Archive for August, 2013

Digital Scholarship Specialist at New York University Division of Libraries

Posted in Digital Library Jobs on August 20th, 2013 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

The New York University Division of Libraries is recruiting a Digital Scholarship Specialist.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

The Digital Scholarship Specialist will join that unit to provide client service, technical expertise, training, and support for tools and practices that are used by faculty and researchers engaged with digital scholarship and publishing, with a particular focus on the digital humanities. The Digital Scholarship and Publishing Services team works collaboratively with staff throughout NYU Libraries and NYU Information Technology Services, including the Digital Studio, Data Services, Digital Library Technology Services, Libraries subject specialists, and NYU Abu Dhabi Library.

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"How to Scuttle a Scholarly Communication Initiative"

Posted in Open Access, Research Libraries, Scholarly Communication on August 20th, 2013 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

Dorothea Salo has published "How to Scuttle a Scholarly Communication Initiative" in the latest issue of the Journal of Librarianship and Scholarly Communication.

Here's an excerpt:

Scholarly communication initiatives such as institutional repositories (IRs), library-sponsored publishing initiatives, open-access author-fee funds, copyright training and consulting, faculty-publication registries, and open-access publisher memberships must therefore be rapidly and effectively squelched, lest the system change in a fashion that disintermediates the existing pattern of library work. If these initiatives flourish, libraries will find themselves in the shoes of abbot Johannes Trithemius, whose De laude scriptorum (1494) presciently railed against the damage that Gutenberg's printing press would do to monasteries' lucrative scriptoria. . . .

Fortunately, scholarly communication initiatives are straightforward to scuttle, even when foisted upon an otherwise-responsible library by the provost's office or the faculty senate. Given the natural hierarchy of most reputable academic libraries. . ., it is of course easiest to put a stop to these misguided efforts from a leadership position, but in truth, any academic librarian can stop them in their tracks. Tried and true, proven-effective techniques follow.

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DigitalCurationNews (8/19/2013) #digitalpreservation

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

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Elsevier Buys Woodhead Publishing, including Chandos Publishing

Posted in Libraries, Publishing, Scholarly Books on August 19th, 2013 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

Elsevier has bought Woodhead Publishing Limited, including Chandos Publishing. Chandos is a major library and information science book publisher.

Here's an excerpt from the announcement:

Elsevier, a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services, today announced it has acquired Woodhead Publishing Limited, an award-winning, UK-based publisher known for its high-quality content in the fields of materials science, food science, engineering, energy & environmental technology, textile technology and biomedicine. The acquisition of Woodhead Publishing also includes Chandos Publishing, which is known for its strong publishing program in library information science and Asian studies.

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Head Digital Archivist at University of Hawaii, West Oahu

Posted in Digital Library Jobs on August 19th, 2013 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

The University of Hawaii, West Oahu is recruiting a Head Digital Archivist.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

  • Supervises the daily operations of the archive;
  • Develops the archive's policies and procedures to guide all aspects of the archive's operations including collection management, cataloging, preservation, and access; . . .
  • Oversees digitizing efforts including work with specialized preservation labs and vendors;
  • Oversees the acquisition, installation, and support of hardware and software essential to the archive's operations;
  • Develops a comprehensive digital preservation & access strategy based on best practices & national/professional standards & which includes long-term storage requirements, copyrights, metadata collection and development of a web-based virtual environment;

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"A Perspective on the Merits of the Antitrust Objections to the Failed Google Books Settlement"

Posted in Copyright, Digital Copyright Wars, E-Books, Google and Other Search Engines, Mass Digitizaton, Publishing on August 19th, 2013 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

Pamela Samuelson has published "A Perspective on the Merits of the Antitrust Objections to the Failed Google Books Settlement" in the Harvard Journal of Law & Technology Occasional Paper Series.

Here's an excerpt:

This Article responds to critics of the antitrust objections to the ASA [Amended Settlement Agreement] by making three main points. Part II explains that Judge Chin's incomplete and unpersuasive analysis of the antitrust objections to the proposed settlement agreement is best understood as an effort to encourage the settling parties to adopt more competitive terms in any revised settlement agreement. Part III points out that the DOJ did not reach definitive conclusions on antitrust issues posed by the ASA. The DOJ was, however, obliged to submit an interim analysis because Judge Chin wanted the government's input before he ruled on whether the settlement should be approved and the DOJ did a creditable job under the circumstances. Part IV contends that there was more merit to the DOJ's antitrust concerns about the proposed settlement than some commentators have recognized.

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Associate Director for Information Technology & Digital Development at MIT Libraries

Posted in Digital Library Jobs on August 19th, 2013 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

The MIT Libraries are recruiting an Associate Director for Information Technology & Digital Development.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

Reporting to the Director of Libraries, the Associate Director plays an essential role in shaping the future of the MIT Libraries' digital environment. S/he provides strategic direction to ensure that the Libraries maintain a scalable and sustainable technology infrastructure, provide reliable computing services for library users and staff including robust web and virtual services, and support expanding digital initiatives for strategic priorities that include digital learning, global engagement, scholarly publishing, and content management and curation services. The Associate Director will collaborate with the Director of Research to support the advancement of the Libraries' digital technology research efforts and to facilitate technology transfer into the enterprise library environment.

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Special Issue on Research Data Access and Preservation

Posted in Data Curation, Open Data, and Research Data Management, Digital Curation & Digital Preservation on August 19th, 2013 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

The latest issue of the Bulletin of the Association for Information Science and Technology focuses on research data access and preservation.

Here's a selection of articles:

  • "Partnerships Between Institutional Repositories, Domain Repositories and Publishers"
  • "The Relevance of Research Data Sharing and Reuse Studies"
  • "Tracking Citations and Altmetrics for Research Data: Challenges and Opportunities"
  • "The Research Data Alliance: Implementing the Technology, Practice and Connections of a Data Infrastructure"
  • "The DCC's Institutional Engagements: Raising Research Data Management Capacity in UK Higher Education"

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