Archive for May, 2013

Web Developer/Programmer at Central Michigan University Libraries

Posted in Library IT Jobs on May 7th, 2013 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

Central Michigan University Libraries are recruiting a Web Developer/Programmer.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

Primarily responsible for web programming and technical support of advanced web services and web applications for the Central Michigan University Libraries. Provides support to the Libraries' staff to develop, test, and support web-based applications. Researches and works collaboratively on the implementation of major web projects across multiple units in the Libraries. Works with Libraries' staff developing project parameters and requirements as required. Participates in the design, implementation and maintenance of systems best suited to the operational needs of the Libraries. Exercises supervision over employees or student employees as assigned.

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University of Michigan Press Launches Maize Books, a Nontraditional Press with an Open Access Option

Posted in Open Access, Publishing, Scholarly Books, University Presses on May 7th, 2013 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

The University of Michigan Press has launched Maize Books, which will offer an open access publishing option.

Here's an excerpt from the announcement:

The University of Michigan Press, a unit of Michigan Publishing, is committed to producing and disseminating high-quality scholarship. As part of that commitment, we're proud to announce Maize Books, a new Michigan Publishing imprint. This imprint represents a lean, responsive model for publishing scholarly and creative works. We understand that scholarship can take many forms, and that traditional academic publishers arena't always interested in items that don't fit the typical categories of a "monograph" or a "journal article." . . .

The University of Michigan Press has the tools and the expertise to help you distribute your scholarship, regardless of its form, and we offer methods to make your work discoverable, accessible, and preservable for the long term. In keeping with our mission to explore new forms of scholarly publishing, Maize Books titles will be evaluated by the acquiring editors and Editorial Director of the University of Michigan Press. They will undergo peer review when desirable, including experimental forms of peer review designed to suit the requirements of individual publications.

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DigitalCurationNews (5/6/2013) #digitalpreservation

Posted in Digital Curation News on May 6th, 2013 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

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Current News: DigitalKoans Twitter Updates for 5/6/2013

Posted in Current News: DigitalKoans Twitter Updates on May 6th, 2013 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

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Emerging Technologies & Institutional Repository Librarian at Nova Southeastern University Law Library and Technology Center

Posted in Library IT Jobs on May 6th, 2013 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

The Nova Southeastern University Law Library and Technology Center is recruiting an Emerging Technologies & Institutional Repository Librarian.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

Develops and maintains access to law library digital resources; supports law faculty and students' effective use of technology to enhance learning; performs legal research at the reference desk and in other settings to assist law faculty and students curricular and scholarly needs.

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"The Role of the Library in the Research Enterprise"

Posted in Cyberinfrastructure/E-Science, Data Curation, Open Data, and Research Data Management, Digital Curation & Digital Preservation, Research Libraries on May 6th, 2013 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

Christopher J. Shaffer has published "The Role of the Library in the Research Enterprise" in the latest issue of the Journal of eScience Librarianship.

Here's an excerpt:

Libraries have provided services to researchers for many years. Changes in technology and new publishing models provide opportunities for libraries to be more involved in the research enterprise. Within this article, the author reviews traditional library services, briefly describes the eScience and publishing landscape as it relates to libraries, and explores possible library programs in support of research. Many of the new opportunities require new partnerships, both within the institution and externally.

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Web Applications Developer at University of New Hampshire Library

Posted in Library IT Jobs on May 6th, 2013 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

The University of New Hampshire Library is recruiting a Web Applications Developer.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

The Web Applications Developer will be responsible for writing back-end code to support new web applications and search services for end users and Library staff under the direction of the Systems Librarian. Responsibilities include all aspects of web application development, including defining requirements, writing code, testing, deployment, maintenance, and security for Scholarly Communication and for other web-based applications used by the Library and its users; auditing existing Library code for adherence to University IT security policy; providing end user and Library staff technical support as part of a customer-service-oriented team.

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Copyright in the Digital Era: Building Evidence for Policy

Posted in Copyright on May 6th, 2013 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

The National Academies Press has released Copyright in the Digital Era: Building Evidence for Policy.

