Archive for March, 2012

Video: Crowd Sourcing Metadata

Posted in Digital Archives and Special Collections, Metadata, Social Media/Web 2.0 on March 27th, 2012 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

CNI has released a video of Barbara Taranto's "Crowd Sourcing Metadata" presentation at the CNI Fall 2011 Membership Meeting.

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Current News: Twitter Updates for 3/26/12

Posted in Current News: DigitalKoans Twitter Updates on March 26th, 2012 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

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Scholarly Electronic Publishing Weblog (March 26, 2012)

Posted in Bibliographies, Digital Scholarship Publications, Scholarly Communication on March 26th, 2012 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

The latest update of the Scholarly Electronic Publishing Weblog is now available. It provides information about new works related to scholarly electronic publishing, such as books, e-prints, journal articles, magazine articles, technical reports, and white papers.

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Current News: Twitter Updates for 3/25/12

Posted in Current News: DigitalKoans Twitter Updates on March 25th, 2012 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

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Web Developer 2 at University of Houston Libraries

Posted in Digital Library Jobs, Library IT Jobs on March 25th, 2012 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

The University of Houston Libraries are recruiting a Web Developer 2.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

Works as a member of the Web Services Department to design, develop and maintain the many proprietary and open source web applications used within the University of Houston Libraries to enhance the Libraries' virtual presence and digital initiatives.

Job Duties:

  • Manages the customization of the user interface within the Digital Library and related applications
  • Incorporates appropriate design principles and branding consistent with guidelines established by the UH Libraries
  • Assists in the planning, designing, development, documentation and ongoing maintenance of the Libraries' internal and external web applications, database interfaces and mobile tools

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"Building the Ecology of Libraries—An Interview with Brewster Kahle"

Posted in Digital Libraries, Digitization, Mass Digitizaton on March 25th, 2012 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

The Open Knowlege Foundation Blog has published "Building the Ecology of Libraries—An Interview with Brewster Kahle."

Here's an excerpt:

What are the challenges faced by the Internet Archive regarding the digitization of books?

There are two big problems: there is going and building a digital collection, either by digitizing materials or buying electronic books. And the other is: how do you make this available, especially the in-copyright works? For digitizing books, it costs about 10 cents a page to do a beautiful rendition of a book. So, for approximately 30 dollars a book for 300 pages you can do a gorgeous job. Google does it much more quickly and it costs only about 5 dollars for each book. So it really is much less expensive in less quality, but they are able to do things at scale. We digitize about 1000 books every day in 23 scanning centers in six countries. We will set up scanning centers anywhere, or, if there are people that would like to staff the scanners themselves, we provide the scanners and all of the backend processing for free, until we run out of scanners and we've got a bunch of them. So we're looking either for people that want to scan their own collections by providing there own labour or they can employ us to do it and all told it is 10 cent a page to complete.

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Imaging Supervisor at University of Florida Libraries

Posted in Digital Library Jobs on March 25th, 2012 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

The University of Florida Libraries are recruiting an Imaging Supervisor.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

This position is responsible for supervision and daily operations of the main imaging queue, requiring independent decision-making to assure critical workflows function properly and capacity levels are maximized. In the absence of the Operations Manager, this position interacts with customers and makes project level decisions as needed. It is a key position in Digital Library Center main production queue, and responsible for the coordination and management of a high volume of scanning materials with varying technical requirements.

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In AAP Meeting Video, RIAA Chairman Discusses How US ISPs Will Enforce Copyright Restrictions This July

Posted in Copyright, Digital Copyright Wars on March 25th, 2012 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

At the Association of American Publishers' 2012 Annual Meeting, Cary Sherman, Chairman and CEO of the Recording Industry Association of America, discussed how US ISPs will begin a copyright enforcement program this July. (See the AAP's USTREAM page, Content Industries and Copyright entry.)

The ISPs will be acting in accordance with a "Memorandum of Understanding" that outlines a graduated response and "mitigation measures."

Read more about it at "As ISPs Prepare to Police Web Piracy, Questions of Efficacy and Motive Remain," "ISP Copyright Alerts: Your Questions Answered," "ISP Piracy Warnings: What You Need to Know," and "RIAA Chief: ISPs to Start Policing Copyright by July 1."

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

Current News: Twitter Updates for 3/22/12

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

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Video of John Palfrey’s Digital Public Library of America Presentation at WebWise 2012

Posted in Digital Libraries on March 22nd, 2012 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

A video of John Palfrey's Digital Public Library of America presentation at WebWise 2012 is now available.

All other presentations from the conference are also available.

| Scholarly Electronic Publishing Bibliography 2010 | Digital Scholarship |

Digital Initiatives Librarian at University of Northern Colorado Libraries

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

The University of Northern Colorado Libraries are recruiting a Digital Initiatives Librarian.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

This position is responsible for the coordination and management of the Libraries' digital initiatives, in particular the University of Northern Colorado's digital repository, Digital UNC [library.unco.edu/digitalunc]. Digital UNC, a Fedora-based repository with a Drupal-based user interface, is UNC's implementation of the collaboratively developed Alliance Digital Repository [adrresources.coalliance.org].

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Presentations from the Curation in the Cloud Workshop

Posted in Cloud Computing/SaaS, Digital Curation & Digital Preservation on March 22nd, 2012 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

Presentations from the Curation in the Cloud Workshop are now available.

Here's an excerpt from the conference web page:

The aim of this 2-day workshop is to assess the potential and practicalities of using cloud-based solutions for the curation and long-term preservation of digital materials, focusing particularly on data that originates from research or that supports research processes. What will particularly be of value is to engage stakeholders from a number of different types and scales of organisations, encompassing those that are able to rely on established and joined-up institutional infrastructures; alongside those who may have more fragmented or immature local measures in place to manage data.

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