Archive for February, 2012

DigitalKoans Posts Resume on 3/12/2012

Posted in Announcements on February 24th, 2012

DigitalKoans posts will resume on 3/12/2012.

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    Digital and Web Services Librarian Specialist at Chicago State University Library

    Posted in Library IT Jobs on February 23rd, 2012

    The Chicago State University Library is recruiting a Digital and Web Services Librarian Specialist.

    Here's an excerpt from the ad:

    Functioning under administrative direction in the library technical services department, employee works to set up, design, maintain, and support library web systems including web server, web pages, distributed web content provisioning, web applications, and electronic resource access through library webs and digital libraries including digitization and incorporation of library materials.

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

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      Two Videos on the Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for Academic and Research Libraries

      Posted in Copyright on February 23rd, 2012

      The UCLA Library has released two videos on ARL's Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for Academic and Research Libraries. Peter Jaszi and Brandon Butler are the featured speakers.

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

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        Digital Access Librarian at University of Notre Dame’ Hesburgh Libraries

        Posted in Library IT Jobs on February 23rd, 2012

        The University of Notre Dame' Hesburgh Libraries are recruiting a Digital Access Librarian.

        Here's an excerpt from the ad:

        The Digital Access Librarian is responsible for envisioning the information architecture (navigation, content, and context), coordinating user experience activities (usability, user engagement, feedback), and collaborating on the implementation of the web technology (XHTML, CSS, Javascript, Web Scripting Languages) for the Hesburgh Libraries' web presence.

        | Digital Bibliographies | Digital Scholarship |

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          A New Day for Website Archiving 2.0

          Posted in Copyright, Digital Curation & Digital Preservation on February 23rd, 2012

          The Association of Research Libraries has released A New Day for Website Archiving 2.0.

          Here's an excerpt:

          A central issue in the fair use analysis is whether the use is "transformative." Campbell v. Acuff-Rose, 510 U.S. 569, 579 (1994). In the website archiving context, the question is whether a library's reproduction and subsequent display of entire websites without material alteration is "transformative." The case law and legal opinions discussed below all indicate that library website archiving for the purpose of preservation and scholarship is transformative as that term is used by courts in the fair use context.

          | Digital Scholarship's Digital/Print Books | Digital Scholarship |

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            Software Developer/Analyst at University of Texas Libraries

            Posted in Library IT Jobs on February 22nd, 2012

            The University of Texas Libraries are recruiting a Software Developer/Analyst.

            Here's an excerpt from the ad:

            Using web development and content management experience to provide support for library staff and campus constituents in incorporating digital assets into their projects and online learning modules. Track trends in research, pilot methods to address future information access needs from UT Library digital collections, and serve as a resource person for library staff about new and emerging information access technologies such as mobile devices, course management integration, blogs, wikis and resource federation. Participate in the evaluation, development, purchase and implementation of software and hardware solutions to improve UT Libraries digital collection related services.

            | Electronic Theses and Dissertations Bibliography | Digital Scholarship |

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              Data Curation Curriculum Search Engine

              Posted in Digital Curation & Digital Preservation on February 22nd, 2012

              The Center for Informatics Research in Science and Scholarship has made the Data Curation Curriculum Search engine available.

              Here's an excerpt:

              The Data Curation Curriculum Search is a database of programs and courses covering data curation and closely related fields. The tool and all research has been conducted by the Center for Informatics Research in Science and Scholarship in the Graduate School of Library and Information Science at the University of Illinois. This site is part of the broader impacts goals of the Data Conservancy project, a National Science Foundation collaboration under the Sustainable Digital Data Preservation and Access Network Partners (DataNet) program under the Office of Cyberinfrastructure. The larger Data Conservancy vision entails scientific data curation as a means to collect, organize, validate, and preserve data so that researchers can address research challenges facing society as a whole. To help further this vision, this site was designed to:

              • help researchers, administrators, and educators understand more generally the scope of education in the data curation area;
              • support the search for collaborators in the area of data curation;
              • help determine how peers are defining key terms across institutions; and
              • as an awareness and potential research tool.

              | Digital Curation and Preservation Bibliography 2010 | Digital Scholarship |

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                Software Engineer at MIT Libraries

                Posted in Digital Library Jobs on February 22nd, 2012

                The MIT Libraries are recruiting a Software Engineer.

                Here's an excerpt from the ad:

                Reporting to the Head of Software Development and Analysis, the Software Engineer will be responsible for development work, from front-end web applications to back-end data management, for a variety of projects underway in the Libraries. An initial focus will be enhancing GIS software and systems that expand access to geodata through existing services and tools. S/he will work collaboratively with the Senior GIS Specialist, the Geospatial Data Librarian, and the Digital Library Systems Manager to investigate, define, recommend, and build new services around geodata. The Engineer will maintain up-to-date system documentation and manage code in a version-control system. S/he will also advise and consult with library technical and non-technical staff to provide GIS web development expertise and guidance.

                | Institutional Repository Bibliography | Digital Scholarship |

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                  The Open Data Handbook

                  Posted in Data Curation, Open Data, and Research Data Management, Open Access on February 22nd, 2012

                  The Open Knowledge Foundation has released The Open Data Handbook.

                  Here's an excerpt from the announcement:

                  From a basic introduction of the "what and why" of open data, the Handbook goes on to discuss the practicalities of making data open – the "how". It gives advice on everything from choosing a file format and applying a license, to motivating the community and telling the world. Clear explanations, illustrative examples and technical recommendations make the Handbook suitable for people with all levels of experience, from the absolute beginner to the seasoned open data professional.

                  The Handbook is divided into short chapters which cover individual aspects of open data. It can be read in a single sitting, or dipped into as a reference work.

                  | Digital Curation and Preservation Bibliography | Digital Scholarship |

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                    Current News: Twitter Updates for 2/21/12

                    Posted in Current News: DigitalKoans Twitter Updates on February 21st, 2012

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                      Coordinator of Digital Programs at Marquette University’s Raynor Memorial Libraries

                      Posted in Digital Library Jobs on February 21st, 2012

                      Marquette University's Raynor Memorial Libraries are recruiting a Coordinator of Digital Programs.

                      Here's an excerpt from the ad:

                      Reporting to the Associate Dean for Scholarly Resources and Collections, the Coordinator of Digital Programs provides leadership and coordination for the creation, maintenance, and stewardship of the Libraries' digital collections and repositories. This position is responsible for the management, education and promotion of Marquette's institutional repository, e-Publications@Marquette (http://epublications.marquette.edu/) and, in collaboration with the Department of Special Collections and Archives, the coordination and development of the Libraries' digital collections (http://www.marquette.edu/library/archives/earchives.shtml).

                      | Institutional Repository Bibliography | Digital Scholarship Publications Overview |

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                        SURF’s EJME Project Releases Data File Plug-ins for Open Journal Systems

                        Posted in E-Journals, Open Science, Open Source Software, Publishing, Scholarly Journals on February 21st, 2012

                        SURF's EJME (Enhanced Journals…Made Easy!) Project has released data file plug-ins for Open Journal Systems.

                        Here's an excerpt from the announcement:

                        The Internet makes it possible to present publications in combination with related research data, as Enhanced Publications. The Enhanced Journals…Made Easy project (EJME), which is funded by SURF, has designed a practical work process for publishers of Open Access journals so as to enhance academic journals with the associated data files. The project involved the development of two plug-ins for Open Journal Systems, a system for managing and publishing journals. Open Journal Systems (OJS) is the most frequently used open source package worldwide for academic journals.

                        | Institutional Repository and ETD Bibliography 2011 | Digital Scholarship |

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