Archive for November, 2011

Digital Curation LinkedIn Group Launched

Posted in Digital Curation & Digital Preservation on November 13th, 2011 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

An open Digital Curation LinkedIn group has been established. (You can also find the group by searching for "digital curation" in the LinkedIn group search function.)

The group's description follows:

In a rapidly changing technological environment, the difficult task of ensuring effective long-term access to digital information is increasingly important. This group discusses digital curation, which the Digital Curation Centre defines as "maintaining, preserving and adding value to digital research data throughout its lifecycle." The DCC's digital curation lifecycle model includes these steps: conceptualise, create, access and use, appraise and select, dispose, ingest, preservation action, reappraise, store, access and reuse, and transform.

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Current News: Twitter Updates for 11/10/11

Posted in Scholarly Communication on November 10th, 2011 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

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Library Technology Coordinator at University of La Verne Library

Posted in Library IT Jobs on November 10th, 2011 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

The University of La Verne Library is recruiting a Library Technology Coordinator. Required degree: "ALA accredited master's degree in Library Science."

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

The responsibilities of this position include administering and providing technical support for all aspects of library technology including the Innovative Interfaces Millennium integrated library system; design, operation and maintenance of specialized library systems, electronic resources, proxy server, mobile apps, OPAC, LINK+, ILLIAD, ERM, OCLC, link resolver, research databases, library intranet, etc.; . . . .

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

FCC Net Neutrality Rules Upheld in Senate

Posted in Legislation and Government Regulation, Net Neutrality on November 10th, 2011 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

The Disapproving the Rule Submitted by the Federal Communications Commission with Respect to Regulating the Internet and Broadband Industry Practices resolution was defeated in the Senate.

| Scholarly Electronic Publishing Bibliography 2010 | Digital Scholarship |

Sr. Software & Systems Engineer at University of Virginia Library

Posted in Library IT Jobs on November 10th, 2011 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

The University of Virginia Library is recruiting a Sr. Software & Systems Engineer. Required degree: "Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience in Computer Science, MIS, Computer Engineering or related discipline." Salary $70,203-$140,405.

Here's an excerpt from the ad (posting number: 0608866):

The University of Virginia Library seeks a Sr. Software & Systems Engineer to act as lead developer, working both independently and as part of larger teams to manage medium to large complexity development projects from start to finish. The Sr. Software & Systems Engineer is responsible for research, planning, analysis, and design, as well as the engineering and development work needed to implement applications and systems in support of UVa Library's business needs.

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Notes of the HathiTrust Constitutional Convention October 8-9, 2011

Posted in Digital Curation & Digital Preservation on November 10th, 2011 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

HathiTrust has released Notes of the HathiTrust Constitutional Convention October 8-9, 2011.

Here's an excerpt from the announcement:

As a result of these proceedings, HathiTrust:

  • Will establish a governance structure consisting of a Board, a Board Executive Committee, and Board-appointed committees, and will articulate bylaws
  • Will formalize a transparent process for inviting, evaluating, ranking, launching and assessing development initiatives
  • Will establish a shared print monograph archiving program among the member libraries
  • Will expand and enhance access to U.S. federal publications including those issued by GPO and other federal agencies
  • Will develop and vet a fee-for-service model to allow contribution of content from non-partner entities

| Digital Curation and Preservation Bibliography 2010 | Digital Scholarship |

Current News: Twitter Updates for 11/9/11

Posted in Current News: DigitalKoans Twitter Updates on November 9th, 2011 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

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Digital Services Librarian at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts Library

Posted in Library IT Jobs on November 9th, 2011 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

The Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts Library is recruiting a Digital Services Librarian. Required degree: "Applicants should hold a Master's degree in library science from an ALA-accredited program."

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

Responsibilities include overseeing the administration of ILS functions in a consortial environment (C/W MARS); maintaining and coordinating the library website and other digital projects in collaboration with the Public Services and other librarians; and improving and expanding user access to digital resources and services, including e-reserves, e-books, e-journals, subscription databases, web resources, archival collections, and instructional materials. The Digital Services Librarian oversees cataloging and ensures access to and maintenance of records or links to electronic resources; performs original, complex cataloging as needed; manages upgrades and troubleshoots technology problems with Computer Services; and collaborates with librarians and other departments on library and college projects.

