Archive for January, 2013

Digital Public Library of America Coordinator at University of Georgia Libraries

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

The University of Georgia Libraries are recruiting a Digital Public Library of America Coordinator.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

The University of Georgia Libraries seeks a Digital Public Library of America Coordinator who will be responsible to the Associate Director of the Digital Library of Georgia (DLG) for metadata aggregation, creation and upgrade; project management; staff supervision; rights management; vendor and partner relations; and other duties related to the DLG's participation in the Digital Public Library of America's (DPLA) Hubs Project. As a hub for the DPLA, DLG will provide digital services to Georgia institutions, such as digitization, metadata, data aggregation and storage services. In addition, the DLG will host community outreach programs to bring users in contact with digital content of local relevance. This position is a 24-month, grant-funded position.

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"Open Access Versus Traditional Journal Pricing: Using a Simple ‘Platform Market’ Model to Understand Which Will Win (and Which Should)"

Posted in Open Access, Publishing, Scholarly Journals on January 22nd, 2013 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

Mark J. McCabe, Christopher M. Snyder, and Anna Fagin have self-archived "Open Access Versus Traditional Journal Pricing: Using a Simple 'Platform Market' Model to Understand Which Will Win (and Which Should)" in SSRN.

Here's an excerpt :

Economists have built a theory to understand markets in which, rather than selling directly to buyers, suppliers sell through a platform, which controls prices on both sides. The theory has been applied to understand markets ranging from telephony, to credit cards, to media. In this paper, we apply the theory to the market for scholarly journals, with the journal functioning as the platform between submitting authors and subscribing readers. Our goal is to understand the conditions under which a journal would prefer open access to traditional pricing and under which open access would be better for the scholarly community. Our new model captures much of the richness of the existing economic literature on journal pricing, and indeed adds some fresh insights, yet is simple enough to be accessible to a broad audience.

| Transforming Scholarly Publishing through Open Access: A Bibliography (XHTML version) | Digital Scholarship |

Data Management Librarian at Colorado State University Libraries

Posted in Digital Library Jobs on January 21st, 2013 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

The Colorado State University Libraries are recruiting a Data Management Librarian .

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

The Data Management Librarian is part of a team that leads the development, management, and promotion of campus and cooperative digital collections and repository services. This position offers an exciting opportunity to support a scholarly communications program that will provide support services relating to organizing, preserving, and sharing of research data.

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"SOPA, PIPA, ACTA, TPP: An Alphabet Soup of Innovation-Stifling Copyright Legislation and Agreements"

Posted in Copyright, Digital Copyright Wars on January 21st, 2013 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

Michael A. Carrier has published "SOPA, PIPA, ACTA, TPP: An Alphabet Soup of Innovation-Stifling Copyright Legislation and Agreements" in the Northwestern Journal of Technology and Intellectual Property.

Here's an excerpt:

In this article, I discuss the effects of four copyright proposals on innovation: the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA), PROTECT IP Act (PIPA), Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA), and Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP). These proposals contain provisions that would impose copyright liability in a vague and far-reaching manner that would harm innovators, dissuade venture capitalists, and ultimately stifle innovation.

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Digital Projects Librarian at New Mexico State University Library

Posted in Digital Library Jobs on January 21st, 2013 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

The New Mexico State University Library is recruiting a Digital Projects Librarian.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

The Digital Projects Librarian manages digital projects as assigned, providing leadership and technical expertise to ensure their successful completion. The librarian works closely and collaboratively with a variety of individuals involved in the collections-based projects to plan and implement, including identifying resource needs, establishing and maintaining schedules, workflows, and procedures documentation. Working in conjunction with others, perform extension and outreach to the library's diverse constituencies to promote digital initiatives and develop partnership opportunities. The incumbent will also be expected to participate in library-wide projects and other duties as assigned. This position may supervise staff and student employees and reports to the Associate Dean of the Library.

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ODI Survey Report: Reflections and Perspectives on Discovery Services

Posted in Electronic Resources, Reports and White Papers on January 21st, 2013 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

NISO has released the ODI Survey Report: Reflections and Perspectives on Discovery Services.

