Archive for 2012

Minimum Digitization Capture Recommendations (Draft)

Posted in Digital Curation & Digital Preservation, Digitization, Reports and White Papers on August 16th, 2012

The Association for Library Collections and Technical Services Preservation and Reformatting Section has released a draft of its Minimum Digitization Capture Recommendations. The comment period ends on 12/31/2012.

Here's an excerpt:

This document was created as a guideline for libraries digitizing content with the objective of producing a product that will not be re-digitized at a later point. Institutions can feel secure that if an item has been digitized at, or above, these specifications, they can depend on it to continue to be viable in the future. These guidelines only speak to the technical specifications of the digitized content itself and not to the larger issue of digitally preserving said content. In some cases, institutions may want to request a digital copy to preserve themselves further safeguarding materials by preserving them in multiple locations.

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Current News: Twitter Updates for 8/15/12

Posted in Current News: DigitalKoans Twitter Updates on August 15th, 2012

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University Library Systems Manager—Web & Mobile Based Systems Specialty at City University of New York

Posted in Library IT Jobs on August 15th, 2012

The City University of New York is recruiting a University Library Systems Manager—Web & Mobile Based Systems Specialty.

Here's an excerpt from the ad (job id: 6354):

Reporting to the CUNY Director of Library Systems, the University Systems Librarian Web & Mobile Specialty is responsible for assisting in the planning, implementation, and management of systems and software supporting CUNY-wide library services. Installs, configures, maintains, and optimizes commercial and open source application software products and services for library digital projects, programs, and initiatives while ensuring developed solutions fit with existing library systems and IT infrastructures.

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Aligning National Approaches to Digital Preservation

Posted in Digital Curation & Digital Preservation, Reports and White Papers on August 15th, 2012

The Educopia Institute has released Aligning National Approaches to Digital Preservation.

Here's an excerpt:

On May 23-25, 2011, more than 125 delegates from more than 20 countries gathered in Tallinn, Estonia, for the "Aligning National Approaches to Digital Preservation" conference. . . .

This publication contains a collection of peer-reviewed essays that were developed by conference panels and attendees in the months following ANADP. Rather than simply chronicling the event, the volume intends to broaden and deepen its impact by reflecting on the ANADP presentations and conversations and establishing a set of starting points for building a greater alignment across digital preservation initiatives. Above all, it highlights the need for strategic international collaborations to support the preservation of our collective cultural memory.

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

Technical Associate/Digital Repository Developer at Northern Illinois University Libraries

Posted in Digital Library Jobs on August 15th, 2012

The Northern Illinois University Libraries are recruiting a Technical Associate/Digital Repository Developer.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

Responsible for the research, development, and ongoing maintenance of the Fedora Commons digital repository and digital collections websites, running in Drupal with the Islandora module. The Digital Repository Developer works with the Digital Collections Curator to plan and design new websites and uses new web service technologies to improve the user experience in discovering, finding, or acquiring library content.

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Publisher Plaintiffs Issue Statement on Order in Georgia State University E-Reserves Copyright Case

Posted in Copyright, Digital Copyright Wars, E-Reserves, Publishing on August 15th, 2012

The publisher plaintiffs have issued a statement on Judge Orinda Evans' order in the Georgia State University e-reserves copyright case.

Here's an excerpt:

The District Court's decision is marred by a number of serious legal errors. The fair use exception cannot be stretched beyond recognition simply because course materials are delivered in a digital format by an educational institution. The ruling excuses copyright violations by GSU and endorses unauthorized copying and distribution of academic works well beyond what the law allows and what universities across the country consider reasonable. The decision devalues academic scholarship by treating such work as 'factual' compilations. . . .

