Archive for January, 2013

Digitization & Preservation Librarian at McGill University Library

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

The McGill University Library is recruiting a Digitization & Preservation Librarian.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

To manage the current digital collections and work with the campus community on digitization and preservation of the library's special and circulating collections. Lead the development and the implementation of digital projects. Provide advice in the acquisition of born-digital library material.

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"Scholarly Communications and the Role of the Liberal Arts College Library"

Posted in Open Access, Scholarly Communication on January 29th, 2013 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

Diane J. Graves has self-archived "Scholarly Communications and the Role of the Liberal Arts College Library" in Digital Commons @ Trinity.

Here's an excerpt:

One of the most puzzling aspects of the entire conversation around scholarly communication—the impact of existing models, the search for alternatives, the need for advocacy—is the assumption that it is the purview of Carnegie Research I institutions first and foremost, followed by those institutions with robust doctoral programs. The corollary is that small academic libraries—college libraries at liberal arts institutions, in particular—are not significant players in the conversation, nor should they be. Many in the academy, including those who work at such institutions, tend to think that the liberal arts college environment is too small to have a significant voice in the debate over alternatives to traditional models. . . .

Scenarios that look ahead to the next decade and beyond would be wise to look closely at the impact the small college library can have on the very lifeblood and purpose of libraries: the collection and dissemination of scholarly content.

| Transforming Scholarly Publishing through Open Access: A Bibliography (paperback, PDF file, and XHTML website; over 1,100 entries) | Digital Scholarship |

Current News: Twitter Updates for 1/28/2013

Posted in Current News: DigitalKoans Twitter Updates on January 28th, 2013 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

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Institutional Repository Coordinator at Vanderbilt University Libraries

Posted in Digital Library Jobs on January 28th, 2013 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

The Vanderbilt University Libraries are recruiting an Institutional Repository Coordinator.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

The Institutional Repository Coordinator assists with developing, maintaining, and promoting Vanderbilt University’s institutional repository: Discover Archive. As a member of a scholarly communications team, the IR Coordinator will provide support for students, faculty, and staff members who would like to archive content in the IR. The IR Coordinator will assist the Director for Scholarly Communications with campus outreach, analyzing citations of open access publications and promoting the scholarly benefits of open access publication.

EBook Business Models: A Scorecard for Public Libraries

Posted in E-Books, Electronic Resources, Licenses, Publishing, Scholarly Books on January 28th, 2013 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

ALA's Digital Content and Libraries Working Group has released EBook Business Models: A Scorecard for Public Libraries.

Here's an excerpt:

The Digital Content & Libraries Working Group (DCWG) began documenting and describing attributes of various licensing arrangements libraries may have with publishers in the August 2012 report Ebook Business Models for Public Libraries. Now we are pleased to share The Ebook Business Model Scorecard, which more fully examines the variables often seen in ebook license agreements or contracts. At the same time, the variables, when considered as a whole, can help libraries conceptualize licenses holistically instead of fixating on one aspect of a contract in isolation.

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

Head, Digital Research & Publishing at University of Iowa Libraries

Posted in Digital Library Jobs on January 28th, 2013 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

The University of Iowa Libraries are recruiting a Head, Digital Research & Publishing.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

Formerly Digital Library Services, DRP was recently redefined with a mission to explore ways that academic libraries can best leverage digital collections, resources, and expertise to support faculty, research staff, and student scholars in their own research and scholarly activities. Specifically, DRP collaborates on interdisciplinary scholarship built upon digital collections, offers publishing services to support sustainable scholarly communication, engages the community through participatory archive initiatives, explores new technologies such as geospatial applications and linked open data, and oversees the University's institutional repository.

Reporting to the Associate University Librarian for Information Technology, the Head of DRP has direct administrative responsibility for the department's strategic planning, staffing, and daily operations. This position serves as a senior advisor to library management and interacts extensively with other campus units and library departments on issues related to digital research and publishing.

