Archive for November, 2012

Web Programmer/Developer (Applications Prog IV) at Cornell University Library

Posted in Digital Library Jobs on November 28th, 2012 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

The Cornell University Library is recruiting a Web Programmer/Developer (Applications Prog IV).

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

Cornell University Library, Information Technologies is seeking a Web Programmer/Developer. The selected candidate will provide advanced programming support for CUL-IT digital library, discovery systems and services through design, development, programming, production, and documentation of professional-quality Web applications for digital library collections and other technical projects. Develop Web services to deliver content from CUL digital collections and networked resources. Maintain evolving sites, including Drupal implementations. A

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Academic Libraries and Research Data Services: Current Practices and Plans for the Future

Posted in Data Curation, Open Data, and Research Data Management, Reports and White Papers, Research Libraries on November 28th, 2012 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

ARCL has released Academic Libraries and Research Data Services: Current Practices and Plans for the Future.

Here's an excerpt:

This study surveyed a cross section of academic library members of the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) in the United States and Canada to provide a baseline assessment of the current state of and future plans for research data services in academic libraries in these countries.

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Associate University Librarian And Director of Digital Initiatives & Collaborative Services at University of California, Berkeley Library

Posted in Digital Library Jobs on November 28th, 2012 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

The University of California, Berkeley Library is recruiting a Associate University Librarian And Director of Digital Initiatives & Collaborative Services.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

As the primary technology planner for the Library, the AUL sets policy and strategic directions to ensure the Library maintains a reliable, scalable, and sustainable technology infrastructure; robust computing services for library users and library staff; vibrant web services, and expanding digital initiatives. The AUL also provides leadership and direction for the policies and services related to other collaborations reaching beyond the Berkeley campus such as the UC Berkeley Library Interlibrary Services and the Northern Regional Library Facility shared by the five northern UC campuses. With the tools to shape access to both legacy collections and newly digitized ones, the AUL will be an architect of new models for networked information.

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The Potential Role for Intermediaries in Managing the Payment of Open Access Article Processing Charges (APCs)

Posted in Open Access, Publishing, Reports and White Papers, Scholarly Journals on November 28th, 2012 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

JISC has released The Potential Role for Intermediaries in Managing the Payment of Open Access Article Processing Charges (APCs).

Here's an excerpt:

This report examines the operational challenges that universities, funders and publishers face in the UK relating to the payment of article processing charges (APCs)—the charges levied by the publishers of open access and hybrid journals to meet the costs of the publication process. It then examines the feasibility of using intermediaries of various kinds to provide services to aggregate payments as between universities and publishers, along with other services relating to the processes involved in ensuring that an article is published on open access terms. . . .

We conclude as a result of our work that with a very few exceptions, the systems and processes currently associated with the payment of APCs are sub-optimal, and could present a significant barrier to the wider adoption of open access publishing.

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Timothy Leary Papers—Digital Archival Processing Internship at New York Public Library

Posted in Digital Library Jobs on November 27th, 2012 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

The New York Public Library is recruiting a Timothy Leary Papers—Digital Archival Processing Intern.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

The Manuscripts and Archives Division is offering an internship to aid the Digital and Project Archivists for the Timothy Leary Papers for the fall term to students from a Master's program in librarianship, archival studies, or preservation with an interest in the born digital materials in the papers.

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Long-Term Sustainability of Data Archives: EUDAT Sustainability Plan

Posted in Data Curation, Open Data, and Research Data Management, Digital Curation & Digital Preservation on November 27th, 2012 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

The EUDAT project has released the EUDAT Sustainability Plan.

Here's an excerpt:

We survey the current provision of infrastructure and long-term data archival services in Europe and review recent efforts to assess the costs involved in preserving research data (Chapters 1 to 4). To focus and constrain sustainability planning, we introduce a number of candidate guiding principles for EUDAT (Chapter 5) and suggest an overall logical model of its future shape, and a number of possible mechanisms for realising this model (Chapter 6). We discuss possible mechanisms to define levels of service and provide funding for a future EUDAT CDI, and introduce our intent to measure actual costs of delivering EUDAT services through an activity-based cost modelling exercise (Chapters 7 and 8).

