Archive for January, 2013

Current News: Twitter Updates for 1/24/2013

Posted in Current News: DigitalKoans Twitter Updates on January 24th, 2013 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

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Current News: Twitter Updates for 1/23/13

Posted in Current News: DigitalKoans Twitter Updates on January 24th, 2013 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

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Digital Content Specialist at Boston College Libraries

Posted in Digital Library Jobs on January 24th, 2013 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

The Boston College Libraries are recruiting a Digital Content Specialist.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

This person plays a pivotal role in creating digital collections for the Boston College libraries, including metadata, digital objects, and the infrastructure to support discovery, access, dissemination, and preservation. Working collaboratively with other members of the digital library staff, they will be responsible for carrying out projects from start to finish, adhering to best practices and standards. They will execute plans as developed by both the Digital Program Planning and the Scholarly Communications teams. They will investigate and implement new technologies and troubleshoot technical issues as required in order to continuously improve our digital collections and institutional repository and associated services to the Boston College community.

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"The State of Large-Publisher Bundles in 2012"

Posted in Licenses, Publishing, Scholarly Journals on January 24th, 2013 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

ARL has released a pre-publication version of "The State of Large-Publisher Bundles in 2012."

Here's an excerpt from the announcement:

In this article, authors Karla Strieb and Julia Blixrud report on the results of a recent survey of journal licenses in ARL member libraries. The authors conclude that there are "ongoing strains in libraries' relationships with publishers and in their ability to maintain electronic journal bundles in difficult financial times." They found that journal collections have become smaller and more tailored, and that stronger licensing language is needed in the clauses that are most important to research libraries. The authors note that licenses need to allow libraries to: make new uses of the licensed content, share information with peers about licensing terms, and rest assured that licensed content will be available in the future.

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Digital Repository Specialist at Boston College Libraries

Posted in Digital Library Jobs on January 24th, 2013 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

The Boston College Libraries are recruiting a Digital Repository Specialist.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

The incumbent will independently manage the workflow for deposit of materials to the eScholarship repository. The incumbent will interpret and make recommendations on intellectual property rights under the direction of the Scholarly Communication Librarian. The incumbent will communicate with faculty regarding their deposits, will prioritize workflow steps, and will make recommendations for improvements in procedures. The incumbent is charged with the safe handling of rare materials and operating sophisticated imaging equipment.

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The Web as Infrastructure For Scholarly Research and Communication (Video)

Posted in Digital Curation & Digital Preservation, Digital Libraries on January 24th, 2013 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

The Digital Curation Centre has released The Web as Infrastructure For Scholarly Research and Communication, a video of a keynote presentation by Herbert Van de Sompel at the 8th International Digital Curation Conference. His presentation slides are also available.

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

Web Specialist at University of Nevada, Reno Libraries

Posted in Library IT Jobs on January 23rd, 2013 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

The University of Nevada, Reno Libraries are recruiting a Web Specialist.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

The position is responsible for the ongoing technical management, updating, and repair of all server-side and client-side code on which the libraries' website is built. This includes routine maintenance and content upkeep, as well as design and quality assurance activities. The position maintains public access to the databases underlying the libraries' various web services.

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“Catching Up on Open Access 2”

Posted in Open Access on January 23rd, 2013 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

Walt Crawford has published “Catching Up on Open Access 2” in the latest issue of Cites & Insights: Crawford at Large. See also: “Catching Up on Open Access, Part 1.”

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

Manager, Network and Systems Administration at Washington University Libraries

Posted in Library IT Jobs on January 23rd, 2013 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

The Washington University Libraries are recruiting a Manager, Network and Systems Administration.

Here's an excerpt from the ad (job ID: 24553):

The Manager, Network and Systems Administration, leads a technology services team responsible for the operation, maintenance, and support of information systems supporting the Washington University Libraries and patrons both on and off campus.

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Library Services in the Digital Age

Posted in Libraries, Reports and White Papers on January 23rd, 2013 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

The Pew Research Center's Internet & American Life Project has released Library Services in the Digital Age.

Here's an excerpt:

The availability of free computers and internet access now rivals book lending and reference expertise as a vital service of libraries. . . .

Moreover, a notable share of Americans say they would embrace even wider uses of technology at libraries such as:

  • Online research services allowing patrons to pose questions and get answers from librarians. . . .
  • Apps-based access to library materials and programs. . . .
  • Access to technology "petting zoos" to try out new devices. . . .
  • GPS-navigation apps to help patrons locate material inside library buildings. . . .
  • "Redbox"-style lending machines or kiosks located throughout the community where people can check out books, movies or music without having to go to the library itself. . . .
  • "Amazon"-style customized book/audio/video recommendation schemes that are based on patrons' prior library behavior. . . .

| Scholarly Electronic Publishing Weblog | Digital Scholarship |

Scholarly Communications Application Programmer at University of Toronto Libraries

Posted in Digital Library Jobs on January 22nd, 2013 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

The University of Toronto Libraries are recruiting a Scholarly Communications Application Programmer.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

To provide ongoing technical leadership and support to the Institutional Repositories, Focus on Research faculty research profile service, Journal Publishing Service, Open Conference Service and related initiatives. This position has the primary technical responsibility for these various undertakings. The incumbent installs, monitors and upgrades the various software applications; ensures that the necessary infrastructure is in place; and together with the Scholarly Communications Publishing Coordinator librarian, works with involved students, faculty and staff.

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"Money from Music: Survey Evidence on Musicians’ Revenue and Lessons About Copyright Incentives"

Posted in Copyright on January 22nd, 2013 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

Peter C. DiCola has self-archived "Money from Music: Survey Evidence on Musicians' Revenue and Lessons About Copyright Incentives" in SSRN.

Here's an excerpt:

For most musicians, copyright does not provide much of a direct financial reward for what they are producing currently. The survey findings are instead consistent with a winner-take-all or superstar model in which copyright motivates musicians through the promise of large rewards in the future in the rare event of wide popularity. This conclusion is not unfamiliar, but this article is the first to support it with empirical evidence on musicians' revenue.

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