Here's an excerpt:

The results of the NISO ODI survey demonstrate multiple complexities involved in the cross-sector teamwork required to support discovery of scholarly works. For a relatively new entrant into the academic technology space, discovery services have rapidly grown to provide researchers—as well as libraries and content providers—with many benefits. The various stakeholders, which produce and distribute the published product metadata that drives search and retrieval, have done fairly well to date with ad-hoc business and technical arrangements. Ultimately, the results of this survey support the work of the ODI, which aims to recommend streamlined and standard practices that might improve interactions across this complicated landscape.

| Reviews of Digital Scholarship Publications | Digital Scholarship |

Current News: Twitter Updates for 1/20/2013

Posted in Current News: DigitalKoans Twitter Updates on January 20th, 2013 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

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Digital Initiatives Coordinator at Wheaton College Library

Posted in Digital Library Jobs on January 17th, 2013 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

The Wheaton College Library is recruiting a Digital Initiatives Coordinator.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

In the context of teamwork and mutual support, the Digital Initiative Coordinator advances the above-stated missions as follows:

  • Proposes and implements digital innovations that advance faculty and students' discovery and use of library resources, including the creation of digital collections
  • Proposes and implements digital innovations to support the library's operations
  • In collaboration with others, maintains and enhances the library's Web presence and other electronic services

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Born Digital: Guidance for Donors, Dealers, and Archival Repositories

Posted in Digital Archives and Special Collections, Digital Curation & Digital Preservation, Reports and White Papers on January 17th, 2013 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

The MediaCommons Press has released a draft for comment of Born Digital: Guidance for Donors, Dealers, and Archival Repositories .

Here's an excerpt from the announcement :

Co-authored by a team of ten archivists and curators from the Beinecke, the Bodleian, the British Library, the Harry Ransom Center, Emory's Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library, and the Rubenstein Library at Duke, the report is the outcome of a series of conversations about how born-digital materials are acquired and transferred to archival repositories.

The main body of the report surveys the primary issues and concerns related to born-digital acquisitions and is intended for a broad audience with varying levels of interest and expertise, including donors, dealers, and archival repositories, as well as scholars, students, and researchers. Appendices provide information about how to prepare for the unexpected and possible staffing costs, as well as ready-to-use checklists that incorporate recommendations from throughout the report.

| Reviews of Digital Scholarship Publications | Digital Scholarship |

NCDHC Digital Projects Librarian at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Libraries

Posted in Digital Library Jobs on January 17th, 2013 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Libraries are recruiting a NCDHC Digital Projects Librarian.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill seeks an organized, collaborative, and collegial individual for the position of Digital Projects Librarian in the North Carolina Digital Heritage Center (http: digitalnc.org ). The North Carolina Digital Heritage Center is a statewide digital library program housed in the North Carolina Collection at UNC-Chapel Hill. The Digital Heritage Center provides digitization and digital publishing services to cultural heritage institutions across North Carolina. The Center has worked with more than 100 institutions around the state on a wide variety of digital projects.

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Digital Forensics and Preservation

Posted in Data Curation, Open Data, and Research Data Management, Digital Curation & Digital Preservation, Reports and White Papers on January 17th, 2013 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

The Digital Preservation Coalition has released Digital Forensics and Preservation.

Here's an excerpt:

In recent years, digital forensics has emerged as an essential source of tools and approaches for facilitating digital preservation and curation, specifically for protecting and investigating evidence from the past. Institutional repositories and professionals with responsibilities for personal archives can benefit from forensics in addressing digital authenticity, accountability and accessibility. . . . .Forensic technology makes it possible to: identify privacy issues; establish a chain of custody for provenance; employ write protection for capture and transfer; and detect forgery or manipulation. It can extract and mine relevant metadata and content; enable efficient indexing and searching by curators; and facilitate audit control and granular access privileges. . . . The purpose of this paper is to provide a broad overview of digital forensics, with some pointers to resources and tools that may benefit cultural heritage and, specifically, the curation of personal digital archives.

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

Current News: Twitter Updates for 1/16/13

Posted in Current News: DigitalKoans Twitter Updates on January 16th, 2013 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

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