Archive for April, 2012

Current News: Twitter Updates for 4/30/12

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    Digital Projects Librarian at Temple University Libraries

    Posted in Digital Library Jobs on April 30th, 2012

    The Temple University Libraries are recruiting a Digital Projects Librarian.

    Here's an excerpt from the ad (job number: TU-15230):

    Working under the direction of the Head of Digital Library Initiatives, the Digital Projects Librarian manages a portfolio of digital library projects, providing the project management framework and technical know-how needed to complete projects successfully. S/he works in close collaboration with other librarians and archivists, metadata specialists, IT staff, scanning/digitization staff, external vendors, and partnering faculty.

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      Richard Luce Named Dean of the University of Oklahoma Libraries

      Posted in ARL Libraries, People in the News on April 30th, 2012

      Richard Luce, Vice Provost and Director of Libraries for Emory University, has been named Dean of the University of Oklahoma Libraries.

      Here's an excerpt from the press release:

      Rick Luce, a librarian upon whose expertise the National Science Foundation has drawn to serve on four Blue Ribbon panels, has been selected to serve as dean of the University of Oklahoma Libraries, pending approval by the OU Board of Regents at its May meeting. Luce currently is vice provost and director of libraries at Emory University and previously was director at Los Alamos National Laboratory. He will fill the position being vacated by longtime OU library dean Sul Lee, who last year announced his plans to retire, effective June 30, after serving as dean for more than 30 years.

      In addition to serving as University Libraries dean, Luce will hold appointments as a professor, as the Peggy V. Helmerich Chair and as associate vice president for research, OU Norman campus.

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        Sr. Systems Administrator at University of Notre Dame Hesburgh Libraries

        Posted in Library IT Jobs on April 30th, 2012

        The University of Notre Dame Hesburgh Libraries are recruiting a Sr. Systems Administrator.

        Here's an excerpt from the ad:

        This position provides systems administration and some programming support for the Hesburgh Libraries. The bulk of the work is systems administration, and procures and maintains the infrastructure required for the Libraries to provide services to faculty, staff, and students of the University. This position is also responsible for the installation and maintenance of core applications the library employs in order to provide content and services to the University academic community. This position administers a wide variety of commercially licensed and open source technologies and software stacks and is responsible for the configuration, management, function, availability, and security for those systems.

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          "Where Does It Go from Here? The Place of Software in Digital Repositories"

          Posted in Digital Curation & Digital Preservation, Digital Repositories, Institutional Repositories on April 30th, 2012

          Neil Chue Hong has self-archived "Where Does It Go from Here? The Place of Software in Digital Repositories" in the Edinburgh Research Archive.

          Here's an excerpt:

          The open repositories community has made great strides in recent years in addressing interoperability, policy and providing the arguments for open access and sharing. One aspect of open research which has come to prominence is the importance of software as a fundamental part of reproducible research, which in turn raises issues around the preservation of software. In this short paper, I will describe some of the work that the Software Sustainability Institute (SSI) has been doing to address the structural and policy issues which currently present a barrier to the deposit and use of software in open repositories.

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            Current News: Twitter Updates for 4/29/12

            Posted in Current News: DigitalKoans Twitter Updates on April 29th, 2012

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              Senior Digital Library Applications Developer at University of Illinois at Chicago Library

              Posted in Digital Library Jobs on April 29th, 2012

              The University of Illinois at Chicago Library is recruiting a Senior Digital Library Applications Developer

              Here's an excerpt from the ad:

              With general supervision, support the Library's goal to provide quality resources and expertise to students, faculty and staff by designing information, research and storage systems. Acts as project manager in designing or modifying information systems. Reports to the Assistant University Librarian for Information Technology.

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                Know Your Limits: Considering the Role of Data Caps and Usage Based Billing in Internet Access Service

                Posted in Digital Culture, Net Neutrality, Reports and White Papers on April 29th, 2012

                Public Knowledge has released Know Your Limits: Considering the Role of Data Caps and Usage Based Billing in Internet Access Service by Andrew Odlyzko, Bill St. Arnaud, Erik Stallman; and Michael Weinberg.

