Archive for January, 2013

Director of Community at ORCID

Posted in Digital Library Jobs on January 16th, 2013 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

ORCID is recruiting a Director of Community.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

ORCID (http://orcid.org) is an international non-profit organization that provides a registry of persistent unique researcher identifiers. . . .

We are seeking a Director of Community, who will have responsibility for executing ORCID's Outreach plan, including developing on-line materials and resources, planning events, supporting our Outreach Working Group, and developing regional programs to support understanding and integration of ORCID identifiers.

| Digital Scholarship |

"Institutional Repositories: Exploration of Costs and Value"

Posted in Digital Repositories, Institutional Repositories, Open Access on January 16th, 2013 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

Sean Burns, Amy Lana, and John M. Budd have published "Institutional Repositories: Exploration of Costs and Value" in the latest issue of D-Lib Magazine.

Here's an excerpt:

Little is known about the costs academic libraries incur to implement and manage institutional repositories and the value these institutional repositories offer to their communities. To address this, the authors report the findings of their 29 question survey of academic libraries with institutional repositories. . . . The highlights of our findings, based on median values, suggest that institutions that mediate submissions incur less expense than institutions that allow self-archiving, institutions that offer additional services incur greater annual operating costs than those who do not, and institutions that use open source applications have lower implementation costs but comparable annual operating costs with institutions that use proprietary solutions. Furthermore, changes in budgeting, from special initiative to absorption into the regular budget, suggest a trend in sustainable support for institutional repositories.

| Institutional Repository and ETD Bibliography 2011 | Digital Scholarship |

Web Archiving Project Librarian at Columbia University Libraries

Posted in Digital Library Jobs on January 16th, 2013 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

The Columbia University Libraries are recruiting a Web Archiving Project Librarian.

Here's an excerpt from the ad (requisition number: 0003542):

The Web Archiving Project Librarian will work with Columbia's collecting partners at other research libraries to identify content areas of mutual interest, propose and test models for collaboration using Columbia's web archiving infrastructure, and identify issues relating to policy, governance and financing of a collaborative program. Through data mining and interviews with scholars at Columbia and elsewhere, the Web Archiving Project Librarian will identify current and potential uses of web content and archives in scholarly research, and identify any changes in strategy or procedures for the web archiving program to improve outcomes. The incumbent will work with website managers at Columbia and elsewhere to identify and test technical changes that would improve harvesting of the website, and alternate means of acquiring content. . . .This is a temporary 2-year position, commencing in March 2013.

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"Cost-Effectiveness of Open Access Publications"

Posted in Open Access, Publishing, Scholarly Journals on January 16th, 2013 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

Jevin West, Theodore Bergstrom, and Carl T. Bergstrom have self-archived "Cost-Effectiveness of Open Access Publications" at eigenfactor.org.

Here's an excerpt:

Open access publishing has been proposed as one possible solution to the serials crisis—the rapidly growing subscription prices in scholarly journal publishing. However, open access publishing can present economic pitfalls as well, such as excessive publication charges. We discuss the decision that an author faces when choosing to submit to an open access journal. We develop an interactive tool to help authors compare among alternative open access venues and thereby get the most for their publication fees.

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

Current News: Twitter Updates for 1/15/13

Posted in Current News: DigitalKoans Twitter Updates on January 15th, 2013 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

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Current News: Twitter Updates for 1/14/13

Posted in Current News: DigitalKoans Twitter Updates on January 15th, 2013 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

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Digital Archivist at University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries

Posted in Digital Library Jobs on January 15th, 2013 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

The University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries are recruiting a Digital Archivist.

