Archive for May, 2012

Persistent Identifiers Interoperability Framework

Posted in Metadata, Reports and White Papers on May 8th, 2012 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

The Alliance for Permanent Access to the Records of Science Network has released Persistent Identifiers Interoperability Framework.

Here's an excerpt:

This work aims to investigate the interoperability issues between PIs [Persistent Identifiers] and proposes a general Interoperability Framework (IF) as a starting point to design new solutions to support interoperability. . . .

Some notable solutions for identifying digital resources have been proposed in different domains like Libraries, Publishers, Science, and several standards are currently at a mature stage of development (e.g. DOI, Handle, NBN, ARK, Scopus Id, ResearcherId, VIAF, etc.) , but significant weak points still remain making persistent identification a complex problem which involves a large number of stakeholders who sometimes have opposing views on many of the issues that need to be addressed.

Since the PI field is a fragmentary landscape and a unique global identification solution is far from being adopted, the challenge is to establish an IF among the current PI solutions to enable the persistent access, reuse and exchange of information through the use of existing identifiers and associated resources across different systems, locations and services.

To tackle this challenge this work provides a Reference Model to support PI Domains (PID) in providing their PI-resource associations with a shared semantic model, enabling new services to discover new relationships and make inferences on digital resources.

| Digital Curation and Preservation Bibliography 2010 | Digital Scholarship |

Open Access: Interagency Public Access Coordination: A Report to Congress on the Coordination of Policies Related to the Dissemination and Long-Term Stewardship of the Results of Federally Funded Scientific Research

Posted in Open Access, Open Science, Reports and White Papers on May 8th, 2012 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

The Executive Office of the President's National Science and Technology Council has released Interagency Public Access Coordination: A Report to Congress on the Coordination of Policies Related to the Dissemination and Long-Term Stewardship of the Results of Federally Funded Scientific Research.

Here's an excerpt:

To summarize, the Administration been working on issues related to the management of and access to the results of federally funded scientific research. In accordance with ACRA, OSTP established the Task Force on Public Access to Scholarly Publications and re-chartered the Interagency Working Group on Digital Data under the NSTC CoS. Those groups are evaluating objectives for increasing access to and improving the management of the results of federally funded scientific research.

Three RFI's have been issued, two on public access to scholarly publications and one on the management of digital data. Responses to those RFIs are being analyzed now, but initial results show strong public support for increasing access to scholarly publications describing the results of federally funded research and for improving scientific data management and access. The NSTC groups are continuing to consider the public comments received from the RFIs and how they should be incorporated into the objectives required by ACRA. Once they have finalized their decisions, the objectives of all three groups will be combined and presented to the CoS. There, agency leadership will consider implementation options. In addition, the CoS will help prioritize the remaining responsibilities as described in ACRA Section 103 including further public consultation and international outreach necessary for developing agency-specific policies.

| 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. | Digital Scholarship |

"Scientific Utopia: I. Opening Scientific Communication"

Posted in Open Access, Open Science, Scholarly Communication on May 8th, 2012 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

Brian A. Nosek and Yoav Bar-Anan have self-archived "Scientific Utopia: I. Opening Scientific Communication" in arXiv.org.

Here's an excerpt:

Existing norms for scientific communication are rooted in anachronistic practices of bygone eras, making them needlessly inefficient. We outline a path that moves away from the existing model of scientific communication to improve the efficiency in meeting the purpose of public science—knowledge accumulation. We call for six changes: (1) full embrace of digital communication, (2) open access to all published research, (3) disentangling publication from evaluation, (4) breaking the "one article, one journal" model with a grading system for evaluation and diversified dissemination outlets, (5) publishing peer review, and, (6) allowing open, continuous peer review. We address conceptual and practical barriers to change, and provide examples showing how the suggested practices are being used already. The critical barriers to change are not technical or financial; they are social. While scientists guard the status quo, they also have the power to change it.

| Scholarly Electronic Publishing Bibliography 2010: "SEP [Scholarly Electronic Publishing Bibliography] is compiled with utter professionalism. It reminds me of the work of the best artisans who know not only every item that leaves their workshops, but each component used to create them—providing the ideal quality control." — Péter Jacsó ONLINE 27, no. 3 (2003): 73-76. | Digital Scholarship |

