitized manuscript collections or archival record groups, accompanied by the broad summary descriptions and contents lists found in the finding aids created when the collections were processed. For the first time, these resources will cross the boundaries of the four libraries' reading rooms—bringing together a vast quantity of research material for the era between the 1930s and 1980s. This free and open online availability of full collections will facilitate new scholarly collaborations across institutions, and even nations, and will support the development of educational tools for students and the use of primary sources in classrooms.

            Read more about it at "Well-Intentioned Practice for Putting Digitized Collections of Unpublished Materials Online."

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              Digital Projects Librarian at Kaiser Permanente Center for Health Research Northwest

              Posted in Digital Library Jobs on February 16th, 2011

              The Kaiser Permanente Center for Health Research Northwest is recruiting a Digital Projects Librarian.

              Here's an excerpt from the ad (job number: 067357):

              The Digital Projects Librarian will develop, implement, lead, and manage a digital repository system for preservation, discovery, sharing, and integration of scientific information.

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                Current News: Twitter Updates for 2/16/11

                Posted in Current News: DigitalKoans Twitter Updates on February 16th, 2011

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