Archive for November, 2012

Current News: Twitter Updates for 11/19/12

Posted in Current News: DigitalKoans Twitter Updates on November 19th, 2012 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

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Digital Initiatives Librarian at Minnesota State University, Mankato Memorial Library

Posted in Digital Library Jobs on November 19th, 2012 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

The Minnesota State University, Mankato Memorial Library is recruiting a Digital Initiatives Librarian.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

This position is part of a team that provides leadership and direction for the planning, development, implementation, growth, and maintenance of a program to serve the digital repository needs of the Library and university. The program and initiatives will encompass digitization and preservation of a wide array of digital collections, including but not limited to: local unique materials, university electronic records and websites, and the digital scholarly output of university faculty, staff, and students which includes electronic theses and dissertations and research datasets. . . .

Responsibilities include identifying, evaluating, and implementing appropriate software and hardware for the digital collections; identifying and implementing appropriate metadata standards; writing and maintaining policies and procedures; promoting collections to the University community; and maintaining a current knowledge of scholarly communication issues.

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DOAB User Needs Analysis—Final Report

Posted in E-Books, Open Access, Publishing, Reports and White Papers on November 19th, 2012 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

The Directory of Open Access Books has released the DOAB User Needs Analysis—Final Report.

Here's an excerpt:

This final evaluation and recommendation report is based on the user experiences, needs, and expectations as they emerged from the qualitative components (survey, workshop and online discussion platform) that were used to conduct the DOAB User Needs Analysis. This final public report, intended for the wider academic and publishing community, aims to advise in the establishment of procedures, criteria and standards concerning the set-up and functioning of the DOAB platform and service and to devise guidelines and recommendations for admissions to DOAB and for its further development, sustainability and implementation.

Transforming Scholarly Publishing through Open Access: A Bibliography Cover

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Digital/Library Applications Technical Librarian at Sandia National Laboratories Technical Library

Posted in Library IT Jobs on November 19th, 2012 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

The Sandia National Laboratories Technical Library is recruiting a Digital/Library Applications Technical Librarian.

Here's an excerpt from the ad (job ID: 642173):

The selected candidate will take a lead role in the search and discovery of Library information resources, managing, supporting and taking to the next level the Library’s core suite of Ex Libris applications including Primo, MetaLib and SFX. The Digital / Library Applications Technical Librarian has overall responsibility for researching, evaluating, selecting, implementing and supporting technologies shaping the Sandia Library, working with Sandia Library staff, Library IS Support and Library customers in order to identify, analyze and address Library technology needs and future direction.

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Republican Study Committee Released Progressive Copyright Brief Then Withdrew It

Posted in Copyright, Digital Copyright Wars, Reports and White Papers on November 19th, 2012 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

The Republican Study Committee released “Three Myths about Copyright Law and Where to Start to Fix it,” which attracted immediate attention due to its progressive view of copyright. Now, the brief's PDF is blank.

However, in “Republican Report: 3 Myths of Copyright, Quashed by MPAA and RIAA,” Ash McGonigal provides a working link to the full text in addition to a recap of the situation.

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Current News: Twitter Updates for 11/18/12

Posted in Current News: DigitalKoans Twitter Updates on November 18th, 2012 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

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Software Developer at Brigham Young University

Posted in Library IT Jobs on November 16th, 2012 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

Brigham Young University is recruiting a Software Developer.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

  • Design, develop, and implement new systems and applications which integrate with existing and purchased products to create additional functionality and to meet customer needs.
  • Contribute to the design and development of new systems which operate with or enrich other library systems.
  • Suggest and implement new services that are beneficial to library patrons.

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Systems Administrator at Digital Library Technologies at Pennsylvania State University

Posted in Digital Library Jobs on November 16th, 2012 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

Digital Library Technologies at Pennsylvania State University is recruiting a Systems Administrator.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

The successful candidate will be a member of the DLT Infrastructure Services team, responsible for the delivery and administration of business critical infrastructure services. DLT orients projects and activities toward a service management approach in order to improve service efficiency, develop a more collaborative team structure, improve resource management, and deliver a more transparent organization.

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Scholarly Communications and Copyright Librarian at Ohio State University Health Sciences Library

Posted in Digital Library Jobs on November 16th, 2012 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

The Ohio State University Health Sciences Library is recruiting a Scholarly Communications and Copyright Librarian.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

The Scholarly Communications and Copyright Librarian provides leadership and instruction regarding open access publishing issues, advises on retention of author rights and federal funding compliance requirements, and explores the use of bibliographic metrics and systems to evaluate personal research impact; plans maintenance and growth of the Library’s Scholarly Communication web site; plans and manages budget and special program funds associated with copyright and scholarly communications; provides training and educational resources regarding the appropriate use of copyrighted resources and application of the U.S. copyright law; assists health sciences faculty, staff, and students secure copyright permissions; reviews Health Sciences Library electronic resource licenses; works collaboratively with staff from the University Libraries Copyright Resource Center, University Legal Affairs, and the University Technology Commercialization Office; . . .

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"Context and Its Role in the Digital Preservation of Cultural Objects"

Posted in Digital Curation & Digital Preservation on November 16th, 2012 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

Joan E. Beaudoin has published "Context and Its Role in the Digital Preservation of Cultural Objects" in the latest issue of D-Lib Magazine.

Here's an excerpt:

In discussions surrounding digital preservation, context—those properties of an object related to its creation and preservation that make the object's origins, composition, and purpose clear—has been identified as a critical aspect of preservation metadata. Understanding a cultural object's context, in as much detail as possible, is necessary to the successful future use of that object, regardless of its form. The necessity of capturing data about the creation of digital resources and the technical details of the preservation process, has generally been agreed. Capturing many other contextual aspects—such as utility, history, curation, authenticity—that would certainly contribute to successful retrieval, assessment, management, access, and use of preserved digital content, has not been adequately addressed or codified. Recording these aspects of contextual information is especially important for physical objects that are digitally preserved, and thereby removed from their original setting. This paper investigates the various discussions in the literature surrounding contextual information, and then presents a framework which makes explicit the various dimensions of context which have been identified as useful for digital preservation efforts, and offers a way to ensure the capture those aspects of an object's context that are often missed.

Digital Curation Bibliography: Preservation and Stewardship of Scholarly Works Cover

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Current News: Twitter Updates for 11/15/12

Posted in Current News: DigitalKoans Twitter Updates on November 15th, 2012 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

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Books at JSTOR Launches

Posted in E-Books, Publishing, Scholarly Books on November 15th, 2012 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

JSTOR has launched Books at JSTOR.

Here's an excerpt from the press release:

JSTOR is pleased to announce the launch of its new books program, Books at JSTOR, which brings scholarly monographs from leading university presses and other academic publishers to the JSTOR platform. Books are deeply integrated with the 1,600 current and archival journals on JSTOR. All content is cross-searchable, and books are linked with millions of book reviews and from hundreds of thousands of book citations within the journal literature.

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