Archive for February, 2012

Access to Scholarly Content: Gaps and Barriers

Posted in Open Access, Publishing, Reports and White Papers, Scholarly Journals on February 5th, 2012 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

The Research Information Network has released Access to Scholarly Content: Gaps and Barriers.

Here's an excerpt:

The overall aim of this study is to investigate and quantify the extent to which members of different communities in the UK can gain ready access to formally-published scholarly literature, in particular journal articles and conference proceedings. . . .

Much of the information presented here is based on an online survey of researchers and knowledge workers from UK universities and colleges, medical schools and health providers, industry and commerce, and research institutes. . . .

Other information in this report comes from a detailed analysis of the literature and secondary data analysis of the Labour Force Survey in an attempt to quantify the size of the UK professional knowledge worker sector.

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Current News: Twitter Updates for 2/2/12

Posted in Current News: DigitalKoans Twitter Updates on February 2nd, 2012 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

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Making Good on the Promise of ERM: A Standards and Best Practices Discussion Paper

Posted in Electronic Resources, ERM/Discovery Systems, Reports and White Papers on February 2nd, 2012 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

NISO has released Making Good on the Promise of ERM: A Standards and Best Practices Discussion Paper.

Here's an excerpt from the press release:

"Our standards review and findings focused on five categories: link resolvers and knowledge bases; the work, manifestations, and access points; cost and usage-related data; license terms; and data exchange using institutional identifiers," states Tim Jewell, Director, Information Resources and Scholarly Communications, University of Washington, and Chair of the ERM Data Standards and Best Practices Review Steering Committee. "We did a more extensive review of fourteen of the most relevant standards and mapped the data elements for each to the elements defined in the ERMI report. We also looked at how ERM systems could improve their workflow support-a shortcoming in most existing systems-and we include a detailed workflow best practices bibliography and a list of illustrative workflow diagrams."

"Our final analysis showed that there is value to updating and maintaining a data dictionary that encompasses ERM functions and evolves with technologies and business models," maintains Ivy Anderson, Director of Collections, California Digital Library and member of the ERM Data Standards and Best Practices Review Steering Committee. "However, for practical considerations, we did not recommend that NISO pursue such a project at this time. Instead we identified a number of narrower initiatives targeting specific ERM functional needs and strategies aimed at furthering interoperability."

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Archnet Digital Library Content Manager at MIT Libraries

Posted in Digital Library Jobs on February 2nd, 2012 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

The MIT Libraries are recruiting an Archnet Digital Library Content Manager.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

ARCHNET DIGITAL LIBRARY CONTENT MANAGER, MIT Libraries, to mange aspects of the Archnet (http://Archinet.org) digital library. Will participate in building the collection by identifying, evaluating, and acquiring images, digital resources, and historic photographs and archiving original material and derivatives to the site; edit, catalog, create metadata, and upload materials; acquire and manage copyright permissions; prioritize and coordinate digital projects; and support digital scholarship by working closely with colleagues at MIT, Aga Khan Trust for Culture, and the Aga Khan Program in Islamic Architecture Documentation Center at Harvard.

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Associate Director for Technical Services & Library Systems at University at Albany Libraries

Posted in Library IT Jobs on February 2nd, 2012 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

The University at Albany Libraries are recruiting an Associate Director for Technical Services & Library Systems.

Here's an excerpt from the ad (ref. no.: P12-26930):

Reporting to the Dean and Director of Libraries, this senior administrative position is responsible for all activities related to acquiring information resources for the Libraries’ collections, and creating and maintaining access to collections in all formats. Responsibilities include oversight of the Acquisitions Services, Cataloging Services, Library Systems, and Database Maintenance, Processing and Bindery departments. As a member of the Libraries’ senior administrative group, the Associate Director shares responsibility for developing and implementing the mission, goals and broad policy directions for the University Libraries.

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Rendering Matters—Report on the Results of Research into Digital Object Rendering

Posted in Digital Curation & Digital Preservation, Reports and White Papers on February 2nd, 2012 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

Archives New Zealand has released Rendering Matters—Report on the Results of Research into Digital Object Rendering.

Here's an excerpt from the report:

Maintaining the ability of an organisation or user to be able to "open" or "render" a file or set of files is one of the core digital preservation challenges. This report outlines the results of research investigating whether changes are introduced to the information that is presented to users when files are rendered in different hardware and software environments. The report concludes with a set of observations about the impact of the research and provides some recommendations for future research in this area.

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Current News: Twitter Updates for 2/1/12

Posted in Current News: DigitalKoans Twitter Updates on February 1st, 2012 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

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Analyst/Programmer 3 at University of New Mexico Libraries

Posted in Library IT Jobs on February 1st, 2012 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

The University of New Mexico Libraries are recruiting an Analyst/Programmer 3.

Here's an excerpt from the ad (posting number: 0814039):

Working both collaboratively and independently in a dynamic, service-oriented environment, the Analyst Programmer III will provide operational oversight and technical leadership of the UL's Library Information Technology (LIT) Applications Team and its allied services. . . . Strategic responsibilities will include advising the Director, Library Information Technology and other UL leaders on emerging trends in software development, maintaining and developing skills in information technology, and envisioning how information technology can be effectively applied academic libraries and the broader academy. This position will also perform a key role in providing leadership for the software lifecycle for critical UL applications be they developed in-house, open source projects, or proprietary packages.

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"Notes from the DPLA Audience & Participation Workshop"

Posted in Digital Libraries, Digitization on February 1st, 2012 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

The Digital Public Library of America has released "Notes from the DPLA Audience & Participation Workshop."

Here's an excerpt:

As of January 2012, approximately 80 volunteers—Steering Committee members, workstream co-chairs, and workstream conveners—have committed to working on the project over the next two years, and $5 million has already been raised. Plenary meetings, the first of which was held in October 2011 in Washington, DC, will be held at six-month intervals in order to present and showcase the project's collected progress.

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Systems Librarian at Belmont University Library

Posted in Library IT Jobs on February 1st, 2012 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

The Belmont University Library is recruiting a Systems Librarian.

Here's an excerpt from the ad (request/posting number: 0501432):

Responsible for all library systems and technology-related services, working collaboratively with library faculty and staff and providing leadership to implement new technology services and digital initiatives.

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Open Access: White House OSTP Releases Public Comments to the RFI on Public Access to Peer-Reviewed Scholarly Publications Resulting from Federally Funded Research

Posted in Legislation and Government Regulation, Open Access, Self-Archiving on February 1st, 2012 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy has released public comments to the "Request for Information: Public Access to Peer-Reviewed Scholarly Publications Resulting from Federally Funded Research."

Here is a selection of comments:

Publishers

Scholarly Professional Associations

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