Archive for June, 2012

Current News: Twitter Updates for 6/13/12

Posted in Current News: DigitalKoans Twitter Updates on June 13th, 2012 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

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Senior Product Manager for Web Initiatives at New York Public Library

Posted in Library IT Jobs on June 13th, 2012 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

The New York Public Library is recruiting a Senior Product Manager for Web Initiatives.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

At the head of a nimble team of developers and designers, and in close collaboration with other departments the Senior Product Manager for Web Initiatives will play a lead role in helping to shape the Library's future: developing new online service models that integrate social networking experiences and user collaboration in ways that enhance the Library's core resources (e.g. collections, spaces, programs, and staff expertise.). We are looking for someone to bring nontraditional thinking and a passion for NYPL's public mission to bear on this critical moment in the Library's history.

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The Digital Public Domain: Foundations for an Open Culture

Posted in Copyright, Public Domain on June 13th, 2012 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

Open Book Publishers has released The Digital Public Domain: Foundations for an Open Culture.

Here's an excerpt:

The public domain is the sovereign space of all citizens of the world. Like the air we breathe, it is free for all people to use, without restriction, no rights reserved. Our public ownership of this domain of knowledge should be understood as a fundamental human right to access our shared knowledge, the use of which is not the result of a grant by any specific government.

In this book, the members of Communia not only articulates this positive conception of our public domain, but also seek to make the European public domain actionable. The book defines the public domain of the European nations and studies the environment in which it operates. Most importantly, it recommends a set of actions to build and make use of that domain as an environment of shared intellectual property and multifaceted cultural heritage.

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

Library Applications Developer at Drexel University Library

Posted in Digital Library Jobs on June 13th, 2012 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

Drexel University Library is recruiting a Library Applications Developer.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

The Library Applications Developer serves as a key member of the Drexel University Library Technologies department. Under the general supervision of the Head, Library Systems, this position is responsible for the design and development of innovative digital library projects, including institutional repositories, digital collections and asset management systems, discovery layers, data management systems, and related areas. This position works with the unit head to help define new projects and determine directions and priorities for development.

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"Practical Limits to the Scope of Digital Preservation"

Posted in Digital Curation & Digital Preservation on June 13th, 2012 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

Mike Kastellec has published the "Practical Limits to the Scope of Digital Preservation" in the latest issue of Information Technology and Libraries.

Here's an excerpt:

This paper examines factors that limit the ability of institutions to digitally preserve the cultural heritage of the modern era. The author takes a wide-ranging approach to shed light on limitations to the scope of digital preservation. The author finds that technological limitations to digital preservation have been addressed but still exist, and that non-technical aspects—access, selection, law, and finances—move into the foreground as technological limitations recede. The author proposes a nested model of constraints to the scope of digital preservation and concludes that costs are digital preservation’s most pervasive limitation.

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

Current News: Twitter Updates for 6/12/12

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

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Chair of the Systems Department at Indiana State University Library

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

The Indiana State University Library is recruiting a Chair of the Systems Department.

Here's an excerpt from the ad (notice of vacancy number: F12-215):

The Chair of Systems is a 12-month, tenure-track position who serves as part of the senior library management team with leadership responsibility for planning, developing, implementing, managing, operating, and executing the entire library's expanding computing environment of web-based services, mobile applications, and electronic resources. The incumbent helps to define and articulate the vision, strategic directions, and priorities for information technology in a dynamic environment that values creativity, teamwork, and innovation. In addition, this position provides leadership in coordinating and defining system requirements and tasks for library-wide projects and initiatives.

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Open Access Publishing: PeerJ Announced

Posted in E-Prints, Open Access, Publishing on June 12th, 2012 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

PeerJ has issued a press release about its open access publishing services.

Here's an excerpt:

PeerJ Inc. (http://peerj.com), a new Open Access academic publishing company, formally announced itself today. Founded by seasoned academic publishing and technology professionals from PLoS ONE and Mendeley, PeerJ will publish a broad based, rapid, peer-reviewed journal ('PeerJ') and an innovative preprint server ('PeerJ PrePrints'). PeerJ will open for submissions in Summer 2012, and will publish its first articles in December 2012. . . .

PeerJ will publish all well reported, scientifically sound research in the Biological and Medical Sciences. The journal will operate a rigorous peer review process and will deliver the highest standards in everything it does. . . .

Unique among academic publishers, PeerJ provides authors with low cost lifetime memberships giving them the rights to publish their papers freely thereafter. Three membership plans exist—Basic, Enhanced and Investigator. All member plans confer lifetime rights, and the three tiers allow members to publish once, twice, or an unlimited number of times per year in PeerJ. Each author on a paper must be a member and the Basic membership plan is just $99.

Read more about it at "Scholarly Publishing 2012: Meet PeerJ."

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

Digital Scholarship Librarian at Washington and Lee University Library

Posted in Digital Library Jobs on June 12th, 2012 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

The Washington and Lee University Library is recruiting a Digital Scholarship Librarian.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

Within a team environment, the Digital Scholarship Librarian (DSL) will provide vision and energy in designing discovery and delivery pathways that facilitate access to the university's digital resources and collections. The variety of digital content includes publications, images, video, and audio formats. The responsibilities include overall management of digital resources, including the library's licensed resources and growing digital repository. The successful candidate will guide development of digital initiatives and work with library and ITS colleagues and vendors to resolve complex issues relating to scholarly content systems.

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One Culture. Computationally Intensive Research in the Humanities and Social Sciences: A Report on the Experiences of First Respondents to the Digging Into Data Challenge

Posted in Data Curation, Open Data, and Research Data Management, Digital Humanities, Reports and White Papers on June 12th, 2012 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

The Council on Library and Information Resources. has released One Culture. Computationally Intensive Research in the Humanities and Social Sciences: A Report on the Experiences of First Respondents to the Digging Into Data Challenge.

Here's an excerpt from the announcement, which includes links to additional case studies:

This report culminates two years of work by CLIR staff involving extensive interviews and site visits with scholars engaged in international research collaborations involving computational analysis of large data corpora. These scholars were the first recipients of grants through the Digging into Data program, led by the NEH, who partnered with JISC in the UK, SSHRC in Canada, and the NSF to fund the first eight initiatives. The report introduces the eight projects and discusses the importance of these cases as models for the future of research in the academy.

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

Current News: Twitter Updates for 6/11/12

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

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Digital Repository Librarian at Alliant International University

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

Alliant International University is recruiting a Digital Repository Librarian.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

The Digital Repository Librarian, under the general direction of the University Librarian, works as a reference librarian assisting students, faculty and staff with finding information they need through basic and specific reference sources in all subject areas, and also assists at the circulation desk. In addition to this transactional work, The Digital Repository Librarian explores, adapts, and implements emerging digital repository technologies in support of library and campus digital collections and publishing initiatives. Develops and manages repository projects, researches and recommends changes and enhancements, and works with other library staff to develop and implement metadata and preservation standards, and facilitates the development of workflows that accommodate new scholarly communication initiatives.

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