Archive for February, 2013

Current News: DigitalCurationNews Twitter Updates for 2/19/2013

Posted in Digital Curation News on February 19th, 2013 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

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Current News: DigitalKoans Twitter Updates for 2/19-2013

Posted in Current News: DigitalKoans Twitter Updates on February 19th, 2013 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

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Stanford Digital Repository Operations Manager at Stanford University Libraries

Posted in Digital Library Jobs on February 18th, 2013 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

Stanford University Libraries are recruiting a Stanford Digital Repository Operations Manager.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

The Stanford Digital Repository (SDR) Operations Manager is responsible for ensuring operational excellence across the processes, policies and technologies necessary to ensure successful and trusted management and preservation of digital content over time. Stanford University Libraries' (SUL) SDR manages hundreds of terabytes of assets, and is extending services to include data stewardship of all formats of scholarly information, deposited and reused by an increasing array of depositors both within and beyond Stanford University. As the SDR services and content base expand dramatically, the SDR Operations Manager will play a pivotal role in codifying SDR operations as a trustworthy digital repository, operating at scale, that meets the needs of the University for a secure, sustainable store of authentic, digital information. . . .

This is a four-year, fixed-term position with possibility for extension.

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"A Case for the Public Domain"

Posted in Copyright, Open Access, Public Domain on February 18th, 2013 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

Clark D. Asay has self-archived "A Case for the Public Domain" in SSRN.

Here's an excerpt:

Over the past several decades open license movements have proven highly successful in the software and content worlds. . . . This Article argues that this IP-based approach, while perhaps helpful in the beginning, is no longer necessary and in fact prevents the movements from reaching their full potential. The IP-based approach has this effect by causing significant transaction costs without offsetting benefits, resulting in a tragedy of the anti-commons. The IP-based approach also creates the risk of IP trolls in the future, especially in the copyright sphere. . . . The Article then examines the benefits of a public domain approach and argues that such an approach would reduce the wasteful transaction costs, limit the possibility of IP trolls, still satisfy the purposes of those that contribute materials under open licenses, and better align with the normative tenets of such movements. To conclude, the Article assesses the merits of a "Public Domain Act" that would help address obstacles that currently exist in dedicating materials to the public domain and posits some theoretical implications relating to innovation based on the experiences of the open license movements and the arguments of this Article.

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Digital Projects Coordinator at Georgia State University Library

Posted in Digital Library Jobs on February 18th, 2013 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

The Georgia State University Library is recruiting a Digital Projects Coordinator.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

Georgia State University Library seeks a leader for the Library's digitization program. Responsibilities include managing personnel for digitization projects and, in coordination with other library personnel, seeking grant funding for digitization projects.

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The Demographics of Social Media Users—2012

Posted in Digital Culture, Reports and White Papers, Social Media/Web 2.0 on February 18th, 2013 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

The Pew Research Center's Internet & American Life Project has released The Demographics of Social Media Users—2012.

Here's an excerpt:

A late 2012 survey by the Pew Research Center's Internet & American Life Project shows that young adults are more likely than others to use major social media. At the same time, other groups are interested in different sites and services.

Internet users under 50 are particularly likely to use a social networking site of any kind, and those 18-29 are the most likely of any demographic cohort to do so (83%). Women are more likely than men to be on these sites. Those living in urban settings are also significantly more likely than rural internet users to use social networking.

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Current News: DigitalKoans Twitter Updates for 2/17/2013

Posted in Digital Curation News on February 17th, 2013 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

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Web Archiving Service Manager at Stanford University Libraries

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

Stanford University Libraries are recruiting a Web Archiving Service Manager.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

The Web Archiving Service Manager is responsible for driving the definition, rollout and ongoing support of Stanford University Libraries' (SUL) Web Archiving service. The Service Manager will work directly with Stanford librarians, faculty and researchers to run web harvesting tools in order to collect web content to be archived in the Stanford Digital Repository. The Service Manager will lead efforts to identify and assemble existing technologies, employ current methods, and then maintain and enhance the service over time, responding to the inevitable changes in the Web's technology and likely increasing demand for capturing sites in support of the University's needs for research, teaching, library collection building, as well as regulatory compliance.

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"SSRN and Law Journals—Rivals or Allies?"

Posted in Digital Repositories, Disciplinary Archives, Open Access, Publishing, Self-Archiving on February 15th, 2013 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

Ian Ramsay has self-archived "SSRN and Law Journals—Rivals or Allies?" in SSRN.

Here's an excerpt:

The author identifies and evaluates the respective merits of publication in law journals and publication on the Social Science Research Network (SSRN)—the largest open access repository for legal scholarship. This evaluation leads to the conclusion that at this stage of the evolution of law journals and SSRN, there are advantages in authors publishing both in journals and on SSRN. However, publication on SSRN can have particular advantages for authors in smaller countries.

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Head of Library Systems and Technology at University of the Pacific Library

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

University of the Pacific Library is recruiting a Head of Library Systems and Technology.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

Reporting to the Assistant Dean of the University Library, this position is responsible for the overall coordination of systems and technology applications services for the University of the Pacific University Library. This position blends a user-oriented approach with a commitment to exploration of new technologies to support a variety of service platforms and applications and to develop and expand the University Library's systems and technology applications program. As part of the Access & Discovery Services Division of the University Library, the Systems & Technology Applications Unit supports the University Library's network infrastructure, staff and public computer equipment and software, databases and applications, the University Library's discovery service (POUNCE), online catalog (PacifiCat), digital collections, and web environment as well as the Information Commons and the Multimedia Studio.

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De Gruyter Adopts Creative Commons CC BY-NC-ND License for Open Access Content

Posted in Open Access, Publishing on February 15th, 2013 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

De Gruyter has adopted the Creative Commons CC BY-NC-ND license for its open access content.

Here's an excerpt from the press release:

Effective immediately De Gruyter and Versita will be publishing all Open Access content under the uniform application of Creative Commons license CC BY-NC-ND. This means that publications may be copied, disseminated, and otherwise made public by users under the following conditions:

  • The name of the author/copyright owner must be mentioned in the manner requested by the author/copyright owner.
  • The publication and its content may not be used in its Open Access format for commercial purposes.
  • The publication and its content may not be edited, modified, or otherwise changed. . . .

In 2012 De Gruyter and Versita published over 10,000 Open Access articles in some 300 journals. Since 2009 a large number of books and book chapters have also been published under the Open Access standard.

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Current News: DigitalCurationNews Twitter Updates for 2/14/2013

Posted in Digital Curation News on February 14th, 2013 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

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