Archive for April, 2012

Project Coordinator for Science and Data at Creative Commons

Posted in Digital Library Jobs on April 26th, 2012 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

The Creative Commons is recruiting a Project Coordinator for Science and Data.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

To organize, coordinate and manage projects related to data policy and governance. To perform research and analysis on data governance topics across relevant sectors—particularly for science—and communicate results and recommendations from the project via writing and related outreach.

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Modern Language Association Releases "Guidelines for Evaluating Work in Digital Humanities and Digital Media"

Posted in Digital Humanities, Scholarly Communication on April 26th, 2012 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

The Modern Language Association has released "Guidelines for Evaluating Work in Digital Humanities and Digital Media." This is the first update in 12 years.

Here's an excerpt:

The following guidelines are designed to help departments and faculty members implement effective evaluation procedures for hiring, reappointment, tenure, and promotion. They apply to scholars working with digital media as their subject matter and to those who use digital methods or whose work takes digital form.

| Digital Scholarship's Digital/Print Books | Digital Scholarship |

Current News: Twitter Updates for 4/25/12

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

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Head, Information Technology Services at Linda Hall Library

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

The Linda Hall Library is recruiting a Head, Information Technology Services.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

Reporting to the Director of Innovative Technologies and Library Resource Management, the Head of Information Technology Services will manage all aspects of library information technology as deployed or planned at the Library, including information technology systems, networked information delivery, and authentication systems; oversee hardware and software specific to the Library (including web services, financial management, telephone system, network security, and information access and production technologies); and supervise two full-time staff positions.

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Carol Tenopir Given Southeastern Conference Faculty Achievement Award

Posted in People in the News on April 25th, 2012 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

Carol Tenopir has been given a Southeastern Conference Faculty Achievement Award.

Here's an excerpt from the press release:

The new SEC award program was created to honor professors from the SEC with outstanding records in teaching and scholarship. A faculty member in UT's College of Communication and Information, Tenopir is a Chancellor's Professor in the School of Information Sciences and director of the Center for Information and Communication Studies. She also serves as director of research for the college. . . .

Tenopir's teaching and research focus on information access and retrieval, electronic publishing, the information industry, online resources, and the impact of technology on reference librarians and scientists. She was one of the first scholars to study full-text journal article retrieval. She has a doctorate from the University of Illinois, a master's degree from California State University, and a bachelor's degree from Whittier College.

| Scholarly Electronic Publishing Weblog | Digital Scholarship |

Digital Media Librarian at Florida International University Libraries

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

The Florida International University Libraries are recruiting a Digital Media Librarian.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

Working within the department and with colleagues in Green Library (MMC) and Hubert Library (BBC), this librarian will have responsibility to:

  • Acquire, coordinate, and manage video, audio, and image collections.
  • Provide outreach services to the user community.
  • Participate in the university-wide development and implementation of policies related to digital rights management, copyright, and intellectual property standards.
  • Oversee the digitization of legacy media collections for both access and preservation.
  • Participate in the university's development and implementation of streaming media services.

| Digital Scholarship |

MIT Establishes Open Access Working Group in Response to Elsevier’s New Article Posting Policies

Posted in Author Rights, Open Access, Scholarly Journals, Self-Archiving on April 25th, 2012 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

MIT has established an Open Access Working Group in response to Elsevier's new article posting policies.

Here's an excerpt from the "New Open Access Working Group Formed: Formulating Response to Elsevier's Policy Change":

The wording [of the Elsevier posting policy] is very unclear; no one is quite sure what a "systematic posting mandate" is. Duke, for one, who has an open access policy very much like ours, has concluded that such policies aren't "mandates" since they allow people to opt out, and hence that they are not covered by the new Elsevier posting policy. But it is clear that Elsevier is trying to do what it can to undermine such policies, and to confuse faculty about what they are and are not allowed to do. Certainly that is the interpretation of the Coalition for Open Access Repositories, who, in their response, "strongly oppose the changes made by Elsevier to its article posting policies" and "join the research community in condemning Elsevier for its recent business practices and lobbying that undermine policies and activities promoting open access to scholarly literature."

| Transforming Scholarly Publishing through Open Access: A Bibliography| Digital Scholarship |

Internship at Digital Curation Services, University of Virginia Library

Posted in Digital Library Jobs on April 24th, 2012 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

The University of Virginia Library's Digital Curation Services department is offering a summer internship opportunity.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

The University of Virginia Library, a leader in the development of digital library initiatives and infrastructure and recognized for the strength and variety of its special collections, is excited to offer an eight-week summer internship to provide a graduate student with practical experience in both areas.

