Archive for July, 2012

Scholarly Electronic Publishing Weblog (July 30, 2012)

Posted in Bibliographies, Digital Scholarship Publications, Scholarly Communication on July 29th, 2012

The latest monthly update of the Scholarly Electronic Publishing Weblog is now available. It provides information about selected new works related to scholarly electronic publishing, such as books, e-prints, journal articles, technical reports, and white papers.

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    DigitalKoans Posts Resume on 8/12/12

    Posted in Announcements on July 22nd, 2012

    DigitalKoans posts will resume on 8/12/12.

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      Web Services Specialist at Boston Public Library

      Posted in Library IT Jobs on July 22nd, 2012

      Boston Public Library is recruiting a Web Services Specialist.

      Here's an excerpt from the ad (job ID: 343440):

      Assists in format, design, and coding of library web sites and services content. Performs basic troubleshooting of web services and assists with maintenance of web applications.

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        The Future of Big Data

        Posted in Data Curation, Open Data, and Research Data Management, Reports and White Papers on July 22nd, 2012

        The Pew Research Center's Internet & American Life Project has released The Future of Big Data.

        Here's an excerpt:

        Imagine where we might be in 2020. The Pew Research Center's Internet & American Life Project and Elon University's Imagining the Internet Center asked digital stakeholders to weigh two scenarios for 2020, select the one most likely to evolve, and elaborate on the choice. One sketched out a relatively positive future where Big Data are drawn together in ways that will improve social, political, and economic intelligence. The other expressed the view that Big Data could cause more problems than it solves between now and 2020.

        Respondents to our query rendered a decidedly split verdict.

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

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          Library Technical Systems Coordinator at University of Indianapolis’ Krannert Memorial Library

          Posted in Library IT Jobs on July 22nd, 2012

          The University of Indianapolis' Krannert Memorial Library is recruiting a Library Technical Systems Coordinator.

          Here's an excerpt from the ad:

          Initiate, maintain, and support all digital systems for the Krannert Memorial Library. Maintain working relationships with library consortia and participate in decision-making for technology system purchases, changes, and upgrades.

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            "It Was Never a Universal Library: Three Years of the Google Book Settlement"

            Posted in Copyright, Digital Copyright Wars, E-Books, Google and Other Search Engines, Mass Digitizaton, Publishing on July 22nd, 2012

            Walt Crawford has published "It Was Never a Universal Library: Three Years of the Google Book Settlement" in Cites & Insights: Crawford at Large.

            Here's an excerpt:

            Remember the Google Books settlement? It was going to settle a four-year-old pair of lawsuits (four years old then, eight years old now) against Google (by the Association of American Publishers, AAP, and the Authors Guild, AG) asserting that Google was infringing on copyright through its two-line snippets from in-copyright books scanned in the Google Library Project—and by the scanning itself. Later, a third group representing media photographers also sued Google for the same actions. . . .

            This is a long set of notes and comments (cites & insights). It strikes me that the topic and complexity deserve that length—but note that I'm offering much briefer excerpts and comments on most items than I normally would in this sort of roundup.

            After two sets of general notes and overviews (one before the settlement was rejected, one after) I'm breaking the discussion down by topics rather than chronologically.

            | Google Books Bibliography | Digital Scholarship |

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              Legal Research and Digital Initiatives Law Librarian at Florida International University’s College of Law Library

              Posted in Digital Library Jobs on July 19th, 2012

              Florida International University's College of Law Library is recruiting a Legal Research and Digital Initiatives Law Librarian.

              Here's an excerpt from the ad (Job ID: 504480):

              Florida International University's College of Law Library is seeking a service-oriented, innovative and proactive librarian to expand services and build digital collections in a young but rapidly growing library. The Legal Research and Digital Initiatives Law Librarian reports to the Associate Dean for Information Resources/Director of the Law Library and provides high-level reference assistance, leadership in issues related to scholarly communication, open access publishing, and resource digitization, and develops and manages web-based resources, including licensing and access issues.

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                The Journal of Heredity Joins Growing Number of Journals Mandating Data Archiving

                Posted in Data Curation, Open Data, and Research Data Management, Publishing, Scholarly Journals on July 19th, 2012

                The American Genetic Association has mandated the Joint Data Archiving Policy for the Journal of Heredity. The Joint Data Archiving Policy (JDAP) page lists other journals that mandate data archiving.

                | Digital Curation and Preservation Bibliography 2010 | Digital Scholarship |

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