Archive for 2011

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.

| Digital Curation and Preservation Bibliography 2010 | Digital Scholarship |

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.

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

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.

| Google Books Bibliography | Digital Scholarship |

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.

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

"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.

| Scholarly Electronic Publishing Bibliography 2010 | Digital Scholarship |

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.

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

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

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

Current News: Twitter Updates for 11/13/11

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

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

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 |

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.

| Digital Curation and Preservation Bibliography 2010 | Digital Scholarship |

Current News: Twitter Updates for 11/10/11

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

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

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.

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

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 |


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