Archive for November, 2011

The Impact of U.S. Internet Copyright Regulations on Early-Stage Investment: A Quantitative Study

Posted in Copyright, Digital Copyright Wars on November 16th, 2011 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

Booz & Company has released The Impact of U.S. Internet Copyright Regulations on Early-Stage Investment: A Quantitative Study

Here's an excerpt from the press release:

A large majority of the angel investors and venture capitalists who took part in a Booz & Company study say they will not put their money in digital content intermediaries (DCIs) if governments pass tough new rules allowing websites to be sued or fined for pirated digital content posted by users. (DCIs are the companies that provide search, hosting, and distribution services for digital content such as YouTube, Facebook, SoundCloud, eBay, and thousands of others.) More than 70 percent of angel investors reported they would be deterred from investing if anti-piracy regulations against "user uploaded" websites were increased.

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Web Design and Communications Specialist at Boston College Libraries

Posted in Library IT Jobs on November 15th, 2011 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

The Boston College Libraries are recruiting a Web Design and Communications Specialist.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

The Boston College Libraries seek a talented and creative Web Design and Communications Specialist to provide design and production support for the Libraries' website and web-based marketing and communications initiatives. Working with a variety of tools and in close collaboration with internal content providers (subject liaisons and others) and with internal and external support resources, the Web Design and Communications Specialist designs and produces content for the Libraries' main website (www.bc.edu/libraries), publications, digital displays, online exhibits, customized web interfaces, and library mobile services.

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Audit and Certification of Trustworthy Digital Repositories

Posted in Digital Curation & Digital Preservation, Digital Repositories, Standards on November 15th, 2011 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

The Council of the Consultative Committee for Space Data Systems (CCSDS) has released Audit and Certification of Trustworthy Digital Repositories, which is a recommended practice.

Here's an excerpt:

In 2002, Research Libraries Group (RLG) and Online Computer Library Center (OCLC) jointly published Trusted Digital Repositories: Attributes and Responsibilities (reference [B2]), which further articulated a framework of attributes and responsibilities for trusted, reliable, sustainable digital repositories capable of handling the range of materials held by large and small cultural heritage and research institutions. . . . .

OAIS included a Roadmap for follow-on standards which included 'standard(s) for accreditation of archives'. It was agreed that RLG and National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) would take this particular topic forward and the later published the TRAC (reference [B3]) document which combined ideas from OAIS (reference [1]) and Trusted Digital Repositories: Attributes and Responsibilities (TDR—reference [B2]).

The current document follows on from TRAC in order to produce an ISO standard.

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Digital Assets Librarian at Oakland University’s Kresge Library

Posted in Digital Library Jobs on November 15th, 2011 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

Oakland University's Kresge Library is recruiting a Digital Assets Librarian. Required degree: "Master of Library Science (MLS) degree or equivalent from an ALA-accredited program by May 2012."

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

  • Participate in the activities related to acquiring, organizing and providing access to the library's digital resources, including license review, activation of e-resources and knowledge base maintenance.
  • Develop and implement appropriate metadata strategies to enhance discovery, management and presentation of digital collections.
  • Coordinate the library's digital projects and collaborate with the Web Services Librarian and the Library Technologies Group to foster innovation in the delivery and preservation of digital resources.
  • Provide leadership and work related to the continued development of the library's institutional repository.

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Why Americans Use Social Media

Posted in Reports and White Papers, Social Media/Web 2.0 on November 15th, 2011 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

The Pew Research Center's Internet & American Life Project has released Why Americans Use Social Media.

Here's an excerpt:

Two-thirds of online adults (66%) use social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, MySpace or LinkedIn. These internet users say that connections with family members and friends (both new and old) are a primary consideration in their adoption of social media tools. Roughly two thirds of social media users say that staying in touch with current friends and family members is a major reason they use these sites, while half say that connecting with old friends they've lost touch with is a major reason behind their use of these technologies.

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Library Digital Infrastructure and Technology Coordinator at University of Denver Library

Posted in Digital Library Jobs on November 14th, 2011 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

The University of Denver Library is recruiting a Library Digital Infrastructure and Technology Coordinator. Required degree: "ALA-accredited MLS degree or equivalent advanced academic qualification in information technology or information services."