Current News: Twitter Updates for 5/7/12

Posted in Current News: DigitalKoans Twitter Updates on May 7th, 2012 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

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Digital Programs Archivist at University of Wyoming’s American Heritage Center

Posted in Digital Library Jobs on May 7th, 2012 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

The University of Wyoming's American Heritage Center is recruiting a Digital Programs Archivist.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

The Digital Programs Archivist will continue to evolve the AHC's electronic records program by developing, implementing, and executing processes enabling effective acquisition, appraisal, ingest, preservation, and management of born-digital archival collections. This position works closely with a variety of stakeholders, including Libraries, IT, donors, and archivists in other AHC departments (including University Archives). The Digital Programs Archivist will manage a very active mass digitization program, and provide leadership in the creation and delivery of digital content to meet the needs of the AHC's patrons and preservation priorities. This includes digitization of text, image, audio, and video formats.

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"Abandoning the Orphans: An Open Access Approach to Hostage Works"

Posted in Copyright, Open Access on May 7th, 2012 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

Lydia Pallas Loren has self-archived "Abandoning the Orphans: An Open Access Approach to Hostage Works" in SSRN.

Here's an excerpt:

Metaphors shape how we approach challenging legal issues. Reorienting the metaphor from "orphans" to "hostages" illuminates the real problem with copyright owners that cannot be located: lock-up of expressive works. Solving the hostage work problem requires creating protections for those who act as "special forces" and free the hostages. If an entity is not negligent in gathering and disclosing information that identifies a work as a "hostage work" and that entity provides an open access copy of the work together with the hostage freeing information, then that entity should be immune from monetary liability for infringement. Copyright owners should retain the ability to obtain injunctive relief to either correct inaccurate status or owner information, or obtain removal of the digital copy of the work from an open access database. This injunctive power would translate into an enforceable obligation of open access providers to update inaccurate information and remove works inappropriately designated as hostage works. For derivative work creators, courts should freely apply equitable doctrines to prevent inappropriate injunctive relief and limit the ability of later re-surfacing copyright owners to sue derivative work creators.

| Scholarly Electronic Publishing Bibliography 2010 | Digital Scholarship |

MacKenzie Smith Named as University Librarian at UC Davis Library

Posted in ARL Libraries, People in the News on May 7th, 2012 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

MacKenzie Smith has been named as the new University Librarian at the University of California, Davis Library.

Here's an excerpt from the press release:

MacKenzie Smith, an academic research library leader specializing in information technology and digital knowledge management, has been chosen to lead the University Library at the University of California, Davis.

She will officially assume her new post as university librarian on June 1.

"I am extremely pleased that Ms. Smith will be joining us shortly," said Ralph Hexter, provost and executive vice chancellor at UC Davis."Her expertise and vision will help us transform the library into an academic hub that promotes the innovative use of digital information resources in discovery and learning for the future." The university librarian reports to the provost. . . .

Smith, who now lives in Berkeley, has helped lead technology strategy for libraries at MIT and Harvard University. Most recently research director for MIT Libraries from 2011-2012, she led cutting-edge research projects in digital libraries and archives; Web applications for scholarly communication; and digital data curation in support of e-science.

As associate director for technology at the MIT Libraries from 2002 to 2011, Smith oversaw the libraries' technology operations and strategic planning. She led the development of an open source software platform for digital archives and created a digital library research program on applied technology for libraries and archives.

| Institutional Repository and ETD Bibliography 2011 | Digital Scholarship |

Persistent Digital Archives and Library System: Final Project Report to the Library of Congress, April 19, 2012

Posted in Digital Curation & Digital Preservation, Reports and White Papers on May 7th, 2012 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

The PeDALS project has released Persistent Digital Archives and Library System: Final Project Report to the Library of Congress, April 19, 2012 .

