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Current News: Twitter Updates for 4/2/12

Posted in Current News: DigitalKoans Twitter Updates on April 2nd, 2012 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

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Web Applications Developer at Northeastern University Library

Posted in Library IT Jobs on April 2nd, 2012 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

The Northeastern University Library is recruiting a Web Applications Developer.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

The Web Applications Developer is tasked with designing, programming, and/or adapting existing web tools to augment and enhance the Library's various web-based systems. The Library Web Applications Developer is responsible for maintaining and augmenting the Library's Drupal-based web site (library.northeastern.edu), as well as contributing to the development of other core services, such as the Digital Repository Service, remote service systems, and the online catalog. The Library Web Applications Developer works collaboratively with library colleagues as well as colleagues in IS and across campus, and participates in an ongoing evaluation of emerging academic and library technologies.

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"The Dutch Research Repositories Monitor 2011" (Report Synopsis)

Posted in Digital Repositories, Institutional Repositories, Open Access, Reports and White Papers on April 2nd, 2012 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

SURF has released an English synopsis of The Dutch Research Repositories Monitor 2011.

Here's an excerpt:

This study measures the effects of the two networks of repositories [DARE programme and SURFshare programme], charts the current situation, and explores possible scenarios for the future. It is in part a follow-up to the study Dutch Academic Repositories SURFshare Baseline Survey [Nederlandse Academische Repositories, SURFshare Nulmeting] of March 2010. That study was a baseline survey of the Dutch universities’ repositories carried out at the end of 2008 and with additional research in the first half of 2009. Important statistics in the study concern the 2007 calendar year. In other words, despite being published in 2010, the results were in fact a number of years old, namely from the start of the SURFshare programme.

Read more about it at "Open Access to Dutch Research Stagnating."

| Institutional Repository and ETD Bibliography 2011 | Digital Scholarship |

Publishing Production Coordinator at Ohio State University Libraries

Posted in Digital Library Jobs on April 2nd, 2012 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

The Ohio State University Libraries are recruiting a Publishing Production Coordinator.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

Serves as a member of the Libraries' Scholarly Resources Integration Department, which manages the Knowledge Bank (OSU's digital institutional repository) and the Libraries' open access publishing program. Supports the department head and the publishing program manager in all aspects of publishing production and promotion. Oversees publishing and supports development of new publications; manages details of digital publishing, applies for ISSNs, domain name renewals, and archives past publications in the repository. Supports partners in use of publishing software. Uses web skills to customize and improve the user interface of the Open Journal Systems software.

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

States of Sustainability: A Review of State Projects Funded by the National Digital Information Infrastructure and Preservation Program (NDIIPP)

Posted in Digital Curation & Digital Preservation, Reports and White Papers on April 2nd, 2012 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

The Library of Congress has released States of Sustainability: A Review of State Projects Funded by the National Digital Information Infrastructure and Preservation Program (NDIIPP) by Christopher A. Lee.

Here's an excerpt:

This report summarizes findings of a review of the NDIIPP state projects. The process has involved analysis of project deliverables and documentation, individual engagement with project participants at conferences and professional events, visits to the lead partner sites for all four projects, and monitoring of project activities and announcements.

Read more about it at the "States of Sustainability: The NDIIPP Preserving State Government Information Initiative" post.

| 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 |

Digital Technologies Development Librarian at North Carolina State University Libraries

Posted in Digital Library Jobs on April 1st, 2012 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

The North Carolina State University Libraries are recruiting a Digital Technologies Development Librarian.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

The Digital Technologies Development Librarian provides technical leadership and hands-on programming expertise for a portfolio of digital library projects. In close collaboration with technical and non-technical partners across the Libraries, she or he identifies emerging technologies that have potential for new and improved library services. Working both independently and in team settings, the incumbent develops functional prototypes of new digital library services through an iterative, data-informed, and test-driven process that emphasizes performance, sustainability, and usability. The Digital Technologies Development Librarian maintains and provides enhancements to existing digital library applications and collaborates closely with Information Technology staff to develop and maintain supporting infrastructure.

| Scholarly Electronic Publishing Bibliography | Digital Scholarship |

Current News: Twitter Updates for 4/1/12

Posted in Current News: DigitalKoans Twitter Updates on April 1st, 2012 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

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CLIR/DLF Data Curation Postdoctoral Fellowship at Indiana University Data to Insight Center

Posted in Digital Library Jobs on April 1st, 2012 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

The Indiana University Data to Insight Center is seeking applicants for a CLIR/DLF Data Curation Postdoctoral Fellowship.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

The Indiana University (IU) Data to Insight Center, a part of the IU Pervasive Technology Institute and the IU University Libraries, is offering a two-year CLIR/DLF Data Curation Fellowship. The Fellow will be based organizationally within the Data to Insight Center but will focus on collaborative initiatives between D2I and the IU Libraries. These include cornerstone research projects of the center such as the National Science Foundation-funded DataNet SEAD (Sustainable Environment-Actionable Data) Virtual Archive, the HathiTrust Research Center, and our Sloan funded work on non-consumptive research methodologies. This fellowship will work on projects that will provide direct experience in non-consumptive research methodologies, policies, principles, and applied tools for data curation and management and involvement in novel applications of data provenance management, as well as working with tools and methods for mass-scale data mining.

| 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 |

"FPRAA Takes Center Stage at Congressional Hearing"

Posted in Legislation and Government Regulation, Open Access, Publishing on April 1st, 2012 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

In "FPRAA Takes Center Stage at Congressional Hearing, Andrea Higginbotham summarizes the House Subcommittee on Investigations and Oversight’s recent hearing on Federally Funded Research: Examining Public Access and Scholarly Publication Interests.

The hearing also featured testimonies from two members of scholarly societies—Fred Dylla (the American Institute of Physics), and Crispin Taylor (the American Society of Plant Biologists) who expressed concerns with various components of FRPAA. They argued that the current system is working well, and worried that their societies—which are currently funded almost entirely from revenue from subscription based publications—would see a significant decrease in revenue if FRPAA were to be enacted. . . .

Dr. Stuart Shieber, Director of the Office for Scholarly Communication at Harvard University, argued that open access to research is an intrinsic public good. He quoted Thomas Jefferson, noting "the most important bill in our whole code is that for the diffusion of knowledge among the people."

Shieber suggested that traditional publishing market is a dysfunctional one—library budgets for serials continue to shrink while journal profit margins increase. He spoke to the growing body of research demonstrating the economic growth occurs from increased innovations from openly accessible research. He discussed several forward-thinking open access publishing models, and focused on the need for policies that facilitate full utility of digital information in order to enable scholarship and research.

Read more about it at the previous DigitalKoans post, "House Hearing on Federally Funded Research: Examining Public Access and Scholarly Publication Interests" (lists testimony and other documents from the hearing).

Transforming Scholarly Publishing through Open Access: A Bibliography: "This bibliography is recommended for everyone interested in open access publishing." — M. Blobaum, Journal of the Medical Library Association 100, no. 1 (2012): 73.


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