Archive for May, 2012

Metadata Librarian at Towson University Library

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

The Towson University Library is recruiting a Metadata Librarian.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

Responsible for metadata creation, analysis, enrichment, and maintenance according to local and national cataloging and metadata standards. Plays a leading role in developing and implementing metadata strategies associated with ongoing digitization efforts. Participates in the evaluation of metadata and e-resource management for resource discovery and access. Develops metadata schema for the library website. Provides metadata instruction and documentation for staff, student workers and faculty.

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Delivering Web to Mobile

Posted in Digital Culture, Reports and White Papers, Social Media/Web 2.0 on May 10th, 2012 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

JISC has released Delivering Web to Mobile.

Here's an excerpt:

This report looks at the growth of mobile, the state of the Web and gives an overview of approaches to delivering content and services optimised for the mobile context. This includes approaches to Web design for responsive sites, leveraging access to device functions and capabilities and the use of Web technologies to build mobile applications.

| 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 |

Head, University Archives and Co-Director, University Digital Conservancy at University of Minnesota Libraries

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

The University of Minnesota Libraries are recruiting a Head, University Archives and Co-Director, University Digital Conservancy.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

The University Archivist has responsibility by University Regents' policy to collect and preserve the record of University activity. . . .

The UDC serves as the institutional digital repository and as a repository for key subject collections. Key responsibilities of the position include engaging with faculty and graduate students as partners in integrating special collections and archival research and methods into the curriculum; actively seeking administrative, college and departmental, and faculty records; developing policies and tools for UDC ingest and setting long-term goals and priorities for preservation and access to digital content; and supervising staff and students. The successful candidate will be deeply engaged in achieving department goals and furthering Libraries' strategic directions; and will contribute to the profession through scholarship and service while working toward continuous appointment.

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Public Domain: Communia Final Report

Posted in Copyright, Public Domain, Reports and White Papers on May 10th, 2012 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

The Communia has released the Communia Final Report.

Here's an excerpt:

This Public[3] Report is the outcome of the work of the COMMUNIA Network on the Digital Public Domain (hereinafter "COMMUNIA"). This Report was undertaken to (i) review the activities of COMMUNIA; (ii) investigate the state of the digital public domain in Europe; and (iii) recommend policy strategies for enhancing a healthy public domain and making digital content in Europe more accessible and usable.

| Scholarly Electronic Publishing Weblog | Digital Scholarship |

Current News: Twitter Updates for 5/9/12

Posted in Current News: DigitalKoans Twitter Updates on May 9th, 2012 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

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Digital Assets Manager at Missouri History Museum

Posted in Digital Library Jobs on May 9th, 2012 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

The Missouri History Museum is recruiting a Digital Assets Manager.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

The Digital Asset Manager is directly responsible for the evaluation, selection, implementation, and management of a digital asset management system as well as the creation and management of the metadata, policies, and procedures related to digital assets. The ultimate goal of this position is to ensure that all records are able to be accessed by staff and the general public.

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"Orphan Works as Grist for the Data Mill"

Posted in Copyright, Digital Copyright Wars on May 9th, 2012 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

Matthew Sag has self-archived "Orphan Works as Grist for the Data Mill" in SSRN.

Here's an excerpt:

The phenomenon of library digitization in general, and the digitization of so-called "orphan works" in particular, raises many important copyright law questions. However, as this article explains, correctly understood, there is no orphan works problem for certain kinds of library digitization. . . .

The nonexpressive use of copyrighted works has tremendous potential social value: it makes search engines possible, it provides an important data source for research in computational linguistics, automated translation and natural language processing. And increasingly, the macro-analysis of text is being used in fields such as the study of literature itself. So long as digitization is confined to data processing applications that do not result in infringing expressive or consumptive uses of individual works, there is no orphan works problem because the exclusive rights of the copyright owner are limited to the expressive elements of their works and the expressive uses of their works.

| Scholarly Electronic Publishing Bibliography 2010 | Digital Scholarship |

Integrated Library Management Systems Manager at Ohio State University Libraries

Posted in Library IT Jobs on May 9th, 2012 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

