Archive for February, 2013

ResourceSync Framework Specification—Beta Draft

Posted in Digital Libraries, Standards on February 5th, 2013 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

NISO and the Open Archives Initiative have released ResourceSync Framework Specification—Beta Draft.

Here's an excerpt:

This ResourceSync specification describes a synchronization framework for the web consisting of various capabilities that allow third party systems to remain synchronized with a server's evolving resources. The capabilities can be combined in a modular manner to meet local or community requirements. The specification also describes how a server can advertise the synchronization capabilities it supports and how third party systems can discover this information. The specification repurposes the document formats defined by the Sitemap protocol and introduces extensions for them.

| A Look Back at 22 Years as an Open Access Publisher | Digital Scholarship |

DigiCenter Manager at Furman University Library

Posted in Digital Library Jobs on February 5th, 2013 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

The Furman University Library is recruiting a DigiCenter Manager.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

Reporting to the Assistant Director for Discovery Services, the DigiCenter Manager is responsible for planning and managing the digitization of analog materials, developing and implementing metadata standards, maintaining the Library's digital repository software: LUNA, and supervising the DigiCenter Specialist (a full-time staff position) and 5-6 student assistants.

| Digital Scholarship |

Recommended Practices for Online Supplemental Journal Article Materials

Posted in Publishing, Scholarly Journals, Standards on February 5th, 2013 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

NISO has released Recommended Practices for Online Supplemental Journal Article Materials.

Here's an excerpt from the press release:

The National Information Standards Organization (NISO) and the National Federation for Advanced Information Services (NFAIS) have published a new Recommended Practice on Online Supplemental Journal Article Materials (NISO RP-15-2013). Supplemental materials are increasingly being added to journal articles, but until now there has been no recognized set of practices to guide in the selection, delivery, discovery, and preservation of these materials. To address this gap, NISO and NFAIS jointly sponsored an initiative to establish best practices that would provide guidance to publishers and authors for management of supplemental materials and would address related problems for librarians, abstracting and indexing services, and repository administrators. The Supplemental Materials project involved two teams working in tandem: one to address business practices and one to focus on technical issues. This new publication is the combined outcome of the two groups' work.

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

Current News: Twitter Updates for 2/4/2013

Posted in Scholarly Communication on February 4th, 2013 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.
  • Law and Politics in the GSU Case, http://t.co/Qy3cj9ps
  • Rebooting Computer Crime Law Part 1: No Prison Time For Violating Terms of Service, https://t.co/Y44G86el
  • Video: PressForward Project & Scholarly Communication on the Open Web (Cohen & Troyano), http://t.co/qwhCR9YP
  • RIAA Set For Historic 10,000,000th Google URL Takedown, http://t.co/2noJ0VxB
  • For New Ideas in Scholarly Publishing, Look to the Library, http://t.co/G0ZfQTbZ

| Digital Scholarship |

Research Data Librarian at American University Library

Posted in Digital Library Jobs on February 4th, 2013 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

The American University Library is recruiting a Research Data Librarian.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

The Research Data Librarian serves in a leadership role in developing a comprehensive data management program in support of American University Library's research data management enterprise. Reporting to the Director, Research, Teaching and Learning, this newly established research data librarian collaborates with faculty, graduate students, academic units and research centers; and the Office of Information Technology staff to develop a campus-wide data program to assist in managing, describing, preserving and making research data available and accessible to appropriate audiences. The Research Data Librarian participates in the Library's efforts to assist faculty and students to investigate to evaluate and to support researchers' data practices, processes, technologies, data management, storage, and retrieval practices including those required by funding agencies.

| Digital Scholarship |

"Orphan Works and the Search for Rightsholders: Who Participates in a ‘Diligent Search’ under Present and Proposed Regimes?"

Posted in Copyright on February 4th, 2013 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

David R. Hansen, Gwen Hinze, and Jennifer Urban have self-archived "Orphan Works and the Search for Rightsholders: Who Participates in a 'Diligent Search' under Present and Proposed Regimes?" in SSRN.

Here's an excerpt:

Regardless of the specific formulation, the search for rightsholders (or conversely, the confirmation that no rightsholder can be located) is an integral component of almost every orphan works proposal. This paper examines in detail the core schemes for identifying rightsholders among the leading orphan works regimes and proposals. Although these schemes differ across many variables, three factors predominate: (1) who is expected to participate in the search process, (2) the nature and extent of the required search generally; and (3) specifically what types of resources, tools, registries or other information-sharing mechanisms are required or allowed.

This paper compares existing proposals' approaches with respect to the first factor: who participates in a search? A subsequent paper will focus on the second and third factors.

| Digital Scholarship Overview | Digital Scholarship |

Development and Production Administrator at University of California Curation Center

Posted in Digital Library Jobs on February 4th, 2013 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

The University of California Curation Center is recruiting a Development and Production Administrator.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

Reporting to a UC3 associate director, the incumbent will be responsible for the high-availability architectural design, operational support, and application-level administration of this infrastructure and will liaise with the UC3 Service Managers and Technical Leads for application monitoring and machine deployment, and the central CDL Infrastructure and Application Services (IAS) group for package administration and backup, disaster recovery, and business continuity planning, and will represent UC3 during weekly IAS/ITS planning and review meetings.

| Digital Scholarship |

Surprise Brief by Justice Department in Georgia State University E-Reserves Case

Posted in Copyright, Digital Copyright Wars, E-Reserves, Libraries on February 4th, 2013 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

The Justice Department has filed a brief in the Cambridge University Press et al. v. Patton et al. case by for a 21-day extension in which to "to file any amicus brief in support of appellants or in support of neither party."

Here's an excerpt from "Obama Administration Considers Joining Publishers in Fight to Stamp out Fair Use at Universities":

In digging into this, we've heard from a few sources that it's actually the US Copyright Office that has asked the DOJ to weigh in on the side of the publishers and against the interests of public universities and students.

Read more about it at "Publishers and Library Groups Spar in Appeal to Ruling on Electronic Course Reserves," "Unwelcome Intervention?," and "U.S. Attorneys May Weigh in On GSU E-Reserves Case."

| Google Books Bibliography (XHTML website; over 320 entries) | Digital Scholarship |

Current News: Twitter Updates for 2/3/2013

Posted in Current News: DigitalKoans Twitter Updates on February 3rd, 2013 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

| Digital Scholarship |

Scholarly Electronic Publishing Weblog (January 31, 2013)

Posted in Bibliographies, Digital Scholarship Publications, Scholarly Communication on February 1st, 2013 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

The latest monthly update of the Scholarly Electronic Publishing Weblog is now available. It provides information about selected new works related to scholarly electronic publishing, such as books, e-prints, journal articles, technical reports, and white papers.

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


Page 6 of 6« First...23456

DigitalKoans

DigitalKoans

Digital Scholarship

Copyright © 2005-2017 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International license.