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DigitalKoans Posts Resume on 1/13/2014

Posted in Announcements on December 13th, 2013

DigitalKoans posts will resume on 1/13/2014. Happy holidays.

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    Scholarly Electronic Publishing Weblog (December 13, 2013)

    Posted in Bibliographies, Digital Scholarship Publications, Scholarly Communication on December 13th, 2013

    The latest bimonthly update of the Scholarly Electronic Publishing Weblog is now available. It provides information about selected new works related to scholarly electronic publishing, such as books, e-prints, journal articles, technical reports, and white papers.

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      Altmetrics in Context

      Posted in Publishing, Scholarly Journals, Scholarly Metrics on December 13th, 2013

      The Canadian Association of Research Libraries (CARL) has released Altmetrics in Context.

      Here's an excerpt from the announcement:

      As scholarly communication takes on new forms and moves increasingly to digital and open access venues, the value of new types of metrics is increasingly important for the research community. It is causing discussion and, in some camps, heated debate.

      Altmetrics report the impact of a wide range of research outputs, including data sets, articles and code. This document, available on the CARL Website, provides a quick introduction to this new field of research impact assessment and encourages researchers to use altmetrics in their work.

      Want more information on altmetrics? Try the Altmetrics Bibliography.

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        Digital Curation News (12/13/2013) #digitalpreservation

        Posted in Digital Curation News on December 13th, 2013

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          Digital Library Developer at University of California, Santa Cruz Library

          Posted in Digital Library Jobs on December 13th, 2013

          The University of California, Santa Cruz Library is recruiting a Digital Library Developer.

          Here's an excerpt from the ad:

          This position will architect, design and develop the Omeka Curator Dashboard (OCD), and will report to the Head of Digital Initiatives. Omeka is an open source web-publishing platform supporting the display and exhibition of digital collections and is a Linux, Apache, MySQL and PHP application. Work is performed using PHP, MySQL, Javascript, XML and XSLT. Position will write technical specifications, develop code enhancing existing or creating new Omeka plug-ins, test code and perform quality assurance to evaluate code against original requirements. Position works closely with University Library Information Technology Services (ITS) staff to manage applications and servers (development, staging and production) in a LAMP environment for Omeka supported websites.

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            "Multidimensional Journal Evaluation of PLOS ONE"

            Posted in Open Access, Publishing, Scholarly Journals on December 13th, 2013

            Christel Fein has published "Multidimensional Journal Evaluation of PLOS ONE" in Libri: International Journal of Libraries and Information Services.

            Here's an excerpt:

            All 28,852 documents published in PLOS ONE during the 5-year-period between 2007 and 2011 have been extracted from Web of Science. This data provides the basis for the evaluation. The data concerning the conducted evaluation has been collected as well as analysed multidimensionally, to demonstrate more fully the complex structures and aspects of the impact, prestige and position of PLOS ONE, and to assess the information and data obtained as specifically as possible. Based on Juchem, Schlögl, and Stock (2006) and Haustein (2012), a framework of five dimensions of journal evaluation has been applied, in which each contains several metrics to analyse scientific periodicals from various perspectives, i.e. journal output,journal content, journal perception, journal citations, and journal management.

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              Digital Resources Archivist at Tufts University

              Posted in Digital Library Jobs on December 13th, 2013

              Tufts University is recruiting a Digital Resources Archivist.

              Here's an excerpt from the ad:

              The Digital Resources Archivist is a member of the Digital Collections and Archives, a central university library which manages permanent archival collections as well as providing services for digital curation and preservation. In conjunction with TTS, the DCA manages and provides technical and policy direction for the Tufts Digital Library. The Digital Resources Archivist is responsible for oversight of ingest, modification, and indexing processes in the Tufts Digital Library as well as programming tools in support of these processes; helping to set policies, priorities, and best practices for the creation and management of digital objects; serving as a knowledge resource for the DCA and its constituents on rapidly changing standards and practices for digital object creation and management; and coordinating development and maintenance activities for the Tufts Digital Library with TTS, including systems administration, database, and website management. Works closely with staff in other libraries to enable participation in the Tufts Digital Library, including providing training, education, and support

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                From Bitstreams to Heritage: Putting Digital Forensics into Practice in Collecting Institutions

                Posted in Digital Curation & Digital Preservation on December 13th, 2013

                The BitCurator Project has released From Bitstreams to Heritage: Putting Digital Forensics into Practice in Collecting Institutions.

                Here's an excerpt:

                The application of forensics tools and methods to the curation of born-digital collections in LAMs has advanced significantly over the past several years. It would have been quite surprising, for example, to hear an archivist talking about write blockers or disk images ten years ago, but such terms are now used frequently at archival conferences and increasingly in the professional literature. The BitCurator project is actively working to construct both the tools and the necessary documentation to help LAMs integrate digital forensics into their workflows. The BitCurator software environment is freely available for download and installation, and we continue to add associated documentation. The next phase of BitCurator will focus on continued software development, professional engagement activities, and further uptake of the software as we work to resolve real-world challenges facing LAMs.

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