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Research Data Curation Bibliography

Posted in Bibliographies, Digital Curation & Digital Preservation, Digital Scholarship Publications, Scholarly Communication on April 15th, 2012 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

Digital Scholarship has released the Research Data Curation Bibliography. It includes over 100 selected English-language articles and technical reports that are useful in understanding the curation of digital research data in academic and other research institutions.

Most sources have been published from 2000 through 2011; however, a limited number of earlier key sources are also included.

The bibliography includes links to freely available versions of included works. If such versions are unavailable, italicized links to the publishers' descriptions are provided.

It is available under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial 3.0 United States License.

| Digital Curation and Preservation Bibliography 2010: "If you're looking for a reading list that will keep you busy from now until the end of time, this is your one-stop shop for all things digital preservation."— "Digital Preservation Reading List," Preservation Services at Dartmouth College weblog, February 21, 2012. | Digital Scholarship |

Systems Librarian at Southern Connecticut State University Library

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

The Southern Connecticut State University Library is recruiting a Systems Librarian.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

The Systems Librarian provides leadership for planning, implementing, and managing library systems, digital services, and information technologies, serves on a variety of internal and external committees, maintains the library website and other library systems, and provides staff technology training. The Systems Librarian may also serve as liaison to one or more academic departments, providing subject-specific instruction, creating instructional materials and developing collections.

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"’As We May Digitize’—Institutions and Documents Reconfigured"

Posted in Digital Libraries, Digitization, Libraries, Mass Digitizaton, Museums on April 12th, 2012 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

Mats Dahlström, Joacim Hansson, and Ulrika Kjellman have published "'As We May Digitize'—Institutions and Documents Reconfigured" in the latest issue of LIBER Quarterly: The Journal of European Research Libraries.

Here's an excerpt:

This article frames digitization as a knowledge organization practice in libraries and museums. The primarily discriminatory practices of museums are compared with the non-discriminatory practices of libraries when managing their respective cultural heritage collections. . . . Two poles along a digitization strategy scale, mass digitization and critical digitization, are distinguished in the article. As memory institutions are redefined in their development of digitized document collections, e.g., by increasingly emphasizing a common trans-national rather than national cultural heritage, mass digitization and critical digitization represent alternative avenues. . . . The article re-contextualizes current digitization discourse: a) historically, by suggesting that digitization brings ancient practices back to life rather than invents entirely new ones from scratch; b) conceptually, by presenting a new label (critical digitization) for a digitization strategy that has hitherto been downplayed in digitization discourse; and c) theoretically, by exploring the relations between the values of different digitization strategies, the reconfiguration of collections as they are digitized, and the redefinition of MLA institutions through those processes.

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Current News: Twitter Updates for 4/12/12

Posted in Current News: DigitalKoans Twitter Updates on April 12th, 2012 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

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University of Maine to Launch Digital Curation Graduate Certificate Program in September 2012

Posted in Digital Curation & Digital Preservation on April 12th, 2012 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

The University of Maine will launch a digital curation graduate certificate program in September 2012.

Here's an excerpt from the announcement:

The Digital Curation program is a two-year graduate certificate, taught online, intended for professionals working in museums, archives, artist studios, government offices, and anywhere that people need to manage digital files. The program walks students through the phases of managing digitized or born-digital artifacts, including acquisition, representation, access, and preservation. . . .

The Digital Curation program has been developed by interdisciplinary team of ten faculty from across the campus, from departments as diverse as Art, Computer Science, History, New Media, and Spatial Engineering, as well as institutions such as Fogler Library, the Folklife Center, and Hudson Museum.

| Digital Curation and Preservation Bibliography 2010: "If you're looking for a reading list that will keep you busy from now until the end of time, this is your one-stop shop for all things digital preservation."— "Digital Preservation Reading List," Preservation Services at Dartmouth College weblog, February 21, 2012. | Digital Scholarship |

Current News: Twitter Updates for 4/11/12

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

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Semantic Web Programmer/Developer at Brown University Library

Posted in Digital Library Jobs on April 11th, 2012 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

The Brown University Library is recruiting a Semantic Web Programmer/Developer.

