Archive for February, 2012

Discovery Services Librarian at East Carolina University’s J.Y. Joyner Library

Posted in Library IT Jobs on February 21st, 2012 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

East Carolina University's J.Y. Joyner Library is recruiting a Discovery Services Librarian.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

Reporting to the Assistant Director for Library Technology, the Discovery Services Librarian will:

  • Provide leadership and vision in the management, support, integration, and administration of the Library's suite of information management and discovery systems
  • Work collaboratively with ECU Libraries' faculty and staff to evaluate the Libraries' online resource discovery environment and to develop and implement strategies and innovative solutions to improve external and internal user experience and maximize system functionality
  • Chair or co-chair library discovery committees
  • Serve as head of the Discovery Services department and supervise two to three staff whose responsibilities include administering the integrated library system
  • Monitor trends and best practices in library discovery; recommend and facilitate improvements to existing systems and services

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

Review of Data Management Lifecycle Models

Posted in Data Curation, Open Data, and Research Data Management, Digital Curation & Digital Preservation, Reports and White Papers on February 21st, 2012 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

Alex Ball has self-archived Review of Data Management Lifecycle Models in the University of Bath institutional repository.

Here's an excerpt:

The importance of lifecycle models is that they provide a structure for considering the many operations that will need to be performed on a data record throughout its life. Many curatorial actions can be made considerably easier if they have been prepared for in advance – even at or before the point of record creation. For example, a repository can be more certain of the preservation actions it can perform if the rights and licensing status of the data has already been clarified, and researchers are more likely to be able to detail the methodologies and workflows they used if they record them at the time.

| Digital Curation and Preservation Bibliography 2010 | Digital Scholarship |

Library Web Developer at Michigan Technological University’s Van Pelt and Opie Library

Posted in Library IT Jobs on February 20th, 2012 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

Michigan Technological University's Van Pelt and Opie Library is recruiting a Library Web Developer.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

Michigan Technological University's Van Pelt and Opie Library seeks an energetic, user-focused and collegial Web developer that enjoys working on a variety of projects with library and IT staff, faculty, and students that support library services, instruction and research. The position requires commitment to the completion of reliable and innovative products and is responsible for developing, maintaining and customizing dynamic and complex web pages, and integrating a number of web services and data sources into new and existing interfaces and applications. The position will work collaboratively with the university’s IT Support Services to design new or modify existing back-end databases that support web applications and services.

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

Google Digital Humanities Awards Recipient Interviews Report

Posted in Digital Humanities, Reports and White Papers on February 20th, 2012 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

Virgil E.Varvel, Jr. and Andrea Thomer have self-archived the Google Digital Humanities Awards Recipient Interviews Report in IDEALS.

Here's an excerpt:

As input into the development, design, and improvement of the HathiTrust Research Center (HTRC), recipients of Google's Digital Humanities Grants were interviewed to identify issues encountered during their projects. This project was guided by the following goals:

  • Increase empirical understanding of how to identify materials for use by scholars.
  • Increase empirical understanding of how to provide better access to materials for use by scholars.
  • Identify meaningful characteristics of content that affect identification, retrieval, and other parameters.
  • Identify data preprocessing and transformation issues encountered by scholars.
  • Provide input to inform the architecture of the HTRC related to representation of collections, faceted browsing, identifiers, etc.

|Institutional Repository and ETD Bibliography 2011 | Digital Scholarship |

Digital Humanities Developer at Stanford University Libraries

Posted in Digital Library Jobs on February 20th, 2012 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

The Stanford University Libraries are recruiting a Digital Humanities Developer.

Here's an excerpt from the ad (job ID: 46583):

Under supervision of the Head of the Digital Initiatives Group (DIG), the Digital Humanities Developer is responsible for designing, implementing and maintaining a variety of digital library projects and products for the humanities and social sciences. She or he will work closely with the entire DIG team (which includes librarians and specialists in assessment, digital publication, social science data, user services technology, and digital humanities) to select projects and set priorities collaboratively.

The Developer will also consult with fellow librarians outside of DIG on new library projects, will integrate and develop applications and tools that support both immediate project goals and longer-term library goals. The Developer will also help in the maintenance and improvement of existing technologies in the areas of digital humanities, the social sciences, and the digital library.

