Archive for August, 2012

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.

| Reviews of Digital Scholarship Publications | Digital Scholarship |

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.

| Digital Scholarship |

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.

| Reviews of Digital Scholarship Publications | Digital Scholarship |

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.

| Digital Curation Resource Guide | Digital Scholarship |

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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Digital Initiatives Librarian at Georgia State University Library

Posted in Digital Library Jobs on August 20th, 2012 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

The Georgia State University Library is recruiting a Digital Initiatives Librarian.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

Georgia State University Library seeks an enthusiastic, collegial, self-starter to serve as the manager of the Digital Archive @ Georgia State University, the University's institutional repository, which highlights the research and scholarly productivity of members of the University community. The University Library administers the archive to collect, organize, disseminate, and preserve the digital scholarly output of Georgia State University faculty, students and staff. The repository is hosted on the Digital Commons platform and currently includes ETDs, conference materials and journals.

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Best Practices for Citability of Data and Evolving Roles in Scholarly Communication

Posted in Data Curation, Open Data, and Research Data Management, Digital Curation & Digital Preservation, Reports and White Papers on August 20th, 2012 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

Opportunities for Data Exchange has released Best Practices for Citability of Data and Evolving Roles in Scholarly Communication.

Here's an excerpt:

This report sets out the current thinking on data citation best practice and presents the results of a survey of librarians asking how new support roles could and should be developed. The findings presented here build on the extensive desk research carried out for the report "Integration of Data and Publication" (Reilly, Schallier, Schrimpf, Smit, & Wilkinson, Sept 2011), which identified that data citation was an area of opportunity for both researchers and libraries. That report also recounted the findings of a workshop held at the LIBER 2011 Conference in Barcelona. . . .This previous work is supported here with further information gathered through extensive desk research, structured interviews and an online survey of LIBER members to explore best practice in data citation and evolving support roles for libraries.

| Research Data Curation Bibliography | Digital Scholarship |

Head, Applications Development and Support at Ohio State University Libraries

Posted in Digital Library Jobs, Library IT Jobs on August 20th, 2012 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

The Ohio State University Libraries are recruiting a Head, Applications Development and Support.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

The Ohio State University Libraries invites applications and nominations for the position of Head, Applications Development and Support to lead the identification, development and integration of emergent software applications and technology services that advance the mission and activities of the Libraries. The successful candidate will lead collaboratively and consultatively within the Libraries' Information Technology Division, as well as across other areas of the Libraries, to articulate and implement a cohesive and extensible suite of access, discovery, preservation, curation, security, and repository services.

| Digital Scholarship |

Sharing Research Data: Compilation of Results on Drivers and Barriers and New Opportunities

Posted in Data Curation, Open Data, and Research Data Management, Digital Curation & Digital Preservation, Reports and White Papers on August 20th, 2012 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

Opportunities for Data Exchange has released Compilation of Results on Drivers and Barriers and New Opportunities.

Here's an excerpt:

Opportunities for Data Exchange (ODE) is a FP7 Project carried out by members of the Alliance for Permanent Access (APA), which is gathering evidence to support strategic investment in the emerging e-Infrastructure for data sharing, re-use and preservation. The ODE Conceptual Model has been developed within the Project to characterise the process of data sharing and the factors which give rise to variations in data sharing for different parties involved. Within the overall Conceptual Model there can be identified models of process, of context, and of drivers, barriers and enablers. The Conceptual Model has been evolved on the basis of existing knowledge and expertise, and draws on research conducted both outside of the ODE Project and in earlier stages of the Project itself (Sections 1-2).

| Research Data Curation Bibliography | Digital Scholarship |


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