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Current News: DigitalKoans Twitter Updates for 4/15/2013

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Posted in Digital Curation News on April 15th, 2013 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

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Perception Analysis of Scholarly E-Books in the Humanities at the Collegiate Level

Posted in Digital Humanities, E-Books, Publishing, Reports and White Papers, Research Libraries, Scholarly Books on April 15th, 2013 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

ACLS Humanities E-Book has released Perception Analysis of Scholarly E-Books in the Humanities at the Collegiate Level.

Here's an excerpt:

At present, there is significant market confusion regarding e-book selections in the academic marketplace, particularly in the humanities. University acquisition librarians, unsure of what the offerings actually are, have found themselves unsure of where to allocate funds, which has resulted in the postponement of e-book purchases. This paper provides a current assessment of the status of e-book offerings in the humanities.

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Head of Systems at New York Society Library

Posted in Library IT Jobs on April 15th, 2013 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

The New York Society Library is recruiting a Head of Systems.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

Responsibilities include network management; planning, implementation, training, and troubleshooting library technologies; participation in the management of the Library's web, social networking, and digitization initiatives; and routine security and hardware maintenance. The Head of Systems supervises a department of two part-time assistants.

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ACRL Makes Entire College & Research Libraries Archive Freely Available

Posted in ALA, Open Access, Publishing, Scholarly Journals on April 15th, 2013 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

ACRL has made the entire College & Research Libraries archive freely available.

Here's an excerpt from the announcement:

"Digitizing the archives of the premier research journal for academic librarianship provides a tremendous new asset for our profession," said ACRL President Steven J. Bell of Temple University. "Creating and sharing this rich resource demonstrates ACRL's ongoing commitment to promote and deliver on the promise of open access. It is a treasure trove of content where the academic librarians of today and tomorrow will delve into our history, understand how we evolved and make new discoveries that could stimulate groundbreaking research and innovation of real benefit to academic librarianship."

C&RL archival contents from 1939 through 1996 were digitized through the generous volunteer efforts of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Library. The library's Digital Content Creation department performed scanning and metadata creation for the approximately 340 back file issues of the journal in 2011 and 2012. The digitized files were added to the journal's online presence with the financial assistance of the ACRL Friends Fund.

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Systems & Discovery Librarian at Hampshire College Library Center

Posted in Library IT Jobs on April 15th, 2013 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

The Hampshire College Library Center is recruiting a Systems & Discovery Librarian.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

Reporting to the Director of the Library in a collaborative team environment, the Systems & Discovery Librarian will design, implement, and assess (metadata-reliant) processes and other knowledge discovery strategies to enable access to research resources in all formats. Leads library-wide efforts to optimize a suite of discovery and retrieval systems designed to help users access collections; leveraging relevant technologies to provide user-centric services for information access and discovery in digital and physical realm.

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"Academic Librarians and Research Data Services: Preparation and Attitudes"

Posted in Data Curation, Open Data, and Research Data Management, Digital Curation & Digital Preservation, Research Libraries on April 15th, 2013 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

Carol Tenopir, Robert J. Sandusky, Suzie Allard, and Ben Birch have published "Academic Librarians and Research Data Services: Preparation and Attitudes" in the latest issue of IFLA Journal.

Here's an excerpt:

Research funding bodies recognize the importance of infrastructure and services to organize and preserve research data, and academic research libraries have been identified as locations in which to base these research data services (RDS). Research data services include data management planning, digital curation (selection, preservation, maintenance, and archiving), and metadata creation and conversion. We report the results of an empirical investigation into the RDS practices of librarians in US and Canadian academic research libraries, establishing a baseline of the engagement of librarians at this early stage of widespread service development. Specifically, this paper examines the opinions of the surveyed librarians regarding their preparedness to provide RDS (background, skills, and education), their attitudes regarding the importance of RDS for their libraries and institutions, and the factors that contribute to or inhibit librarian engagement in RDS.

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Current News: DigitalKoans Twitter Updates for 4/12/2013

Posted in Current News: DigitalKoans Twitter Updates on April 12th, 2013 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

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Current News: DigitalCurationNews Twitter Updates for 4/12/2013 #digitalpreservation

Posted in Digital Curation News on April 12th, 2013 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

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Digital Archivist/Records Manager at University of Cincinnati Libraries

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

The University of Cincinnati Libraries are recruiting a Digital Archivist/Records Manager.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

Full-time tenure-track faculty appointment responsible for developing and implementing digital workflow including, but not limited to, born-digital archives, the digitization of existing hard copy materials, and the digital preservation of established electronic records. Also responsible for implementation and management of the University of Cincinnati Records Management Program. Coordinates and provides technological support for ARB staff including the ARB website.

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"Keeping Up With…Digital Humanities"

Posted in Digital Humanities on April 12th, 2013 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

ACRL has released "Keeping Up With…Digital Humanities"

Here's an excerpt:

Digital Humanities is not limited to any one field—it is highly collaborative, and draws contributors from many backgrounds—but it does have a solid base in academia. In recent years, related initiatives have emerged at universities (and elsewhere) worldwide. For academic librarians, the increasing prominence of Digital Humanities, its ongoing debates and the issues and opportunities associated with bringing it into the library, are worth noting. In this issue of Keeping Up With… we address some of the most significant "need-to-know" issues for academic librarians interested in Digital Humanities.

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Current News: DigitalCurationNews Twitter Updates for 4/11/2013

Posted in Digital Curation News on April 11th, 2013 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

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Current News: DigitalKoans Twitter Updates for 4/11/2013

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"Drowning in Research Data: Addressing Data Management Literacy of Graduate Students"

Posted in Data Curation, Open Data, and Research Data Management, Digital Curation & Digital Preservation on April 11th, 2013 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

ACRL has released "Drowning in Research Data: Addressing Data Management Literacy of Graduate Students" as part of the ACRL 2013 Proceedings..

Here's an excerpt:

In this paper we will discuss findings from our research study of social sciences and science graduate students' levels of research data management literacy, which include attitudes and behaviours, and formal and informal education experiences. Using an online survey of Canadian graduate students in the social sciences and science, we were able to reach a large number of students across the country and to gather sufficient responses to allow us to offer some insights on the overall graduate student research data management landscape.

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"Evaluating PREMIS in an Academic Research Library"

Posted in Digital Curation & Digital Preservation, Metadata on April 11th, 2013 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

ACRL has released "Evaluating PREMIS in an Academic Research Library" as part of the ACRL 2013 Proceedings.

Here's an excerpt:

This paper provides a survey of the collections at the UVa Library, a review of the PREMIS metadata standard, and an overview of the task force's findings related to evaluation of the standard and recommendations for PREMIS implementation at the UVa Library. The authors hope that by providing this example of one library's attempt to adopt PREMIS, other libraries can plan their own evaluation and implementation.

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"Keep the Change: Clusters of Faculty Opinion on Open Access"

Posted in Open Access on April 11th, 2013 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

ACRL has released "Keep the Change: Clusters of Faculty Opinion on Open Access" as part of the ACRL 2013 Proceedings.

Here's an excerpt:

In this Q study, factor analysis revealed three distinct factors that outlined clusters of faculty opinions about open access. The authors described these factors as "Evangelists," "Pragmatists," and"Traditionalists." Each of these factors represents a group of faculty on Miami University's Oxford campus who hold specific attitudes and opinions regarding open access. Implications for future library initiatives implementing open access programs, services, and policies are discussed, as are directions for additional research.

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