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

33 Canadian, Mexican, and U.S Institutions Have Signed Berlin Declaration on Open Access to Knowledge in the Sciences and Humanities

Posted in Open Access on November 9th, 2011 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

Thirty-three Canadian, Mexican, and U.S institutions have signed the Berlin Declaration on Open Access to Knowledge in the Sciences and Humanities.

Here's an excerpt from the press release:

The Berlin Declaration promotes the Internet as a medium for disseminating global knowledge. Its goal is to make scientific and scholarly research more accessible to the broader public by taking full advantage of the possibilities offered by digital electronic communication. Signatories support actions that ensure the future Web is sustainable, interactive, and transparent—and that content is openly accessible—in order to realize the vision of a global and accessible representation of knowledge. The leaders of research institutions, libraries, archives, museums, funding agencies, and governments from around the world have signed the Declaration—including CERN, the Chinese Academy of Sciences, Academia Europaea, and the German Max Planck Society (co-initiator and custodian).

North American signatories now include leading private research institutions (such as Harvard University and Duke University), public research institutions (University of Kansas, University of California-Los Angeles), Canadian research campuses (Concordia University, University of Quebec in Montreal), smaller academic institutions (Oberlin College, Grand Valley State University), non-profit organizations (Alliance for Information Science and Technology Innovation, Science Commons), major library coalitions (SPARC, the Association of Research Libraries, Canadian Library Association), and the Open Society Foundations (architect of the Budapest Open Access Initiative).

The full list is available at http://oa.mpg.de/lang/en-uk/berlin-prozess/signatoren/.

| Transforming Scholarly Publishing through Open Access: A Bibliography | Digital Scholarship |

Shared Development Group Manager at University of Wisconsin-Madison General Library System

Posted in Library IT Jobs on November 9th, 2011 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

The University of Wisconsin-Madison General Library System is recruiting a Shared Development Group Manager. Required degree: "Bachelor's degree." Salary: minimum $75,000.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

The UW-Madison General Library System is seeking an experienced, dedicated, and energetic individual to serve as the manager of its Shared Development Group, a collaborative team of seven professional library and web application developers drawn from the Library and the campus Division of Information Technology. The individual in this position reports to the General Library System's Associate Director for Information Technology and directly supervises four Library staff within SDG. In addition, the SDG manager has primary responsibility for planning, organizing, managing, and monitoring all projects and work carried out by the entire SDG, including DoIT members. . . .

The SDG manager serves as a primary point of contact and coordination between the Libraries, DoIT, and other service providers working to support and enhance the Libraries' information technology systems. The individual in this position will participate in technology planning activities with both the Library and DoIT's Library, Integrative and Research Applications Group. As a senior manager, the incumbent will work in collaboration with librarians, IT professionals, and faculty, ensuring that the team's insights, perspectives, and talents are reflected in the Libraries vision for developing and advancing its technology-based information services.

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Library Copyright Alliance Sends Letter to House Committee on the Judiciary about Stop Online Piracy Act

Posted in Copyright, Digital Copyright Wars, Legislation and Government Regulation on November 9th, 2011 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

The Library Copyright Alliance has sent a letter to Chairman Lamar Smith and Ranking Member John Conyers of the House Committee on the Judiciary about the Stop Online Piracy Act.

Here's an excerpt:

There are three pending copyright infringement lawsuits against universities and their libraries relating to their use of digital technology One of these cases, AIME v. UCLA, concerns the streaming of films to students as part of their course assignments. These lawsuits reflect a growing tension between rights holders and libraries, and some rights holders' increasingly belligerent enforcement mentality. Moreover, legislation such as SOPA and the PRO-IP Act passed in the 110th Congress, and the activities of the Intellectual Property Enforcement Coordinator (a position created by the PRO-IP Act), encourage federal prosecutors to enforce copyrights law more aggressively.

In this environment, the criminal prosecution of a library for copyright infringement is no longer beyond the realm of possibility. For this reason, we strongly oppose the amendments described above, which would increase the exposure of libraries to prosecution. The broadening of the definition of willful infringement could result in a criminal prosecution if an Assistant U.S. Attorney believes that a library's assertion of fair use or one of the Copyright Act's other privileges is unreasonable. This risk is compounded with streaming, which SOPA would subject to felony penalties even if conducted without purpose of commercial advantage or private financial gain.

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Current News: Twitter Updates for 11/8/11

Posted in Current News: DigitalKoans Twitter Updates on November 8th, 2011 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

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