Archive for April, 2013

Current News: DigitalKoans Twitter Updates for 4/26/2013

Posted in Scholarly Communication on April 26th, 2013 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

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DigitalCurationNews (4/26/2013) #digitalpreservation

Posted in Digital Curation News on April 26th, 2013 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

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Digital Collections Librarian at James Madison University Libraries & Educational Technologies

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

The James Madison University Libraries & Educational Technologies are recruiting a Digital Collections Librarian.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

The Digital Collections Librarian manages JMU Libraries' locally created digital materials, taking a lead role in the creation, maintenance and stewardship of digital collections, including the digitization of special collections. This position provides strategies for effective management and preservation of library digital assets, informs conversations on scholarly communications and advises students and faculty on best practices for preserving scholarship and digital projects. The Digital Collections Librarian also collaborates with other units in L&ET to plan and implement systems related to digital collections, including repositories and digital asset management systems.

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"Designing the W3C Open Annotation Data Model"

Posted in Linking, Linked Data, and Semantic Web, Scholarly Communication on April 26th, 2013 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

Robert Sanderson, Paolo Ciccarese, and Herbert Van de Sompel have self-archived "Designing the W3C Open Annotation Data Model" in arXiv.org.

Here's an excerpt:

The Open Annotation Core Data Model specifies an interoperable framework for creating associations between related resources, called annotations, using a methodology that conforms to the Architecture of the World Wide Web. Open Annotations can easily be shared between platforms, with sufficient richness of expression to satisfy complex requirements while remaining simple enough to also allow for the most common use cases, such as attaching a piece of text to a single web resource. This paper presents the W3C Open Annotation Community Group specification and the rationale behind the scoping and technical decisions that were made. It also motivates interoperable Annotations via use cases, and provides a brief analysis of the advantages over previous specifications.

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Associate University Librarian, Information Resources and Scholarly Communication at Wilfrid Laurier University Library

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

The Wilfrid Laurier University Library is recruiting an Associate University Librarian, Information Resources and Scholarly Communication.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

Reporting to the University Librarian, the Associate University Librarian for Information Resources and Scholarly Communication (AUL IRSC) works closely with other members of the Library Executive team to advance the strategic agenda of the Library and foster a culture of collaboration and communication. Integral to the success of the transformational change process, the AUL IRSC will be a champion and leader in articulating and implementing a vision for the 21st century Library. The AUL IRSC provides library-wide leadership, management, policy and planning responsibility in the areas of Information Resources, Metadata Initiatives, Scholarly Communication, Data and Government Information and Assessment and Evaluation, with an emphasis in advancing digital initiatives and services.

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"The Winds of Change: Periodicals Price Survey 2013"

Posted in Libraries, Publishing, Research Libraries, Scholarly Journals on April 26th, 2013 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

Stephen Bosch and Kittie Henderson have published "The Winds of Change: Periodicals Price Survey 2013" in Library Journal.

Here's an excerpt:

This year, the serials pricing data indicates that prices are increasing at about the same rate as last year. Increases seemed to have plateaued at about 6% for 2013. Data from the merged ISI indexes shows a 6% increase for 2013, unchanged from 2012. EBSCO's MasterFILE Premier and Academic Search Premier show similar results: average prices for titles in MSP increased 5% for 2013, while average prices for titles in ASP increased 6% in 2013, the same increase as for 2012. The Consumer Price Index (CPI), on the other hand, advanced 1.7% for 2012, which means serials inflation continues to far exceed general inflationary pressures and library budget adjustments.

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Current News: DigitalKoans Twitter Updates for 4/25/2013

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

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DigitalCurationNews (4/25/2013) #digitalpreservation

Posted in Digital Curation News on April 25th, 2013 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

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Web Services Librarian at Sonoma State University Library

Posted in Library IT Jobs on April 25th, 2013 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

The Sonoma State University Library is are recruiting a Web Services Librarian.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

The Web Services Librarian takes a leadership role in the vision, design, and management of an evolving library web presence to meet the needs of the students, faculty, and staff of the University. The successful candidate will be responsible for ongoing analysis of the web architecture, improving the user experience, and creating a holistic design to streamline access to services and resources.

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"House of Commons Oral Evidence Taken before the Business, Innovation And Skills Committee Open Access"

Posted in Open Access, Publishing, Scholarly Communication, Scholarly Journals, Self-Archiving on April 25th, 2013 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

The UK Parliament has released an uncorrected transcript of "House of Commons Oral Evidence Taken before the Business, Innovation And Skills Committee Open Access."

Here's an excerpt (below comments by Alicia Wise, Director of Universal Access, Reed Elsevier):

With the Government's policy that we are all implementing, we will see an increase in the amount of hybrid open-access publishing done at scale. For the open-access components of that hybrid publishing, it is clear that the costs are sustainable through the article-publishing charges. For the subscription part of those titles, the costs continue to need to be covered through the subscription model. If the content is freely available too quickly, there will be no need for libraries to continue to pay those subscription costs. While we have not seen clear evidence of an undermining or cancellation of subscriptions at this point, there is evidence, such as that Audrey referred to, that librarians are watching this space very closely and are very mindful of it. We have also seen that where content is deposited at scale, there can be an erosion of transactional revenues-the pay-per-view business model. Those are very modest components of most of our revenue streams, but again it is a potential early-warning sign.

See also the video of the session.

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Assistant University Librarian for Technology Services at University of Georgia Libraries

Posted in Digital Library Jobs, Library IT Jobs on April 25th, 2013 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

The University of Georgia Libraries are recruiting an Assistant University Librarian.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

The University of Georgia Libraries seeks a forward-thinking, results-oriented leader for the position of Assistant University Librarian (AUL) for Technology Services to help refine and implement the information technology vision of the UGA Libraries and the statewide GALILEO virtual library. The AUL serves as a part of the senior library management team. Reporting to the University Librarian and Associate Provost, the AUL administers and coordinates IT support services for the University of Georgia Libraries. The AUL also supervises the staff at the UGA Libraries who support GALILEO (Georgia's statewide virtual library) and GIL (the University System of Georgia's (USG) library management system) and coordinates their activities with the Executive Director for Library Services of the Board of Regents (BOR), USG. The AUL represents the UGA Libraries with campus Enterprise Information Technology Services (EITS), BOR Library Services, technology vendors, and at state and national library arenas focused on technology.

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House Judiciary Committee Chairman Announces Comprehensive Review of Copyright Law

Posted in Copyright, Digital Copyright Wars on April 25th, 2013 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte has announced that his committee will undertake a comprehensive review of copyright law.

Here's an excerpt from the announcement:

There is little doubt that our copyright system faces new challenges today. The Internet has enabled copyright owners to make available their works to consumers around the world, but has also enabled others to do so without any compensation for copyright owners. Efforts to digitize our history so that all have access to it face questions about copyright ownership by those who are hard, if not impossible, to locate. There are concerns about statutory license and damage mechanisms. Federal judges are forced to make decisions using laws that are difficult to apply today. Even the Copyright Office itself faces challenges in meeting the growing needs of its customers—the American public.

So it is my belief that a wide review of our nation's copyright laws and related enforcement mechanisms is timely. I am announcing today that the House Judiciary Committee will hold a comprehensive series of hearings on U.S. copyright law in the months ahead. The goal of these hearings will be to determine whether the laws are still working in the digital age. I welcome all interested parties to submit their views and concerns to the Committee.

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