Archive for September, 2012

"LOCKSS Boxes in the Cloud"

Posted in Cloud Computing/SaaS, Digital Curation & Digital Preservation on September 30th, 2012

David S. H. Rosenthal and Daniel L. Vargas have self-archived "LOCKSS Boxes in the Cloud" at the LOCKSS website.

Here's an excerpt:

The 30-year history of raw disk costs shows a drop of at least 30% per year. The history of cloud storage costs from commercial providers shows that they drop at most 3% per year. Until there is a radical change in one or other of these cost curves it clear that cloud storage is not even close to cost-competitive with local disk storage for long-term preservation purposes in general, and LOCKSS boxes in particular.

| Digital Curation and Preservation Bibliography 2010 | Digital Scholarship |

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    Web Services Librarian at Washington State University Libraries

    Posted in Library IT Jobs on September 30th, 2012

    Washington State University Libraries are recruiting a Web Services Librarian.

    Here's an excerpt from the ad (position number:42214):

    The librarian will lead the Libraries' effort to enhance its virtual spaces, across all devices used to access services. The Web Services Librarian will provide leadership in ongoing efforts to define the goals of the Libraries' virtual presence and to provide online services that match these goals. This tenure track position is based in the Systems Department.

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      Research Trends Special Issue on Big Data

      Posted in Data Curation, Open Data, and Research Data Management on September 30th, 2012

      Research Trends has published a special issue on big data.

      | Digital Curation Resource Guide | Digital Scholarship |

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        Digital Archivist at University of Tennessee, Chattanooga’s Lupton Library

        Posted in Digital Library Jobs on September 30th, 2012

        The University of Tennessee, Chattanooga's Lupton Library is recruiting a Digital Archivist.

        Here's an excerpt from the ad:

        Reporting to the Head of Special Collections and University Archives, the Digital Archivist plays a leadership role in the development, planning, promotion, delivery, and evaluation of digital initiatives involving Special Collections materials and services.

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          "Understanding and Making Use of Academic Authors’ Open Access Rights"

          Posted in Author Rights, Copyright, Open Access, Publishing, Scholarly Journals, Self-Archiving on September 30th, 2012

          David R. Hansen has published "Understanding and Making Use of Academic Authors' Open Access Rights" in the latest issue of the Journal of Librarianship and Scholarly Communication.

          Here's an excerpt:

          METHODS To understand the scope of author-retained rights (including the right to purchase hybrid or other open access options) at some sample universities, author-rights data through the SHERPA/RoMEO API was combined with individual article citations (from Thomson Reuters' Web of Science) for works published over a one-year period (2011) and authored by individuals affiliated with five major U.S. research universities. RESULTS Authors retain significant rights in the articles that they create. Of the 29,322 unique articles authored over the one year period at the five universities, 28.83 percent could be archived in final PDF form and 87.95 percent could be archived as the post-print version. Nearly 43.47 percent also provided authors the choice of purchasing a hybrid paid open access option. DISCUSSION A significant percentage of current published output could be archived with little or no author intervention. With prior approval through an open access policy or otherwise, article manuscripts or final PDFs can be obtained and archived by library staff, and hybrid paid-OA options could be negotiated and exploited by library administrators.

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

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            Scholarly Electronic Publishing Weblog (September 23, 2012)

            Posted in Bibliographies, Digital Scholarship Publications, Scholarly Communication on September 23rd, 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.

            | Scholarly Electronic Publishing Bibliography 2010 | Digital Scholarship |

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              DigitalKoans Posts Resume on 10/1/2012

              Posted in Announcements on September 16th, 2012

              DigitalKoans posts will resume on 10/1/2012.

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                "Academic Libraries as Data Quality Hubs"

                Posted in Data Curation, Open Data, and Research Data Management, Digital Curation & Digital Preservation on September 16th, 2012

                Michael Joseph Giarlo has self-archived a preprint of "Academic Libraries as Data Quality Hubs" in ScholarSphere.

                Here's an excerpt:

                This position paper argues that academic libraries have a critical role to play serving as data quality hubs on campus, based on the need for increased data quality for "e-science" and on academic libraries' record of providing digital curation and preservation services. Scientific data are shown to be sufficiently at risk to demonstrate a clear niche for such services to be provided. Data quality measurements are defined, and digital curation processes are explained and mapped to these measurements in order to establish that academic libraries already have sufficient competencies "in-house" to provide data quality services. Opportunities for improvement and challenges are identified as areas that are fruitful for future research and exploration.

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

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