Archive for November, 2011

Report on Integration of Data and Publications

Posted in Data Curation, Open Data, and Research Data Management, Publishing, Reports and White Papers on November 20th, 2011 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

The Alliance for Permanent Access has released Report on Integration of Data and Publications.

Here's an excerpt:

This report sets out to identify examples of integration between datasets and publications. Findings from existing studies carried out by PARSE.Insight, RIN, SURF and various recent publications are synthesized and examined in relation to three distinct disciplinary groups in order to identify opportunities in the integration of data.

| Scholarly Electronic Publishing Bibliography 2010 | Digital Scholarship |

Systems Librarian at San Jacinto College Library

Posted in Library IT Jobs on November 20th, 2011 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

The San Jacinto College Library is recruiting a Systems Librarian. Required degree: "Master's degree accredited by the American Library Association in either Library Science or Information Science." Salary: $52,746-$58,021.

Here's an excerpt from ad:

  • Manages the Millennium Integrated Library System. Plans and implements upgrades for the Integrated Library System. Serves as District liaison with Innovative Interfaces Inc.
  • Trains staff at all District libraries for the Millennium Integrated Library System.
  • Maintains database security by assigning roles, groups, privileges and passwords to appropriate personnel.

| New: Institutional Repository and ETD Bibliography 2011 | Digital Scholarship |

Report on the Data Curation Research Summit

Posted in Digital Curation & Digital Preservation, Reports and White Papers on November 20th, 2011 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

Nicholas Weber et al. have self-archived Report on the Data Curation Research Summit in IDEALS.

Here's an excerpt:

The Data Curation Research Summit was a one-day meeting, sponsored by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS). The objectives were to build awareness of current research projects and important research problems, foster stronger collaborations among researchers, and advance the Library and Information Science (LIS) research agenda in data curation. It was held in Chicago on December 9th, 2010, following the 6th International Digital Curation Conference (IDCC). The conference provided an excellent opportunity to bring together scholars and practitioners with a strong interest in advancing scholarship and practice in the curation of research data. The 35 invited participants, representing iSchools, research libraries, academic publishers, and funding agencies, are active in the growing research community and related areas of digital curation and archives.

| Digital Curation and Preservation Bibliography 2010 | Digital Scholarship |

Current News: Twitter Updates for 11/17/11

Posted in Current News: DigitalKoans Twitter Updates on November 17th, 2011 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

| New: Scholarly Electronic Publishing Bibliography, Version 80 | Digital Scholarship |

Manager, Digital Imaging Unit at New York Public Library

Posted in Digital Library Jobs on November 17th, 2011 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

The New York Public Library is recruiting a Manager, Digital Imaging Unit. Required degree: "Bachelors degree."

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

Under the general direction of the Andrew W. Mellon Director of the New York Public Libraries:

  • Supervises the Digital Imaging Unit (DIU) team, including performance management, training and scheduling.
  • Monitors the workflow of the DIU
  • Reviews practices, procedures, and policies of the department and revise as necessary to improve efficiency and/or workflow.
  • Identifies and implements best technical practices for producing, exchanging and archiving digital images.
  • Assists with the selection of new equipment and follows trends in digital reformatting.
  • Maintains production goals for the unit, ensuring that the staff development needs are met and the infrastructure is in place to support the unit.
  • Performs digital capture of textual and visual materials following Library specifications in a timely fashion.

| New: Institutional Repository and ETD Bibliography 2011 | Digital Scholarship |

Copyright Infringement and Enforcement in the US

Posted in Copyright, Digital Copyright Wars on November 17th, 2011 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

The American Assembly has released Copyright Infringement and Enforcement in the US.

Here's an excerpt:

The note excerpts a forthcoming survey-based study called Copy Culture in the U.S. and Germany. Drawing on results from the U.S. portion of the survey, it explores what Americans do with digital media, what they want to do, and how they reconcile their attitudes and values with different policies and proposals to enforce copyright online.

| Scholarly Electronic Publishing Bibliography 2010 | Digital Scholarship |

Systems Librarian at Wayne State University Library System

Posted in Library IT Jobs on November 17th, 2011 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

The Wayne State University Library System is recruiting a Systems Librarian. Required degree: "Master's degree in Library and Information Science from an A.L.A. accredited program college or university."

