Archive for August, 2012

Current News: Twitter Updates for 8/23/12

Posted in Current News: DigitalKoans Twitter Updates on August 23rd, 2012 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

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Digital Repository Manager at University of Alabama Libraries

Posted in Digital Library Jobs on August 23rd, 2012 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

The University of Alabama Libraries are recruiting a Digital Repository Manager.

Here's an excerpt from the ad (requisition number: 007089):

The Digital Repository Manager will be focused on the management and support of our growing repository of content, as well as development of support for new and better functionality. This person will research software developments in the field and potentially modify those we adopt to meet our own needs. He or she would be deeply involved in infrastructure development and support for long-term access. The Digital Repository Manager will analyze technical and work flow problems and devise and implement solutions.

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NISO Releases JATS: Journal Article Tag Suite, ANSI/NISO Z39.96-2012

Posted in Metadata, Scholarly Journals, Standards on August 23rd, 2012 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

NISO has released JATS: Journal Article Tag Suite, ANSI/NISO Z39.96-2012.

Here's an excerpt from the press release:

The National Information Standards Organization (NISO) announces the publication of a new American National Standard, JATS: Journal Article Tag Suite, ANSI/NISO Z39.96-2012. JATS provides a common XML format in which publishers and archives can exchange journal content by preserving the intellectual content of journals independent of the form in which that content was originally delivered. In addition to the element and attribute descriptions, three journal article tag sets (the Archiving and Interchange Tag Set, the Journal Publishing Tag Set, and the Article Authoring Tag Set) are part of the standard. While designed to describe the textual and graphical content of journal articles, it can also be used for some other materials, such as letters, editorials, and book and product reviews. "Al

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Special Collections & Digital Initiatives Librarian at Longwood University’s Greenwood Library

Posted in Digital Library Jobs on August 23rd, 2012 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

Longwood University's Greenwood Library is recruiting a Special Collections & Digital Initiatives Librarian.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

Longwood University's Greenwood Library seeks a creative, dynamic and service-oriented individual to serve as the new Special Collections & Digital Initiatives Librarian who will shape the future direction of the department and contribute to the strategic plan of the Library. The successful candidate will provide expertise and leadership in areas of special collections, archives, and digital project management. S/he will have primary responsibility for launching and maintaining the university's institutional repository that is hosted on the Digital Commons platform.

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You’ve Got to Walk Before You Can Run: First Steps for Managing Born-Digital Content Received on Physical Media

Posted in Digital Curation & Digital Preservation, Digital Libraries, Reports and White Papers on August 23rd, 2012 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

OCLC Research has released You've Got to Walk Before You Can Run: First Steps for Managing Born-Digital Content Received on Physical Media,

Here's an excerpt from the announcement:

You've Got to Walk Before You Can Run: First Steps for Managing Born-Digital Content Received on Physical Media is intended for anyone who doesn't know where to begin in managing born-digital materials. It errs on the side of simplicity and describes what is truly necessary to start managing born-digital content on physical media, and it presents a list of the basic steps without expanding on archival theory or the use of particular software tools. It does not assume that policies are in place or that those performing the tasks are familiar with traditional archival practices, nor does it assume that significant IT support is available.

Read more about it at "Defining 'Born Digital': An Essay by Ricky Erway, OCLC Research."

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Current News: Twitter Updates for 8/22/12

Posted in Current News: DigitalKoans Twitter Updates on August 22nd, 2012 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

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Associate Dean for Digital Scholarship and Technology Services at Florida State University Libraries

Posted in Digital Library Jobs on August 22nd, 2012 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

Florida State University Libraries are recruiting an Associate Dean for Digital Scholarship and Technology Services.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

The FSU Libraries seek an innovative, experienced information professional to work with a variety of constituencies at a major research university to (1) provide high-quality digital information services, (2) develop a robust institutional repository and other tools that support digital scholarship, (3) encourage innovation in digital scholarship, (4) provide leadership on scholarly communication issues through broad-based solutions that work in a diverse, fast-paced academic environment.

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"A Portrait of Today’s Smartphone User"

Posted in Digital Culture, Reports and White Papers on August 22nd, 2012 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

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

Here's an excerpt from the press release:

The OPA collaborated with Frank N. Magid Associates, Inc. to conduct the study, which found that the population of smartphone users is growing rapidly. An estimated 44% of the U.S. internet population, ages 8-64, owns a smartphone (107 million consumers*), up from 31% in 2011 (73 million consumers*) and expected to reach 57% by Q2 2013 (142 million consumers*). Aside from making phone calls, 93% of smartphone users regularly access content and information above any other activity, followed by accessing the internet (59%) and checking email (58%). The primary types of content smartphone consumers access are weather information (47%), video (31%), local news (29%) and national news (24%).

