Archive for March, 2012

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

| Digital Curation and Preservation Bibliography | Digital Scholarship |

"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.

| Institutional Repository Bibliography | Digital Scholarship Publications Overview |

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].

| Digital Scholarship's Digital Bibliographies | Digital Scholarship |

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.

| Digital Curation and Preservation Bibliography 2010 | Digital Scholarship |

Scholarly Communication Librarian at Georgia Tech Library

Posted in Digital Library Jobs on March 21st, 2012 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

The Georgia Tech Library is recruiting a Scholarly Communication Librarian.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

The Georgia Tech Library seeks a collaborative and innovative professional to take a lead role in user engagement for curating digital collections of locally created scholarly content, primarily SMARTech, Georgia Tech's institutional repository, and collections produced through the library's publishing services. Reporting to the Head of Scholarly Communication & Digital Curation Services, the Scholarly Communication Librarian will participate in a range of activities to advance the Library's strategic objectives for scholarly communication and digital publishing support. As a member of the cross-functional Scholarly Communication Collaborative, the incumbent will coordinate group meetings and help shape scholarly communication outreach plans and strategies.

| Digital Curation and Preservation Bibliography | Digital Scholarship |

Research Data Librarian at Georgia Tech Library

Posted in Digital Library Jobs on March 21st, 2012 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

The Georgia Tech Library is recruiting a Research Data Librarian.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

The Georgia Tech Library seeks a collaborative and innovative professional to take a lead role in the expansion of our research data curation and management services. Reporting to the Head of Scholarly Communication & Digital Curation Services, the Research Data Librarian will participate in a range of activities to advance the Library's strategic objectives for e-Science support and data stewardship. As a member of the cross-functional Research Data Project Team, the incumbent will coordinate group meetings and help shape data curation plans and strategies.

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

"Altmetrics in the Wild: Using Social Media to Explore Scholarly Impact"

Posted in Scholarly Communication, Scholarly Metrics, Social Media/Web 2.0 on March 21st, 2012 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

Jason Priem, Heather A. Piwowar, and Bradley M. Hemminger have self-archived "Altmetrics in the Wild: Using Social Media to Explore Scholarly Impact" in arXiv.org.

Here's an excerpt:

In growing numbers, scholars are integrating social media tools like blogs, Twitter, and Mendeley into their professional communications. The online, public nature of these tools exposes and reifies scholarly processes once hidden and ephemeral. Metrics based on this activities could inform broader, faster measures of impact, complementing traditional citation metrics. This study explores the properties of these social media-based metrics or "altmetrics," sampling 24,331 articles published by the Public Library of Science. We find that different indicators vary greatly in activity. Around 5% of sampled articles are cited in Wikipedia, while close to 80% have been included in at least one Mendeley library. There is, however, an encouraging diversity; a quarter of articles have nonzero data from five or more different sources. Correlation and factor analysis suggest citation and altmetrics indicators track related but distinct impacts, with neither able to describe the complete picture of scholarly use alone. There are moderate correlations between Mendeley and Web of Science citation, but many altmetric indicators seem to measure impact mostly orthogonal to citation. Articles cluster in ways that suggest five different impact "flavors," capturing impacts of different types on different audiences; for instance, some articles may be heavily read and saved by scholars but seldom cited. Together, these findings encourage more research into altmetrics as complements to traditional citation measures.

| Scholarly Electronic Publishing Bibliography 2010 | Digital Scholarship |

NEH Announces New Digital Humanities Start-Up Grant Recipients

Posted in Digital Humanities, Grants on March 21st, 2012 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

The National Endowment for the Humanities's Office of Digital Humanities has announced the recipients of 22 new Digital Humanities Start-Up Grants.

The announcement was part of a larger announcement of $17 million in grants for 208 humanities projects. A state-by-state list of these grants is available.

| Institutional Repository and ETD Bibliography 2011 | Digital Scholarship |

Current News: Twitter Updates for 2/20/12

Posted in Current News: DigitalKoans Twitter Updates on March 20th, 2012 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

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Senior System Analyst/Programmer at Indiana University’s University Information Technology Services

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

Indiana University's University Information Technology Services is recruiting a Senior System Analyst/Programmer.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

Provides technical expertise and leadership in the design, evaluation, development, integration, and enhancements supporting of Library Information Systems. Systems are deployed in a Linux infrastructure environment consisting of web development tools and frameworks, Oracle, and customized vendor and open source library systems (Blacklight and the Kuali OLE project). Collaborates with library team business analysts and developers within the central computing organization and IU libraries; develops standards and best practices using J2EE technologies and standard web tools; and mentors other team developers. Collaborates with developers and functional team members to gather specifications and document and validate information systems requirements for complex business processes or technical challenges. Establishes estimates and designs application solutions; develops, tests, and deploys complex programs; and assists with management of application releases. Develops interfaces between library and other applications. This position reports to the UITS manager, Library Information Systems team.

| Institutional Repository Bibliography | Digital Scholarship Publications Overview |

"Trends from the Canadian IR/ETD Survey 2012"

Posted in Electronic Theses and Dissertations (ETDs), Institutional Repositories on March 20th, 2012 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

Nancy Stuart and Katy Nelson have self-archived "Trends from the Canadian IR/ETD Survey 2012" in UVicSPACE.

Here's an excerpt:

The purpose of the 2012 Canadian IR/ETD Survey was two-fold. The first was to show the growth of Institutional Repositories (IRs) across Canada. The second was to illustrate the state of the electronic theses and dissertations (ETD) submission programs at Canadian institutions granting graduate degrees, where a thesis or dissertation is a requirement for graduation.

| Institutional Repository and ETD Bibliography 2011 | Digital Scholarship |

Copyright Officer at Texas State University Library

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

The Texas State University Library is recruiting a Copyright Officer.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

Create and establish a service to provide scholars with copyright expertise for their questions. Contribute to the University's copyright policy development and establish best practices guidelines. Serve in a leadership role on the University's copyright advisory committee. Develop copyright educational programs. Monitor legislative developments and case law relevant to copyright and alert library and university leadership accordingly. Partner with library staff on copyright and scholarly communication initiatives, notably in the development of a scholarly communication program.

| Electronic Theses and Dissertations Bibliography | Digital Scholarship |


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