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Current News: DigitalKoans Twitter Updates for 4/18/2013

Posted in Current News: DigitalKoans Twitter Updates on April 18th, 2013 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

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Rare Books, Manuscripts and Digital Projects Librarian at Colgate University Libraries

Posted in Digital Library Jobs on April 18th, 2013 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

Colgate University Libraries are recruiting a Rare Books, Manuscripts and Digital Projects Librarian.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

The individual in this position manages rare books, manuscripts, and other non-University Archives materials in the Special Collections and University Archives, including their development, organization, description, accessibility, digitization, preservation, promotion and assessment. S/he engages in educational planning and instruction, reinforcing the significance of primary source materials as curricular resources, and explores the use of technology to advance teaching, learning and research with special collections materials. S/he manages the Libraries' major digital projects involving Special Collections materials (student newspaper, yearbooks, alumni magazine, course catalogs, etc.) including digital outsourcing, quality control, preservation, and storage and creates and describes resources digitized locally.

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"Private But Eventually Public: Why Copyright in Unpublished Works Matters in the Digital Age"

Posted in Copyright, Digital Curation & Digital Preservation, Privacy on April 18th, 2013 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

Damien McCallig has published "Private But Eventually Public: Why Copyright in Unpublished Works Matters in the Digital Age" in the latest issue of SCRIPTed.

Here's an excerpt:

Digital life is no longer only concerned with online communication between living individuals; it now encompasses post-death phenomena of inheritance, legacy, mourning and further uses of our digital remains. Scholars and practitioners seeking an appropriate legal theory to claim, control and recover the digital remains of the dead and protect post-mortem privacy interests have identified copyright as a possible surrogate.

This article explores the links between copyright and privacy in unpublished works. It charts the historical development of perpetual copyright protection in unpublished works, reviews the reasons why perpetual protection for unpublished works has been abolished and analyses some of the privacy impacts of these changes. It argues that without perpetual copyright protection and the surrogate privacy protections in unpublished works, the fear that one's digital remains will eventually be opened to societal scrutiny may lead to the fettering of personal and private communication, while alive, and may promote the deletion of one's digital remains in contemplation of death.

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Digital Archivist at the Princeton University Library

Posted in Digital Library Jobs on April 18th, 2013 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

The Princeton University Library is recruiting a Digital Archivist.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

The Digital Archivist will be integrated into the functions of the Library and the Mudd Library Technical Services Unit. The position will participate in the archival processing, accessioning, and reference programs of the Mudd Manuscript Library and contribute to work relating to development and evaluation of infrastructure for digital archives, access systems and tools, digitization, and related technical issues. This position also works with a variety of stakeholders, including archivists and librarians, developers, IT staff, and donors, and will supervise the work of student assistants.

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"Workflow Tools for Digital Curation"

Posted in Digital Curation & Digital Preservation, Metadata on April 18th, 2013 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

Andrew James Weidner and Daniel Gelaw Alemneh have published "Workflow Tools for Digital Curation" in the latest issue of the Code4Lib Journal.

Here's an excerpt:

Maintaining usable and sustainable digital collections requires a complex set of actions that address the many challenges at various stages of the digital object lifecycle. Digital curation activities enhance access and retrieval, maintain quality, add value, and facilitate use and re-use over time. Digital resource lifecycle management is becoming an increasingly important topic as digital curators actively explore software tools that perform metadata curation and file management tasks. Accordingly, the University of North Texas (UNT) Libraries develop tools and workflows that streamline production and quality assurance activities. This article demonstrates two open source software tools, AutoHotkey and Selenium IDE, which the UNT Digital Libraries Division has adopted for use during the pre-ingest and post-ingest stages of the digital resource lifecycle.

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Current News: DigitalCurationNews Twitter Updates for 4/17/2013

Posted in Digital Curation News on April 17th, 2013 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

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Current News: DigitalKoans Twitter Updates for 4/17/2013

Posted in Current News: DigitalKoans Twitter Updates on April 17th, 2013 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

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Systems Integration & Data Analysis Librarian at Washington Research Library Consortium

Posted in Library IT Jobs on April 17th, 2013 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

The Washington Research Library Consortium is recruiting a Systems Integration & Data Analysis Librarian.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

The Systems Integration & Data Services Librarian enables success among the nine partner university libraries in the Washington Research Library Consortium (WRLC) by providing innovative, proactive and responsive support for the partner's resource management and discovery applications; by creating, extracting, managing and analyzing the data and metadata of the nine partner libraries; and by developing tools that integrate online resources and locally developed or third party applications.

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Video of Herbert Van de Sompel’s "From the Version of Record to a Version of the Record" Speech

Posted in Digital Curation & Digital Preservation on April 17th, 2013 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

CNI has released a video of Herbert Van de Sompel's plenary session "From the Version of Record to a Version of the Record" at the CNI Spring 2013 Membership Meeting.

Here's an excerpt from the announcement:

The atomic and static PDF files of the early ejournals days are rapidly being replaced by bundles of dynamic and interdependent resources that are distributed across the Web. These changes present technical challenges regarding information interoperability and long-term preservation, but they also yield broader challenges related to stewardship, access, the delineation of the scholarly record, and the very notion of the version of record. In the same time frame, both the Web and our understanding of its architecture have evolved, which has motivated recent information interoperability efforts—OAI Object Reuse and Exchange, Memento, and ResourceSync—to look at technical challenges from a Web-centric, instead of a repository-centric, perspective, possibly marking a trend to fully embrace the Web as infrastructure for scholarly communication.

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Academic Web Developer at Yale University

Posted in Library IT Jobs on April 17th, 2013 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

Yale University is recruiting an Academic Web Developer.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

The Academic Web Developer will work as part of a team of developers and designers with a strong reputation for producing leading edge platforms, websites, and software for digital scholarly projects. This position works collegially and collaboratively with Yale faculty, other staff within ITS, the Yale University Library, the Yale Digital Collections Center, and the Yale Teaching Center.

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Article-Level Metrics—A SPARC Primer

Posted in Publishing, Scholarly Communication, Scholarly Journals, Scholarly Metrics on April 17th, 2013 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

SPARC has released Article-Level Metrics—A SPARC Primer.

Here's an excerpt:

Article-Level Metrics (ALMs) are rapidly emerging as important tools to quantify how individual articles are being discussed, shared, and used. ALMs can be employed in conjunction with existing metrics, which have traditionally focused on the long-term impact of a collection of articles (i.e., a journal) based on the number of citations generated. This primer is designed to give campus leaders and other interested parties an overview of what ALMs are, why they matter, how they complement established utilities, and how they can be used in the tenure and promotion process.

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Current News: DigitalKoans Twitter Updates for 4/16/2013

Posted in Current News: DigitalKoans Twitter Updates on April 16th, 2013 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

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