Here's an excerpt:

The Persistent Digital Archives and Library System (PeDALS) research project was funded by the Library of Congress' National Digital Information Infrastructure and Preservation Program as part of its Preserving State Government Information initiative. The project explored the development of a curatorial rationale to support an automated workflow to process collections of digital publications and records, specifically using Microsoft BizTalk Server middleware to manage the collections and rules-based processes for their ingest. PeDALS also examined the practicality of Stanford University's LOCKSS, or Lots of Copies Keeps Stuff Safe, storage networks as an effective and inexpensive method of distributed preservation. In addition to those technical goals, PeDALS worked at building a community of shared practice among its partner states in the hopes that shared software development and best practices would foster a system that could be applied to a variety of repositories.

| Digital Curation and Preservation Bibliography 2010 | Digital Scholarship |

Current News: Twitter Updates for 5/6/12

Posted in Current News: DigitalKoans Twitter Updates on May 6th, 2012 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.
  • Judge to Decide Fate of Authors Guild Class Action against Google, http://bit.ly/IwybVZ
  • Public Access to Publicly-funded Research (David Willetts, UK Minister of State for Universities and Science), http://bit.ly/IwyCQe
  • Open, Free Access to Academic Research? This Will Be a Seismic Shift (David Willetts), http://bit.ly/JpQ3lx
  • Congress Unplugged! Set the Default to Open. (Heather Joseph, SPARC, Digital Audio), http://bit.ly/JHOVrp
  • Our Annotated HTML Video Player: Free and Open Source, http://bit.ly/IDClz9

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Metadata Coordinator at University of Houston Libraries

Posted in Digital Library Jobs on May 6th, 2012 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

The University of Houston Libraries are recruiting a Metadata Coordinator.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

Reporting to the Head of Metadata and Bibliographic Services, the successful candidate will work closely with the Digital Services and Special Collections Departments to provide leadership and support in metadata creation, maintenance and enhancement for digital resources. This incumbent will also develop approaches to ensure the quality and consistency of metadata in core library systems; translate metadata among different formats and integrate metadata from a variety of sources; be responsible for exploring, evaluating and recommending alternative metadata and emerging technologies that can be applied in the libraries' broader discovery environment; participate in reviewing, developing and implementing metadata application policies and procedures; lead projects, workflow design and training involving metadata and use of metadata in digital repositories and other discovery systems; assist in loading or batch loading of electronic theses and dissertations into the library catalog; keep current with trends, innovations and best practices affecting library metadata and digital collections.

| Digital Scholarship |

"Data Citation and Publication by NERC’s Environmental Data Centres"

Posted in Data Curation, Open Data, and Research Data Management, Digital Curation & Digital Preservation, Metadata, Publishing, Scholarly Journals on May 6th, 2012 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

Sarah Callaghan, Roy Lowry, and David Walton have published "Data Citation and Publication by NERC's Environmental Data Centres" in the latest issue of Ariadne.

Here's an excerpt:

NERC and their environmental data centres want to ensure that the archived datasets are first-class scientific objects, and that the researchers responsible for creating them receive appropriate recognition for their efforts. NERC have set up the Science Information Strategy (SIS) to provide the framework for NERC to work more closely and effectively with its scientific communities in delivering data and information management services. . . .

The NERC SIS Data Citation and Publication Project aims to create a way of promoting access to data, while simultaneously providing the data creators with full academic credit for their efforts. We are therefore developing a mechanism for the formal citation of datasets held in the NERC data centres, and are working with academic journal publishers to develop a method for the peer review and formal publication of datasets.

| Research Data Curation Bibliography | Digital Scholarship |

Academic Technology and Rich Media Librarian at North Carolina State University Libraries

Posted in Digital Library Jobs on May 6th, 2012 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

The North Carolina State University Libraries are recruiting an Academic Technology and Rich Media Librarian.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

The NCSU Libraries invites applications and nominations for the position of Academic Technology and Rich Media Librarian to join the Libraries' Information Technology Department (21 staff plus student assistants). The NCSU Libraries is working to make available advanced technologies that support university teaching and research. With the opening of the James B. Hunt Jr. Library, the IT department will provide technical and infrastructure support for new advanced technology spaces including the Creativity Studio, the Teaching and Visualization Lab, the Gaming Lab, the Immersion Theater, and media production studios. Major technologies include large-scale display, visualization, ultra-HD imagery, multi-touch computing, gaming, streaming media, classroom capture, communication technologies, collaborative software, and cloud computing.

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