Here's an excerpt from the ad (job #: B01403):

The Semantic Web Programmer/Developer is responsible for data ingest planning and execution for the VIVO semantic web application. Responsible for configuration of local extensions to the application ontology (data model) and for ongoing maintenance of ontology and data.

Develop and document scripts using XML and semantic web technologies to process data and metadata from institutional databases of record, online databases of publications, and research grant information, and other sources as identified by campus stakeholders.

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Intellectual Property and the U.S. Economy: Industries in Focus

Posted in Copyright on April 11th, 2012 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

The US Commerce Department has released Intellectual Property and the U.S. Economy: Industries in Focus.

Here's an excerpt from the press release:

While IP is used in virtually every segment of the U.S. economy, the report identifies the 75 industries that use patent, copyright, or trademark protections most extensively. These "IP-intensive industries" are the source—directly or indirectly—of 40 million jobs. That's more than a quarter of all the jobs in this country. Some of the most IP-intensive industries include: Computer and peripheral equipment, audio and video equipment manufacturing, newspaper and book publishers, Pharmaceutical and medicines, Semiconductor and other electronic components, and the Medical equipment space. . . .

The report has several important findings, including:

  • IP-intensive industries contributed $5.06 trillion to the U.S. economy or 34.8 percent of GDP in 2010.
  • 40 million jobs, or 27.7 percent of all jobs, were directly or indirectly attributable to the most IP-intensive industries in 2010.
  • Between 2010 and 2011, the economic recovery led to a 1.6 percent increase in direct employment in IP-intensive industries, faster than the 1.0 percent growth in non-IP-intensive industries.

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Web Developer at Florida State University Libraries

Posted in Digital Library Jobs, Library IT Jobs on April 11th, 2012 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

Florida State University Libraries are recruiting a Web Developer.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

The successful applicant will have programming responsibilities for the library's website and related applications as well as responsibility for the administration of the libraries' Linux VMs.

The Web Developer will work closely with internal and external stakeholders to transition the FSU Library website to a Drupal platform. The Web Developer will also work to build out Islandora modules (http://islandora.ca) as part of the development of a new digital library platform.

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ESIP "Interagency Data Stewardship/Principles" and "Interagency Data Stewardship/Citations/Provider Guidelines" Approved

Posted in Data Curation, Open Data, and Research Data Management, Digital Curation & Digital Preservation, Standards on April 11th, 2012 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

The Federation of Earth Science Information Partners has approved its "Interagency Data Stewardship/Principles" and "Interagency Data Stewardship/Citations/Provider Guidelines."

Here's an excerpt from "Data Management and the ESIP Federation" by Ruth Duerr:

Why do I think that this was significant? Simply because it represents the first time that a large and diverse set of US Mission agencies, data centers, research groups, commercial companies, tool developers, and even individuals have come together and agreed that data stewardship is important. They saw it to be important enough to codify into standard practices for data and recognized that data citation is something that needs to become part of the culture of science and that it is past time to make that happen.

| Digital Curation and Preservation Bibliography 2010 | Digital Scholarship |

Director of Curation Services at Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research

Posted in Digital Library Jobs on April 10th, 2012 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

The Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research is recruiting a Director of Curation Services.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

The Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR) seeks to appoint a Director of Curation Services to maintain and develop a comprehensive approach to data management and digital preservation. The holder of this position will lead a team with responsibility for policy implementation and planning across the data lifecycle, including metadata standards, repository management, digital preservation, and compliance with standards (such as Trusted Repositories Audit & Certification).

| Scholarly Electronic Publishing Weblog | Digital Scholarship |

Electronic Records Archivist at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Libraries

Posted in Digital Library Jobs on April 10th, 2012 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Libraries are recruiting an Electronic Records Archivist.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

Reporting to the University Archivist and Head of University Archives and Records Management Services (UARMS), the Electronic Records Archivist will have a particular focus on the management, acquisition, appraisal, description, and preservation of born-digital institutional records with historical, evidential, or administrative value to the university. The Electronic Records Archivist will be responsible for supporting UNC faculty, students, and staff with information, training, and assistance in depositing digital materials into the Carolina Digital Repository (CDR), and for working with the CDR Steering Committee and with policy, programming, and other staff to define and implement repository policies, workflows, and capabilities.

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