The Ohio State University Libraries are recruiting an Integrated Library Management Systems Manager.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

The ILMS Manager leads the ILMS Support Team, a service-oriented, team-based unit of the OSU Libraries (OSUL) IT Division. The ILMS Support Team is responsible for providing overall leadership, development, and management for the Libraries' integrated library management system, and associated products including the III WebPAC and OCLC's WorldCat Local@OSU. (The Libraries currently uses the Innovative Interfaces, Inc. (III) Millennium system and will migrate to the III Sierra system in late 2012.) The ILMS Manager reports to the Associate Director for Information Technology and supervises the Catalog Services & Public Services Systems Coordinator.

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Open Annotation Core Data Model

Posted in Data Curation, Open Data, and Research Data Management, Linking, Linked Data, and Semantic Web on May 9th, 2012 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

The Open Annotation Collaboration has released the draft "Open Annotation Core Data Model."

Here's an excerpt:

The Open Annotation Core Data Model specifies an interoperable framework for creating associations between related resources, annotations, using a methodology which conforms to the Architecture of the World Wide Web. Open Annotations can easily be shared between platforms, with sufficient richness of expression to satisfy complex requirements while remaining simple enough to also allow for the most common use cases, such as attaching a piece of text to a single web resource.

An Annotation is considered to be a set of connected resources, including a body and target, and conveys that the body is somehow about the target. The full model supports additional functionality, enabling semantic tagging, embedding content, selecting segments of resources, choosing the appropriate representation of a resource and providing styling hints for consuming clients.

See also the draft “Open Annotation Extension Specification.”

| Research Data Curation Bibliography | Digital Scholarship |

TACC Launches University of Texas Data Repository with Six Petabytes of Data Storage

Posted in Data Curation, Open Data, and Research Data Management, Digital Repositories on May 8th, 2012 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

The Texas Advanced Computing Center has launched the University of Texas Data Repository.

Here's an excerpt from the press release:

The much-anticipated University of Texas Data Repository (UTDR) named “Corral” is available to researchers at all 15 University of Texas System institutions, the Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC) at The University of Texas at Austin announced today.

The data repository is part of the overall University of Texas Research Cyberinfrastructure (UTRC) project, a $23 million initiative announced in December 2010 to enable world-class research and foster stronger collaborations among researchers in Texas and around the world. The UTRC project ensures that researchers across Texas can effectively use advanced computing capabilities, including high-performance computing for simulation and analysis, high-capacity storage for large digital data collections, and high-bandwidth networking connecting institutions and resources.

As one of the largest online storage systems available to academic researchers in the United States, Corral provides six petabytes of data, which is equal to 50 times the size of the entire collection of DVDs at Netflix. University of Texas System researchers whose data needs outstrip their local capacity are invited to apply for allocations on Corral using the Allocations Request System available through the TACC User Portal.

| Research Data Curation Bibliography | Digital Scholarship |

Director of Digital Initiatives and Technology Strategy at Pepperdine University Libraries

Posted in Digital Library Jobs on May 8th, 2012 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

The Pepperdine University Libraries are recruiting a Director of Digital Initiatives and Technology Strategy.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

Reporting to the Dean of Libraries, this senior administrative position is responsible for all activities related to digital library infrastructure development and content delivery, including the design and deployment and maintenance of digital repository and publishing platforms and related tool sets, representations of digital content, digital conversion, interoperability of digital platforms, archiving of datasets, and integration of digital resources into learning management systems and into classrooms.

| Digital Scholarship |

Copyright: "IP Watchlist 2011"

Posted in Copyright on May 8th, 2012 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

Consumers International has released the "IP Watchlist 2011" .

Here's an excerpt:

The Consumers International (CI) IP Watchlist, now in its third year, assesses the fairness of the world's intellectual property (IP) laws and enforcement practices from an important yet under-represented perspective: that of the ordinary consumer. Using a detailed checklist of over 50 criteria, applied to over 20 countries, the Watchlist provides a snapshot of how a number of the world's major IP regimes support, or fail to support, consumers' access to educational, cultural and scientific knowledge.

| Scholarly Electronic Publishing Weblog | Digital Scholarship |


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