Archive for January, 2012

Current News: Twitter Updates for 1/24/11

Posted in Current News: DigitalKoans Twitter Updates on January 24th, 2012 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

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Library Applications Development Manager at University of Massachusetts Boston’s Healey Library

Posted in Library IT Jobs on January 24th, 2012 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

The University of Massachusetts Boston's Healey Library is recruiting a Library Applications Development Manager.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

The Library Applications Development Manager for the Healey Library will be responsible for managing the Library’s applications and for the development of custom library applications, as needed. The Library Applications Development Manager will also: manage and analyze database and system projects, including new and on-going development, integration and support of the library’s digital and web-based services; make recommendations on library policies, procedures and protocols; define new projects and priorities, working with the University Librarian and other department heads; manage and schedule software development projects; coordinate deployment and management of production systems within the library. . .

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Digital Scholarship 2011 Use Statistics

Posted in Digital Scholarship Publications on January 24th, 2012 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

In 2011, Digital Scholarship had over 12.2 million file requests of which over 9.5 million were page views (requests for HTML, PDF, or Word files). The average number of visitors per day was over 7,000 visitors.

File requests came from 212 countries. The top 5 countries by number of visitors were:

Country No. of Visitors
United States > 1.4 million
China > 260,000
Germany > 97,000
France > 92,000
Japan > 84,000

The top five publications were (includes PDFs for related books):

Publication File Requests
DigitalKoans > 8.9 million
Scholarly Electronic Publishing Bibliography > 1.2 million
Digital Curation and Preservation Bibliography > 100,000
Transforming Scholarly Publishing through Open Access: A Bibliography > 82,000
Institutional Repository Bibliography* > 80,000

* Does not include the Institutional Repository and ETD Bibliography 2011 PDF, which had over 48,000 requests.

Log analysis was done with WebLog Expert.

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Digital Library Architect (Solutions Architect 3) at Los Alamos National Laboratory Research Library

Posted in Digital Library Jobs on January 24th, 2012 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

The Los Alamos National Laboratory Research Library is recruiting a Digital Library Architect (Solutions Architect 3).

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

The Digital Library Architect (Solutions Architect 3) will be responsible for researching, collaboratively planning and delivering a forward-looking, sustainable infrastructure for the content stewardship and delivery of scientific content by applying community established best practices to cutting-edge technology. The new infrastructure will integrate diverse content repositories of both data and scientific literature to create a cohesive and extensible suite of access, discovery, preservation, curation, security, repository, archival & storage services to underpin LANL's unique collections of scientific and technical information.

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"Orphan Works: Definitional Issues"

Posted in Copyright, Reports and White Papers on January 24th, 2012 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

David Robert Hansen has self-archived "Orphan Works: Definitional Issues" in SSRN. This is a white paper from the Berkeley Digital Library Copyright Project.

Here's an excerpt:

When discussing orphan works, two basic definitional questions arise: (1) exactly what is the "orphan works" problem?, and (2) what is the size of this problem? The answers to these two questions are central to understanding how proposed solutions work to remedy the situation. Though both questions have long been posed, the answer to the first (what is the "orphan works"; problem) can vary based on the type of work or the particular user, and the answer to the second (what is the size of the problem) remains difficult to state with precision. This paper explores both and identifies areas where further research is needed.

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Current News: Twitter Updates for 1/23/12

Posted in Current News: DigitalKoans Twitter Updates on January 23rd, 2012 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

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Web Applications Developer, TAPAS Project at Brown University Library

Posted in Digital Library Jobs on January 23rd, 2012 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

The Brown University Library is recruiting a Web Applications Developer.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

The Brown University Library and the TAPAS Project are seeking a developer to lead the technical implementation of the TAPAS service. Working with other members of the Brown Digital Repository development team, the developer will install and customize an instance of Islandora (Drupal and Fedora), and will develop functionality for publishing, describing, analyzing, visualizing, and sharing scholarly texts. The developer will collaborate with Brown systems and development staff, staff at Wheaton College, and other TAPAS participants, to create, refine, and implement ideas for building the service, and will work with those groups to test and roll out new web applications. Additionally, the developer will customize Drupal and the underlying Fedora repository to enable a broad set of interactions to support the publication of encoded texts, and will develop an API to provide programmatic access to TAPAS data.

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Open Access: Freedom for Scholarship in the Internet Age (Draft)

Posted in Open Access, Scholarly Communication on January 23rd, 2012 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

Heather Morrison has released a draft of her doctoral thesis Freedom for Scholarship in the Internet Age.

Here's an excerpt:

The purpose of this thesis is to further the work of transitioning to an open access scholarly communication system designed to support and prioritize scholarship and the public good rather than profit. The method will involve analysis of key underlying historical trends in society and how they impact scholarly communication, as well as original empirical work on the growth of open access, economic analysis to inform economic aspects of transition, and a case study of scholarly communication in the discipline of communication.

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Data Librarian at Illinois State University’s Milner Library

Posted in Digital Library Jobs on January 23rd, 2012 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

Illinois State University's Milner Library is recruiting a Data Librarian.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

The person in this tenure-track library faculty position is responsible for planning, implementing, overseeing, and evaluating the content, services, projects, systems, and other resources of the Data and Digital Materials Center (DDMC), including the operations of ISU ReD (Research and eData), Illinois State University’s new institutional repository, as well as other data sets and data curation projects managed by or involving Milner Library. The DDMC and its initiatives support the mission of the library to advance the teaching, learning, research, and service activities throughout the university. This person works in collaboration with other individuals and groups in the library, on campus, and beyond to advance data and institutional repository projects and services.

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Tablet and E-book Reader Ownership Nearly Double Over the Holiday Gift-Giving Period

Posted in Digital Culture, E-Books, Reports and White Papers on January 23rd, 2012 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

The Pew Research Center's Internet & American Life Project has released Tablet and E-book Reader Ownership Nearly Double Over the Holiday Gift-Giving Period.

Here's an excerpt:

The share of adults in the United States who own tablet computers nearly doubled from 10% to 19% between mid-December and early January and the same surge in growth also applied to e-book readers, which also jumped from 10% to 19% over the same time period.

The number of Americans owning at least one of these digital reading devices jumped from 18% in December to 29% in January.

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Current News: Twitter Updates for 1/22/12

Posted in Current News: DigitalKoans Twitter Updates on January 22nd, 2012 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

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National Leadership Grant Project Director at Northern Illinois University Libraries

Posted in Digital Library Jobs on January 22nd, 2012 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

The Northern Illinois University Libraries are recruiting a National Leadership Grant Project Director.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

This two-year term position serves as the Project Director for the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS)-funded National Leadership Grant, "Exploring Digital Preservation Solutions Appropriate for Small and Medium-sized College, University, and Research Libraries." Reporting to the Director of Digital Initiatives at Northern Illinois University Libraries, the Project Director will be responsible for the day-to-day management and implementation of the grant project.

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