Archive for 2011

Systems Support Librarian at State Library of North Carolina

Posted in Library IT Jobs on December 5th, 2011

The State Library of North Carolina is recruiting a Systems Support Librarian. Hiring Range: $32,965-$49,607. Duration: three year period.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

NCpedia is the online North Carolina encyclopedia managed by the Library. Using a combination of XML, XHTML, CSS, Javascript, and PHP (or additional programming/scripting languages), this position manages and maintains the NCpedia s hosted Drupal installation which includes 20+ Drupal modules and continuous upgrades.

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    HathiTrust Responds to First Amended Complaint in Authors Guild, Inc. et al. v. HathiTrust et al. Copyright Case

    Posted in Copyright, Digital Copyright Wars on December 5th, 2011

    HathiTrust has responded to the plaintiffs' First Amended Complaint in the Authors Guild, Inc. et al. v. HathiTrust et al. copyright case.

    Read more about it at "HathiTrust Answers Authors Guild Lawsuit; Trial Schedule Set" and "Authors Guild v. HathiTrust et al. Resources."

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      Web and Emerging Technologies Librarian at Oakland University Medical Library

      Posted in Library IT Jobs on December 5th, 2011

      The Oakland University Medical Library is recruiting a Web and Emerging Technologies Librarian. Required degree: "Masters degree from an ALA-accredited program."

      Here's an excerpt from the ad:

      The Web and Emerging Technologies Librarian has overall responsibility for the design, development and management of the Medical Library web site, web applications, social media and mobile interfaces. The primary goals of this position are to continuously improve web delivery of information to students, faculty, staff and the wider community and to support the integration of information technologies and resources into the curriculum.

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        "Open Access Journals from Society Publishers"

        Posted in Open Access, Publishing, Scholarly Journals on December 5th, 2011

        Peter Suber has published "Open Access Journals from Society Publishers" in the latest issue of the SPARC Open Access Newsletter.

        Here's an excerpt:

        How many scholarly societies publish OA journals, and how many OA journals do they publish? Four years ago (November 2007), Caroline Sutton and I released the first edition of our inventory answering those questions, and today we release the second edition.

        Cutting to the chase: Our 2007 list turned up 425 societies publishing 450 full or non-hybrid OA journals. Our 2011 list shows 530 societies publishing 616 full OA journals. . . .

        In 2007, only 15 (3%) society OA journals used CC licenses. In 2011, 92 (15%) do so, a small fraction but a distinct improvement. An additional 45 journals (7%) let authors retain copyright but do not publish under open licenses. Despite the improvement from four years ago, these are deeply disappointing numbers. As of last week (November 25, 2011) 1,727 or 24% of all the OA journals listed in the Directory of Open Access Journals used CC licenses. Hence, society OA journals use CC licenses at an even lower rate than OA journals in general.

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          Posted in Current News: DigitalKoans Twitter Updates on December 4th, 2011

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            System Librarian at Louisiana State University Libraries

            Posted in Library IT Jobs on December 4th, 2011

            The Louisiana State University Libraries are recruiting a System Librarian. Required degree: "Master's degree in Library and Information Science from an ALA accredited program."

            Here's an excerpt from the ad (position number: 002484):

            The System Librarian reports to the Dean of Libraries or his/her designee and works closely with other library administrators and managers. The System Librarian is responsible for assisting in the management of the LSU Libraries' systems operation and has primary responsibility for administering LSU's Integrated Library System (ILS).

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              SOPA/PIPA Alternative: "Fighting the Unauthorized Trade of Digital Goods while Protecting Internet Security, Commerce and Speech"

              Posted in Copyright, Digital Copyright Wars, Legislation and Government Regulation on December 4th, 2011

              Senator Ron Wyden and others have released a draft proposal, "Fighting the Unauthorized Trade of Digital Goods while Protecting Internet Security, Commerce and Speech," that presents an alternative to the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and the Preventing Real Online Threats to Economic Creativity and Theft of Intellectual Property Act of 2011 (PIPA).