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

Reporting to the Associate Director for Discovery Services, the Systems Librarian will be responsible for coordinating and managing the Millennium integrated library system (ILS) and collaborating with acquisitions, cataloging, access services, reference, and other appropriate WSU Library teams to provide direction and support for configuration, development, and management of the ILS and associated systems; Assessing and troubleshooting system problems and serving as the primary technical contact for Innovative Interfaces and the MelCat InnReach system; Creating or collaborating with other team members to develop interfaces with external systems as needed, including Banner, publisher interfaces, OCLC, RAPID, Illiad, Serials Solutions; Assisting in the investigation and implementation of emerging technologies; Generating reports and providing collection and system statistics where appropriate, and assisting unit managers with ILS-derived statistics as needed.

| New: E-science and Academic Libraries Bibliography | Digital Scholarship |

DAITSS (Dark Archive in the Sunshine State) Released under GPL v. 3 License

Posted in Digital Curation & Digital Preservation, Digital Repositories, Open Source Software on November 17th, 2011 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

The Florida Center for Library Automation has released DAITSS (Dark Archive in the Sunshine State) under a GPL v. 3 License.

Here's an excerpt from the press release:

DAITSS provides automated support for the functions of Submission, Ingest, Archival Storage, Access, Withdrawal, and Repository Management. It is architected as a set of RESTful Web Services and micro-services but enforces strict controls to ensure the integrity and authenticity of archived content. It implements active preservation strategies based on format-specific processing including, where necessary, normalization and forward migration. It is particularly well suited for materials in text, document, image, audio and video formats.

DAITSS was written for a multi-user environment and supports consortial as well as institutional preservation repositories.

Read more about it at "DAITSS, an OAIS-based Preservation Repository" and "DAITSS Grows Up: Migrating to a Second-Generation Preservation System."

| Digital Curation and Preservation Bibliography 2010 | Digital Scholarship |

Current News: Twitter Updates for 11/16/11

Posted in Current News: DigitalKoans Twitter Updates on November 16th, 2011 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

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Data Services Research Consultant at George Mason University Libraries

Posted in Digital Library Jobs on November 16th, 2011 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

The George Mason University Libraries are recruiting a Data Services Research Consultant. Required degree: "a master's degree in the social sciences, geosciences, information science, statistics or related fields."

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

This position reports to the head of the Data Services Group (DSG). Duties include supporting the technologies and initiatives for the DSG by providing instruction, technical support, consulting, user support, and training in relative applications, tools and methods to faculty, staff and students; maintaining the Data Services Lab and its components; and providing expertise and technical support for data research projects and statistical and/or geospatial data applications.

| New: Institutional Repository and ETD Bibliography 2011 | Digital Scholarship |

"Linking to Data—Effect on Citation Rates in Astronomy"

Posted in Data Curation, Open Data, and Research Data Management on November 16th, 2011 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

Edwin A. Henneken and Alberto Accomazzi have self-archived "Linking to Data—Effect on Citation Rates in Astronomy" in arXiv.org.

Here's an excerpt:

Is there a difference in citation rates between articles that were published with links to data and articles that were not? Besides being interesting from a purely academic point of view, this question is also highly relevant for the process of furthering science. Data sharing not only helps the process of verification of claims, but also the discovery of new findings in archival data. However, linking to data still is a far cry away from being a "practice", especially where it comes to authors providing these links during the writing and submission process. You need to have both a willingness and a publication mechanism in order to create such a practice. Showing that articles with links to data get higher citation rates might increase the willingness of scientists to take the extra steps of linking data sources to their publications. In this presentation we will show this is indeed the case: articles with links to data result in higher citation rates than articles without such links.

| New: E-science and Academic Libraries Bibliography | Digital Scholarship |

Educating Stewards of the Public Information Infrastructure Fellowships

Posted in Information Schools on November 16th, 2011 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

The School of Information and Library Science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is recruiting Educating Stewards of the Public Information Infrastructure Fellows for 2012-2014.

Here's an excerpt from the announcement:

The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) is funding fellowships for the project "Educating Stewards of the Public Information Infrastructure" or ESOPI2. This project seeks to prepare the next generation of public information stewards by building on the existing dual degree program and developing fellowships, curricula, courses, and experiential components designed specifically for the needs of public sector information professionals. This fellowship provides graduate students interested in both public information and public policy with the skills needed to become leaders in public information curation and public policy administration.

| Digital Curation and Preservation Bibliography 2010 | Digital Scholarship |


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