Archive for January, 2013

Web Services Librarian at Gibson D. Lewis Health Science Center Library at the University of North Texas

Posted in Library IT Jobs on January 31st, 2013 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

The Gibson D. Lewis Health Science Center Library at the University of North Texas is recruiting a Web Services Librarian.

Here's an excerpt from the ad (requisition number: 3115):

The Web Services Librarian is responsible for creating and updating Website content such as informational pages, forms, images, and databases. In consultation with the Web Advisory Group, designs the information architecture and navigation of Lewis Library Websites, including the library staff intranet (Sharepoint) and mobile Website. Oversees aesthetic aspects of website design, including third-party products such as the catalog, e-journal portal, and course reserve system. Implements UNTHSC design standards.

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Sustaining Our Digital Future: Institutional Strategies for Digital Content

Posted in Digital Libraries, Electronic Resources, Reports and White Papers on January 31st, 2013 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

Ithaka S+R has released Sustaining Our Digital Future: Institutional Strategies for Digital Content.

Here's an excerpt from the announcement:

This study involved interviews with more than 80 project leaders and university, library, and museum administrators across the United Kingdom. In the first phase, we interviewed 40 practitioners in the higher education and cultural heritage sectors throughout the United Kingdom to gain an understanding of the processes in place to support digital content post-grant. In the second phase, we closely examined the digital strategies in place at three institutions to better understand the digital content the institutions support, their processes for creating and supporting that content, and, more generally, the role that digital content plays in the strategy of their institutions.

| Digital Curation Bibliography: Preservation and Stewardship of Scholarly Works (EPUB file, PDF file, paperback, and XHTML website; over 650 entries) | Digital Scholarship |

Director, Research Data Curation Services at University of California, San Diego Library

Posted in Scholarly Communication on January 31st, 2013 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

The University of California, San Diego Library is recruiting a Director, Research Data Curation Services.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

The Research Data Curation Services program is responsible for strategically developing and building research data curation services in support of UC San Diego's researchers' needs to manage, preserve, and provide access to their data sets.

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What’s the Deal with Copyright and 3D Printing?

Posted in Copyright, Reports and White Papers on January 31st, 2013 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

Public Knowledge has released What's the Deal with Copyright and 3D Printing?

Here's an excerpt from the announcement:

Today Public Knowledge is happy to announce a new whitepaper: What's the Deal with Copyright and 3D Printing? This paper is something of a follow up to our previous 3D printing whitepaper It Will Be Awesome if They Don't Screw It Up: 3D Printing, Intellectual Property, and the Fight Over the Next Great Disruptive Technology. Unlike It Will Be Awesome, which focused on the broad connection between intellectual property law and 3D printing, What's the Deal? takes a deeper dive into the relationship between copyright and 3D printing. . . .

Of course, the first step in understanding what is not protected by copyright is recognizing what is protected by copyright. What's the Deal? is designed to help mark those boundaries and draw focus to the hard — and easy — questions that the boundaries raise.

| Reviews of Digital Scholarship Publications | Digital Scholarship |

Current News: Twitter Updates for 1/30/2013

Posted in Current News: DigitalKoans Twitter Updates on January 30th, 2013 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

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Special Collections Digitization Coordinator at San Jose State University Library

Posted in Digital Library Jobs on January 30th, 2013 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

The San Jose State University Library is recruiting a Special Collections Digitization Coordinator.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

This position provides technical planning, implementation, project coordination, problem-solving, and quality control for Special Collections digitization projects. The Digitization Coordinator serves as the department's liaison to Technical Services, where the majority of the metadata creation takes place, and collaborates with the Head of Cataloging and the Associate Dean of Digital Futures on new digitization projects. This position administers the library's content management system for digital collections, CONTENTdm, works with the vendor to troubleshoot problems, and implements enhancements that add value to the collection.

