Archive for March, 2012

Director of Library Information Technology Office at Columbia University Libraries/Information Services

Posted in Digital Library Jobs, Library IT Jobs on March 14th, 2012 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

Columbia University Libraries/Information Services are recruiting a Director of Library Information Technology Office.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

The Columbia University Libraries/Information Services seeks an experienced professional to serve as the Director of the Library Information Technology Office (LITO). The incumbent will oversee the planning, implementation and operation of all aspects of Library management and related systems, staff and public computing, servers and storage systems. Many of the projects will require collaboration with other departments within Columbia's Digital Program and Technology Services (DPTS) division as well as the Columbia University Information Technology Office. This position has four direct reports and a total staff of sixteen, along with an equipment budget of approximately $750,000.

| Digital Scholarship's Digital Bibliographies | Digital Scholarship |

NEH Preservation and Access Research and Development Grants

Posted in Digital Curation & Digital Preservation, Grants on March 14th, 2012 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

The National Endowment for the Humanities is accepting proposals for its Preservation and Access Research and Development grants program.

Here's an excerpt from the announcement:

NEH especially encourages applications that address the following topics:

  • Digital Preservation: how to preserve digital humanities materials, including born-digital materials;
  • Recorded Sound and Moving Image Collections: how to preserve and increase access to the record of the twentieth century contained in these formats; and
  • Preventive Conservation: how to protect humanities collections and slow their deterioration through the use of sustainable preservation strategies.

| Digital Curation and Preservation Bibliography 2010 | Digital Scholarship |

Mark Phillips Named as One of Library Journal’s 2012 Movers & Shakers

Posted in Digital Libraries, People in the News, Texas Academic Libraries on March 13th, 2012 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

Mark Phillips, Assistant Dean for Digital Libraries at the University of North Texas Libraries, has been named as one of Library Journal's 2012 Movers & Shakers.

Here's an excerpt from the announcement:

An accomplished systems architect, Phillips redesigned and rebuilt the university's digital library (digital.library.unt.edu). It's now a vast repository of collections from various UNT libraries, schools, and departments, and the sprawling Portal to Texas History (texashistory.unt.edu) is also based on this system. In 2011, Phillips worked on upgrades and explored avenues for discovery and use of the materials now housed online.

| Institutional Repository and ETD Bibliography 2011 | Digital Scholarship |

Digital Library Software Developer at Purdue University Libraries

Posted in Digital Library Jobs on March 13th, 2012 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

The Purdue University Libraries are recruiting a Digital Library Software Developer.

Here's an excerpt from the ad (job number: 1200273):

The Digital Library Software Developer will be responsible for implementing and developing software to build out a long-term preservation environment for research data allowing the Purdue University Research Repository (PURR) to sustain published materials. This position will also collaborate with Purdue colleagues, and with both national and international partners, to develop and implement software in support of policies and practices that enable long-term digital data management and preservation. This is an 18 month position with the possibility of continued funding.

| Electronic Theses and Dissertations Bibliography | Digital Scholarship |

G. Sayeed Choudhury Given 2012 Frederick G. Kilgour Award for Research in Library Technology

Posted in Digital Curation & Digital Preservation, People in the News on March 13th, 2012 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

G. Sayeed Choudhury has been given the 2012 Frederick G. Kilgour Award for Research in Library Technology.

Here's an excerpt from the press release:

Mr. Choudhury was selected by the award jury for his leadership in the field of data curation through the National Science Foundation-supported Data Conservancy project, which expands the capabilities of research libraries in serving researchers and the institutions of which they are a part, and for his ongoing impact on the field of librarianship in applying the principles of librarianship to the curation and preservation of digital data. He is the Associate Dean for Research Data Management and Hodson Director of the Digital Research and Curation Center at the Sheridan Libraries of Johns Hopkins University. He is also the Director of Operations for the Institute of Data Intensive Engineering and Science (IDIES) based at Johns Hopkins. In addition, he is a member of the National Academies Board on Research Data and Information (BRDI), the Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR) Council, the DuraSpace Board and a Senior Presidential Fellow with the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR).

| Digital Curation and Preservation Bibliography | Digital Scholarship |

Senior Software Developer at Northwestern University Library

Posted in Digital Library Jobs on March 13th, 2012 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

The Northwestern University Library is recruiting a Senior Software Developer.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

This position will work in a highly collaborative environment with Library colleagues and external partners on the analysis, design, coding and testing of software in order to explore, adapt, and implement emerging digital repository technologies particularly in the areas of digital preservation, metadata, collections, discovery, and repository services.

| Digital Bibliographies | Digital Scholarship |

"The Informatics Transform: Re-engineering Libraries for the Data Decade"

Posted in Data Curation, Open Data, and Research Data Management, Digital Curation & Digital Preservation on March 13th, 2012 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

Liz Lyon has published "The Informatics Transform: Re-engineering Libraries for the Data Decade" in the latest issue of the International Journal of Digital Curation.

