Archive for July, 2013

Digital Humanities Research Designer at Penn State University Libraries

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

The Penn State University Libraries are recruiting a Digital Humanities Research Designer.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

The Digital Humanities Research Designer will be familiar with a range of technologies and have direct experience bringing digital approaches to bear on research and teaching. The scholar in this position will work as an intellectual partner with faculty, students, and staff in the College of the Liberal Arts. The successful candidate will collaborate with humanities faculty and library colleagues to expand modes of humanistic research through emerging and existing technologies. In providing research project support and conducting workshops on the use of various tools. . . .

This is a fixed-term (multi-year), non-tenure track, 3-year appointment based in the Publishing and Curation Services department within the University Libraries.

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Preservation Metadata, Second Edition

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

The Digital Preservation Coalition and Charles Beagrie Ltd have released the second edition of Preservation Metadata.

Here's an excerpt from the announcement:

The second edition of 'Preservation Metadata,' written by Brian Lavoie and Richard Gartner, focuses on new developments in preservation metadata, since the first edition of the report (published Sept 2005), made possible by the emergence of PREMIS as a de facto international standard.

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DigitalCurationNews (7/16/2013) #digitalpreservation

Posted in Digital Curation News on July 16th, 2013 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

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Scholarly Communications Librarian at Princeton University Libraries

Posted in Digital Library Jobs on July 16th, 2013 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

Princeton University Libraries are recruiting a Scholarly Communications Librarianr.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

The Scholarly Communications Librarian will manage the Princeton University Library's efforts to support scholarly publication innovations and reforms, and will supervise and coordinate activities related to the Princeton Open Access policy and the Princeton Institutional Repository. The librarian will serve on University committees and represent Princeton on national groups and committees. The librarian will report to the Director of Scholarly Communications, and will be based in the Lewis Science Library.

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"Correlation between Article Download and Citation Figures for Highly Accessed Articles from Five Open Access Oncology Journals"

Posted in Open Access, Publishing, Scholarly Journals, Scholarly Metrics on July 16th, 2013 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

Carsten Nieder, Astrid Dalhaug, and Gro Aandahl have published "Correlation between Article Download and Citation Figures for Highly Accessed Articles from Five Open Access Oncology Journals" in SpringerPlus.

Here's an excerpt:

Different approaches can be chosen to quantify the impact and merits of scientific oncology publications. These include source of publication (including journal reputation and impact factor), whether or not articles are cited by others, and access/download figures. When relying on citation counts, one needs to obtain access to citation databases and has to consider that results differ from one database to another. Accumulation of citations takes time and their dynamics might differ from journal to journal and topic to topic. Therefore, we wanted to evaluate the correlation between citation and download figures, hypothesising that articles with fewer downloads also accumulate fewer citations. Typically, publishers provide download figures together with the article. We extracted and analysed the 50 most viewed articles from 5 different open access oncology journals. For each of the 5 journals and also all journals combined, correlation between number of accesses and citations was limited (r=0.01-0.30). Considerable variations were also observed when analyses were restricted to specific article types such as reviews only (r=0.21) or case reports only (r=0.53). Even if year of publication was taken into account, high correlation coefficients were the exception from the rule. In conclusion, downloads are not a universal surrogate for citation figures.

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Media Digitization Production Coordinator at Stanford University Libraries

Posted in Digital Library Jobs on July 16th, 2013 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

Stanford University Libraries are recruiting a Media Digitization Production Coordinator.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

The Media Digitization Production Coordinator will, under the supervision of the Manager of the Stanford Media Preservation Lab, support the management and operation of media reformatting labs and will contribute to the creation and provision of access to digital collections. He/she will contribute to all steps in the production workflow, including materials selection, preparation, metadata creation, quality control and preparation of files for online access and repository preservation. The Production Coordinator will help coordinate the daily operations of media reformatting projects, including data management, troubleshooting, exception handling, and coordination of tasks, working closely with a variety of team members, including but not limited to: the lab manager, project manager(s), archivists and curators, outside vendors, and fellow production staff. The Production Coordinator will also help maintain project documentation, issue status reports, and track daily progress.

This is a 100% FTE position (40 hours per week) for a fixed term of 36 months, with a possibility of extension.

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"Using Data Curation Profiles to Design the Datastar Dataset Registry"

Posted in Data Curation, Open Data, and Research Data Management, Digital Curation & Digital Preservation on July 16th, 2013 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

Sarah J. Wright, Wendy A. Kozlowski, Dianne Dietrich, Huda J. Khan, and Gail S. Steinhart have published "Using Data Curation Profiles to Design the Datastar Dataset Registry" in the latest issue of D-Lib Magazine.

Here's an excerpt:

The development of research data services in academic libraries is a topic of concern to many. Cornell University Library's efforts in this area include the Datastar research data registry project. In order to ensure that Datastar development decisions were driven by real user needs, we interviewed researchers and created Data Curation Profiles (DCPs). Researchers supported providing public descriptions of their datasets; attitudes toward dataset citation, provenance, versioning, and domain specific standards for metadata also helped to guide development. These findings, as well as considerations for the use of this particular method for developing research data services in libraries are discussed in detail.

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Current News: DigitalKoans Twitter Updates for 7/15/2013

Posted in Current News: DigitalKoans Twitter Updates on July 15th, 2013 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

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DigitalCurationNews (7/15/2013) #digitalpreservation

Posted in Digital Curation News on July 15th, 2013 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

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Visualization Coordinator at NCSU Libraries

Posted in Digital Library Jobs on July 15th, 2013 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

The NCSU Libraries are recruiting a Visualization Coordinator.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

The NCSU Libraries invites applications and nominations for the position of Visualization Coordinator in the Digital Library Initiatives (DLI) department. The NCSU Libraries is working to make available advanced technologies and services that support university teaching and research through the development of enhanced visualization spaces, services, and tools. At the same time, the Libraries is developing services and building a community of support for university-wide e-research needs related to data access, management, and visualization.

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"Creative Commons: Challenges and Solutions for Researchers; A Publisher’s Perspective of Copyright in an Open Access Environment"

Posted in Copyright, Creative Commons/Open Licenses, Open Access, Publishing on July 15th, 2013 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

Nicola Gulley has published "Creative Commons: Challenges and Solutions for Researchers; A Publisher's Perspective of Copyright in an Open Access Environment" in the latest issue of Insights: The UKSG Journal.

Here's an excerpt:

Copyright in the digital environment is evolving at an unprecedented rate. Copyright exists to protect the rights of an owner of an original piece of work by imposing restrictions on re-use but it does not always fit well with how we use and share information in the digital sphere.

The growth of open access (OA) publishing has also added to the challenge as the right to reuse as well as read content has been emphasized.

Creative Commons (CC) licences were introduced to try and bridge the gaps between the barriers imposed by traditional copyright and the realities of the digital environment but, as they are general licences, it is not always clear how they apply to specific situations.

This article addresses some of the key questions around how the various licences can be applied in academic publishing, what some of the consequences are, and how they affect different research areas.

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Digital Initiatives Librarian at University of Mississippi Libraries

Posted in Digital Library Jobs on July 15th, 2013 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

The University of Mississippi Libraries are recruiting a Digital Initiatives Librarian.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

Oversees the technical details needed to manage and expand our digital program, including: digitizing textual, image, audio, and video materials; metadata creation; migrating digital resources; managing standards usage compliance; collaborating with other librarians; providing metadata training; supervision of student workers; management and preservation of electronic and born digital records; and additional digital project management. This position oversees EAD encoding and acts as liaison between Web Services and Technical Services.

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