Archive for 2012

ECAR Study of Undergraduate Students and Information Technology, 2012

Posted in Digital Culture, Reports and White Papers on October 7th, 2012

EDUCAUSE has released the ECAR Study of Undergraduate Students and Information Technology, 2012.

Here's an excerpt:

Findings and recommendations reflect four general themes:

  • Blended-learning environments are the norm; students say that these environments best support how they learn.
  • Students want to access academic progress information and course material via their mobile devices, and institutions deliver.
  • Technology training and skill development for students is more important than new, more, or "better" technology.
  • Students use social networks for interacting with friends more than for academic communication.

| Reviews of Digital Scholarship Publications | Digital Scholarship |

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    Sr. Programmer at Kansas State University Libraries

    Posted in Digital Library Jobs, Library IT Jobs on October 7th, 2012

    Kansas State University Libraries are recruiting a Sr. Programmer.

    Here's an excerpt from the ad:

    Kansas State University Libraries invite applications and nominations for the position of Senior Programmer with experience developing web applications on AMP stack to join an exciting new team in the Administrative & IT Services Department. The new team would be collaborating with other library staff in creating value added services by using a wide array of tools that include both open source (dspace, drupal, etc) and vendor driven products.

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      "Open Access Repositories in Asia: From SAARC to Asian Tigers"

      Posted in Digital Repositories, Institutional Repositories, Open Access on October 7th, 2012

      Bijan Kumar Roy, Subal Chandra Biswas, and Parthasarathi Mukhopadhyay have published "Open Access Repositories in Asia: From SAARC to Asian Tigers" in Library Philosophy and Practice.

      Here's an excerpt:

      This paper provides an overview of Open Access Repository (OAR) initiatives taken in Asian Countries with special reference to SAARC [South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation] Countries. The purpose of this study is to take a broad look at the current state of deployment of OARs in the Asian countries. It also compares selected OARs against a set of carefully crafted criteria. Key findings have been highlighted along with suggestions for further development of OARs in global context.

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

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        Systems Administrator at Northeast Kansas Library System

        Posted in Library IT Jobs on October 7th, 2012

        The Northeast Kansas Library System is recruiting a Systems Administrator.

        Here's an excerpt from the ad:

        NEKLS is seeking a systems administrator to work as a member of our technology team to provide superior customer service to member libraries in a 14 county region in Northeast Kansas. The systems administrator will manage the servers, networks and software for technology services of the Northeast Kansas Library System (NEKLS).

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          Electronic Theses and Dissertations: Presentations from ETD 2012

          Posted in Electronic Theses and Dissertations (ETDs) on October 7th, 2012

          Presentations from ETD 2012 are now available.

          Here's Joan K. Lippincott's keynote presentation, "Future Scholars and Professionals: The Opportunities of ETDs in Scholarly and Professional Communication."

          | Institutional Repository and ETD Bibliography 2011 | Digital Scholarship |

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            Director of Information Technology at Columbus Metropolitan Library

            Posted in Library IT Jobs on October 4th, 2012

            The Columbus Metropolitan Library is recruiting a Director of Information Technology.

            Here's an excerpt from the ad:

            The Director of Information Technology is responsible for providing visionary leadership and management to the IT department, including guidance and oversight of library information systems and communication technologies that support and align with the overall strategies of the library. The Director will oversee the stability and efficient operations of the library's Infrastructure, Network and Help Desk functions.

            The position will provide leadership, serve as a business partner and will anticipate and recommend opportunities where information technology can advance the library's capabilities and be utilized to provide a competitive advantage. The Director will develop and execute a strategic plan within the context of the overall library business strategy and work closely with decision makers in other departments to identity, recommend, develop, implement and support cost-effective technology solutions for all aspects of the organization.

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              "A Sample of Research Data Curation and Management Courses"

              Posted in Data Curation, Open Data, and Research Data Management, Digital Curation & Digital Preservation on October 4th, 2012

              Andrew T. Creamer et al. have published "A Sample of Research Data Curation and Management Courses" in the latest issue of the Journal of eScience Librarianship.

              Here's an excerpt:

              This paper identifies a sample of research data curation and management courses available at American Library Association-accredited Library and Information Science (LIS) Programs in North America. . . .

              Only 13 (22%) of LIS programs currently offer a course focused on the management and curation of research data. . . .

              Although the literature supports LIS professionals adopting new roles and engaging in eScience and data management, most LIS data-related programs do not have a separate course solely focused on research data management. More LIS programs will need to adapt their curricula in order to help students and practicing professionals develop the needed competencies in research data curation and management.

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

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                Systems Engineer—Digital Collection Services at OCLC

                Posted in Digital Library Jobs on October 4th, 2012

                OCLC is recruiting a Systems Engineer—Digital Collection Services.

                Here's an excerpt from the ad:

                As a Systems Engineering Specialist at OCLC working with the Digital Collection Services group, you will be at the cutting edge of large scale digital preservation of a wide variety of materials, and will play an important role in OCLC's mission to connect libraries and make quality information available to the world. In this position you will wear several important hats: web/network guru, operating systems specialist, systems integrator and troubleshooter, and performance and security analyst.

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