Archive for September, 2013

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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Public Access to Public Science Act

Posted in Legislation and Government Regulation, Open Access on September 23rd, 2013 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

The Public Access to Public Science Act has been introduced in the House of Representatives.

Here's an excerpt from the announcement:

Congressman Jim Sensenbrenner (R-WI) and Committee on Science, Space, and Technology Ranking Member Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-TX) today introduced the Public Access to Public Science (PAPS) Act. This legislation would ensure public access to published materials concerning scientific research and development activities funded by federal science agencies, including the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), the National Science Foundation (NSF), the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the National Weather Service (NWS). An embargo period is included to help balance publishers' needs with public access goals. PAPS builds on efforts by the Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP).

Read more about it at the Harvard Open Access Project's "Notes on the Public Access to Public Science Act."

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Digital Curation News (9/20/2013) #digitalpreservation

Posted in Digital Curation News on September 20th, 2013 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

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Senior Software Developer at DuraSpace

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

DuraSpace is recruiting a Senior Software Developer.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

This person will lead an effort to integrate three key software platforms DuraCloud, Chronopolis, and the Digital Preservation Network (DPN) that all play a critical role in keeping our digital materials safe and accessible to all. This position will involve designing and building software to integrate these three systems as well as coordinating with each of the technical teams to ensure that the strategy for interoperability works well for all involved.

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Assistant Manager for Library Web Services at The New School Libraries & Archives

Posted in Library IT Jobs on September 20th, 2013 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

The New School Libraries & Archives are recruiting an Assistant Manager for Library Web Services.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

The primary responsibility of the web services manager is application design and interface development for the university library's web applications and services. Reporting to the Library Systems Manager, this position collaborates with library, IT and other staff to plan, implement and manage a smooth, streamlined user experience of web-based library services.

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