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"The Authors Guild v. Hathitrust: A Way Forward for Digital Access to Neglected Works in Libraries"

Posted in Copyright, Digital Copyright Wars, E-Books, Mass Digitizaton, Publishing on January 30th, 2013 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

James Aaron has self-archived "The Authors Guild v. Hathitrust: A Way Forward for Digital Access to Neglected Works in Libraries" in SSRN.

Here's an excerpt:

This Comment begins by describing the HathiTrust Orphan Works Project and what it renames the neglected works problem. Next, it examines the legality of the project under current copyright law, focusing mainly on fair use under section 107, and concludes that it is unclear whether the project violates copyright law. Finally it analyzes whether this result fits the policy goals of copyright, and because it does not, proposes both legislative and judicial changes to copyright law to make it clear that in the proper circumstances, nonprofit, educational uses of neglected works do not violate copyright law.

| Google Books Bibliography (XHTML website; over 320 entries) | Digital Scholarship |

Triangle Research Libraries Network Program Officer at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Libraries

Posted in Digital Library Jobs on January 30th, 2013 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Libraries are recruiting a Triangle Research Libraries Network Program Officer .

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

Reporting to the TRLN Executive Director, the person in this position will support consortium-wide activities and initiatives of the Collections Council. A chief concern of this Council (http://www.trln.org/committee/CollectionCouncil/index.htm) is addressing the challenges and constraints of e-resources relative to print. The Program Officer will support the Collaborative Print Retention Program through which TRLN members share retention and storage of print materials. The Program Officer will support the consortium-wide licensing of electronic resources and the work of the Electronic Resources Committee (http://www.trln.org/eresource/index.htm). This individual will also provide support to large-scale digitization projects.

"Open-Sourcing the Global Academy: Aaron Swartz’s Legacy"

Posted in Copyright, Digital Copyright Wars, Open Access, Publishing on January 30th, 2013 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

Rebecca Gould has self-archived "Open-Sourcing the Global Academy: Aaron Swartz's Legacy" in SSRN.

Here's an excerpt:

This essay examines Swartz's Open Access vision, and traces the challenges he faced in carrying out his dream. Arguing that Open Access is the future of scholarship in the digital age, I outline concrete strategies for bringing Swartz's dream to fruition.

| Scholarly Electronic Publishing Weblog | Digital Scholarship |

Current News: Twitter Updates for 1/29/2013

Posted in Current News: DigitalKoans Twitter Updates on January 29th, 2013 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

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Library Systems Programmer-Analyst at Montana State Library

Posted in Library IT Jobs on January 29th, 2013 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

The Montana State Library is recruiting a Library Systems Programmer-Analyst.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

If PURLs, XML, and MARC make your heart beat faster, consider joining a small, nimble group of information professionals at the Montana State Library using new technologies to preserve and provide access to historic and current state government information in a fast changing social, mobile, digital library environment. The Library Systems Programmer/Analyst administers, documents, and supports library technologies and collaborates with other staff to implement discovery, acquisition, description, access, preservation, security, and repository services. This position reports to the Library Information Services Manager and works interdepartmentally with other MSL information technology staff.

| Digital Scholarship |

TDL Survey 2012: A Survey of Member Librarians and Users

Posted in Digital Repositories, Institutional Repositories on January 29th, 2013 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

The Texas Digital Library has released the TDL Survey 2012: A Survey of Member Librarians and Users.

Here's an excerpt:

Beginning in April 2011, the TDL reorganized its leadership and focus on service rather than software development. In November 2011, the TDL Governing Board outlined a series of Strategic Initiatives intended to guide TDL activities and provide direction for member libraries, the leadership at those libraries and TDL full-time staff.

The development and deployment of a comprehensive survey was an initial goal of the Strategic Plan, in order to:

  1. review the state of TDL services among members
  2. investigate outreach and communication regarding TDL both between TDL and its members and between member libraries and their constituents
  3. examine the organizational structure of TDL and determine if the past and current structure can be improved upon

| Institutional Repository and ETD Bibliography 2011 (paperback and PDF file; over 600 entries) | Digital Scholarship |


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