Digital Publishing and Digital Preservation Librarian at Washington University Libraries

Posted in Digital Library Jobs on August 22nd, 2012 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

Washington University Libraries are recruiting a Digital Publishing and Digital Preservation Librarian.

Here's an excerpt from the ad (job ID: 24326):

The Digital Publishing and Preservation Librarian is responsible for the management of archival and access digital assets for the campus-wide digital repository based in the Washington University Libraries. . . .

Primary content for the access repository represents targeted services to our users and stakeholders that meet demonstrated needs: electronic theses and dissertations, undergraduate honors theses, open-access scholarly contributions from Washington University faculty, and scientific data sets; archival digital assets from select digital projects across campus and those created within the University Libraries. Support for original publication of locally created online journals, conference proceedings and similar content is an emerging priority.

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Pratt Institute School of Information and Library Science Offers Digital Humanities Concentration in M.S. Degree

Posted in Digital Humanities, Information Schools on August 22nd, 2012 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

The Pratt Institute School of Information and Library Science is offering a Digital Humanities program concentration in its M.S. in Library and Information Science degree.

Here's an excerpt from the program description:

The concentration addresses the range of issues involved in digital humanities, from digitizing primary sources and creating content systems to analyzing data and exploring new platforms for research and publication.

By the end of the concentration, students are able bring skills in digitization, preservation, metadata, analysis, and technology into academic settings to support faculty and institutional teaching and research. They are also prepared to serve as thought leaders at cultural heritage institutions in the area of digital scholarship and public programming.

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Current News: Twitter Updates for 8/21/12

Posted in Current News: DigitalKoans Twitter Updates on August 21st, 2012 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

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Senior Developer for Digital Initiatives at Western Washington University Libraries

Posted in Digital Library Jobs on August 21st, 2012 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

The Western Washington University Libraries are recruiting a Senior Developer for Digital Initiatives.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

The Western Washington University Libraries seeks a Senior Developer for Digital Initiatives to lead the development, implementation and maintenance of applications which support digital initiatives. The successful candidate in this new key position will work with content specialists to test, evaluate, and develop web tools and applications.

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FCC Releases Eighth Broadband Progress Report

Posted in Digital Culture, Reports and White Papers on August 21st, 2012 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

The FCC has released the Eighth Broadband Progress Report.

Here's an excerpt from the announcement :

Notwithstanding this progress, the Report finds that approximately 19 million Americans—6 percent of the population—still lack access to fixed broadband service at threshold speeds. In rural areas, nearly one-fourth of the population—14.5 million people—lack access to this service. In tribal areas, nearly one-third of the population lacks access. Even in areas where broadband is available, approximately 100 million Americans still do not subscribe. The report concludes that until the Commission's Connect America reforms are fully implemented, these gaps are unlikely to close. Because millions still lack access to or have not adopted broadband, the Report concludes broadband is not yet being deployed in a reasonable and timely fashion.

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Digital Services Specialist at Union College’s Schaffer Library

Posted in Library IT Jobs on August 21st, 2012 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

Union College's Schaffer Library is recruiting a Digital Services Specialist.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

Duties will include assisting librarians and library staff in developing and maintaining pages and other web resources, performing quality assurance testing including link analysis, browser compatibility, functional testing, etc. for library sites, creating and maintaining documentation for library site areas and functions. The selected candidate will assist with project management for library site designs/redesigns and enhancements, advising on information architecture for library material in terms of web appropriate content and navigation, maintaining front-end components of various library databases and electronic research products, providing selected or designated technical support (software, web design) to librarians and library staff. Duties also include overseeing and participating in designated special projects including digitization of library material, providing graphic design and photo editing for original library-generated content, training and supervising student assistants, and participating in general library and department projects as needed.

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"Researchers’ Attitudes towards Data Discovery: Implications for a UCLA Data Registry"

Posted in Data Curation, Open Data, and Research Data Management on August 21st, 2012 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

Rachel A. Mandell has self-archived her thesis, "Researchers' Attitudes towards Data Discovery: Implications for a UCLA Data Registry," in SSRN.

Here's an excerpt:

The UCLA Data Registry is a tool designed to serve the greater UCLA research community by collecting and making available surrogate records of research datasets. To figure out how to build this system in accordance with the needs of the community, a total of 20 researchers from disparate disciplines were interviewed about their data and metadata practices. The results indicate that researchers' attitudes and behaviors towards making their work discoverable depend on their concept and definition of data. Given that the UCLA Library will build the UCLA Data Registry, it is important to consider the other possible tools that researchers could use in conjunction with the registry to enhance the discoverability of their data. The Data Registry will be built utilizing a basic metadata schema rather than very specific descriptive fields. The interviews also demonstrated that the culture of publishing and venues for data dissemination are shifting away from the traditional journal article publication, especially in emerging areas such as the digital humanities.

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Current News: Twitter Updates for 8/20/12

Posted in Current News: DigitalKoans Twitter Updates on August 20th, 2012 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

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