Archive for March, 2013

Current News: DigitalKoans Twitter Updates for 3/27/2013

Posted in Current News: DigitalKoans Twitter Updates on March 27th, 2013 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

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Digital Library Application Developer at Princeton Theological Seminary

Posted in Digital Library Jobs on March 27th, 2013 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

The Princeton Theological Seminary is recruiting a Digital Library Application Developer.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

Seeking a Digital Library Application Developer. Reporting to the Digital Initiatives Librarian, this position works with a small, collaborative team of librarians and technologists to design, develop, and test web applications using Agile practices for searching and displaying the Library's digital resources. Responsibilities include writing and refactoring XQuery, HTML, CSS, and JavaScript code for new and existing web applications built on native XML databases (MarkLogic Server); and testing web applications in multiple browsers on multiple platforms to identify, track, and resolve bugs.

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Perspectives on Personal Digital Archiving

Posted in Digital Curation & Digital Preservation on March 27th, 2013 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

The National Digital Information Infrastructure and Preservation Program has released Perspectives on Personal Digital Archiving

Here's an excerpt:

Our digital preservation blog, The Signal, is a major outlet for addressing personal digital archiving. Over the last two years, the blog has featured three categories of stories on the topic:

  • Discussions about applying the guidance listed in the Preserving Your Digital Memories section of our website.
  • Narratives about real-world encounters with personal digital preservation issues.
  • Descriptions of the outreach we have undertaken to connect with institutions and individuals to promote personal digital archiving.

We have gathered the most useful posts in each of these categories into this electronic publication. Perspectives on Personal Digital Archiving is intended as resource for individuals—and the institutions that serve them—to meet a critical challenge. Our aim is for it to be a primer for the digital archive novice, as well as a refresher for those with more experience.

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Assistant Dean for Scholarly Communications and Collection Development at Colorado State University Libraries

Posted in Digital Library Jobs on March 27th, 2013 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

Colorado State University Libraries are recruiting an Assistant Dean for Scholarly Communications and Collection Development.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

The Assistant Dean for Scholarly Communications and Collection Development provides dynamic and visionary leadership, management, planning, policy development, and strategic direction of all aspects for the library-wide scholarly communication activities, including the college liaison program, archives and special collections, and collection development. The Assistant Dean is a member of the Libraries' executive leadership group and represents the Dean of Libraries as appropriate. This position offers an exciting opportunity to lead the development and management of library collections and instruction and outreach services within the rapidly evolving environment of higher education.

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Intersections of Scholarly Communication and Information Literacy: Creating Strategic Collaborations for a Changing Academic Environment

Posted in Libraries, Publishing, Reports and White Papers, Scholarly Communication on March 27th, 2013 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

The the Association of College & Research Libraries has released Intersections of Scholarly Communication and Information Literacy: Creating Strategic Collaborations for a Changing Academic Environment.

Here's an excerpt:

In this paper, we identify three intersections between information literacy and scholarly communications that have developed as a result of the effects of the digital age on scholarly publishing and on teaching information research skills:

  1. ) economics of the distribution of scholarship (including access to scholarship, the changing nature of scholarly publishing, and the education of students to be knowledgeable content consumers and content creators);
  2. ) digital literacies (including teaching new technologies and rights issues, and the emergence of multiple types of non-textual content);
  3. ) our changing roles (including the imperative to contribute to the building of new infrastructures for scholarship, and deep involvement with creative approaches to teaching).

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Current News: DigitalKoans Twitter Updates for 3/26/2013

Posted in Current News: DigitalKoans Twitter Updates on March 26th, 2013 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

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Digital Archivist for Manuscript Collections at Ball State University Libraries

Posted in Digital Library Jobs on March 26th, 2013 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

Ball State University Libraries are recruiting a Digital Archivist for Manuscript Collections.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

Responsibilities: engage in acquisition, processing, preservation, digitization, promotion, and use of the unit's collections, programs, and services; develop and promote digital research and education through the University Libraries' digital library program.

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Report on Research Libraries Readiness for Sustainable Digital Preservation

Posted in Digital Curation & Digital Preservation, Reports and White Papers, Research Libraries on March 26th, 2013 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

APARSEN has released the Business Preparedness Report.

Here's an excerpt:

This report presents the results of a European-wide online survey for assessing the preparedness of research libraries (as represented by the members of LIBER) in regard to economically-sustainable digital preservation. The survey investigated the preparedness in accordance to the recommendations of the Blue Ribbon Task Force and the results have been mapped to these recommendations to identify Implementation Gaps. The further analyses of these Gaps will allow key stakeholders to intervene in a prioritized way and to facilitate progress of digital preservation to become an economically sustainable practice.

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Digitization Supervisor/Maryland Digital Cultural Heritage Coordinator at Enoch Pratt Free Library

Posted in Digital Library Jobs on March 26th, 2013 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

The Enoch Pratt Free Library is recruiting a Digitization Supervisor/Maryland Digital Cultural Heritage Coordinator.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

Under the supervision of the Web Manager, the Digitization Supervisor / Maryland Digital Cultural Heritage Coordinator is responsible for planning, directing, and implementing digitization projects for both the Enoch Pratt Free Library/State Library Resource Center and the Maryland Digital Cultural Heritage Program, including the oversight of staff, policy, and workflow. Manages the continued growth and development of current projects and implements new projects as they arise, including identifying and evaluating potential digitization projects; selecting materials for digitization; resolving intellectual property and privacy issues; overseeing the scanning of materials and creation of descriptive metadata; and publishing of digital collections to the web using appropriate software and technologies.

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Report on Cost Parameters for Digital Repositories

Posted in Digital Curation & Digital Preservation, Digital Repositories, Reports and White Papers on March 26th, 2013 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

APARSEN has released the Report on Cost Parameters for Digital Repositories.

Here's an excerpt:

The purpose of this report is to present our analysis of published cost models. A review of cost parameters for the selected models focused on how cost parameters mapped to the International Standard for Trusted Repositories (ISO 16363) which enabled us to assess the areas of; Organisational Infrastructure, Digital Object Management and Infrastructure and Security Risk Management. The purpose was to assess whether cost models were measuring, through their parameters, the relevant activities for a trusted digital repository.

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Current News: DigitalKoans Twitter Updates for 3/25/2013

Posted in Current News: DigitalKoans Twitter Updates on March 25th, 2013 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

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"Researcher, Beware!"

Posted in Grants, Open Access on March 25th, 2013 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

Jan Erik Frantsvåg has published "Researcher, Beware!" in the latest issue of ScieCom info (note: PDFs are in English).

Here's an excerpt:

The Wellcome Trust has not only showed themselves willing to fund OA, they also demand something in return for their funding. Authors are not allowed to use articles that should have been OA, but aren't, in their list of publication when applying for new grants. If the Trust find papers in reports, that do not comply with the OA policy, funding will be withheld. Non-compliant papers will also result in funding renewals or new grants being held back. . . .

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has announced chances to their procedures regarding OA compliance. If non-compliant papers are found in project reports, further payments will be withheld pending evidence of compliance or a satisfactory explanation. . . .

The European Union is rewriting their OA policy for Horizon 2010. In Framework Program 7 (FP7), a Special Clause 39, demanding Open Access, was attached to about 20 per cent of funds. In Horizon 2020 all funds will have an OA obligation attached. And while the OA obligation in FP7 had a "best effort" clause in it (enabling you to be let off the hook, if you could document that you had asked for, but been denied, permission to self-archive), Horizon 2020 leaves no escape. If you don't comply, you have not fulfilled your contract. This will lead to funds being withheld.

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