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

This position provides overall leadership and direction for the broad range of the library's technology infrastructure, which includes licensed software for library services and operations, development and management of the library's digital content infrastructure (including web-based finding tools, and repository and data curation services.) Coordinates projects related to the creation, management, and use of digital content (including a new digital media student help service), working closely with digital content stakeholders in the library and with staff and faculty across the university. Serves as an internal consultant on standards-based methods and best practices related to access to digital resources, web design, web-based applications, and the development of digital preservation strategies.

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"The Digital Public Domain: Relevance and Regulation"

Posted in Copyright, Public Domain on November 14th, 2011 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

"The Digital Public Domain: Relevance and Regulation," which Leonhard Dobusch presented at 1st Berlin Symposium on Internet and Society, is now available.

Here's an excerpt:

After clarifying the notion and different areas of the (digital) "public domain" the paper engages in discussing literature on its relevance for society in general and economic innovation in particular. The effectiveness of the utilization of these abstract potentials however depends on the respective public domain regulation. In this context, the paper distinguishes different regulatory modes and arenas in both copyright and patent law, thereby focusing private regulatory initiatives such as Creative Commons or Biological Open Source (BiOS). In the last section, the paper presents open research questions and makes some preliminary suggestions for potential research strategies.

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Digital Records Archivist, The Eberly Family Special Collections Library at Pennsylvania State University Libraries

Posted in Digital Library Jobs on November 14th, 2011 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

The Pennsylvania State University Libraries are recruiting a Digital Records Archivist, The Eberly Family Special Collections Library. Required degree: "Minimum qualifications are a MLS/MLIS from an ALA-accredited program (or equivalent), or a Masters in Information Science, Archival Science, or related field."

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

The Digital Records Archivist will help develop and implement workflows and processes enabling the effective acquisition, description, access, management and preservation of a broad range of digital content, including university records, websites, email, and personal digital archives. This position reports to the Head of the Eberly Family Special Collections Library and works closely with the University Archivist, other archival professionals, librarians, information technologists, and records creators throughout the University. The archivist will manage day-to-day activities in conjunction with the development and management of repository services, the web archiving program, and a wide variety of born-digital records ingest and access initiatives. The archivist will take the lead in identifying digital records of continuing institutional value and in developing strategies for long-term preservation and access.

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

"Openness as Infrastructure"

Posted in Data Curation, Open Data, and Research Data Management, Open Access, Open Science on November 14th, 2011 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

John Wilbanks has published "Openness as Infrastructure" in the Journal of Cheminformatics.

Here's an excerpt:

The advent of open access to peer reviewed scholarly literature in the biomedical sciences creates the opening to examine scholarship in general, and chemistry in particular, to see where and how novel forms of network technology can accelerate the scientific method. This paper examines broad trends in information access and openness with an eye towards their applications in chemistry.

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Metadata Analyst at Indiana University Bloomington Libraries

Posted in Digital Library Jobs on November 13th, 2011 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

The Indiana University Bloomington Libraries are recruiting a Metadata Analyst. Required degree: "ALA-accredited master's degree in library science, information management/science, or related degree."

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

The Metadata Analyst reports to the Associate Director for Digital Library Content and Services and will be responsible for:

  • Planning long-term metadata strategies for the IU Libraries and DLP [Indiana University Digital Library Program]
  • Advising on appropriate standards and approaches to creating and managing metadata for digital projects, collections, and systems
  • Working with collection managers, subject specialists, and catalogers to identify appropriate metadata standards in digital projects covering a variety of media, including text, music, still images, audio, and video
  • Designing and/or adapting XML schemas, XSLT stylesheets, Schematron assertions, and RDF ontologies for digital systems and projects
  • Translating metadata between formats and integrating metadata from a variety of sources
  • Participating in the design and development of services to support preservation of and access to digitized and born-digital content from IU's collections

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Current News: Twitter Updates for 11/13/11

Posted in Current News: DigitalKoans Twitter Updates on November 13th, 2011 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

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Digital Archivist/Special Collections at California State University, Long Beach Library

Posted in Digital Library Jobs on November 13th, 2011 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

The California State University, Long Beach Library is recruiting a Digital Archivist/Special Collections. Required degree: "Masters degree from an American Library Association-accredited program and institution by the date of appointment."

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

  • Oversee and manage the digitization of several archival collections
  • Collaborate with library Technical Services staff and Academic Technology staff to make the digitized collections available via the library's web portal
  • Provide reference and consultation services to the student, faculty, and visiting scholar patrons of the department; conducting library instruction for classes interpreting and helping students to appreciate the unique and rare resources of the department

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


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