Archive for November, 2012

Scholarly Electronic Publishing Weblog (November 30, 2012)

Posted in Bibliographies, Digital Scholarship Publications, Scholarly Communication on November 30th, 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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    Digital Collections Librarian at University of Chicago Library

    Posted in Digital Library Jobs on November 30th, 2012

    The University of Chicago Library is recruiting a Digital Collections Librarian.

    Here's an excerpt from the ad (Posting Number: 01559):

    Reporting to the Associate University Librarian for Digital Services, the Digital Collections Librarian leads the Library's collection-building activities for locally-created digital materials. Establishes priorities, manages projects, coordinates cross-departmental workflows, participates in identifying digital collection development opportunities, and ensures that our locally-digitized collections are integrated into the overall collections and services. Working with the Library's decentralized digital production environment, the Librarian facilitates communication between staff across the Library working on digital projects and ensures stakeholders remain informed and engaged.

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      Systems Administrator, Libraries at Indiana University Libraries

      Posted in Library IT Jobs on November 30th, 2012

      The Indiana University Libraries are recruiting a Systems Administrator, Libraries.

      Here's an excerpt from the ad:

      Manages servers and related systems and services in the Library Technologies and Digital Libraries Division of the IUB Libraries; works closely with the Senior Systems Administrator and two senior Systems Engineers; and researches, evaluates, recommends for purchase, installs, and configures servers, storage area networks, backup solutions, networking hardware, peripherals, services, etc. in accordance with Libraries practices and project/operational requirements. Develops and maintains installation and configuration procedures and system standards; researches and recommends innovative and, where possible, automated approaches for system administration tasks; participates as a technical representative on cross-departmental and cross-Libraries project teams in the initiation and planning phases of major projects.

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        Georgia Institute of Technology Adopts Open Access Policy

        Posted in Open Access, Publishing, Self-Archiving on November 30th, 2012

        The Georgia Institute of Technology has adopted an open access policy.

        Here's an excerpt:

        Each Faculty member grants to Georgia Tech Research Corporation (hereinafter "GTRC") nonexclusive permission to make available his or her scholarly articles and to exercise the copyright in those articles for the purpose of open dissemination. In legal terms, each Faculty member grants to GTRC a nonexclusive, irrevocable, royalty-free, worldwide license to exercise any and all copyrights in his or her scholarly articles published in any medium, provided the articles are not sold or licensed for a profit by GTRC or any GTRC-granted licensee.

        This policy applies to all published scholarly articles that any person authors or co-authors while appointed as a member of the Faculty, except for any such articles authored or co-authored before the adoption of this policy, or subject to a conflicting agreement formed before the adoption of this policy, or conducted under a classified research agreement. Upon notification by the author, the Provost or Provost's designate will waive application of this license for a particular article. At author request, access will be delayed for up to one year.

        To assist in distributing the scholarly articles, each Faculty member will make available an electronic copy of his or her final version of the article at no charge to a designated representative of the Provost's Office in appropriate formats (such as PDF) specified by the Provost’s Office, no later than the date of publication.

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          "Who’s Tracking Your Reading Habits? An E-Book Buyer’s Guide to Privacy, 2012 Edition"

          Posted in E-Books, Privacy, Publishing, Reports and White Papers on November 30th, 2012

          The EFF has released "Who's Tracking Your Reading Habits? An E-Book Buyer's Guide to Privacy, 2012 Edition."

          Here's an excerpt:

          As we've done since 2009, again we've taken some of the most popular e-book platforms and combed through their privacy policies for answers to common privacy questions that users deserve to know. In many cases, these answers were frustratingly vague and long-winded. In nearly all cases, reading e-books means giving up more privacy than browsing through a physical bookstore or library, or reading a paper book in your own home. Here, we've examined the policies of Google Books, Amazon Kindle, Barnes & Noble Nook, Kobo, Sony, Overdrive, Indiebound, Internet Archive, and Adobe Content Server for answers to the following questions:

          • Can they keep track of searches for books?
          • Can they monitor what you're reading and how you're reading it after purchase and link that information back to you? Can they do that when the e-book is obtained elsewhere?
          • What compatibility does the device have with books not purchased from an associated eBook store?
          • Do they keep a record of book purchases? Can they track book purchases or acquisitions made from other sources?
          • With whom can they share the information collected in non-aggregated form?
          • Do they have mechanisms for customers to access, correct, or delete the information?
          • Can they share information outside the company without the customer's consent?

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            Senior Digital Library Developer at Northeastern University Libraries

            Posted in Digital Library Jobs on November 30th, 2012

            The Northeastern University Libraries are recruiting a Senior Digital Library Developer.

            Here's an excerpt from the ad:

            The Senior Digital Library Developer will develop and maintain the core technical infrastructure for a comprehensive digital library/repository service. Typical activities include: working with open-source and commercial applications to develop an OAIS compliant infrastructure that supports the ingestion, storage/preservation, and distribution of digital assets.

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              Digital Repository Services Manager at California State University, Office of the Chancellor

              Posted in Digital Library Jobs on November 30th, 2012

              The California State University, Office of the Chancellor, is recruiting a Digital Repository Services Manager.

              Here's an excerpt from the ad:

              The California State University, Office of the Chancellor, is seeking a Digital Repository Services Manager to be responsible for the design, development, implementation, maintenance, and expansion of systemwide institutional repository and digital asset management services in support of campus-led digital library initiatives. The Manager will work closely with campus libraries and academic technology departments to define needs, set out best practices, and develop and maintain systems and tools to support institutional repository projects. The Manager will additionally work with other SDLS staff in support of discovery projects and initiatives.

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                Senior Programmer/Analyst II at Dartmouth College Library

                Posted in Digital Library Jobs on November 29th, 2012

                The Dartmouth College Library is recruiting a Senior Programmer/Analyst II.

                Here's an excerpt from the ad (position number: 1011453):

                This position is the technical lead on a new multi-institutional digital publishing platform within the Dartmouth Digital Library Program. Installs, codes, documents, and maintains a digital publishing software system to deliver XML journal articles and associated supplemental files.

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