Archive for June, 2013

DigitalKoans Posts Resume on 7/8/2013

Posted in Announcements on June 24th, 2013 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

DigitalKoans posts will resume on 7/8/2013.

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Digital Archivist at University of Colorado Boulder Libraries

Posted in Digital Library Jobs on June 24th, 2013 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

The University of Colorado Boulder Libraries are recruiting a Digital Archivist.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

This is a tenure-stream faculty position reporting to the Director of Archives & Special Collections (ASC). Duties for this critical position include leading efforts to preserve, describe, and provide access to born-digital archival and special collections materials; developing processes for archiving and preserving born-digital materials including email, Web sites, social media, and other digital primary materials acquired on a variety of current or legacy formats such as tape, floppy disks, hard drives, and mobile devices; acquiring and maintaining legacy hardware and software that may be necessary for providing access to digital materials; developing and documenting procedures (and building infrastructure) for the acquisition of born-digital collections and electronic records and for the routine migration of materials to maintain formatting compatibility with Libraries IT software and hardware; providing digital program development, guidance in best practices for data management, training and development for library personnel and campus departments as needed; and delivering born-digital content to external discovery and delivery mechanisms in collaboration with specialists in cataloging and metadata, information technology, and scholarly communications.

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Web Developer/Designer at Harvard Library

Posted in Library IT Jobs on June 24th, 2013 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

The Harvard Library is recruiting a Web Developer/Designer.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

The Web Developer/Designer serves as front end Drupal developer for Harvard Library web sites, electronic publications and designer for electronic resources and print materials. . . .

  • Plays key role in design, development, implementation and maintenance of new Library portal in Drupal 7.

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"Linking Information Seeking Patterns with Purpose, Use, Value, and Return on Investment of Academic Library Journals"

Posted in Publishing, Research Libraries, Scholarly Communication, Scholarly Journals on June 24th, 2013 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

Donald W. King and Carol Tenopir have published "Linking Information Seeking Patterns with Purpose, Use, Value, and Return on Investment of Academic Library Journals" in the latest issue of Evidence Based Library and Information Practice.

Here's an excerpt:

The emphasis of this paper is to demonstrate the relationship of how purposes of reading scholarly journals (e.g., research, teaching, current awareness, etc.) lead to the information seeking patterns used by them (e.g., how they identify articles that are read, where they obtain them, etc.), which dictates certain aspects of use (e.g., how much is read, age of articles read, format of the articles, etc.), which is related to the positive outcomes or value of reading (e.g., increased productivity, improved research or teaching, saving readers' time or money, etc.), which serves as return components of the ROI of academic library journal collections.

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Associate Director, Creation & Curation Services at Case Western Reserve University Kelvin Smith Library

Posted in Digital Library Jobs on June 24th, 2013 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

The Case Western Reserve University Kelvin Smith Library is recruiting an Associate Director, Creation & Curation Services.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

There are two teams for which ADCC has direct responsibility: 1) Digital Learning and Scholarship. As a highly technology-driven organization, the ADCC is the key strategic officer responsible for defining, driving and administering all technology-related programs and services of the Kelvin Smith Library (KSL). The associate director assesses the strategic IT trends and innovations that could impact library directions, develops innovative and cost-effective solutions, and administers a staff to implement the vision. The ADCC provides services appropriate to a library serving as a world-class academic research university, including: (a) the development of the Kelvin Smith Library's digital strategies; (b) management of the library's digital scholarly services (including the Freedman Center and the Statistics and GIS Data Center); (c) developing, implementing and managing reliable technologies systems and infrastructure (including the integrated library system, Digital Case, and locally-developed software); and, (d) the library website and other social media, and computer and networking hardware and software]. In addition, the ADCC serves as the primary KSL officer responsible for interaction and collaboration with University ITS on joint initiatives such as the visualization center, collaborative learning facilities, etc. In addition, work with other key university partners such as UCITE to develop innovative library solutions in the areas of teaching and research. 2) CWRU Scholarly Resources and Special Collections, including library special collections and university archives, and print and media preservation, digitization and curation services (e.g., research data management, repository services).