One of the primary caretakers responsible for the transformation of the Library's rare and unique materials to digital formats, as well as the stewardship of these images, Digital Curation Services, comprised of eight staff members and a dozen student employees, oversees several grants, multiple donor projects, user requests from faculty and students, and its own library collection building practices. In order to increase and create greater awareness of our digitized holdings, DCS is seeking an energetic and savvy individual to assist with grant writing and social media marketing.

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

DuraSpace Gives Automatic DuraCloud Access to Internet2 Members

Posted in Data Curation, Open Data, and Research Data Management, Digital Curation & Digital Preservation, Digital Repositories, DuraSpace on April 24th, 2012 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

DuraSpace has given automatic DuraCloud access to Internet2 members.

Here's an excerpt from the press release:

DuraSpace and Internet2 announced today at the Spring 2012 Internet2 Member Meeting that Internet2 members now have automatic access to DuraCloud [], a trusted service for archiving and managing content in the cloud featuring one-click creation of many copies, in multiple locations with several providers.

DuraCloud is the first Internet2 NET+ community-developed service aimed at meeting the preservation needs of Internet2 members. As the only managed software service that lets organizations archive content across more than one cloud provider, DuraCloud ensures that irreplaceable documents, imagery and videos are always accessible.

Here's a list of higher education Internet2 members.

Read more about it at "Internet2, 16 Major Technology Companies Announce Cloud Service Partnerships to Benefit the Nation's Universities."

| Institutional Repository and ETD Bibliography 2011 | Digital Scholarship |

Digital Services and Institutional Repository Librarian at Boston College Law Library

Posted in Digital Library Jobs on April 24th, 2012 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

The Boston College Law Library is recruiting a Digital Services and Institutional Repository Librarian.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

Reporting to the Associate Law Librarian for Access & Organization, the Digital Services and Institutional Repository Librarian leads the law school in the creation, delivery, preservation and on-going support of digital projects and collections in the broadest sense. This librarian will provide vision and guidance for the law school's digital repository that both responds to the law school community's needs and is aligned with collections and preservation priorities.

The Digital Services and Institutional Repository Librarian manages the law school's digital repository, a Digital Commons-based platform. The person in this position will continue the development of repository policies, procedures and services by staying current on developing technologies, standards, and practices in digital preservation. The Digital Services and Institutional Repository Librarian will engage with faculty and students to secure content and craft new partnerships. The Librarian will create promotional materials, actively advertise Digital Commons to the law school community and further develop the Digital Commons@Boston College Law School repository.

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Harvard Library Releases over 12 Million Bibliographic Records under CC0 1.0 Public Domain Dedication

Posted in ARL Libraries, Creative Commons/Open Licenses, Data Curation, Open Data, and Research Data Management, Public Domain, Research Libraries on April 24th, 2012 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

The Harvard Library has released over 12 million bibliographic records under the CC0 1.0 Public Domain Dedication license.

Here's an excerpt from the press release:

The Harvard Library announced it is making more than 12 million catalog records from Harvard’s 73 libraries publicly available.

The records contain bibliographic information about books, videos, audio recordings, images, manuscripts, maps, and more. The Harvard Library is making these records available in accordance with its Open Metadata Policy and under a Creative Commons 0 (CC0) public domain license. In addition, the Harvard Library announced its open distribution of metadata from its Digital Access to Scholarship at Harvard (DASH) scholarly article repository under a similar CC0 license.

"The Harvard Library is committed to collaboration and open access. We hope this contribution is one of many steps toward sharing the vital cultural knowledge held by libraries with all," said Mary Lee Kennedy, Senior Associate Provost for the Harvard Library.

| Open Access Bibliography: Liberating Scholarly Literature with E-Prints and Open Access Journals: Those wishing to learn more about the open access movement would be well served by turning to Bailey's Open Access Bibliography. . . .This title is a major contribution to the study of the open access movement in general, as well as its emergence in the early twenty-first century. — Mary Aycock, Library Resources and Technical Services 52, no. 3 (2008): 212-213. | Digital Scholarship |

Sr. Systems Programmer Analyst at Johns Hopkins University’s Sheridan Libraries

Posted in Library IT Jobs on April 23rd, 2012 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

Johns Hopkins University's Sheridan Libraries are recuiting a Sr. Systems Programmer Analyst.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

  1. Engage in storage system analysis and planning and where appropriate communicate with software/hardware vendors.
  2. Coordinate/manage storage system implementation with vendors.
  3. Support software development and deployment for the JHU Data Management service;
  4. Upgrade operating system software; monitor/manage system performance, backups, and storage allocation;
  5. Integrate and monitor Data Management services across multiple platforms; Provide programming support for optimizing system performance;
  6. Develop procedures and systems to track volume and quality of data transfer, ingest, and integrity.

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