Archive for June, 2012

Repositories for Visual Arts Research Data: Kaptur Technical Report

Posted in Data Curation, Open Data, and Research Data Management, Digital Curation & Digital Preservation, Digital Repositories, EPrints, Reports and White Papers on June 11th, 2012 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

The KAPTUR project has released the Kaptur Technical Report.

Here's an excerpt:

This report is framed around the research question: which technical system is most suitable for managing visual arts research data? . . . .

The Technical Manager selected 17 systems to compare with the user requirement document (Appendix B). Five of the systems had similar scores so these were short-listed. The Technical Manager created an online form into which the Project Officers entered priority scores for each of the user requirements in order to calculate a more accurate score for each of the five short-listed systems (Appendix C) and this resulted in the choice of EPrints as the software for the KAPTUR project.

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Digital Project Manager at Carnegie Hall

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

Carnegie Hall is recruiting a Digital Project Manager (3-year term).

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

We seek a Digital Project Manager to manage the day-to-day timeline and work flow for Carnegie Hall's Digital Archives Project, a comprehensive initiative that will digitize extensive paper and audio-visual holdings documenting the Hall's 120-year history, ensuring that they are preserved for future generations and made increasingly accessible to the public. Manage vendor relationships, perform quality control on results of digitization work, and monitor project outcomes. Serve as key team member participating in selection of new digital asset management system, taking the lead in developing taxonomy and metadata for digital materials.

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"National Licenses and Open Access in Germany"

Posted in Licenses, Open Access on June 11th, 2012 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

The Confederation of Open Access Repositories (COAR) has released "National Licenses and Open Access in Germany."

Here's an excerpt:

Over the last years, a number of collaborative negotiations have taken place at a national level in order to push forward on conditions for Open Access within journal license agreements. In 2010, the National Licensing working group of the "Digital Information" initiative in Germany agreed on common guidelines and carried out licensing negotiations for current journals and databases. Special attention was paid to pricing models, archiving and "moving wall" conditions, including a condition for Open Access. The background to and outcomes of these negotiations are described in this paper, with particular emphasis on newly agreed licenses in the Alliance of German Science Organisations framework ("Alliance licenses"). Further contracts are under development.

| Transforming Scholarly Publishing through Open Access: A Bibliography: "This work gives an outstanding overview of scholarship relating to the growing Open Access movement." — George Machovec, The Charleston Advisor 12, no. 2 (2010): 3. | Digital Scholarship |

Utah State University Establishes Open Access Policy

Posted in Open Access, Self-Archiving on June 10th, 2012 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

Utah State University has adopted an open access policy.

Here's an excerpt from the announcement:

The new open access policy—officially known at USU as Policy 535—ensures that all employees at Utah State University retain the ability to share their publications with colleagues, students and the public upon their publication. The policy was first unanimously approved by USU's Faculty Senate in April, followed by approval by the President's Executive Committee with the endorsement of USU President Stan Albrecht.

Here's an excerpt from the policy:

All employees during their employment with the University grant to the University a nonexclusive license to exercise any and all rights under copyright relating to each of their scholarly articles, in any medium, provided that the articles are not sold for profit, and to authorize others to do the same. These articles will also be deposited in the University's Open Access Institutional Repository to ensure the widest possible dissemination. The nonexclusive license will be waived at the sole discretion of the author and will be administered on behalf of the Provost's Office by the Library.

Read more about it at "Open Access Policy Procedures."

| 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 |

Current News: Twitter Updates for 6/10/12

Posted in Current News: DigitalKoans Twitter Updates on June 10th, 2012 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

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Scholarly Communication and Copyright Librarian at University of Toronto Libraries

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

The University of Toronto Libraries are recruiting a Scholarly Communication and Copyright Librarian.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

The University of Toronto Libraries invites applications for the position of Scholarly Communication and Copyright Librarian. Reporting to the Chief Librarian through the Associate Librarian for Humanities and Social Sciences, the incumbent will provide leadership for the overall operation and administration of a newly created Scholarly Communication and Copyright Office. The Scholarly Communication and Copyright Librarian will be responsible for advising the University community and participating in the development of University policy on issues related to copyright, intellectual property rights and scholarly communications, including promoting fair dealing and other use rights, developing best practices, raising awareness and educating the University community regarding the many complex issues related to scholarly communication, open access and copyright.

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OCLC Names Jack B. Blountas Its President and CEO

Posted in OCLC, People in the News on June 10th, 2012 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

OCLC has named Jack B. Blountas its President and CEO.

Here's an excerpt from the press release:

Jack B. Blount, an executive with experience leading several technology organizations in a career spanning 35 years, has been named OCLC President and CEO.

Mr. Blount was most recently President and CEO of Alpha Bay Corporation, a global technologies and services provider based in Salt Lake City, Utah. From 2002 to 2005, he was President and CEO of Dynix Corporation, a technology-based library services organization that was acquired by Sirsi in 2005 to form SirsiDynix. . . .

Mr. Blount founded Alpha Bay in 2005 and served as Chairman of the Board, President and Chief Executive Officer from its inception through May 2012.

He began his career in enterprise systems with IBM more than 35 years ago. Since then, he has held numerous leadership positions with many of technology's most influential organizations, including IBM, Novell, Borland and JD Edwards. While at Novell, he expanded international operations, spending 80 percent of his time in Europe and Japan for several years. Mr. Blount has combined his technical background with expertise in management, operations, marketing and sales to deliver results as an executive with these influential organizations.

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Digital Services Librarian at Loyola University Chicago Libraries

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

The Loyola University Chicago Libraries are recruiting a Digital Services Librarian.

Here's an excerpt from the ad (position #: 8101599):

The Digital Services Librarian provides expertise in creating and managing library digital collections, such as digital special collections, electronic theses and dissertations, and other born-digital or retrospectively digitized materials. This position assumes primary responsibility for the administration and development of university's institutional repository and participates in the management of library's web presence. This position also works collaboratively with electronic resources librarians to support access to online databases and full-text journals.

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Digital Curation Bibliography: Preservation and Stewardship of Scholarly Works

Posted in Bibliographies, Data Curation, Open Data, and Research Data Management, Digital Curation & Digital Preservation, Digital Scholarship Publications, Scholarly Communication on June 10th, 2012 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

Digital Scholarship has released the Digital Curation Bibliography: Preservation and Stewardship of Scholarly Works.

In a rapidly changing technological environment, the difficult task of ensuring long-term access to digital information is increasingly important. This selective bibliography presents over 650 English-language articles, books, and technical reports that are useful in understanding digital curation and preservation. It covers digital curation and preservation copyright issues, digital formats (e.g., data, media, and e-journals), metadata, models and policies, national and international efforts, projects and institutional implementations, research studies, services, strategies, and digital repository concerns.

Most sources have been published from 2000 through 2011; however, a limited number of key sources published prior to 2000 are also included. The bibliography includes links to freely available versions of included works, such as e-prints and open access articles.

The Digital Curation Bibliography: Preservation and Stewardship of Scholarly Works is available as a paperback (98 pages, $9.95, ISBN 1477497692 and ISBN-13: 9781477497692) and an open access PDF file. All versions of the bibliography are available under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 Unported License.

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