Archive for April, 2013

Current News: DigitalKoans Twitter Updates for 4/30/2013

Posted in Current News: DigitalKoans Twitter Updates on April 30th, 2013 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

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DigitalCurationNews (4/30/2013) #digitalpreservation

Posted in Digital Curation News on April 30th, 2013 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

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Digital Assets Manager at Glasgow Caledonian University

Posted in Digital Library Jobs, Library IT Jobs on April 30th, 2013 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

Glasgow Caledonian University is recruiting a Digital Assets Manager.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

Library Services at Glasgow Caledonian University wishes to appoint a Digital Assets Manager. The role holder will have responsibility for the maintenance, development and promotion of GCUStore, our multimedia repository, and will assist in the work of the Digital Development and Information Literacy (DDIL) section. This will include assisting in the development and maintenance of a range of library IT systems including the library management and discovery systems, web 2.0, portal and social media technologies.

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"Twenty-Five Shades of Greycite: Semantics for Referencing and Preservation"

Posted in Digital Curation & Digital Preservation, Linking, Linked Data, and Semantic Web on April 30th, 2013 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

Phillip Lord and Lindsay Marshall have self-archived "Twenty-Five Shades of Greycite: Semantics for Referencing and Preservation" in arXiv.org .

Here's an excerpt:

Semantic publishing can enable richer documents with clearer, computationally interpretable properties. For this vision to become reality, however, authors must benefit from this process, so that they are incentivised to add these semantics. Moreover, the publication process that generates final content must allow and enable this semantic content. Here we focus on author-led or "grey" literature, which uses a convenient and simple publication pipeline. We describe how we have used metadata in articles to enable richer referencing of these articles and how we have customised the addition of these semantics to articles. Finally, we describe how we use the same semantics to aid in digital preservation and non-repudiability of research articles

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Systems/Web Services Librarian at Georgia Perimeter College Libraries

Posted in Library IT Jobs on April 30th, 2013 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

Georgia Perimeter College Libraries are recruiting a Systems/Web Services Librarian.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

The Systems/Web Services Librarian is responsible for maintenance, management, support and training for the Ex Libris Voyager integrated library system in a multi-campus and statewide consortial environment. Runs Voyager maintenance and statistical reports on a regular schedule. Administers and provides support for various library software products in use by public services and library technical services staff. Serves as webmaster for GPC libraries, and is responsible for leading efforts toward a unified web presence in a college-wide environment. May assist with e-resource functions as needed, and with special projects as assigned by the Director of Library Technical Services.

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"Science Europe Position Statement: Principles on the Transition to Open Access to Research Publications"

Posted in Digital Repositories, Grants, Open Access, Publishing, Scholarly Journals, Self-Archiving on April 30th, 2013 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

Science Europe has released "Science Europe Position Statement: Principles on the Transition to Open Access to Research Publications." Science Europe is an "association of 51 European national research organisations."

Here's an excerpt:

Therefore the Science Europe Member Organisations:

  • will continue to support any valid approaches to achieve Open Access, including those commonly referred to as the "green" and "gold" routes; . . . .
  • stress that research publications should either be published in an Open Access journal or be deposited as soon as possible in a repository, and made available in Open Access in all cases no later than six months following first publication. In Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, the delay may need to be longer than six months but must be no more than 12 months; . . .
  • require that funding of Open Access publication fees is part of a transparent cost structure, incorporating a clear picture of publishers' service costs;. . . .
  • stress that the hybrid model, as currently defined and implemented by publishers, is not a working and viable pathway to Open Access. Any model for transition to Open Access supported by Science Europe Member Organisations must prevent "double dipping" and increase cost transparency;

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DigitalCurationNews (4/29/2013) #digitalpreservation

Posted in Scholarly Communication on April 29th, 2013 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

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Current News: DigitalKoans Twitter Updates for 4/29/2013

Posted in Current News: DigitalKoans Twitter Updates on April 29th, 2013 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

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Systems Engineer, Library Technology at Harvard University Information Technology

Posted in Library IT Jobs on April 29th, 2013 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

Harvard University Information Technology is recruiting a Systems Engineer, Library Technology .

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

Harvard University IT Library Technology Services (LTS) is seeking an Applications Platform Analyst to build, manage, and maintain scalable and robust application server environments for central library systems used in the academic and research mission of the University. This position supports a variety of library services, including home-grown, third party vended and open source applications. . S/he integrates applications into existing infrastructure, troubleshoots and resolves technical issues and manages technical projects. The Library Systems Engineer works collaboratively with developers, systems librarians, vendors, systems administrators, and HUIT Infrastructure staff to build and maintain stable applications for the Harvard Library.

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Library Copyright Alliance Files Brief in Georgia State University E-Reserves Case

Posted in Copyright, Digital Copyright Wars, E-Reserves, Publishing, Research Libraries on April 29th, 2013 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

The Library Copyright Alliance has filed a brief in the Cambridge U. Press et al. v. Mark P. Becker et al. e-reserves copyright case that was prepared by the EFF and Jonathan Band.

Here's an excerpt from the EFF announcement:

In the amicus brief filed today, EFF urges the appeals court to see what the district court saw: the vast majority of uses at issue were protected fair uses. Moreover, as a practical matter, the licensing market the publishers say they want to create for e-reserves will never emerge—not least because libraries can't afford to participate in it. Even assuming that libraries could pay such fees, requiring this would thwart the purpose of copyright by undermining the overall market for scholarship. Given libraries' stagnant or shrinking budgets, any new spending for licenses must be reallocated from existing expenditures, and the most likely source of reallocated funds is the budget for collections. An excerpt license requirement thus will harm the market for new scholarly works, as the works assigned for student reading are likely to be more established pieces written by well-known academics. Libraries' total investment in scholarship will be the same but resources will be diverted away from new works to redundant payments for existing ones, in direct contradiction of copyright's purpose of "promot[ing] progress."

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Library Systems Administrator at Pratt Institute Libraries

Posted in Library IT Jobs on April 29th, 2013 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

Pratt Institute Libraries are recruiting a Library Systems Administrator.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

Under moderate supervision, with a high degree of independent judgment, implements and maintains systems and networks in support of Libraries' computer information systems, including the ILS and web services. Individual will be responsible for the development, design, installation, maintenance and coordination of computer-based systems within the libraries. Participates in technology planning which supports the mission and services of the Pratt Institute Libraries.

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The Web Archiving Life Cycle Model

Posted in Digital Curation & Digital Preservation, Reports and White Papers on April 29th, 2013 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

Archive-It has released the The Web Archiving Life Cycle Model.

Here's an excerpt:

In order to address the lack of best practices and to increase awareness of the importance of web archiving as fundamental to digital preservation, the Archive-It team developed the Web Archiving Life Cycle Model (WALCM). This model is based on the team's experiences as well as lessons learned from countless partner institutions, including in-depth case studies of six of those institutions. The WALCM is an attempt to represent common workflows and create a measurable model for organizations to reference in order to create or improve their web archiving programs.

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