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Digital Archives Specialist at Abilene Christian University Library

Posted in Digital Library Jobs on November 27th, 2012 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

The Abilene Christian University Library is recruiting a Digital Archives Specialist.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

The Digital Archives Specialist executes the plan of work developed and directed by the Associate Dean of Digital Initiatives, Special Collections, and University Archives to provide access through the West Texas Digital Archive to rare books and archival materials held in ACU's Special Collections in service to teaching and learning. . . . This position is grant funded, renewable annually for up to three years, with the possibility of extension.

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"ARL Member Library Directors on Putting the Code to Work"

Posted in Copyright on November 27th, 2012 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

The Association of Research Libraries has published "ARL Member Library Directors on Putting the Code to Work."

Here's an excerpt:

The Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for Academic and Research Libraries came out in January 2012, and we have been spreading the good news at events around the country ever since. . . . In the following video interviews, taped in October 2012, five dynamic leaders of ARL libraries describe how they are using the Code to inform new approaches to questions of copyright and fair use.

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Digital & Web Services Librarian at Temple University Libraries

Posted in Digital Library Jobs, Library IT Jobs on November 26th, 2012 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

Temple University Libraries are recruiting a Digital & Web Services Librarian.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

Reporting to the Head of Digital Library Initiatives, the Digital and Web Services Librarian serves a dual role. S/he coordinates the Library's web presence, working collaboratively with staff throughout the library system; takes a leadership role in developing digital projects and services that serve the needs of faculty and students, particularly in the realm of digital objects publication and management, using tools like Omeka.

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Status and Outlook for University of Michigan Research Profile Data Strategy

Posted in Data Curation, Open Data, and Research Data Management, Digital Curation & Digital Preservation, Reports and White Papers on November 26th, 2012 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

Natsuko Nicholls has self-archived Status and Outlook for University of Michigan Research Profile Data Strategy in Deep Blue.

Here's an excerpt:

My investigation into various faculty expertise efforts and activities across institutions shows that many universities have not yet developed or adopted a centralized, comprehensive university-wide system for expertise data collection and activity reporting. There is still substantial variation in procedures across departments and colleges within institutions and considerable duplication of effort across campus units. However, it is indeed the recent trend that many institutions—including the University of Michigan—have actively engaged in campus-wide discussions about research profile data curation needs, concluding that a more centralized system would provide incentives for timely data-entry, guarantee currency of the expertise data, and increase overall efficiency and data quality. This study also sheds light on the role of the academic library as an important stakeholder in expertise data collection and management. My findings suggest that various attributes of an academic library make it an ideal driver for research profile data management. The academic library is a strong resource for information technology expertise as well as information management and dissemination at any institution. Further, it tends to be a neutral and trusted entity, especially with employees who regularly engage with researchers and have a good understanding of the academic landscape and the needs of the research community. In addition to providing an overview of the research landscape where profiling needs are quickly rising and where benefits from a well-managed profile data system are widely understood, this study also illuminates the conventional use of expertise databases and research networking/discovery tools as well as Current Research Information Systems (CRIS).

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Digital Archivist at California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo Library

Posted in Digital Library Jobs on November 26th, 2012 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

The California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo Library is recruiting a Digital Archivist (two-year position).

Here's an excerpt from the ad (requisition number: 102708):

Under the direction of the Director, Information Resources and Archives, and working closely with the Head, Special Collections and University Archives, the incumbent will lead the ongoing technical and programmatic development of digital university archives and special collections, and provide leadership and coordination to explore, adapt and implement digital asset technologies in support of campus digital media collections, programs and services.

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"Where Have All the Games Gone? An Exploratory Study of Digital Game Preservation"

Posted in Digital Curation & Digital Preservation on November 26th, 2012 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

Joanna Barwick has self-archived her doctoral thesis, "Where Have All the Games Gone? An Exploratory Study of Digital Game Preservation," in the Loughborough University Institutional Repository.

Here's an excerpt:

Investigating the relationship of games to culture; reviewing current preservation activities and drawing conclusions about the value of digital games and the significance of their preservation were the study's objectives. These have been achieved through interviews with key stakeholders—the academic community, as potential users of collections; memory institutions, as potential keepers of collections; fan-based game preservation experts; and representatives from the games industry. In addition to this, case studies of key game preservation activities were explored.

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