Here's an excerpt from the ad (requisition number: 20120710):

  • In strong collaboration with Library Systems, University Archivist and Manuscripts Curator, develop processes, procedures, and specifications for collecting, preserving, and providing access to born-digital records and hybrid collections that use MARC cataloging and XML encoding.
  • Investigate, plan, and manage format conversions and migrations.
  • Plan, coordinate, and implement workflows for digital content creation, including quality control procedures, prioritization of production, developing high levels of productivity.
  • Provide training in processes and specifications for digital collection creation.

| Digital Scholarship |

Digital Humanities Pedagogy: Practices, Principles and Politics

Posted in Digital Humanities on January 15th, 2013 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

Open Book Publishers has released Digital Humanities Pedagogy: Practices, Principles and Politics.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

The first section offers views on the practical realities of teaching digital humanities at undergraduate and graduate levels, presenting case studies and snapshots of the authors' experiences alongside models for future courses and reflections on pedagogical successes and failures. The next section proposes strategies for teaching foundational digital humanities methods across a variety of scholarly disciplines, and the book concludes with wider debates about the place of digital humanities in the academy, from the field's cultural assumptions and social obligations to its political visions.

| Digital Scholarship Overview | Digital Scholarship |

Digital Publishing Production Manager at Dartmouth College Library

Posted in Digital Library Jobs on January 15th, 2013 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

The Dartmouth College Library is recruiting a Digital Publishing Production Manager.

Here's an excerpt from the ad (position number: 1011489):

This position manages all aspects of production for Elementa, a new multi-institutional, multi-disciplinary digital publishing platform within the Dartmouth Digital Library Program. The Production Coordinator handles day-to-day tasks to ensure the smooth running of the publishing platform and its subject domains. Key tasks include assisting authors and reviewers with the submission system, managing and providing quality control for electronic manuscript files and graphics accepted for publication, updating the platform's webpage, and supporting the geographically dispersed editors-in-chief overseeing the publication's six domains. This is a four-year term position ending December 31 2016, with potential for renewal.

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Developing an Institutional Research Data Management Plan Service

Posted in Data Curation, Open Data, and Research Data Management, Digital Curation & Digital Preservation, Reports and White Papers on January 15th, 2013 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

EDUCAUSE has released Developing an Institutional Research Data Management Plan Service.

Here's an excerpt:

Institutions should consider the following as they plan how to best support researchers in preparation of their proposed DMP:

  • Identify a model for local administration of research data management plan services.
  • Provide resources that can be accessed conveniently by researchers during the proposal development process.
  • Designate one or more dedicated staff to be available for a range of consulting needs.

This white paper includes the following sections:

  • What Should Be Included in the DMP
  • Developing a DMP Service at Your Institution
  • Skill Sets Required to support a DMP Consulting Service

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

Digital Image Metadata Librarian, Image Collection Library at University of Massachusetts Amherst Libraries

Posted in Digital Library Jobs on January 14th, 2013 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

The University of Massachusetts Amherst Libraries are recruiting a Digital Image Metadata Librarian, Image Collection Library.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

The Digital Image Metadata Librarian will collaborate with faculty, librarians and information technology staff to develop, deliver and integrate digital images and other objects into the curriculum. Provide user support for generation, classification, retrieval, and use of images through on-site consultation, print resources, and online documentation. Catalog materials in a variety of formats, with emphasis on electronic and visual image resources. Advise on the application of appropriate current and emerging metadata schema and file standards to facilitate access to digital image resources and other collections. Train others on metadata creation and management; and work closely with staff throughout the Library to provide access to the Image Collection Library's collection.

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Digital Curation Bibliography: Preservation and Stewardship of Scholarly Works XHTML Version

Posted in Bibliographies, Data Curation, Open Data, and Research Data Management, Digital Scholarship Publications, Scholarly Communication on January 14th, 2013 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

Digital Scholarship has released an XHTML version of its 2012 book, the Digital Curation Bibliography: Preservation and Stewardship of Scholarly Works. This selective bibliography, which has live links, presents over 650 English-language articles, books, and technical reports that are useful in understanding digital curation and preservation. It covers digital curation and preservation copyright issues, digital formats (e.g., data, media, and e-journals), metadata, models and policies, national and international efforts, projects and institutional implementations, research studies, services, strategies, and digital repository concerns.

Most sources have been published from 2000 through 2011; however, a limited number of key sources published prior to 2000 are also included. The bibliography includes links to freely available versions of included works, such as e-prints and open access articles. Note that the links have not been updated since 6/11/2012.

In addition to this website, the Digital Curation Bibliography: Preservation and Stewardship of Scholarly Works is available as a paperback (98 pages, $9.95, ISBN 1477497692 and ISBN-13: 9781477497692), an open access EPUB file, and an open access PDF file.

All versions of the bibliography are available under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 Unported License.


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