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DigitalCurationNews (7/23/2013) #digitalpreservation

Posted in Digital Curation News on July 23rd, 2013 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

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Librarian (Digital Curation) at District of Columbia Public Library

Posted in Digital Library Jobs on July 23rd, 2013 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

The District of Columbia Public Library is recruiting a Librarian (Digital Curation).

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

Under the general direction of the Special Collections Manager, the Digital Curation Librarian is primarily responsible for managing digitization for the Library's unique and historical materials and curating digital content.

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"Study on Emerging Technologies Librarians: How a New Library Position and Its Competencies Are Evolving to Meet The Technology and Information Needs of Libraries and Their Patrons"

Posted in Libraries on July 23rd, 2013 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

IFLA has released a "Study On Emerging Technologies Librarians: How a New Library Position and Its Competencies Are Evolving to Meet The Technology and Information Needs of Libraries and Their Patrons."

Here's an excerpt:

This study examines the roles and responsibilities of the emerging technologies librarian to illuminate and maximize the possibilities of the position as libraries around the world provide new content in new mediums to an increasingly tech-savvy user group. This relatively new position is being created as libraries strive to leverage new technologies to update service models in reference, instruction, and access service departments to meet their patrons' point-of-need preferences in location, device choice, and information seeking behaviors. . . . This study's findings will provide an accurate picture of current hiring trends and the opportunity through data analyzed and shared to tailor the hiring process to best meet the realities of this new position and their strengths for libraries. Data from this study will inform hiring practices, competencies, job responsibilities, and future opportunities for libraries and emerging technology librarians around the world.

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Digital Collections Specialist at Furman University Library

Posted in Digital Library Jobs on July 23rd, 2013 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

Furman University Library is recruiting a Digital Collections Specialist.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

The Digital Collections Specialist digitizes materials for Furman faculty, staff, administrators, and other partners for use in teaching, research, exhibition, preservation and inclusion in the Furman Digital Collections. The Digital Collections Specialist oversees a cadre of student assistants, assists in the preparation of metadata for the digitized assets and interacts with faculty, staff and students regarding details about specific digitization projects. Major areas of expertise include: digitization, metadata assignment, video, audio, and image editing.

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"Hita-Hita: Open Access and Institutional Repositories in Japan Ten Years On"

Posted in Digital Repositories, Institutional Repositories, Open Access, Self-Archiving on July 23rd, 2013 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

Ikuko Tsuchide et al. have published "Hita-Hita: Open Access and Institutional Repositories in Japan Ten Years On" in the latest issue of Ariadne.

Here's an excerpt:

This article introduces several ideas and projects that have enhanced the penetration of the OA movement and development of institutional repositories in Japan. Moreover, it also outlines the activities of Digital Repository Federation (DRF)[6], a repository managers' community made up of 145 universities and research institutions that has supported such ideas. The term 'hita-hita' means to be tenacious, persevering and to work step by step without giving up. We adopt the term as the title of this article as we believe 'hita-hita' accurately expresses the character of our continued activity in this area.

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Emerging Technology Librarian at Tufts University Hirsh Health Sciences Library

Posted in Library IT Jobs on July 22nd, 2013 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

The Hirsh Health Sciences Library at Tufts University is recruiting an Emerging Technology Librarian.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

Under the direction of the Head of Information and Access Services, the Emerging Technology Librarian has primary responsibility for the development, implementation and maintenance of the library web site, using the content management system, Drupal. This librarian tracks user trends, assesses user needs and preferences, explores new technologies and makes decisions about web site design based on this information.

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Presentations from Open Repositories 2013

Posted in Data Curation, Open Data, and Research Data Management, Digital Curation & Digital Preservation, Digital Repositories, Institutional Repositories, Open Access on July 22nd, 2013 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

Presentations from Open Repositories 2013 are now available.

Here's a brief selection of talks:

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Library Technology Specialist/Webmaster at Bard College Library

Posted in Library IT Jobs on July 22nd, 2013 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

The Bard College Library is recruiting a Library Technology Specialist/Webmaster.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

Bard College is seeking a Library Technology Specialist/Webmaster to be the point person for development and maintenance of the library web site, mobile application development, and library application support and integration. Reporting to the Director of College Libraries, the Library Technology Specialist will work closely with both library and IT staff to create solutions that make library resources easy to find and easy to use, and that are responsive to the needs of students, faculty and staff.

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Helping to Open Up: Improving Knowledge, Capability and Confidence in Making Research Data More Open

Posted in Data Curation, Open Data, and Research Data Management, Digital Curation & Digital Preservation, Open Access, Open Science, Reports and White Papers on July 22nd, 2013 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

The Research Information and Digital Literacies Coalition has released Helping to Open Up: Improving Knowledge, Capability and Confidence in Making Research Data More Open.

Here's an excerpt from the announcement:

The report describes a framework for how to address this challenge when designing training and support for opening data, within the broader questions of RDM. Recommendations are set out, relating to:

– putting opening data at the heart of policy

– putting opening data at the heart of training

– deepening and broadening the training

– identifying and disseminating best practice in opening data

– developing institutional and community support

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DigitalCurationNews (7/19/2013) #digitalpreservation

Posted in Digital Curation News on July 19th, 2013 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

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Current News: DigitalKoans Twitter Updates for 7/19/2013

Posted in Current News: DigitalKoans Twitter Updates on July 19th, 2013 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

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"Crafting Linked Open Data for Cultural Heritage: Mapping and Curation Tools for the Linked Jazz Project"

Posted in Digital Archives and Special Collections, Digital Curation & Digital Preservation, Linking, Linked Data, and Semantic Web on July 19th, 2013 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

M. Cristina Pattuelli, Matt Miller, Leanora Lange, Sean Fitzell, and Carolyn Li-Madeo have published "Crafting Linked Open Data for Cultural Heritage: Mapping and Curation Tools for the Linked Jazz Project" in the latest issue of Code4Lib Journal.

Here's an excerpt:

This paper describes tools and methods developed as part of Linked Jazz, a project that uses Linked Open Data (LOD) to reveal personal and professional relationships among jazz musicians based on interviews from jazz archives. The overarching aim of Linked Jazz is to explore the possibilities offered by LOD to enhance the visibility of cultural heritage materials and enrich the semantics that describe them. While the full Linked Jazz dataset is still under development, this paper presents two applications that have laid the foundation for the creation of this dataset: the Mapping and Curator Tool, and the Transcript Analyzer. These applications have served primarily for data preparation, analysis, and curation and are representative of the types of tools and methods needed to craft linked data from digital content available on the web. This paper discusses these two domain-agnostic tools developed to create LOD from digital textual documents and offers insight into the process behind the creation of LOD in general.

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