As with the initial decision to bring suit, the decision regarding an appeal will be based on a considered assessment that takes into account the extent to which this ruling, which we believe to be legally vulnerable on multiple grounds, endangers the creation and dissemination of high-quality academic work

Georgia State University has also issued a statement about the order.

| Scholarly Electronic Publishing Weblog | Digital Scholarship |

Current News: Twitter Updates for 8/14/12

Posted in Current News: DigitalKoans Twitter Updates on August 14th, 2012

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Web Services Librarian at University of Mississippi Libraries

Posted in Library IT Jobs on August 14th, 2012

The University of Mississippi Libraries are recruiting a Web Services Librarian.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

The Web Services Unit at the University of Mississippi Libraries seeks applicants for the position of Web Services Librarian. This is an entry-level web related position for a service-oriented individual who possesses creativity, curiosity, and a good foundational web skill set. This position reports to the Head of Web Services; working as part of a team to design, develop and maintain all aspects of the University Libraries' web presence and library web applications. The position is a twelve-month, tenure track, assistant professorship.

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"De-Mystifying the Data Management Requirements of Research Funders"

Posted in Data Curation, Open Data, and Research Data Management, Digital Curation & Digital Preservation, Grants on August 14th, 2012

Dianne Dietrich, Trisha Adamus, Alison Miner, and Gail Steinhart have published "De-Mystifying the Data Management Requirements of Research Funders" in the latest issue of Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship.

Here's an excerpt:

Research libraries have sought to apply their information management expertise to the management of digital research data. This focus has been spurred in part by the policies of two major funding agencies in the United States, which require grant recipients make research outputs, including publications and research data, openly available. As many academic libraries are beginning to offer or are already offering assistance in writing and implementing data management plans, it is important to consider how best to support researchers. Our research examined the current data management requirements of major US funding agencies to better understand data management requirements facing researchers and the implications for libraries offering data management services for researchers.

| Research Data Curation Bibliography | Digital Scholarship |

Systems Librarian—Web, Communications and Interface Design at Carleton University Library

Posted in Digital Library Jobs, Library IT Jobs on August 14th, 2012

The Carleton University Library is recruiting a Systems Librarian—Web, Communications and Interface Design.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

Under the direction of the Head of the Systems Department, the incumbent is responsible for the coordination, continuing development and maintenance of the Library web and overall interface design. Applying a user-focused perspective which incorporates testing and established best practice, the incumbent takes a leading role in the development of information architecture, guidelines and procedures for Library web services and interfaces. This position has a significant role in the planning and implementation of web technologies, digital projects (including support for scholarly communications and digital repositories), and service initiatives that support a diverse population of students, faculty and staff.

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Wiley Open Access Program Adopts Creative Commons Attribution Licence

Posted in Copyright, Creative Commons/Open Licenses, Open Access, Publishing, Scholarly Journals on August 14th, 2012

Effective immediately, journals in the Wiley Open Access program will use the Creative Commons Attribution Licence for articles.

Here's an excerpt from the press release:

Rachel Burley, Vice President and Director, Open Access, commented, "Wiley is committed to meeting the evolving needs of the authors who wish to provide open access to the published articles that convey the results of their research."

Burley continued, "Our announcement today concerns Wiley’s fully open access journals. We are also reviewing the licensing arrangements for our hybrid program OnlineOpen, our open access option for individual articles published in subscription journals. In consultation with our publishing partners, we aim to continue to develop and deliver sustainable open access products providing author choice and high levels of service."

In the first instance, the journals moving to the CC-BY licence are Brain and Behavior, Ecology and Evolution, MicrobiologyOpen, Cancer Medicine, Food Science & Nutrition, Evolutionary Applications, Geoscience Data Journal and EMBO Molecular Medicine.

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

Manager, Digital Library Publication and Access at New York University Libraries

Posted in Digital Library Jobs on August 13th, 2012

The New York University Libraries are recruiting a Manager, Digital Library Publication and Access.

Here's an excerpt from the ad (posting number: 20093885):

Lead information technology projects to support the publication and use of digital scholarly materials: from DLTS digitization and preservation activities, partnerships with faculty or organizations, or other sources. Principal point of contact for scholars or groups partnering with DLTS in publication or scholarly communication projects. Principal point of contact for special collections / archives. Lead projects to research, develop and deploy software solutions to enable DLTS publication and access services to scale across a broad set of content types and partner requirements. As a member of the Digital Library Management Group, manage projects and contribute to the overall management of the Digital Library Program.

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