              Here's an excerpt:

              We found that using trade laws to address the flow of infringing digital goods into the United States makes it possible to avoid many of the pitfalls that would arise from other legislative proposals currently being advanced to combat online infringement. Namely by putting the regulatory power in the hands of the International Trade Commission—versus a diversity of magistrate judges not versed in Internet and trade policy—will ensure a transparent process in which import policy is fairly and consistently applied and all interests are taken into account. When infringement is addressed only from a narrow judicial perspective, important issues pertaining to cybersecurity and the promotion of online innovation, commerce and speech get neglected. By approaching digital good infringement as a matter of regulating international commerce, we are able to take all of these factors into account.

              Read more about it at "SOPA on the Ropes? Bipartisan Alternative to 'Net Censorship Emerges."

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                Associate Archivist for Digital Initiatives and Records Management at American University Library

                Posted in Digital Library Jobs on December 4th, 2011

                The American University Library is recruiting an Associate Archivist for Digital Initiatives and Records Management. Required degree: "A Master's degree in Library or Archival Science from an ALA accredited program is required." Salary: $47,957-$50,000.

                Here's an excerpt from the ad:

                The Associate Archivist manages the digital assets of the University Archives and Special Collections department according to professional best practices. The position facilitates the transfer of permanent records to the archives and coordinates digitization projects. The position manages the preservation of American University (AU) and library digital assets, supervises and evaluates personnel, and provides reference service. The Associate Archivist makes recommendations on policies and procedures regarding digital assets to ensure adherence to appropriate standards.

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                  Survey of Academic Attitudes to Open Access and Institutional Repositories—An RSP and UKCoRR Initiative

                  Posted in Digital Repositories, Institutional Repositories, Reports and White Papers on December 4th, 2011

                  The Repositories Support Project has released the Survey of Academic Attitudes to Open Access and Institutional Repositories—An RSP and UKCoRR Initiative.

                  Here's an excerpt:

                  Feelings about principles of OA: Participants were asked how they felt about the principles of OA. 1629 participants answered this question, and results showed that 63% (1026) were strongly in favour, 22% (358) were mildly in favour, 8% (132) were neutral, 3%(47) were mildly against, 2% (35) were strongly against, and 2% (31) did not know how they felt. . . .

                  Feelings about using OA repositories: Participants were also asked how they felt about using OA repositories. 1634 participants answered this question, and results showed that 56% (913) were strongly in favour, 24% (391) were mildly in favour,12% (197) were neutral, 3% (52) were mildly against, 2% (30) were strongly against, and 3% (51) did not know how they felt. . . .

                  If we collapse across those that responded they were strongly in favour with those that were mildly in favour, we find that the majority, 80% (1304), were in favour of using OA repositories.

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                    Current News: Twitter Updates for 12/1/11

                    Posted in Current News: DigitalKoans Twitter Updates on December 1st, 2011

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                      Web Services Librarian at Commonwealth Medical College Library

                      Posted in Library IT Jobs on December 1st, 2011

                      The Commonwealth Medical College Library is recruiting a Web Services Librarian. Required degree: "Master's degree in library and information science (MLS or MSLS) from an accredited program."

                      Here's an excerpt from the ad:

                      The web services librarian is primarily responsible for developing, maintaining and supporting the TCMC Medical Library website. In addition, the web services librarian assists with the management of electronic resources. This position provides reference services, research assistance and library instruction.

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                        "Copyright Policy and Practice in Electronic Reserves among ARL Libraries"

                        Posted in Copyright, Digital Copyright Wars, E-Reserves on December 1st, 2011

                        College & Research Libraries has released a preprint of "Copyright Policy and Practice in Electronic Reserves among ARL Libraries."

                        Here's an excerpt:

                        This paper presents the results of a survey of 110 ARL institutions regarding their copyright policies for providing electronic reserves. It compiles descriptive statistics on library practice as well as coding responses to reveal trends and shared practices. Finally, it presents conclusions about policy-making, decision-making and risk aversion in ARL institutions.

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