Archive for July, 2013

Web Services Librarian at University of Maryland, Baltimore County Library

Posted in Library IT Jobs on July 19th, 2013 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

The University of Maryland, Baltimore County Library is recruiting a Web Services Librarian.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

The Web Services Librarian takes a leadership role in the vision, design, and management of an evolving library web presence in order to meet the needs of the students, faculty, and staff of the University. The successful candidate will be responsible for ongoing analysis of the Library's web architecture, improving the user experience, and creating a holistic web design to streamline access to services and resources. This position will chair the Library Web Committee and design and deliver appropriate training and documentation in support of all library staff and units.

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Systems Engineer at Columbia University Libraries

Posted in Library IT Jobs on July 19th, 2013 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

The Columbia University Libraries are recruiting a Systems Engineer.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

The incumbent designs, develops and deploys Unix server and storage systems, while also supporting the maintenance and security of the servers. Additionally, the Systems Engineer also documents and provides support for Library/Information Services projects and services and collaborates on projects with other departments as necessary.

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"Batch Metadata Assignment to Archival Photograph Collections Using Facial Recognition Software"

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

Kyle Banerjee and Maija Anderson have published "Batch Metadata Assignment to Archival Photograph Collections Using Facial Recognition Software" in the latest issue of Code4Lib Journal.

Here's an excerpt:

Useful metadata is essential to giving individual meaning and value within the context of a greater image collection as well as making them more discoverable. However, often little information is available about the photos themselves, so adding consistent metadata to large collections of digital and digitized photographs is a time consuming process requiring highly experienced staff.

By using facial recognition software, staff can identify individuals more quickly and reliably. Knowledge of individuals in photos helps staff determine when and where photos are taken and also improves understanding of the subject matter.

This article demonstrates simple techniques for using facial recognition software and command line tools to assign, modify, and read metadata for large archival photograph collections.

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DigitalCurationNews (7/18/2013) #digitalpreservation

Posted in Digital Curation News on July 18th, 2013 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

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Digital Projects Librarian at Florida Atlantic University Libraries

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

Florida Atlantic University Libraries are recruiting a Digital Projects Librarian.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

Reporting to the Digital Initiatives Librarian, the Digital Projects Librarian will be responsible for the long-term preservation of FAU's digital collections in the Florida Digital Archive. The desired candidate will have an understanding of emergent and best practices, standards, issues, and trends relating to digital initiatives in an academic library environment. The primary responsibility of this candidate will be the long-term preservation of existing FAU digital content files using the Florida Digital Archives web ingest platform and FTP server to send submission information packages. Experience should reflect the ability to create and edit METs and XML files used to create packages.

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"First Amendment Constraints on Copyright after Golan v. Holder"

Posted in Copyright, Public Domain on July 18th, 2013 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

Neil Weinstock Netanel has self-archived "First Amendment Constraints on Copyright after Golan v. Holder" in SSRN.

Here's an excerpt:

Commentators have depicted the Supreme Court's January 2012 ruling in Golan v. Holder as a far-reaching repudiation of First Amendment limits on Congress's power to expand copyright and diminish the public domain. However, Golan imposes potentially significant First Amendment constraints on copyright protection even while granting fairly broad First Amendment immunity to Copyright Act amendments. It does so by effectively adopting Melville Nimmer's "definitional balancing" approach to resolving the tension between copyright and the First Amendment. . . As Golan applies that approach, neither Congress nor courts may "disturb" copyright law's idea/expression dichotomy or fair use privilege without running afoul of the First Amendment. Accordingly, following Golan, Copyright Act provisions and proposed legislation that would diminish one or both of those free speech safeguards remain vulnerable to First Amendment challenge.

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Web Developer at Drexel University Libraries

Posted in Library IT Jobs on July 18th, 2013 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

Drexel University Libraries are recruiting a Web Developer.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

The successful candidate will have primary responsibility for Drupal site-building, theming, maintenance and creating Drupal templates using HTML 5/CSS according to design specifications. Utilizing Drupal technologies like custom content-types and views, and researching, configuring and customizing Drupal modules as needed. This position will also be required to complete other web tasks as needed, including cross-browser and device testing and developing responsive versions of websites.

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UC Berkeley School of Information Launches Online Master of Information and Data Science Program

Posted in Data Curation, Open Data, and Research Data Management, Information Schools on July 18th, 2013 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

The UC Berkeley School of Information has launched an online Master of Information and Data Science program.

Here's an excerpt from the announcement:

The I School is staking out new master's degree territory in educating data scientists. While other institutions provide individual classes, certificates, or associate master's degrees in data science, the I School has designed a comprehensive and integrated suite of courses that culminate in a capstone course designed to solidify a student's knowledge of the breadth of data science concepts and skills.

The rigorous new 27-unit MIDS program officially begins in January 2014. Aimed at the working professional, the program will be offered online—except for a required, one-week immersion program at the I School's home at South Hall, to meet in person and explore the Bay Area tech environment.

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Current News: DigitalKoans Twitter Updates for 7/17/2013

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

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DigitalCurationNews (7/17/2013) #digitalpreservation

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

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Library Web Developer at Clemson University Libraries

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

Clemson University Libraries are recruiting a Library Web Developer.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

Establishes and directs the strategic long term goals policies and procedures, overseen by unit head, for the university libraries website. Provides administrative and technical management of all facets of the site, consisting of a comprehensive range of associated web pages. Interacts with a wide variety of individuals to provide web development support for the site. Works closely with content creators to migrate and organize their content in a meaningful way into the content management system. Develops and implements overall policies and procedures for web site structure, format, usage, and accessibility. Supervises a web development staff.

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Institute of Museum and Library Services Announces Recipients of 21 Sparks! Ignition Grants

Posted in Grants on July 17th, 2013 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

The Institute of Museum and Library Services has announced the recipients of 21 Sparks! Ignition Grants.

Here's an excerpt from the announcement:

The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) today announced 21 awards totaling $496,978 matched with $408,150 of non-federal funds for Sparks! Ignition Grants. IMLS received 99 applications requesting just over $2.3 million.

Sparks! Ignition Grants for Libraries and Museums are small grants that encourage libraries and museums to test and evaluate innovations in the ways they operate and the services they provide. Sparks! grantees demonstrate innovation and broad potential impact, often turning turn small investments of funds into nationally significant projects.

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