Archive for February, 2012

Digital Project Coordinator at Library of Congress

Posted in Library IT Jobs on February 9th, 2012 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

The Library of Congress is recruiting a Digital Project Coordinator.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

The position is located in the Integrated Library System Program Office of the Technology Policy Directorate of Library Services information technology (IT) goals through implementation of projects involving the Library's integrated library system, other enterprise systems, and web enabled applications. Individually, and in collaboration with IT and user organization experts, the incumbent develops and coordinates major program components that include IT support for acquisitions, circulation, cataloging, online public professionals, IT specialists, and various working groups throughout the Library involved in technologies and systems supporting the Library's mission. The incumbent plans, coordinates, and manages a wide variety of complex projects and activities related to current and new releases of the various Technology Policy systems.

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"Putting 600,000 Books Online: the Large-Scale Digitisation Partnership between the Austrian National Library and Google"

Posted in Digitization, E-Books, Google and Other Search Engines, Mass Digitizaton on February 9th, 2012 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

Max Kaiser has published "Putting 600,000 Books Online: the Large-Scale Digitisation Partnership between the Austrian National Library and Google" in the latest issue of LIBER Quarterly.

Here's an excerpt:

In a public-private partnership with Google, the Austrian National Library is digitising its historical book holdings. Some 600,000 volumes from the sixteenth to the nineteenth centuries will be digitised and made available free of charge. The project demonstrates that public-private partnerships can be successful in enabling our heritage institutions to provide large-scale access to their holdings, provided that such partnerships are not exclusive and free access is ensured. The article outlines the preparatory phase and work flows established in the project.

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Special Projects Librarian, Library Information Technology at University of Michigan Library

Posted in Digital Library Jobs on February 9th, 2012 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

The University of Michigan Library is recruiting a Special Projects Librarian, Library Information Technology (three year term appointment).

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

The Special Projects Librarian assists the Associate University Librarian for Library Information Technology (AUL for LIT) in the coordination of major digital initiatives within the University Library. The Special Projects Librarian works with the AUL for LIT, as well as with key staff, in the delivery and management of digital library content and services, and will assist in the research and development of new library technologies. The Special Projects Librarian will assist in conducting the work of the LIT division. A significant component of this position includes coordination of activities such as digitization, which touch on a variety of LIT units. A high degree of coordination with staff within the Library is required. The Special Projects Librarian coordinates tasks, performs outreach and communication (particularly to other project staff), tracks the progress of projects, and performs a variety of duties as assigned, such as documentation. A specific area of focus currently includes coordinating our implementation of Omeka for the creation and presentation of online exhibits.

| Digital Bibliographies | Digital Scholarship |

Open Access: Federal Research Public Access Act of 2012

Posted in Legislation and Government Regulation, Open Access on February 9th, 2012 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

Representative Mike Doyle (D-PA) and others have introduced the Federal Research Public Access Act of 2012 in the House. The bill has also been introduced in the Senate.

Here's an excerpt from the press release:

The Federal Research Public Access Act would require federal agencies with an extramural research budget of $100 million or more to make federally-funded research available for free online access by the general public, no later than six months after publication in a peer-reviewed journal.

The Federal Research Public Access Act would:

  • Require federal departments and agencies with an annual extramural research budget of $100 million or more, whether funded totally or partially by a government department or agency, to submit an electronic copy of the final manuscript that has been accepted for publication in a peer-reviewed journal.
  • Ensure that the manuscript is preserved in a stable digital repository maintained by that agency or in another suitable repository that permits free public access, interoperability, and long-term preservation.
  • Require that each taxpayer-funded manuscript be made available to the public online and without cost, no later than six months after the article has been published in a peer-reviewed journal.

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

Current News: Twitter Updates for 2/8/12

Posted in Current News: DigitalKoans Twitter Updates on February 8th, 2012 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

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Library Copyright Liaison Librarian at University of Regina Library

Posted in Digital Library Jobs on February 8th, 2012 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

The University of Regina Library is recruiting a Library Copyright Liaison Librarian (two year term).

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

This position will report to the University’s Copyright Officer. The Copyright Liaison Librarian will be a member of the Copyright Team and will work in consultation with the Copyright Officer, Library staff and members of the University Community. The incumbent will provide assistance to faculty, staff and students in navigating copyright issues, supported by a variety of educational and marketing resources to facilitate and promote compliance with the University’s copyright and fair dealing guidelines.

