Archive for September, 2013

Who’s Not Online and Why

Posted in Digital Culture, Reports and White Papers on September 26th, 2013 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

The Pew Research Center's Internet & American Life Project has released Who's Not Online and Why.

Here's an excerpt:

As of May 2013, 15% of American adults ages 18 and older do not use the internet or email.

Asked why they do not use the internet:

  • 34% of non-internet users think the internet is just not relevant to them, saying they are not interested, do not want to use it, or have no need for it.
  • 32% of non-internet users cite reasons tied to their sense that the internet is not very easy to use. . . .
  • 19% of non-internet users cite the expense of owning a computer or paying for an internet connection.
  • 7% of non-users cited a physical lack of availability or access to the internet.

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Digital Humanities Specialist at Getty Research Institute

Posted in Digital Library Jobs on September 25th, 2013 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

The Getty Research Institute is recruiting a Digital Humanities Specialist.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

The Getty Research Institute (GRI) seeks a creative, technology-grounded person with a background in art history and/or computer science to conceptualize, advise, and coordinate digital humanities projects and collection digitization projects. Reporting to the GRI Deputy Director, the position will interact with a diverse range of collaborators including resident scholars, curators, research staff, librarians, technologists, and external partners to increase access to collections, develop new tools for using digital collections, and facilitate original art-historical research using digital resources. The Digital Humanities Specialist will recommend strategic directions, participate in prioritizing projects, research and recommend new technologies, track advancements in the field, manage project teams, and collaborate with external partners.

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Applications Support Engineer at Washington Research Library Consortium

Posted in Library IT Jobs on September 25th, 2013 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

The Washington Research Library Consortium is recruiting an Applications Support Engineer.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

The Applications Support Engineer plays a key role in achieving the Washington Research Library Consortium (WRLC) vision and mission by providing high-quality technical development and support for a variety of commercial, in-house and partner developed software programs. The Applications Support Engineer will develop and maintain applications using Python, PHP, Perl and/or Java and administer and maintain Oracle, MySQL and/or PostgreSQL databases. The position will collaborate in programming and documentation projects with staff from the WRLC and the partner universities. Reports to the Director of Information Technology.

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Digital Curation News (9/25/2013) #digitalpreservation

Posted in Digital Curation News on September 25th, 2013 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

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Current News: DigitalKoans Twitter Updates for 9/25/2013

Posted in Current News: DigitalKoans Twitter Updates on September 25th, 2013 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

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IT Specialist (Applications Software) at National Agricultural Library

Posted in Library IT Jobs on September 24th, 2013 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

The National Agricultural Library is recruiting an IT Specialist (Applications Software).

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

The incumbent:

  • Serves as NAL expert for the Drupal content management system and leads and trains less experienced staff in Drupal development.
  • Leads the design, documentation, development, modification, testing, installation, implementation, and support of new and existing web applications software.
  • Gathers and analyzes applications requirements for enterprise level web-based information discovery and delivery systems.

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Digitization Operations Librarian at University of Houston Libraries

Posted in Digital Library Jobs on September 24th, 2013 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

The University of Houston Libraries are recruiting a Digitization Operations Librarian.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

Responsibilities: Reporting to the Metadata and Digitization Operations Coordinator in the Metadata and Digitization Services (MDS) Department, the Digitization Operations Librarian will provide leadership and expertise in digitization activities for the unit. This incumbent will work closely with Special Collections and other departments to manage digital projects from inception to completion; develop and implement policies and procedures; participate in planning, goal-setting, and assessing the effectiveness of staff and operations; provide training and direction to staff in digitization routines; and keep current with new trends, standards and practices. The incumbent will also coordinate the UHDL Internship Program and work with stakeholders to promote the digital library to key audiences. This position supervises the work of 2 digitization technicians, student workers and library student interns.

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Digital Curation News (9//2013) #digitalpreservation

Posted in Digital Curation News on September 24th, 2013 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

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Current News: DigitalKoans Twitter Updates for 9/24/2013

Posted in Current News: DigitalKoans Twitter Updates on September 24th, 2013 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

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European Landscape Study of Research Data Management

Posted in Data Curation, Open Data, and Research Data Management, Digital Curation & Digital Preservation on September 24th, 2013 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

SURF has released the European Landscape Study of Research Data Management.

Here's an excerpt:

This report presents the results of an online survey to establish which interventions are already being used by funding agencies, research institutions, national bodies and publishers across the European Union member states and a number of countries outside Europe in order to improve the capacity and skills of researchers in making effective use of research data infrastructures. It also makes recommendations that organisations can adopt to help their researchers. . . .

Interviews with researchers indicate that the main drivers for writing a data management plan are requirements by the funder or the publisher. Nearly half of the research funders who took part in the survey have a policy covering research data management, whilst a quarter of the funders require data management plans as part of the grant application. Data management plans should address data acquisition, use, re-use, storage and protection and the rights of ownership. Just over one third of the responding funding organisations designate a specific organisation for preservation, although no term has been identified.

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"Perma: Scoping and Addressing the Problem of Link and Reference Rot in Legal Citations"

Posted in Digital Curation & Digital Preservation, Publishing, Scholarly Journals on September 24th, 2013 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

Jonathan Zittrain, Kendra Albert, and Lawrence Lessig have self-archived "Perma: Scoping and Addressing the Problem of Link and Reference Rot in Legal Citations" in SSRN.

Here's an excerpt:

We document a serious problem of reference rot: more than 70% of the URLs within the Harvard Law Review and other journals, and 50% of the URLs found within U.S. Supreme Court opinions do not link to the originally cited information.

Given that, we propose a solution for authors and editors of new scholarship that involves libraries undertaking the distributed, long-term preservation of link contents.

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Current News: DigitalKoans Twitter Updates for 9/23/2013

Posted in Current News: DigitalKoans Twitter Updates on September 23rd, 2013 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

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Digital Curation News (9/23/2013) #digitalpreservation

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

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Web And Information Designer at Texas A&M Libraries

Posted in Library IT Jobs on September 23rd, 2013 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

The Texas A&M Libraries are recruiting a Web And Information Designer.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

The Web & Information Designer is responsible for designing and producing a variety of web-based graphical imagery, animations and other multimedia-rich content that achieves the objectives of the Texas A&M University Libraries

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Constantia Constantinou Named Dean of University Libraries at Stony Brook University

Posted in ARL Libraries, People in the News on September 23rd, 2013 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

Constantia Constantinou has been named Dean of University Libraries at Stony Brook University.

Here's an excerpt from the announcement:

Constantinou has served as the Library Director and Library Department Chair at the SUNY Maritime College Library since 2001. The SUNY Maritime College Library is considered a premier maritime library, a national leader in maritime collections, innovative research services, and rare collections. Under her direction, the Library's world-renowned rare collections have been enhanced with strong museum partnerships and collaborations with professional organizations. Constantinou has also served in a number of library leadership positions on advisory councils and governing boards, leading library organizations through ambitious strategic processes, partnerships in resource sharing and innovative services.

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Digital Asset Curator at Wheaton College Library

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

The Wheaton College Library is recruiting a Digital Asset Curator.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

The Digital Asset Curator serves as an instructional consultant, a technology specialist, an educator, and a research partner with an emphasis on the use and development of online information resources for teaching and learning, including web-based resources. The position works closely with faculty and colleagues to develop, administer, and coordinate services associated with digital assets and learning objects used by faculty and students of the college, including the college's teaching collection of 100,000+ digital images (used primarily but not exclusively by the Art and Art History Department), academic materials for the web, and the college's digital repository (maintained in close collaboration with the Archives).

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