Archive for July, 2012

Analyst Programmer at Oregon State University Libraries

Posted in Library IT Jobs on July 8th, 2012 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

The Oregon State University Libraries are recruiting an Analyst Programmer.

Here's an excerpt from the ad (posting number: 0009172):

The analyst programmer advances the Libraries' strategic plan by working on the OSU Libraries' and Press' web programming initiatives. In addition, the analyst programmer enhances, manages, assesses and administers existing initiatives such as Library a la Carte, an open-source content management system developed at OSU Libraries, the Library's discovery tools, such as Summon, and mobile projects.

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Going for Gold? The Costs and Benefits of Gold Open Access for UK Research Institutions: Further Economic Modelling

Posted in Open Access, Publishing, Reports and White Papers, Scholarly Journals on July 8th, 2012 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

JISC has released Going for Gold? The Costs and Benefits of Gold Open Access for UK Research Institutions: Further Economic Modelling.

Here's an excerpt:

Based on this analysis, the main findings are:

  • so long as research funders commit to paying publication costs for the research they fund, and
  • publication charges fall to the reprint author's home institution,
  • all research-intensive universities would see the greatest savings, and universities would see savings from (worldwide) Gold OA when article-processing charges are at the current averages,
  • in a transition period, providing Open Access through the Green route offers the greatest economic benefits to individual universities, unless additional funds are made available to cover Gold OA costs

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

E-Science Librarian at Clemson University Library

Posted in Digital Library Jobs on July 8th, 2012 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

The Clemson University Library is recruiting an E-Science Librarian.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

Clemson University Library seeks an innovative and motivated professional to work with a team of vibrant library faculty to envision and implement the library's E-Science initiatives and serve as faculty liaison for the new institutional repository. Reporting to the head of the Reference Unit, the E-Science librarian will provide research assistance, instruction, collection management, and outreach services for students, faculty, and staff in the physical and biological sciences.

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EPUB Version of 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 July 8th, 2012 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

Digital Scholarship has released an open access EPUB version of the Digital Curation Bibliography: Preservation and Stewardship of Scholarly Works.

EPUB is the International Digital Publishing Forum's format standard for digital books. EPUB files can be read using free e-book reader software, such as Adobe Digital Editions and the Apple iBooks app (download e-book with Safari) as well as e-book readers, such as the Barnes & Noble Nook readers. See the EPUB Wikipedia page for more details and reader options.

Here's an excerpt from the original announcement of the book:

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.

| Reviews of Digital Scholarship Publications | Digital Scholarship |

DigitalKoans Posts Resume on 7/9/12

Posted in Announcements on July 2nd, 2012 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

DigitalKoans posts will resume on 7/9/12.

| Digital Scholarship's Digital/Print Books | Digital Scholarship |

Department Head of Systems at Carleton University Library

Posted in Library IT Jobs on July 2nd, 2012 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

The Carleton University Library is recruiting a Department Head of Systems.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

Under the general direction of the Associate University Librarian (Research, Scholarship and Technology), the incumbent is responsible for co-ordination and management of all operations and staff of the Systems Department; for establishing the goals, priorities and procedures for the department; for the technical development and management of IT systems, networks and digital developments in the Library. The incumbent works in close collaboration with department heads, administrative and academic departments to develop such systems and services; assists in representing the Library to individuals and groups on and off campus; and performs other related duties.

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The Preservation of Complex Objects. Volume 1, Visualisations and Simulations

Posted in Digital Curation & Digital Preservation, Reports and White Papers on July 2nd, 2012 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

The POCOS project has released The Preservation of Complex Objects. Volume 1, Visualisations and Simulations.

Here's an excerpt:

Let us say that there is an implication that an atomic digital object is a single file, and that this is synonymous with the notion of simplicity. But is that really the case? A single PDF file is often put forward as an exemplar of such a straightforward file, but the recent PDF 2.0 version can contain embedded 3D objects, so can it really be considered as atomic and 'simple'? So it might be a somewhat daunting task to rigidly categorize digital material past, present and future as either atomic or complex? During the symposia, the POCOS strategy was not to seek to impose definitions or standards on the proceedings, but rather to see whether any consensus emerged during the talks and breakout sessions

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

Metadata & Discovery Librarian I/II/III at Wayne State University Library System

Posted in Digital Library Jobs on July 2nd, 2012 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

The Wayne State University Library System is recruiting a Metadata & Discovery Librarian I/II/III.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

The Metadata & Discovery Librarian works in the Discovery Services Team under the supervision of the Associate Director for Discovery Services. This twelve month position will collaborate with a wide range of library units to support the descoverability of library resources in both the physical and digital realms.

  • Manage and contribute cataloging and metadata for archival, digital and cataloging projects.
  • Assist in the management of discovery resources, including the library articles & databases list, EZProxy, electronic resource management records, and the EDS discovery layer.
  • Collaborate with members of various library units to describe digital objects and create metadata formats appropriate to the delivery platforms, which many include the Millennium ILS, DLXS image server, Luna imaging system, and other systems required.
  • Manage and develop standards for WSU digital collections metadata and cataloging practices. . . .
  • Provide support for the Library institutional repository and depositing faculty content.

| Digital Scholarship |

Survey Report on Digitisation in European Cultural Heritage Institutions 2012

Posted in Digital Curation & Digital Preservation, Digitization, Reports and White Papers on July 2nd, 2012 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

The ENUMERATE project has released Survey Report on Digitisation in European Cultural Heritage Institutions 2012.

Here's an excerpt:

The ENUMERATE Survey Report on Digitisation in Cultural Heritage Institutions 2012 represents the first major study into the current state of digitisation in Europe. It is the result of a survey carried out by the ENUMERATE Thematic Network, with the help of national coordinators, in 29 European countries. About 2000 institutions answered the open call to participate between January and March 2012.

| Reviews of Digital Scholarship Publications | Digital Scholarship |

Current News: Twitter Updates for 7/1/12

Posted in Current News: DigitalKoans Twitter Updates on July 1st, 2012 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

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Digital and Archives/Special Collections Manager at University of San Diego Library

Posted in Digital Library Jobs on July 1st, 2012 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

The University of San Diego Library is recruiting a Digital and Archives/Special Collections Manager.

Here's an excerpt from the ad (Job: IRC8302):

Under the supervision of the University Archivist/Special Collections Librarian, the Digital and Archives/Special Collections Manager is responsible for creating Copley Library's digital collections. This includes planning, scheduling, implementing, and establishing production work flows for digital projects and supervising and training support staff. He/she must collaborate with librarians on digital projects.

| Digital Scholarship |

A Portrait of Today’s Tablet User

Posted in Digital Culture, Reports and White Papers on July 1st, 2012 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

The Online Publishers Association has released A Portrait of Today's Tablet User.

Here's an excerpt from the press release:

Key findings from "A Portrait of Today's Tablet User" include:

  • Today's tablet users represent 12% of the US internet population ages 8-64; that number is projected to grow to 23% by early 2012—a group that represents an estimated 54 million people
  • 87% of tablet users are accessing content and information, the dominant activity for this device
  • 93% of tablet users have downloaded apps; the average tablet user has downloaded 20 apps

See also the OPA's recent A Portrait of Today's Tablet User Wave II study.

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