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Archive for December, 2011
DigitalKoans postings will resume on 1/17/12. Happy holidays.
Digital Scholarship published the below works in 2011. From January 1, 2011 through November 30, 2011, Digital Scholarship had over 2.4 million visitors from 211 counties and over 11.4 million file requests, including over 8.8 million page views.
- January 17, 2011. Published version 2 of the Digital Curation and Preservation Bibliography.
- March 1, 2011. Published the Digital Curation and Preservation Bibliography 2010 as a paperback.
- March 2, 2011. Published the Scholarly Electronic Publishing Bibliography 2010 as a paperback.
- March 4, 2011. Published the Digital Curation and Preservation Bibliography 2010 as an open access PDF file.
- March 4, 2011. Published the Scholarly Electronic Publishing Bibliography 2010 as an open access PDF file.
- July 28, 2011. Published the Institutional Repository and ETD Bibliography 2011 as a paperback.
- August 15, 2011. Published version 7 of the Google Book Search Bibliography.
- August 30, 2011. Published the Institutional Repository and ETD Bibliography 2011 as an open access PDF file.
- October 18, 2011. Published the E-science and Academic Libraries Bibliography.
- October 30, 2011. Published version 80 of the Scholarly Electronic Publishing Bibliography. This version marked the fifteenth year of publication of the bibliography, which was established on October 25, 1996.
- November 13, 2011. Established the LinkedIn Digital Curation group
- December 7, 2011. In 2011, there were 836 DigitalKoans posts.
The University of Ottawa Library is recruiting a Web Initiatives Librarian. Required degree: "A Master's degree in Library and Information Studies (M.L.I.S.) from an ALA accredited institution."
Here's an excerpt from the ad:
Reporting to the Head, Library Systems Division the incumbent monitors, identifies and communicates innovations in the uses of the web and recommends and implements new and emerging web-based technologies and services for our environment; provides creative and technical expertise to design, develop, manage and support innovative web-based information services and systems. Working collaboratively with Library staff, the Web Initiatives Librarian leads and coordinates the creation and enhancement of the Library Web site and the staff Intranet.
Caroline Sutton has published "Is Free Inevitable in Scholarly Communication? The Economics of Open Access" in College & Research Libraries News.
Here's an excerpt:
In this article I would like to make the case that a change in the delivery of scientific content and in the business models for delivering scholarly communication was inevitable from the moment journals moved online, even if much of this change is yet to come. By applying a thesis put forth by Chris Anderson in his 2009 book Free, I will argue that given that scholarly journals are now digital products, they are subject to very different economic principles and social forces than their print ancestors.
Assistant/Associate Librarian (Metadata & Digital Curation) at Grand Valley State University LibrariesPosted in Digital Library Jobs on December 7th, 2011
The Grand Valley State University Libraries are recruiting an Assistant/Associate Librarian (Metadata & Digital Curation). Required degree: "Master of Library Science degree from an ALA accredited institution."
Here's an excerpt from the ad:
Provides leadership and guidance in the development and implementation of data management strategies that will support discovery, access, management, and preservation of the Libraries' and University's physical and digital assets and resources. Advises all metadata creation activities throughout the libraries and selects, designs, adapts and maintains appropriate metadata schemas, controlled vocabularies and data dictionaries to facilitate access to resources in the libraries' catalog, digital collections and institutional repository; Performs original and complex metadata creation; Tracks developments in metadata schemas and leads the ongoing development and implementation of metadata standards and best practices within the libraries and across the university; Assists in setting policies, priorities and practices for the production, management and preservation of digital content; Develops best practices for authority control; Supports archival, e-records management and scholarly communication programs; Provides consultative support and expertise to GVSU faculty and academic units on research projects to address their data management needs, including the development of data management plans.
Jennifer C. Molloy has published "The Open Knowledge Foundation: Open Data Means Better Science" in PLoS Biology.
Here's an excerpt:
Data provides the evidence for the published body of scientific knowledge, which is the foundation for all scientific progress. The more data is made openly available in a useful manner, the greater the level of transparency and reproducibility and hence the more efficient the scientific process becomes, to the benefit of society. This viewpoint is becoming mainstream among many funders, publishers, scientists, and other stakeholders in research, but barriers to achieving widespread publication of open data remain. The Open Data in Science working group at the Open Knowledge Foundation is a community that works to develop tools, applications, datasets, and guidelines to promote the open sharing of scientific data. This article focuses on the Open Knowledge Definition and the Panton Principles for Open Data in Science. We also discuss some of the tools the group has developed to facilitate the generation and use of open data and the potential uses that we hope will encourage further movement towards an open scientific knowledge commons.
- Berlin 9 OA Conference Urging More, Faster, http://bit.ly/scwMXK
- Swiss Govt: Downloading Movies and Music Will Stay Legal, http://bit.ly/uDNFX1
- Wolters Kluwer Health Acquires Leading Open Access STM Journal Publisher in India, http://bit.ly/u3XNph
- Another View of DRM for Publishers, http://bit.ly/rs3qEa
- European Commission Opens Formal Investigation into Sale of E-books, http://bit.ly/sHxgBu