Archive for June, 2013

Associate Systems Engineer at Columbia University Libraries/Information Services

Posted in Library IT Jobs on June 14th, 2013 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

Columbia University Libraries/Information Services are recruiting an Associate Systems Engineer.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

The incumbent assists in deploying Unix server and storage systems, performs maintenance and applies security updates, documents and provides support for Library/Information Services projects and services, and collaborates on projects with other departments as needed. Reporting to the Senior Systems Engineer, responsibilities include:

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"The HathiTrust Case and Appeal: A Policy Brief"

Posted in Copyright, Digital Copyright Wars, Mass Digitizaton, Publishing on June 14th, 2013 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

The EDUCAUSE Policy Office has released "The HathiTrust Case and Appeal: A Policy Brief."

Here's an excerpt:

On October 10, 2012, Judge Harold Baer of the U.S. District Court in New York ruled in favor of the HathiTrust Digital Library (HDL) and its university partners in a copyright infringement suit brought by the Authors Guild (AG) and other groups. This policy brief outlines why this decision was important for higher education, what impact the February 2013 appeal might have, and next steps.

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Database/Web Developer at University of Colorado Libraries

Posted in Library IT Jobs on June 14th, 2013 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

The University of Colorado Libraries recruiting a Database/Web Developer.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

Are you looking for an exciting opportunity to get in on website migration to Drupal from the ground floor? The University Libraries is planning a complete overhaul of our information architecture in conjunction with such a migration and this position will play a leadership role in planning the architecture and migration as well as working with content authors to streamline and migrate our content-rich website.

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G8 Science Ministers Issue Statement Supporting Open Access

Posted in Open Access, Open Science, Publishing, Scholarly Journals on June 14th, 2013 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

The G8 science ministers have issued a statement that includes sections supporting open access.

Here's an excerpt:

Open enquiry is at the heart of scientific endeavour, and rapid technological change has profound implications for the way that science is both conducted and its results communicated. It can provide society with the necessary information to solve global challenges. We are committed to openness in scientific research data to speed up the progress of scientific discovery, create innovation, ensure that the results of scientific research are as widely available as practical, enable transparency in science and engage the public in the scientific process. We have decided to support the set of principles for open scientific research data outlined below as a basis for further discussions.

i. To the greatest extent and with the fewest constraints possible publicly funded scientific research data should be open, while at the same time respecting concerns in relation to privacy, safety, security and commercial interests, whilst acknowledging the legitimate concerns of private partners.

ii. Open scientific research data should be easily discoverable, accessible, assessable, intelligible, useable, and wherever possible interoperable to specific quality standards.

iii. To maximise the value that can be realised from data, the mechanisms for delivering open scientific research data should be efficient and cost effective, and consistent with the potential benefits.

iv. To ensure successful adoption by scientific communities, open scientific research data principles will need to be underpinned by an appropriate policy environment, including recognition of researchers fulfilling these principles, and appropriate digital infrastructure.

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Current News: DigitalKoans Twitter Updates for 6/13/2013

Posted in Current News: DigitalKoans Twitter Updates on June 13th, 2013 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

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Posted in Digital Curation News on June 13th, 2013 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

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Digital Initiatives Librarian at William & Anita Newman Library of Baruch College

Posted in Digital Library Jobs on June 13th, 2013 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

The William & Anita Newman Library of Baruch College is recruiting a Digital Initiatives Librarian.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

The successful candidate will lead the creation, maintenance, and stewardship of digital collections, including the digitization of special collections and other library materials and the implementation and maintenance of discovery tools related to these initiatives. The successful candidate will be responsible for recommending policies and best practices to assure access to the digital collections. Additionally s/he will work with the collection curators to select collections to be digitized; manage the content creation process and acquisition of born digital collections; in conjunction with IT staff, assure adequate storage for the digital collections and implementation of back-up strategies; identify potential third party services and work with the organization and the department in implementing vendor services; create and update project documentation; promote and market the digital collections program; and assist in evaluation of the program. S/he will hire, train, and manage digital collections staff including digital technicians.

