Archive for July, 2011

Scholarly Electronic Publishing Weblog (July 31, 2011)

Posted in Bibliographies, Digital Scholarship Publications, Scholarly Communication on July 31st, 2011

The latest update of the Scholarly Electronic Publishing Weblog 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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    DigitalKoans Returns on 8/14/11

    Posted in Announcements on July 20th, 2011

    DigitalKoans postings will resume on 8/14/11. The next Scholarly Electronic Publishing Weblog will be published on 7/31/11.

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      Electronic Resources and Digital Scholarship Librarian at SUNY Geneseo

      Posted in Digital Library Jobs, Electronic Resources Jobs on July 20th, 2011

      The SUNY Geneseo Library is recruiting an Electronic Resources and Digital Scholarship Librarian. Degree: "Master's degree in information and/or library science from an ALA-accredited school or an ALA-approved foreign equivalent."

      Here's an excerpt from the ad (approval to fill number: 2233):

      SUNY Geneseo seeks a service-oriented, versatile and dynamic librarian to provide leadership for organizing and accessing digital collections, serials, and providing knowledgebase maintenance, licensing, and usage analysis of resources. This librarian will also play an integral role in shaping and implementing the Library's vision to support the creation of and access to scholarly research and publishing, and provides leadership and technical expertise:

      Plays a central role in developing digital collections and the provision of digital scholarship services, including the implementation and operation of tools to support e-research, teaching and learning, scholarly communications, and planning the development of a Digital Media Lab.

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        "Talking about the Public Domain"

        Posted in Copyright, Public Domain on July 20th, 2011

        Walt Crawford has published "Talking about the Public Domain" in the latest issue of Cites & Insights: Crawford at Large.

        Here's an excerpt:

        Ah, the public domain: Where creative work is supposed to wind up after a limited period during which the creator has exclusive control over distribution and copying. An ever-growing pool of literature, music, photography, video and art that we can use not only as inspiration but also as the direct basis for new works, annotating, deriving or just plain redistributing.

        What a wonderful thing.

        Too bad it's basically been frozen for quite a few years now, with almost nothing new entering the pool (except government publications—which start in the public domain) and things tagged with the Creative Commons CC0 license. Oh, and probably a few cases where a creator's been dead more than 70 years and has works produced since 1923.

        Not only has it been frozen in the U.S., there are laws and treaties that would appear to shrink the public domain pool—which should, by any rational reading of the Constitution, be flatly unconstitutional.

        | Digital Curation and Preservation Bibliography 2010 | Institutional Repository Bibliography | Transforming Scholarly Publishing through Open Access: A Bibliography | Scholarly Electronic Publishing Bibliography 2010 |

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          Digital Archivist at the New York Public Library

          Posted in Digital Library Jobs on July 20th, 2011

          The New York Public Library is recruiting a Digital Archivist. Degree: "Masters degree in Library Science or Archival Enterprise/Studies or other relevant field."

          Here's an excerpt from the ad:

          The New York Public Library's Manuscripts and Archives Division (MSS) seeks an experienced archivist to lead its efforts to manage the Library's existing born digital archival holdings and expand its capacity to collect electronic records.

          Under the direction of the Assistant Director for Archives and Manuscripts, the Digital Archivist will establish the Library's methods and procedures for the acquisition, preservation, description, and service of born digital archives and manuscripts.

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            Opt-In Settlement for Google Books Case?

            Posted in Copyright, Digital Copyright Wars, E-Books, Mass Digitizaton, Publishing on July 20th, 2011

            James Grimmelmann reports that Michael Boni told US District Court Judge Denny Chin at the 7/19/11 status conference that the parties involved in the Google Books lawsuit "have been aiming for an opt-in settlement." The next status conference will occur on 9/15/11.

            Here's an excerpt from Grimmelmann's "GBS Status Conference: Opt-in Settlement in the Works?" post:

            What that might mean is not obvious. It could mean an actual opt-in settlement, one that binds only class members who send in claim forms. It could mean a settlement in which Google commits to an open-ended offer to all class members. It could mean a narrower, scanning-and-searching-only settlement, so that copyright owners can "opt in" to book sales by striking their own individual deals with Google.

