Archive for November, 2012

Current News: Twitter Updates for 11/25/12

Posted in Current News: DigitalKoans Twitter Updates on November 25th, 2012 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

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Head of Digital Resources at University of Wyoming Libraries

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

The University of Wyoming Libraries are recruiting a Head of Digital Resources.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

The position will develop, implement, and maintain digital services, workflows, and policies.

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"The Myth of European Term Harmonisation: 27 Public Domains for the 27 Member States"

Posted in Copyright on November 22nd, 2012 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

Christina Angelopoulos has self-archived "The Myth of European Term Harmonisation: 27 Public Domains for the 27 Member States" in SSRN.

Here's an excerpt:

The term of protection of copyright and related rights is generally considered to be one of the best harmonised areas of European copyright law. However, close examination of the EU Term Directive's intricate provisions reveals a piecemeal and permissive approach to harmonisation which preserves many differences between the national rules. In this report, four main sources of legislative variability are identified and analysed: a) contagion from unharmonised areas of substantive copyright law; b) explicit exceptions to the harmonisation of the term of protection; c) national related rights of unharmonised term; and d) incorrect implementation of the provisions of the Term Directive into national law.

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Senior Data Services Specialist at New York University’s Data Services

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

New York University's Data Services is recruiting a Senior Data Services Specialist.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

The incumbent will be working in a vibrant and collaborative environment on a team that supports all phases of the data lifecycle in research, teaching, and learning, including collection, analysis and preservation. He or she will provide client services, technical assistance, project management and administrative support, methodological expertise, and leadership in support of the numeric and statistical research and computing services offered to the faculty, student and professional patrons of ITS/Libraries Data Services.

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Amy Rudersdorf Named Assistant Director for Content at the Digital Public Library of America

Posted in Digital Libraries, People in the News on November 21st, 2012 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

Amy Rudersdorf has been named Assistant Director for Content at the Digital Public Library of America.

Here's an excerpt from the announcement:

As the Assistant Director for Content, Rudersdorf will be responsible for digitization partnerships and related workflows, metadata normalization and shareability, and community engagement to promote the DPLA as a community resource. . . .

Rudersdorf currently serves as the director of the Digital Information Management Program at the State Library of North Carolina. Rudersdorf is a Library of Congress National Digital Stewardship Alliance coordinating committee member and an active voice in the digital preservation community. Rudersdorf teaches library graduate school courses on digital libraries and preservation (San Jose State University) and metadata (North Carolina Central University). Prior to moving to state government, Rudersdorf worked with digital collections in special collections at North Carolina State University, coordinated a digital production group at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and worked with public libraries throughout Wisconsin to aid in the development and coordination of Library and Service Technology Act (LSTA) funded digitization grants.

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Digital Initiatives Librarian at California State University, Fresno Library

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

The California State University, Fresno Library is recruiting a Digital Initiatives Librarian.

Here's an excerpt from the ad (vacancy number: 11875):

The successful candidate will join a university-wide cohort of faculty that will develop and support teaching, research, and outreach initiatives that focus on water quality, technology, and management, including a new interdisciplinary Master's degree in water resource management. Working with library faculty, in close collaboration with the Water Cohort group, the Digital Initiatives Librarian will lead the design, creation, and maintenance of multiple library digital projects, most notably the Waterways Archive, a digital geo-portal which will eventually serve the entire campus and region. This position will include significant responsibilities collaborating with campus faculty to support scholarship, teaching and student success through information literacy instruction, research support, library digital initiatives, collection management, scholarly publishing and academic data curation.

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"Digital Curation in the Academic Library Job Market"

Posted in Data Curation, Open Data, and Research Data Management, Digital Curation & Digital Preservation on November 21st, 2012 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

Jeonghyun Kim, Edward Warga, and William Moen have published "Digital Curation in the Academic Library Job Market" in ASIST 2012: Proceedings of the 75th ASIS&T Annual Meeting.

Here's an excerpt:

This study of job advertisements for academic library positions is one activity of a current capacity building project, Information: Curate, Archive, Manage, Preserve (iCAMP). In this project, we are developing a four-course masters level curriculum for digital curation and data management. It deploys a competency-based curriculum approach (Moen, Kim, Warga, Wakefield, & Halbert, 2011). This analysis of job advertisements was carried out to identify and define knowledge, skills, and abilities as a part of the competency development process.