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2013 NDSA Innovation Award Winners

Posted in Data Curation, Open Data, and Research Data Management, Digital Curation & Digital Preservation on June 13th, 2013 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

The National Digital Stewardship Alliance Innovation Working Group has announced the 2013 NDSA Innovation Award winners.

Here's an excerpt:

Please join us in congratulating the 2013 Innovation Award winners:

Future Steward: Martin Gengenbach, Gates Archive. Martin is recognized for his work documenting digital forensics tools and workflows, especially his paper,"The Way We Do it Here: Mapping Digital Forensics Workflows in Collecting Institutions" and his work cataloging the DFXML schema.

Individual: Kim Schroeder, Wayne State University. Kim is recognized for her work as a mentor to future digital stewards in her role as a lecturer in Digital Preservation at Wayne State University, where she helped establish the first NDSA Student Group, supported the student-lead colloquium on digital preservation, and worked to facilitate collaboration between students in digital stewardship and local cultural heritage organizations.

Project: DataUp, California Digital Library. DataUp is recognized for creating an open-source tool uniquely built to assist individuals aiming to preserve research datasets by guiding them through the digital stewardship workflow process from dataset creation and description to the deposit of their datasets into public repositories.

Organization: Archive Team. The Archive Team , a self-described "loose collective of rogue archivists, programmers, writers and loudmouths dedicated to saving our digital heritage," is recognized for both for its aggressive, vital work in preserving websites and digital content slated for deletion and for its work advocating for the preservation of digital culture within the technology and computing sectors.

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Digital Medieval Data Curation Specialist at Stanford University Libraries

Posted in Digital Library Jobs on June 13th, 2013 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

Stanford University Libraries are recruiting a Digital Medieval Data Curation Specialist.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

This position will help anchor and accelerate the efforts for building a network of digital medieval manuscript repositories. Specifically, the Specialist will apply and test the methods and technologies being developed in SUL"s interoperable initiatives (see http://lib.stanford.edu/dmm), focusing on Stanford"s growing corpus of medieval resources, faculty research and pedagogical objectives, and his/her own field of expertise. This includes curating data sets by identifying, aggregating, transforming and integrating resources from multiple sources. The Specialist will also play an integral role in helping develop and enhance technologies to visualize, analyze and annotate manuscripts. . . .

This is a two year fixed term position.

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Directory of Open Access Journals Releases New Selection Criteria Draft

Posted in Open Access, Publishing, Scholarly Journals on June 13th, 2013 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

The Directory of Open Access Journals has released a draft of its new journal selection criteria .

Here's an excerpt from the announcement:

We have tried to construct objective criteria that can facilitate compliance verification easily. In order to be listed in the DOAJ, a journal must meet the following criteria:

  • Journal will be asked to provide basic information (title, ISSN, etc.), contact information, and information about journal policies
  • Journal is registered with SHERPA/RoMEO
  • Journal has an editorial board with clearly identifiable members (including affiliation information)
  • Journal publishes a minimum of five articles per year (does not apply for new journals)
  • Allows use and reuse at least at the following levels (as specified in the Open Access Spectrum, http://www.plos.org/about/open-access/howopenisit/ ):
    • Full text, metadata, and citations of articles can be crawled and accessed with permission (Machine Readability Level 4)
    • Provides free readership rights to all articles immediately upon publication (Reader Rights Level 1)
    • Reuse is subject to certain restrictions; no remixing (Reuse Rights Level 3)
    • Allow authors to retain copyright in their article with no restrictions (Copyrights Level 1)
    • Author can post the final, peer-reviewed manuscript version (postprint) to any repository or website (Author Posting Rights Level 2)

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Current News: DigitalKoans Twitter Updates for 6/12/2013

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

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

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