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"Data Management in Scholarly Journals and Possible Roles for Libraries—Some Insights from EDaWaX"

Posted in Digital Curation & Digital Preservation, Publishing, Scholarly Journals on June 24th, 2013 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

Sven Vlaeminck has published "Data Management in Scholarly Journals and Possible Roles for Libraries—Some Insights from EDaWaX" in the latest issue of LIBER Quarterly.

Here's an excerpt:

In this paper we summarize the findings of an empirical study conducted by the EDaWaX-Project. 141 economics journals were examined regarding the quality and extent of data availability policies that should support replications of published empirical results in economics. This paper suggests criteria for such policies that aim to facilitate replications. These criteria were also used for analysing the data availability policies we found in our sample and to identify best practices for data policies of scholarly journals in economics. In addition, we also evaluated the journals' data archives and checked the percentage of articles associated with research data. To conclude, an appraisal as to how scientific libraries might support the linkage of publications to underlying research data in cooperation with researchers, editors, publishers and data centres is presented.

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DigitalCurationNews (6/21/2013) #digitalpreservation

Posted in Digital Curation News on June 21st, 2013 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

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Current News: DigitalKoans Twitter Updates for 6/21/2013

Posted in Current News: DigitalKoans Twitter Updates on June 21st, 2013 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

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National Parks Metadata Specialist at Clemson University Libraries

Posted in Digital Library Jobs on June 21st, 2013 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

Clemson University Libraries are recruiting a National Parks Metadata Specialist.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

Responsible for creation, analysis, and workflow management of metadata and data structures for unique materials digitized through the Open Parks Network (OPN), a large-scale project funded through an IMLS National Leadership Grant. . .

This is a full-time, temporary 2-year appointment.

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"Linking Things on the Web: A Pragmatic Examination of Linked Data for Libraries, Archives and Museums"

Posted in Linking, Linked Data, and Semantic Web on June 21st, 2013 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

Ed Summers and Dorothea Salo have self-archived "Linking Things on the Web: A Pragmatic Examination of Linked Data for Libraries, Archives and Museums" in arXiv.org.

Here's an excerpt:

The Web publishing paradigm of Linked Data has been gaining traction in the cultural heritage sector: libraries, archives and museums. At first glance, the principles of Linked Data seem simple enough. However experienced Web developers, designers and architects who attempt to put these ideas into practice often find themselves having to digest and understand debates about Web architecture, the semantic web, artificial intelligence and the philosophical nature of identity. In this paper I will discuss some of the reasons why Linked Data is of interest to the cultural heritage community, what some of the pain points are for deploying it, and characterize some pragmatic ways for cultural heritage organizations to realize the goals of Linked Data with examples from the Web we have today.

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Metadata Librarian for Continuing Resources, Scholarship and Data at Rutgers University Libraries

Posted in Digital Library Jobs on June 21st, 2013 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

Rutgers University Libraries are recruiting a Metadata Librarian for Continuing Resources, Scholarship and Data.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

The individual will provide leadership, management, and strategic planning for bibliographic access to print and electronic continuing resources, scholarly papers and presentations, and research data in all formats, ensuring effective and accurate access to these resources in the library's catalog, institutional repository and forthcoming webscale discovery layer environments. This position will provide metadata for resources in the scholarly information cycle, from research data to scholarly articles and published journals

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"Competencies Required for Digital Curation: An Analysis of Job Advertisements"

Posted in Data Curation, Open Data, and Research Data Management on June 21st, 2013 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

Jeonghyun Kim, Edward Warga, and William Moen have published "Competencies Required for Digital Curation: An Analysis of Job Advertisements" in the latest issue of the International Journal of Digital Curation.

Here's an excerpt:

With digital curation's increasingly important role in the fast-paced and data-intensive information environment, there is a need to identify a set of competencies for professionals in this growing field. As part of a curriculum development project funded by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services, a total of 173 job advertisements posted between October 2011 and April 2012 were collected from various sources to take into account varying types of professionals in the field of digital curation across North America. Position title, institution types and location, educational background, experience, knowledge and skills, and duties were examined and analyzed. The results of the analysis show that digital curation jobs are characterized by a complex interplay of various skills and knowledge. The findings of this study present emerging requirements for a qualified workforce in the field of digital curation.

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