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Current News: Twitter Updates for 11/290/12

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

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Systems & Metadata Law Librarian at Northeastern University Law Library

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

The Northeastern University Law Library is recruiting a Systems & Metadata Law Librarian.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

The Systems & Metadata Law Librarian plays an integral and foundational role in the functioning of the Law Library. S/he participates in shaping the direction and policies of the primary Library systems relating to resources and discovery, as well as implementing, updating and troubleshooting them. S/he assists and advises in training the library staff in their use and optimization. S/he is fully trained in the Access policies and is able to cover the Information Desk when needed. A sampling of the systems used: Alma/Primo (replacing Millennium, NUCat, TDNet & EDS), a Digital Repository System powered by Fedora, OCLC WorldCat, Banner, Iris, SSRN, etc.

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"An Emerging Consensus for Open Evaluation: 18 Visions for the Future of Scientific Publishing"

Posted in Open Access, Publishing, Scholarly Journals on November 20th, 2012 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

Nikolaus Kriegeskorte, Alexander Walther, and Diana Deca have published "An Emerging Consensus for Open Evaluation: 18 Visions for the Future of Scientific Publishing" in Frontiers in Computational Neuroscience.

Here's an excerpt:

A grand challenge of our time, therefore, is to design the future system, by which we evaluate papers and decide which ones deserve broad attention and deep reading. However, it is unclear how exactly OE [Open Evaluation] and the future system for scientific publishing should work. This motivated us to edit the Research Topic "Beyond open access: visions for open evaluation of scientific papers by post-publication peer review" in Frontiers in Computational Neuroscience. The Research Topic includes 18 papers, each going beyond mere criticism of the status quo and laying out a detailed vision for the ideal future system. . . .

While each paper elaborates on particular challenges, the solutions proposed have much overlap, and where distinct solutions are proposed, these are generally compatible. This puts us in a position to present our synopsis here as a coherent blueprint for the future system that reflects the consensus among the contributors.1

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Digital Program and Data Management Librarian at University of North Carolina Wilmington Library

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

The University of North Carolina Wilmington Library is recruiting a Digital Program and Data Management Librarian.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

Digital program development: Articulates the vision and develops the supporting roadmap for the Library's digital program. Facilitates the development of the Library's overall web-based and digital services programs. Serves as a lead on digital preservation and digital collection projects. . . .

Data Management: Articulates data and informatics issues, encourages conceptual dialogue regarding data and informatics efforts, and advocates for responsible but open access to data. . . .

Training and Development: Trains and works directly with Library staff to help make them more effective content contributors.

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Authors Guild et al. v. Google: "Brief of Amici Curiae Academic Authors in Support of Defendant-Appellant and Reversal"

Posted in Copyright, Digital Copyright Wars, E-Books, Google and Other Search Engines, Mass Digitizaton, Publishing on November 20th, 2012 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

Pamela Samuelson and David R. Hansen have self-archived "Brief of Amici Curiae Academic Authors in Support of Defendant-Appellant and Reversal" in SSRN.

Here's an excerpt:

Summary of argument: Class certification was improperly granted below because the District Court failed to conduct a rigorous analysis of the adequacy of representation factor, as Rule 23(a)(4) requires. The three individual plaintiffs who claim to be class representatives are not academics and do not share the commitment to broad access to knowledge that predominates among academics. . . .

Academic authors desire broad public access to their works such as that which the Google Books project provides. Although the District Court held that the plaintiffs had inadequately represented the interests of academic authors in relation to the proposed settlement, it failed to recognize that pursuit of this litigation would be even more adverse to the interests of academic authors than the proposed settlement was. . . .

In short, a "win" in this case for the class representatives would be a "loss" for academic authors. It is precisely this kind of conflict that courts have long recognized should prevent class certification due to inadequate representation. The District Court failed to adequately address this fundamental conflict in its certification order, though it was well aware of the conflict through submissions and objections received from the settlement fairness hearing through to the hearings on the most recent class certification motions. Because of that failure, the order certifying the class should be reversed

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