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

"OA by the Numbers"

Posted in Open Access on February 8th, 2012 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

The Open Access Directory has released "OA by the Numbers."

Here's an excerpt:

OA journals (Gold OA)

  • 7,311. November 28, 2011. The number of peer-reviewed OA journals listed in the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ).
  • 1,728. November 28, 2011. The number of CC-licensed journals in the DOAJ.
  • 830. November 28, 2011. The number of SPARC Europe seal journals in the DOAJ. (The SPARC Europe seal requires a CC-BY license.)
  • 4.4. November 28, 2011. Average number of new journals added each day in 2010 to the DOAJ. . . .

OA repositories (Green OA)

  • 2,145. November 28, 2011. Number of OA, OAI-compliant repositories listed by OpenDOAR (Directory of Open Access Repositories).
  • 2,584. November 28, 2011. Number of OA, OAI-compliant repositories listed by ROAR (Registry of Open Access Repositories).
  • 3,946. November 28, 2011. Number of OA, OAI-compliant repositories listed by OpenArchive.edu

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

Associate Director for Digital Initiatives at McGill University Library

Posted in Digital Library Jobs on February 8th, 2012 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

The McGill University Library is recruiting an Associate Director for Digital Initiatives.

Here's an excerpt from ad:

Provides leadership and coordinates digital library initiatives and programs for all libraries. Works collaboratively with university faculty and administration to develop and advance digital initiative programs including web-based services, information technologies, and programs supporting the integration of digital collections and digital library services. Directs the work of librarians, programmers and staff with expertise in development of digital services for public services, cataloging, multimedia, information technology, web development and learning technologies. Provides support and resources for digital library initiatives emerging from other departments in the library. Supervises the digital initiatives staff. Works with University, provincial and national groups to shape the University Library information environment. Develops goals and objectives, prepares budget requests and participates actively in library-wide planning processes.

| Institutional Repository Bibliography | Digital Scholarship Publications Overview |

Collaborative Yet Independent: Information Practices in the Physical Sciences

Posted in Data Curation, Open Data, and Research Data Management, Open Access, Reports and White Papers, Scholarly Communication on February 8th, 2012 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

The Research Information Network, the Institute of Physics, Institute of Physics Publishing, and the Royal Astronomical Society have released Collaborative Yet Independent: Information Practices in the Physical Sciences.

Here's an excerpt:

In many ways, the physical sciences are at the forefront of using digital tools and methods to work with information and data. However, the fields and disciplines that make up the physical sciences are by no means uniform, and physical scientists find, use, and disseminate information in a variety of ways. This report examines information practices in the physical sciences across seven cases, and demonstrates the richly varied ways in which physical scientists work, collaborate, and share information and data.

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How to Fix Copyright

Posted in Copyright, Digital Copyright Wars on February 7th, 2012 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

William Patry, Senior Copyright Counsel at Google, has published How to Fix Copyright (publisher's description).

Here's an excerpt:

Our current laws are the result of "lobbynomics," the continual use of exaggerated (and often false) claims and crises as an excuse to pass laws that are unnecessary and many times harmful. . . . We will never fix our laws unless we clean house and start all over again, this time on a sound, empirical basis: Simply adding on to a failed structure will no longer work.

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Current News: Twitter Updates for 2/7/12

Posted in Current News: DigitalKoans Twitter Updates on February 7th, 2012 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

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Analyst Programmer 2 at University of Oregon Library

Posted in Digital Library Jobs, Library IT Jobs on February 7th, 2012 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

The University of Oregon Library is recruiting an Analyst Programmer 2.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

This position provides high level programming and technological solutions for the development, enhancement, and maintenance of the library's digital collections, digital research projects, instruction-related web applications, frequently using database-driven websites, and internal workflow automation. Duties include;

  • designing, developing, and providing programming/coding for digital projects, web applications, and research projects, instructional interfaces, and automated staff workflows, using high-quality code at the intermediate to advanced level; providing technical support in the development, enhancement and maintenance of library services; providing troubleshooting, resolution and updates to current programs; providing assistance with web development projects and tasks; creating and maintaining relational database-driven web applications; researching, identifying, and recommending systems for future needs.

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