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Journal of eScience Librarianship Launched

Posted in Cyberinfrastructure/E-Science, E-Journals, Libraries, Publishing, Scholarly Journals on February 20th, 2012 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

The Lamar Soutter Library has launched the Journal of eScience Librarianship.

The first issue's "full-length papers" are:

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

Current News: Twitter Updates for 2/19/12

Posted in Current News: DigitalKoans Twitter Updates on February 19th, 2012 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

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Pamela Samuelson et al. Send Letter to US District Court Judge Denny Chin about Authors Guild v. Google Case

Posted in Copyright, Digital Copyright Wars, E-Books, Google and Other Search Engines, Mass Digitizaton, Publishing on February 19th, 2012 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

Pamela Samuelson, Richard M. Sherman Distinguished Professor of Law and Information at the UC Berkeley School of Law, and other scholars have sent a letter ("Academic Author Objections to Plaintiff's Motion for Class Certification") to US District Court Judge Denny Chin about class certification issues in the Authors Guild v. Google Case.

Here's an excerpt:

We believe that our works of scholarship are more typical of the contents of research library collections than works of the three named plaintiffs in this case. Betty Miles is the author of numerous children's books. Jim Bouton is a former baseball pitcher who has written both fiction and nonfiction books based on his experiences as a baseball player. Joseph Goulden is a professional writer who has written a number of nonfiction books on a variety of subjects, including a book about "superlawyers." None of these three are academic authors. Their books are aimed at a popular, rather than an academic, audience. As professional writers, their motivations and interests in having their books published would understandably be different, and likely more commercial, than those of academic scholars. Hence, our concern is that these three do not share the academic interests that are typical of authors of books in research library collections. As we explain further below, the clearest indication that the named plaintiffs do not share the same priorities typical of academic authors is their insistence on pursuing this litigation.

| Google Books Bibliography | Digital Scholarship |

NEH Office of Digital Humanities Releases Videos of 2011 Digital Humanities Start-Up Grant Project Directors’ Presentations

Posted in Digital Humanities, Grants on February 19th, 2012 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

The NEH's Office of Digital Humanities has released short videos of project directors of 2011 Digital Humanities Start-Up Grants discussing their projects.

Here's an excerpt from the announcement:

We're happy to say that we now have videos from the annual Office of Digital Humanities Project Directors Meeting, held September 27, 2011 at the Old Post Office in Washington, DC. This meeting brought together top researchers in the digital humanities from across the United States.

| Scholarly Electronic Publishing Bibliography 2010 | Digital Scholarship |

Metadata Specialist at Purdue University Libraries

Posted in Digital Library Jobs on February 19th, 2012 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

The Purdue University Libraries are recruiting a Metadata Specialist.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

The position will specify the application of appropriate descriptive, administrative, and technical metadata schemas for digitized and born-digital content managed by the Libraries. This will include a leadership role in non-MARC metadata projects. This position will develop strategies for metadata interoperability to facilitate effective access and preservation. This includes strategies for integrating heterogeneous metadata from highly distributed collections within local services, as well as exposing locally generated metadata to external services. The position will play an active role in national and international discussions about the emerging and dynamic role of metadata in providing access to information resources.

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Preserving Email

Posted in Digital Curation & Digital Preservation, Reports and White Papers on February 19th, 2012 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

The Digital Preservation Coalition has released Preserving Email.

Here's an excerpt from the announcement:

Gareth Knight of King's College London welcomed the report. 'Preserving Email provides an excellent overview of the topic, drawing together observations made in a number of research projects to provide a succinct overview of the legal, technical, and cultural issues that must be addressed to ensure that these digital assets can be curated and preserved in the long-term. Its conclusion, providing a set of pragmatic, easy-to-understand recommendations that individuals and institutions may apply to better manage their email archive, highlights the complexity of email preservation. It also sends a clear message that it is something that everyone can perform.'

| Digital Curation and Preservation Bibliography | Digital Scholarship |

Current News: Twitter Updates for 2/16/12

Posted in Current News: DigitalKoans Twitter Updates on February 16th, 2012 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

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