Archive for February, 2013

National Digital Stewardship Alliance Glossary

Posted in Data Curation, Open Data, and Research Data Management, Digital Curation & Digital Preservation on February 12th, 2013 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

The National Digital Stewardship Alliance has released the National Digital Stewardship Alliance Glossary.

Here's an excerpt from the announcement:

Glossaries are important. . . .

With that in mind, today we're announcing the release of a National Digital Stewardship Alliance glossary to support the work being done in the NDSA on the Levels of Preservation. The Levels of Preservation activity is working to provide basic digital preservation guidance on how an organization should prioritize its resource allocation. The NDSA glossary strives to provide a common language for NDSA members to communicate about the levels work and should also be useful as a general digital stewardship glossary.

| Digital Curation Resource Guide (XHTML website; over 200 resources) | Digital Scholarship |

Web & Digital Services Librarian at Queens College Library

Posted in Digital Library Jobs, Library IT Jobs on February 12th, 2013 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

The Queens College Library is recruiting a Web & Digital Services Librarian.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

The Web & Digital Services Librarian is responsible as point person and coordinator for leading the ongoing activities required to maintain useful, accessible and user-friendly delivery of the Queens College Libraries digital library services. The Web & Digital Services Librarian is responsible for design and delivery of a suite of library web sites and augmentative digital services which are reflective of current standards and best practices in academic library web site design, current pedagogical technologies and teaching and learning trends. The successful candidate reports to the Associate Librarian for Public Services and will be a member of a digital library team, working closely with the E-Resources Librarian, Library Systems Office staff and the campus and CUNY technology units' members.

| Digital Scholarship |

"Access and the Public Domain"

Posted in Copyright, Public Domain on February 12th, 2013 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

Randal C. Picker has self-archived "Access and the Public Domain" in SSRN.

Here's an excerpt:

Section I of the paper sketches out the emerging public domain. Section II considers three conceptual questions for structuring use of the public domain focusing on the extent to which the public domain should be viral; on whether we should insist that the public domain be accessed only through the original artifacts embodying it; and on whether private appropriability incentives for distribution of public domain scans match overall social interests. Section III turns to the tools for restricting use of the public domain, to copyright, contract, the DMCA and the CFAA. Each of these matters for access to the public domain and for competition over it. Section IV considers one narrow question regarding the relationship between copyright's deposit requirement and a truly public domain, while the last section briefly concludes the paper.

| Digital Scholarship Overview | Digital Scholarship |

Digital Preservation Manager at Yale University Library

Posted in Digital Library Jobs on February 11th, 2013 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

The Yale University Library is recruiting a Digital Preservation Manager.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

Reporting to the Director of Preservation, the Digital Preservation Manager (DPM) will develop a plan to ensure effective acquisition, description, preservation, security of and provision of access to all Yale Library digital components that must be preserved indefinitely. While reporting to the Director of Preservation, it is expected the DPM will work closely with and coordinate digital policies and procedures with Library IT and University ITS, and with Library departments/units that have born digital collection material, including but not limited to commercially produced e-resources, and significant digital surrogates of analog material.

| Digital Scholarship |

"Undergraduates’ Use of Social Media as Information Sources"

Posted in Libraries, Social Media/Web 2.0 on February 11th, 2013 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

College & Research Libraries has released a preprint of "Undergraduates' Use of Social Media as Information Sources."

Here's an excerpt:

Focusing on undergraduate students, a survey was conducted to investigate the following: (1) which social media platforms are used as information sources, (2) what are the main reasons for using these social media platforms for information seeking, and (3) what kinds of actions are taken to evaluate the quality of the information gained from such sources. The study provides a snapshot of current trends in terms of the use of social media as information sources. It also sheds lights on the actions that the undergraduate students took to evaluate information from social media, including social networking and video sharing sites that have rarely been studied previously.

| Scholarly Electronic Publishing Bibliography 2010 ( paperback and PDF file; over 3,800 entries) | Digital Scholarship |

Associate Law Librarian for Digital Initiatives at Georgetown Law Library

Posted in Digital Library Jobs on February 11th, 2013 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

The Georgetown Law Library is recruiting an Associate Law Librarian for Digital Initiatives.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

The Associate Law Librarian for Digital Initiatives is responsible for the development, implementation, maintenance, and advancement of digital projects and collections at Georgetown Law Library.

| Digital Scholarship |

"Response to Library of Congress NOI on Orphan Works and Mass Digitization"

Posted in Copyright, Mass Digitizaton on February 11th, 2013 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

Denise Troll Covey has self-archived "Response to Library of Congress NOI on Orphan Works and Mass Digitization" in SelectedWorks.

