Archive for June, 2012

IT Programmer at University of North Texas Libraries

Posted in Digital Library Jobs on June 18th, 2012 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

The University of North Texas Libraries are recruiting an IT Programmer.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

Working with the Django Web framework and other open source components, you will be responsible for feature development and upkeep of the content delivery system in use for The Portal to Texas History (http://texashistory.unt.edu/) and related products. In addition, you will be the primary developer on our metadata creation and editing systems, and you will maintain our systems' usage statistics infrastructure. You will work collaboratively with other programmers and technologists in the UNT Libraries to address software problems and to add and customize features for our products.

| Digital Scholarship |

Digital Book Publishing in the AAUP Community Survey Report: Spring 2012

Posted in E-Books, Publishing, Reports and White Papers on June 18th, 2012 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

The Association of American University Presses has released Digital Book Publishing in the AAUP Community Survey Report: Spring 2012

Here's an excerpt:

In addition to gathering data about e-book revenue, digital marketing and discovery strategies, and format and channel availability, we also asked respondents to share their opinions about major concerns or hurdles they are facing, and to tell us more about their presses' e-book goals.

| Digital Scholarship |

Designer/Multimedia Producer at Harvard Library

Posted in Library IT Jobs on June 18th, 2012 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

The Harvard Library is recruiting a Designer/Multimedia Producer.

Here's an excerpt from the ad (Auto req ID: 27021BR):

The Designer/Multimedia Producer serves as designer and producer for Harvard Library web sites, electronic publications, electronic resources and print materials.

| Digital Scholarship |

EPUB for Archival Preservation

Posted in Digital Curation & Digital Preservation, E-Books, Reports and White Papers, Standards on June 18th, 2012 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

The Koninklijke Bibliotheek has released EPUB for Archival Preservation.

Here's an excerpt:

Over the last few years, the EPUB format has become increasingly popular in the consumer market. A number of publishers have indicated their wish to use EPUB for supplying their electronic publications to the KB. In response to this, the KB's Departments of Collection and Collection Care requested an initial study to investigate the suitability of the format for archival preservation. The main questions were:

  • What are the main characteristics of EPUB?
  • What functionality does EPUB provide, and is this sufficient for representing e.g. content with sophisticated layout and typography requirements?
  • How well is the EPUB supported by software tools that are used in (pre-)ingest workflows?
  • How suitable is EPUB for archival preservation? What are the main risks?

| Digital Curation Bibliography: Preservation and Stewardship of Scholarly Works | Digital Scholarship |

Assistant Director for Library Technology at East Carolina University

Posted in Digital Library Jobs, Library IT Jobs on June 17th, 2012 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

East Carolina University is recruiting an Assistant Director for Library Technology.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

he Assistant Director for Library Technology reports to the Dean of Academic Library and Learning Resources and serves on the senior management team. The Assistant Director will contribute to strategic planning, program development and evaluation, and allocation of resources in support of the Library's mission. The individual will coordinate activities and set priorities for the three reporting areas; develop and promote a cohesive vision for the Library's online identity; represent the Library on information technology groups on the ECU campus, within the University of North Carolina system, and externally; establish and maintain effective partnerships and collaborations; maintain professional knowledge of trends in libraries and higher education and a strategic awareness of the role of technology in libraries; and ensure that the Library is at the forefront of best practices in delivering services.

| Digital Scholarship |

"Green and Gold Open Access Percentages and Growth, by Discipline"

Posted in Open Access, Publishing, Self-Archiving on June 17th, 2012 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

Yassine Gargouri, Vincent Lariviere, Yves Gingras, Les Carr, and Stevan Harnad have self-archived "Green and Gold Open Access Percentages and Growth, by Discipline" in ePrints Soton.

Here's an excerpt from:

Most refereed journal articles today are published in subscription journals, accessible only to subscribing institutions, hence losing considerable research impact. Making articles freely accessible online ("Open Access," OA) maximizes their impact. Articles can be made OA in two ways: by self-archiving them on the web ("Green OA") or by publishing them in OA journals ("Gold OA"). We compared the percent and growth rate of Green and Gold OA for 14 disciplines in two random samples of 1300 articles per discipline out of the 12,500 journals indexed by Thomson-Reuters-ISI using a robot that trawled the web for OA full-texts. We sampled in 2009 and 2011 for publication year ranges 1998-2006 and 2005-2010, respectively. Green OA (21.4%) exceeds Gold OA (2.4%) in proportion and growth rate in all but the biomedical disciplines, probably because it can be provided for all journals articles and does not require paying extra Gold OA publication fees. The spontaneous overall OA growth rate is still very slow (about 1% per year). If institutions make Green OA self-archiving mandatory, however, it triples percent Green OA as well as accelerating its growth rate.