Here's an excerpt from the announcement:

The report describes a wide range of questions that are ripe for analysis: how incentives of creators, distributors and users are changing, what are the enablers of and impediments to voluntary licensing, what are the costs and effectiveness of copyright enforcement methods, and what are the costs and benefits of copyright exceptions and limitations. Answers to these questions will help inform decisions about copyright scope and duration, more effective licensing arrangements and enforcement mechanisms, and appropriate safe harbors and fair use exceptions.

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Digital Curation Bibliography Paperback Now Costs Less Than a McDonald’s Happy Meal

Posted in Digital Scholarship Publications on May 6th, 2013 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

Digital Scholarship's paperbacks have always been inexpensive because the primary goal was to make printed copies of digital books available to libraries and individuals who wanted them in this format rather than to generate profit. Now, Digital Scholarship's paperback prices have been dropped to the minimum allowed. Here are the new prices of the books that are still available in paperback format:

They are all available with free shipping for Amazon Prime members.

The following books are no longer available in paperback:

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Current News: DigitalKoans Twitter Updates for 5/3/2013

Posted in Current News: DigitalKoans Twitter Updates on May 3rd, 2013 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

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BL Labs Technical Lead at British Library

Posted in Digital Library Jobs on May 3rd, 2013 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

The British Library is recruiting a BL Labs Technical Lead.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

Fixed term contract—duration 18 months

The Digital Scholarship Team is looking for a talented, communicative, technical, problem solving expert to work on a new project, British Library Labs. The project's focus is about encouraging researchers and developers to carry out innovative research and development at 'scale' on the incredible range of digital collections the British Library has. The British Library Labs project will help the Library advance digital scholarship and deepen its understanding of the needs of scholars in working directly with its digital collections, tools and services.

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Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health Adopts Open Access Policy

Posted in Open Access, Publishing, Scholarly Journals, Self-Archiving on May 3rd, 2013 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

The Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health has adopted an open access policy.

Here's an excerpt from the announcement:

In accordance with their open access resolution, Mailman School researchers commit to having their published scholarly articles included in Columbia's digital repository, Academic Commons, where content is freely available to the public, or in another repository, such as the National Institutes of Health's PubMed Central, that makes the research publicly available. . . .

The resolution covers all scholarly journal articles as of May 1. There is an opt-out feature built into the resolution, permitting the researcher to request that an article that appears in a journal that insists on exclusivity not have that piece included in the repository.

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State of the Art Report on Damage Prevention and Repair of Digital AV Media

Posted in Digital Curation & Digital Preservation, Digital Media on May 3rd, 2013 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

The DAVID consortium has released State of the Art Report on Damage Prevention and Repair of Digital AV Media.

Here's an excerpt:

This report contains information on the state of the art in digital damage prevention and repair of audio-visual media. It has been compiled in course of the project definition of DAVID. The DAVID project addresses specific research questions for preservation and restoration of audio-visual media. An overview on the projects rationale is presented in section 2, details on the continuing project can be found at www.david-preservation.eu.

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"Hot Times for Open Access"

Posted in Open Access, Publishing, Scholarly Journals, Self-Archiving on May 3rd, 2013 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

Walt Crawford has published "Hot Times for Open Access" in the latest issue of Cites & Insights: Crawford at Large.

Here's an excerpt:

These are hot times for open access. Maybe not a tipping point, certainly not where everything will be in a couple of years, but more action—and even more progress—than I'd seen in a while.

What we have here is a hybrid: part catching up with three vibrant months in the development of OA, part supplemental material for my OA precon-ference in Vancouver, Washington. This issue ap-pears slightly after that preconference—but attendees got early access to it. That hybrid nature may affect the organization, always sketchy in any case. It also means a few things are noted that wouldn't qualify as new material.

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Current News: DigitalKoans Twitter Updates for 5/2/2013

Posted in Current News: DigitalKoans Twitter Updates on May 2nd, 2013 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

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DigitalCurationNews (5/2/2013) #digitalpreservation

Posted in Digital Curation News on May 2nd, 2013 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

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