Here's an excerpt:

In this paper, Liz Lyon explores how libraries can re-shape to better reflect the requirements and challenges of today's data-centric research landscape. The Informatics Transform presents five assertions as potential pathways to change, which will help libraries to re-position, re-profile, and re-structure to better address research data management challenges. The paper deconstructs the institutional research lifecycle and describes a portfolio of ten data support services which libraries can deliver to support the research lifecycle phases. Institutional roles and responsibilities for research data management are also unpacked, building on the framework from the earlier Dealing with Data Report. Finally, the paper examines critical capacity and capability challenges and proposes some innovative steps to addressing the significant skills gaps.

| Digital Curation and Preservation Bibliography 2010 | Digital Scholarship |

"Teaching with Google Books: Research, Copyright, and Data Mining"

Posted in Copyright, E-Books, Google and Other Search Engines, Mass Digitizaton on March 12th, 2012 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

Nathan Rinne has self-archived "Teaching with Google Books: Research, Copyright, and Data Mining" in E-LIS.

Here's an excerpt:

Google's Google Books site is a rich resource that is probably underutilized by most educators. It has all kinds of potential for a) getting students into the research process in a way that they will enjoy (for example, they can see how a famous quote has been used/quoted, find out which books cite the journal article they are interested in, or check to see if a specific book covers a topic that they want to explore, etc.); b) teaching them about the deeper civic purpose and the evolving state of copyright law; and, c) exploring, with the help of Google Book's Ngram viewer, the promise and ethics surrounding the issue of data-mining and "non-consumptive" research, or research that is accomplished by "mining" books for data, as opposed to reading them.

| Google Books Bibliography | Digital Scholarship |

Web Developer at MIT Libraries

Posted in Digital Library Jobs, Library IT Jobs on March 12th, 2012 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

The MIT Libraries are recruiting a Web Developer.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

Reporting to the Head of Software Development and Analysis, the Web Developer will be responsible for technical planning, development, and implementation of Web-based applications and interfaces. S/he will work collaboratively with members of the User Experience and Enterprise Systems departments to implement enhancements to the MIT Libraries website presence and electronic resources discovery and access systems. The Web Developer will maintain up-to-date system documentation and manage code in a version-control system. S/he will also work with both technical and non-technical library staff to provide general web development guidance and expertise. As a member of the Software Development and Analysis Department, the Web Developer will work with other software engineers in supporting the ongoing development of the MIT Libraries software infrastructure, including, but not limited to, institutional repositories (DSpace, and others), digital library collection management systems, digital archiving systems, GIS web applications, and other digital library systems. S/he will collaborate with other technology partners both on and off-campus.

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

Digital Curator at Texas Woman’s University Libraries

Posted in Digital Library Jobs on March 12th, 2012 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

The Texas Woman's University Libraries are recruiting a Digital Curator.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

Provides highly responsible data curation and management of digital resources, to include preservation and curation research and development activities and initiatives. Creates digital collections, enables discovery and retrieval, and promotes and preserves. Works with products of mass digitization, items from special collections such as the Woman's Collection and supports electronic research and online exhibits. Responsible for assisting visitors to the special collections with research services, assists students with primary resources, and provides high level research services to scholars, educators and journalists.

| Digital Curation and Preservation Bibliography | Digital Scholarship |

"Orphan Works: Mapping the Possible Solution Spaces"

Posted in Copyright, Digital Copyright Wars on March 12th, 2012 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

David Robert Hansen has self-archived "Orphan Works: Mapping the Possible Solution Spaces" in SSRN.

Here's an excerpt:

This paper surveys a range of proposed orphan works solutions. The goal is to acquaint the reader with the wide variety of solution types, and to identify the positive and negative aspects of each. The paper discusses four general categories of proposed solutions to the orphan works problem: Remedy-limitation approaches, such as the one advocated in the 2006 U.S. Copyright office proposal, that are predicated on a user's good-faith, reasonable search for rights holders; administrative systems, such as the one adopted in Canada, that allow users to petition a centralized copyright board to license specific reuses of orphan works; access and reuse solutions that are tailored to rely upon the existing doctrine of fair use; and extended collective licensing schemes, which permit collective management organizations ('CMOs') to license the use of works that are not necessarily owned by CMO members, but that are representative of the CMO members' works.

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

Current News: Twitter Updates for 3/11/12

Posted in Current News: DigitalKoans Twitter Updates on March 11th, 2012 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

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