Archive for July, 2013

"How Copyright Makes Books and Music Disappear (and How Secondary Liability Rules Help Resurrect Old Songs)"

Posted in Copyright on July 9th, 2013 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

Paul J. Heald has self-archived "How Copyright Makes Books and Music Disappear (and How Secondary Liability Rules Help Resurrect Old Songs)" in SSRN.

Here's an excerpt:

A random sample of new books for sale on Amazon.com shows three times more books initially published in the 1850's are for sale than new books from the 1950's. Why? This paper presents new data on how copyright seems to make works disappear. First, a random sample of 2300 new books for sale on Amazon.com is analyzed along with a random sample of 2000 songs available on new DVD's. Copyright status correlates highly with absence from the Amazon shelf. Together with publishing business models, copyright law seems to stifle distribution and access. . . . Second, the availability on YouTube of songs that reached number one on the U.S., French, and Brazilian pop charts from 1930-60 is analyzed in terms of the identity of the uploader, type of upload, number of views, date of upload, and monetization status. An analysis of the data demonstrates that the DMCA safe harbor system as applied to YouTube helps maintain some level of access to old songs by allowing those possessing copies (primarily infringers) to communicate relatively costlessly with copyright owners to satisfy the market of potential listeners.

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DigitalCurationNews (7/8/2013) #digitalpreservation

Posted in Digital Curation News on July 8th, 2013 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

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Current News: DigitalKoans Twitter Updates for 7/8/2013

Posted in Current News: DigitalKoans Twitter Updates on July 8th, 2013 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

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Digital Archivist at New York University Libraries

Posted in Digital Library Jobs on July 8th, 2013 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

The New York University Libraries are recruiting a Digital Archivist.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

The Digital Archivist, reporting to the Director of Collections & Research Services and the Director of Digital Library Technology Services, will lead New York University Libraries' efforts to manage the existing born digital holdings and expand the capacity to collect born digital content, ensure effective acquisition, appraisal, description, preservation, future migration, access to and security of digital components of collections acquired by the Libraries.

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"Publishers and Universities Respond to the OSTP Mandate"

Posted in Digital Repositories, Disciplinary Archives, Institutional Repositories, Open Access, Publishing, Scholarly Journals, Self-Archiving on July 8th, 2013 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

Denise Troll Covey has self-archived "Publishers and Universities Respond to the OSTP Mandate" in SelectedWorks.

Here's an excerpt:

Brief summary and comparison of the Clearinghouse for the Open Research of the United States (CHORUS) announced by the Association of American Publishers and the Shared Access Research Ecosystem (SHARE) announced by the American Association of Universities, Association of Public and Land-grant Universities, and Association of Research Libraries.

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Digital Preservation Librarian and Records Manager at Marshall University Libraries

Posted in Digital Library Jobs on July 8th, 2013 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

The Marshall University Libraries are recruiting a Digital Preservation Librarian and Records Manager.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

As a member of the Special Collections Department team, research, develop, document, and implement a digital preservation program to ensure preservation of all the University's archival, manuscript, map, rare boo, and other special collections of enduring value. Review existing Library practices and analyze needs and establish policies and best practices for the long-term protection and access to digital materials of all types, both created by or acquired by the Special Collections and Archives Department. While the Department's focus has been on text and images, digital collections to be preserved bay also include data, audio-visual resources, Web pages and ephemera.

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"Unintended Consequences: New Materialist Perspectives on Library Technologies and the Digital Record"

Posted in Digital Curation & Digital Preservation, Electronic Resources, Libraries, Licenses, Publishing, Scholarly Communication on July 8th, 2013 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

portal: Libraries and the Academy has released an e-print of "Unintended Consequences: New Materialist Perspectives on Library Technologies and the Digital Record" by Marlene Manoff.

Here's an excerpt:

Digital technology has irrevocably altered the nature of the archive. Drawing on materialist critiques and the evolving field of media archaeology, this essay explores new strategies for understanding the implications of computer networks in libraries. Although a significant portion of the contemporary literature within Library and Information Science (LIS) addresses issues of technological change, the materialist and multidisciplinary approaches proposed here provide a theoretical basis for investigating the current state of library technologies in new ways. These methods provide insight into the proliferation of digital products and the cycles of platform adoption and replacement that have marked the past decades of library development. They also help to reframe questions about content aggregation and the licensing of digital scholarship.

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Scholarly Electronic Publishing Weblog (June 30, 2013)

Posted in Digital Scholarship Publications, Scholarly Communication on July 1st, 2013 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

The latest bimonthly update of the Scholarly Electronic Publishing Weblog is now available. It provides information about selected new works related to scholarly electronic publishing, such as books, e-prints, journal articles, technical reports, and white papers.

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