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"Academic Administrator Influence on Institutional Commitment to Open Access of Scholarly Research"

Posted in Digital Repositories, Institutional Repositories, Open Access on January 28th, 2013 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

Thomas L. Reinsfelder has self-archived his "Academic Administrator Influence on Institutional Commitment to Open Access of Scholarly Research" dissertation in Indiana University of Pennsylvania DSpace

Here's an excerpt:

This quantitative study investigated the interrelationships among faculty researchers, publishers, librarians, and academic administrators when dealing with the open access of scholarly research. This study sought to identify the nature of any relationship between the perceived attitudes and actions of academic administrators and an institution's commitment to open access as reported by library directors. A survey research design was used to collect data based on perceptions of library directors at four year colleges and universities in the United States. Results of this study show that as academic administrator attention to open access increases so do the open access activities of faculty and librarians. Information presented may benefit members in each stakeholder group by allowing them to better position their organizations for future success in a complex environment. This study may also benefit advocates of open access who wish to expand services and other initiatives that encourage the greater accessibility of scholarly work.

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

Current News: Twitter Updates for 1/27/13

Posted in Current News: DigitalKoans Twitter Updates on January 27th, 2013 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

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Visiting Research Programmer for Repository Development at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Library

Posted in Digital Library Jobs on January 25th, 2013 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Library is recruiting a Visiting Research Programmer for Repository Development.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

As part of a team of repository developers, the Research Programmer will be responsible for providing programming and technical support for all components of a large-scale digital preservation management system, codename Medusa, and the technical infrastructure for the IDEALS scholarly communications initiatives within the University Library. As necessary, the Research Programmer may also provide technical support to other scholarly communication or digital preservation research projects or related programs within the Library.

| Digital Scholarship |

Omeka 2.0 Released

Posted in Digital Archives and Special Collections, Digital Asset Management Systems, Open Source Software on January 25th, 2013 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

The Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media at George Mason University has released Omeka 2.0.

Here's an excerpt from the announcement:

The most important improvement is a completely revamped admin interface, which includes many features to improve workflow and make it easier to build your sites. The search functionality is also dramatically improved, and covers much more of the content in the sites. . . .

Omeka users will notice improvements right away with an upgrade to 2.0 or the launch a new installation. For example, site administrators have much better tools to build custom site navigation without having to hack around in the code (Check for "Navigation" under the Appearance settings.) Also, you'll notice major improvements in file handling. Now you can reorder item files, and the system produces derivatives (thumbnails, etc.) from a much wider array of file types, not just image files.

| Research Data Curation Bibliography, Version 2 | Digital Scholarship |

Director, Library Technology at Lehigh University Library

Posted in Digital Library Jobs, Library IT Jobs on January 25th, 2013 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

The Lehigh University Library is recruiting a Director, Library Technology.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

This position is responsible for the collaborative development and implementation of the Lehigh University Library's technology and digital content strategy. This role will serve as a member of the Vice Provost's leadership group advising VP and peers on library technology-related matters.

Ed Van Gemert Named Vice Provost for Libraries and University Librarian at University of Wisconsin-Madison

Posted in ARL Libraries, People in the News on January 25th, 2013 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

Ed Van Gemert has been named the Vice Provost for Libraries and University Librarian at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Here's an excerpt from the announcement:

Van Gemert served as deputy director and associate director for public services in the General Library System before assuming interim leadership. He also held the interim role in 2006, while former librarian Ken Frazier served as interim UW-Madison chief information officer. Van Gemert is an active member of the Association of Research Libraries, the Committee on Institutional Cooperation and the Council of Wisconsin Libraries. He also chairs the Strategic Advisory Board of the HathiTrust, a partnership of major research institutions and libraries working to preserve and ensure access to the record of human knowledge. His research interests include organizational management and digital library development.

| Digital Curation Bibliography: Preservation and Stewardship of Scholarly Works (EPUB, PDF, paperback, and XHTML) | Digital Scholarship |


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