            Read more about it at "Judge Concerned with Lack of Progress in Revised Google Settlement Talks."

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              Systems Programmer 1 at Yale University Library

              Posted in Library IT Jobs on July 19th, 2011

              The Yale University Library is recruiting a Systems Programmer 1. Degree: "Bachelor's degree with five to eight years of experience in a computer related field or equivalent work experience and education."

              Here's an excerpt from the ad (STARS requisition number: 13562BR):

              Reporting to the Interim Director of Web, Desktop and Digital Services, the Systems Programmer directs the software planning, development and deployment, infrastructure planning, implementation and support of the Yale University Library's technical infrastructure. Degree: "Bachelor's degree with five to eight years of experience in a computer related field or equivalent work experience and education."

              Responsible for providing high-level server administration and support for Windows servers, SQL database servers and Web servers, managing the production Active Directory and for support of Windows and Macintosh workstations and servers in classrooms, staff, and public areas, and leading in the discovery and use of new computer technologies used in the Library.

              Manages support for the Library's workstation infrastructure. Responsible for managing staff, student workers, running the expert user program, intern program, help desk, documentation library along with staff, public, and classroom workstations.

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                E-Journal Archiving for UK HE Libraries—White Paper (Final)

                Posted in Digital Curation & Digital Preservation, E-Journals on July 19th, 2011

                JISC has released E-Journal Archiving for UK HE Libraries—White Paper (Final).

                Here's an excerpt:

                The aim of this white paper is to help universities and libraries implement policies and procedures in relation to e-journal archiving which can help support the move towards e-only provision of scholarly journals across the HE sector. The white paper is also contributing to complementary work JISC and other funders are commissioning on moving towards e-only provision of Journals.

                | Digital Curation and Preservation Bibliography 2010 | Institutional Repository Bibliography | Transforming Scholarly Publishing through Open Access: A Bibliography | Scholarly Electronic Publishing Bibliography 2010 |

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                  Digital Project Archivist at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Library and Archives

                  Posted in Digital Library Jobs on July 19th, 2011

                  Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Library and Archives is recruiting a Digital Project Archivist. Degree: "ALA-accredited MLS/MLIS, or Masters degree in history or relevant subject/field."

                  Here's an excerpt from the ad:

                  Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Library and Archives seeks an experienced Digital Project Archivist to join a team to catalog and to create metadata for two large archival collections. Experience with digitization projects and knowledge of copyright law as it pertains to the digitization of archival collections is preferred. This is a 15 month project.

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                    The Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA): An Assessment

                    Posted in Copyright, Digital Copyright Wars on July 19th, 2011

                    The European Parliament has released The Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA): An Assessment.

                    Here's an excerpt:

                    The ACTA was motivated by a desire to establish equivalent provisions in international trade agreements containing rules on anti-counterfeiting. This is important at a time when free trade agreements are being negotiated by different parties. For the European Union it is also of importance to protect EU intellectual property rights (IPR) as future EU competitiveness depends on its ability to move into higher value added activities such as those for which IPRs are important. At the same time international agreements on IPRs will only be sustainable when they have the support of all parties. Within the EU the ACTA has also been the source of some concerns regarding the non-transparent way it was negotiated and whether it meets to aims agreed by the European Parliament and Commission that it would be compatible with the existing acquis communautaire and the World Trade Organisation's Trade Related Intellectual Property rights (TRIPs) Agreement.

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                      Current News: Twitter Updates for 7/18/11

                      Posted in Current News: DigitalKoans Twitter Updates on July 18th, 2011

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                        Library IT Analyst at University of California, Santa Cruz Library

                        Posted in Library IT Jobs on July 18th, 2011

                        The University of California, Santa Cruz Library is recruiting a Library IT Analyst. Salary Range: $45,200-$63,150.

                        Here's an excerpt from the ad:

                        Under the general direction of the University Library Information Technology Systems (ITS) Divisional Liaison, interacts with students, staff, faculty, and vendors, providing support for the University Library's integrated library system (ILS). Additionally, provides backup support for the primary systems administrator for all library servers.

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