                Here's an excerpt:

                Regardless of the motivation driving its implementation, usage-based pricing has the potential to significantly impact how networks are designed and used. This, in turn, impacts the innovation that relies on those networks. Before deciding if and when usage-based pricing is desirable, it is critical to fully understand the history of usage-based pricing, how it impacts markets, and both the benefits and harms that such a model can bring.

                This paper aims to explain the basic issues surrounding usage-based versus flat-rate pricing. Section I examines the trend towards usage-based pricing in both the wired and wireless markets. Section II then considers the benefits and justifications for using usage-based pricing. This is followed in Section III by a review of the history and economics of flat rate pricing. Since broadband access is central to so many national and societal goals, the penultimate section—Section IV—discusses the problems that might be caused by usage-based pricing. Finally, we end with a series of conclusions and recommendations for responsible implementation of usage-based pricing.

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                  Head of Special Collections and Digital Initiatives at Auraria Library

                  Posted in Digital Library Jobs on April 29th, 2012

                  The Auraria Library is recruiting a Head of Special Collections and Digital Initiatives.

                  Here's an excerpt from the ad:

                  The Auraria Library, serving the University of Colorado Denver, Downtown Denver Campus; Metropolitan State College of Denver; and the Community College of Denver seeks a dynamic, energetic and innovative individual to serve as the Head of Special Collections and Digital Initiatives. . . .

                  Reporting to the Associate Director of Technology and Digital Initiatives, this position is primarily responsible for:

                  • Providing leadership and a knowledge base for the development of special collections (in all formats) and the digital library at the Auraria Library including identifying collections, developing work flows, and working on technical issues involved in digitization and digital asset management.
                  • Ingesting new digital content into the Library's digital repository.
                  • Creating the discovery mechanisms for special and digital collections including helping to expand online presence.
                  • Collaborating with other institutions involved in our digital repository partnership.
                  • Providing knowledge of current and emerging best practices, tools, principles and standards for digital preservation and collection management.
                  • Operating as project manager for digital initiatives and as such communicate effectively in person and in writing.

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                    Scholarly Electronic Publishing Weblog (April 29, 2012)

                    Posted in Bibliographies, Digital Scholarship Publications, Scholarly Communication on April 29th, 2012

                    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, technical reports, and white papers.

                    | Scholarly Electronic Publishing Bibliography 2010: "This bibliography portal demonstrates that citation lists continue to play a role in research, in spite of the availability of powerful Web and digital library search engines and the near-extinction of print bibliography publishing. Summing Up: Recommended." — J. A. Buczynski, Choice: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries 45, no. 1 (1997): 58. | Digital Scholarship |

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                      Systems Librarian at Northern Kentucky University Library

                      Posted in Library IT Jobs on April 26th, 2012

                      The Northern Kentucky University Library is recruiting a Systems Librarian.

                      Here's an excerpt from the ad (requisition number: 05929):

                      Responsibilities include primary administration of the campus integrated library system (NKUIRE), responsible for importing data (MARC and non-MARC) into the ILS also maintenance of the ILS web OPAC, and overseeing various duties related to selected non-ILS application software. Other duties include the administration of Institutional Repository and Discovery tool products as well as participation in digitization initiatives.

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                        Monash University’s Research Data Management Strategy and Strategic Plan 2012-2015

                        Posted in Data Curation, Open Data, and Research Data Management, Digital Curation & Digital Preservation on April 26th, 2012

                        Monash University has released its Research Data Management Strategy and Strategic Plan 2012-2015.

                        Here's an excerpt:

                        The Research Data Management Strategy and Strategic Plan 2012-2015 outlines an extended program of activities to holistically address technology, professional development and cultural change. The strategy takes as its starting point the following statement of intent.

                        Monash University recognises that research data that is better managed, more discoverable and available for re-use will contribute to increased research impact, enhanced research practice (including collaboration) and improved education outcomes. The University aims to maintain its national leadership role around research data management and to fulfil compliance requirements and community expectations. All members of the Monash University community share responsibility to improve research data management in a coordinated and integrated way. This strategy supports the research, education and professional services strategies developed as part of the Monash Futures program.

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