| Open Access Bibliography: Liberating Scholarly Literature with E-Prints and Open Access Journals | Digital Scholarship |

Library Web Applications Developer at Rice University’s Fondren Library

Posted in Digital Library Jobs, Library IT Jobs on June 17th, 2012 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

Rice University's Fondren Library is recruiting a Library Web Applications Developer.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

The Library Web Applications Developer designs, develops, codes, tests, implements and manages innovative web-based applications that improve the user experience in discovering, accessing, and using library resources and services. S/he gathers requirements, writes code, maintains documentation and works with the Web/Graphic Designer on web design and layout. S/he is responsible for maintaining various local and cloud based servers.

| Digital Scholarship |

MIT Press Publishes Open Access by Peter Suber

Posted in Open Access, Publishing, Self-Archiving on June 17th, 2012 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

The MIT Press has published Open Access by Peter Suber. The Kindle version is currently available, and the paperback version can be preordered.

An open access version will be available one year from now.

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

Digital Preservation Technical Lead at British Library

Posted in Digital Library Jobs on June 14th, 2012 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

The British Library is recruiting a Digital Preservation Technical Lead.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

As Digital Preservation Technical Lead for the Digital Preservation Centre of Excellence, you will work with colleagues to develop and embed digital preservation technology within the British Library. At least half of your time will be spent on the EU co-funded SCAPE project to develop and implement scalable preservation tools and solutions for quality assured digital preservation workflows. You will:

  • Ensure effective implementation and management of SCAPE Testbeds, content, and requisite tools at the British Library;
  • Test and evaluate digital preservation tools on British Library collections;
  • Work closely with colleagues in other business units to ensure tools meet business requirements;
  • Integrate and embed effective preservation technologies in BL processes and workflows to ensure digital library content remains authentic and accessible over the long term;

| Digital Scholarship |

Research Data Management: Review of DCC Tools and Guidance

Posted in Data Curation, Open Data, and Research Data Management, Digital Curation & Digital Preservation, Reports and White Papers on June 14th, 2012 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

The REDm-MED Project has released the Review of DCC Tools and Guidance.

Here's an excerpt:

In the course of its work, the REDm-MED Project has used various tools and guidance produced by the DCC, most notably CARDIO and DMP Online, the latter in both its checklist and software forms. The Project team found CARDIO to be promising but in need of further development before being used widely. The process of setting up a DMP Online template was relatively straightforward, but unfortunately there was no opportunity to solicit feedback from researchers on using it in the context of the tool.

| Research Data Curation Bibliography | Digital Scholarship |

Digital Preservation Technical Architect at British Library

Posted in Digital Library Jobs on June 14th, 2012 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

The British Library is recruiting a Digital Preservation Technical Architect.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

As Digital Preservation Technical Architect in the Digital Preservation Centre of Excellence, you will work closely with colleagues to:

  • Contribute to the evolution of a dependable and scalable technical architecture for preserving the Library's digital collections;
  • Establish requirements and develop solutions to pilot, implement, and validate different approaches to preservation;
  • Advise on embedding digital preservation into other Library systems and processes to enable complete end-to-end lifecycle management;
  • Ensure preservation is addressed in BL digital projects and activities across the BL, especially during the development phases.

| Digital Scholarship |

Network Neutrality and Quality of Service: What a Non-Discrimination Rule Should Look Like

Posted in Internet Regulation, Legislation and Government Regulation, Net Neutrality, Reports and White Papers on June 14th, 2012 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

The Center for Internet and Society at Stanford Law School has released Network Neutrality and Quality of Service: What a Non-Discrimination Rule Should Look Like.

Here's an excerpt from the announcement:

This paper proposes a framework that policy makers and others can use to choose among different options for network neutrality rules and uses this framework to evaluate existing proposals for non-discrimination rules and the non-discrimination rule adopted by the FCC in its Open Internet Order. In the process, it explains how the different non-discrimination rules affect network providers' ability to offer Quality of Service and which forms of Quality of Service, if any, a non-discrimination rule should allow.

| Reviews of Digital Scholarship Publications | Digital Scholarship |


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