Here's an excerpt:

Responding on behalf of Carnegie Mellon University, we appreciate the commitment of Congress and the U.S. Copyright Office to solving the orphan works problem and the opportunity to address the issues articulated in the Notice of Inquiry. As noted in the 2006 Report on Orphan Works, the orphan works problem is significant, pervasive, and thwarting the purpose of copyright.

Carnegie Mellon's response addresses the primary questions posed in the Notice of Inquiry. The discussion proceeds as follows:

  • Current state of play for solving the orphan works problem
  • Principles that should shape the solution
  • Proposal for a two-pronged solution that might be palatable at this time

| Digital Scholarship Overview | Digital Scholarship |

DigitalKoans Goes Mobile

Posted in Digital Scholarship Publications on February 11th, 2013 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

DigitalKoans now has an easy-to-read interface for users of mobile web browsing devices, such as the iPhone, the iPod Touch, Android mobile phones, and BlackBerry OS6+ mobile devices. You can use the regular interface by touching “Off” on the “Mobile Theme” switch at the bottom of the screen (scroll to the last post on a multiple-post page).

| Digital Scholarship's Digital/Print Books | Digital Scholarship |

Current News: Twitter Updates for 2/10/2013

Posted in Current News: DigitalKoans Twitter Updates on February 10th, 2013 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

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Open Access: Presentations from the Academy of Social Sciences’ Implementing Finch Conference Published

Posted in Open Access, Publishing, Scholarly Journals, Self-Archiving on February 8th, 2013 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

The Academy of Social Sciences has released a Professional Briefings issue that contains the presentations from its two-day Implementing Finch conference.

Here's an excerpt:

Moving to the recommendations, Dame Janet wished to correct some misunderstandings. The main recommendation was for a mixed economy including both the 'author pays' and subscription models of publishing. The report did not recommend a rapid move to Gold open access ('author pays') and anticipated a mixed economy for the foreseeable future. However the report did recommend that the policy direction should be set towards Gold open access and envisaged the balance between the two models of publishing would shift over time.

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

Web Applications Supervisor at Columbus Metropolitan Library

Posted in Library IT Jobs on February 8th, 2013 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

The Columbus Metropolitan Library is recruiting a Web Applications Supervisor.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

Responsible for researching, designing and driving concepts that create digital prototypes, products, and user experiences that achieve the Library's digital strategy. With a high level of independence and accountability, this position works closely with all members of the Marketing Team to coordinate digital services efforts system-wide working with many Library departments and with external partners and peers as well. Aligns Information Technology developments with the Library's vision and strategic initiatives while ensuring services and products are architecturally sound and customer-centric.

| Digital Scholarship |

Design Data Librarian at Harvard’s Frances Loeb Library

Posted in Digital Library Jobs on February 8th, 2013 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

Harvard's Frances Loeb Library is recruiting a Design Data Librarian.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

  • Reporting to the Librarian/Assistant Dean for Information Resources, this position oversees the gathering and management of data and content produced as a result of GSD courses, in all formats—geo-spatial, CAD formats, visual, and written documentation—through outreach to faculty, students, and specific GSD courses.
  • Working with the Collections and Outreach Librarian, Special Collections Librarian, Digital Resources Librarian, manages the data and content, developing strategies for archiving the data, and making it available again to the GSD for re-use.
  • Participates with other Loeb Library librarians in services of research and instruction, with a focus on born- digital GSD content, and the creation of digital content in various formats.

| Digital Scholarship |


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