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Digital Curation News (9/17/2013) #digitalpreservation

Posted in Digital Curation News on September 17th, 2013 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

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Current News: DigitalKoans Twitter Updates for 9/17/2013

Posted in Current News: DigitalKoans Twitter Updates on September 17th, 2013 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

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Digital Production Manager at University of Florida Libraries

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

University of Florida Libraries are recruiting a Digital Production Manager.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

Manages the Digital Library Center production units, consisting of Ingest; Imaging; Audiovisual; Quality Control; Metadata, Markup, Loading, and Archiving.

  • Establishes, maintains, and assesses overall production workflow;
  • Maintains accurate tracking and inventory for production and pending queues;
  • Advises the Head of Digital Services and project administrators concerning progress toward overall project goals and relevant day-to-day operations (scheduling, hardware/software needs and failures, etc.) via formal reports and informal communication;
  • Identifies risks and analyzes capacity;
  • Consults on the development of grant proposals and in the administration of awarded projects;
  • Manages budgets by tracking and assuring available funding levels for continuous operation, including multiple grant funded projects;
  • Works with DLC staff to develop cost-effective and quality-control techniques for digitization;

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"2013 Open Repositories Conference Highlights: Repository Island in Sea of Research Data"

Posted in Digital Repositories, Institutional Repositories, Open Access on September 17th, 2013 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

Carol Minton Morris has published "2013 Open Repositories Conference Highlights: Repository Island in Sea of Research Data" in the latest issue of D-Lib Magazine.

Here's an excerpt:

The Eighth International Conference on Open Repositories 2013 was held July 8-12, 2013 on Prince Edward Island, Canada. The annual conference offers attendees an opportunity to learn about new ways to access information, innovative repository tools, and emerging community initiatives. More than 300 attendees came to OR2013 to meet with colleagues, keep up with fast-paced development goals, and hear expert speakers who are attuned to current repository issues.

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Metadata Librarians at UC San Diego Library

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

The UC San Diego Library is recruiting 2 Metadata Librarians

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

Each position will work partly in the Metadata Services Program and partly in the Research Data Curation Program.

The temporary position will focus 60% time on research data sets, and the permanent position will focus 70% time on the digital objects being prepared for ingest into our Digital Asset Management Systems (DAMS). . . .

Both positions will also work closely with staff in the Digital Library Program and in Information Technology Services to achieve our librarywide goal of developing and delivering a robust and high quality discovery and management tool for digital objects. Both positions will provide metadata services related to digital objects and research data.

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ECAR Study of Undergraduate Students and Information Technology, 2013

Posted in Digital Culture, Reports and White Papers on September 17th, 2013 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

EDUCAUSE has released the ECAR Study of Undergraduate Students and Information Technology, 2013.

Here's an excerpt from the announcement:

See the 2013 report for a full list of key messages, findings, and supporting data.

  • Students recognize the value of technology but still need guidance when it comes to better using it for academics.
  • Students prefer blended learning environments while beginning to experiment with MOOCs.
  • Students are ready to use their mobile devices more for academics, and they look to institutions and instructors for opportunities and encouragement to do so.
  • Students value their privacy, and using technology to connect with them has its limits.

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Current News: DigitalKoans Twitter Updates for 9/16/2013

Posted in Current News: DigitalKoans Twitter Updates on September 16th, 2013 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

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Digital Curation News (9/16/2013) #digitalpreservation

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

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Metadata Librarian at University of Houston Libraries

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

The University of Houston Libraries are recruiting a Metadata Librarian.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

Reporting to the Metadata Coordinator within the Department of Metadata and Digitization Services, the successful candidate will provide consulting and support for both UH Libraries and UH campus repository metadata needs, including support for the UH Libraries data management services; assist with creation and maintenance of descriptive, technical, and preservation metadata for UH Digital Library collections; participate in exploring, evaluating and recommending alternative metadata and emerging technologies that can be applied in the Libraries' broader discovery environment; review, develop and implement metadata application policies and procedures; lead metadata projects, workflow design and training; keep current with trends, innovations and best practices affecting library metadata and digital collections. This incumbent will also work closely with the Digital Services and Special Collections Departments as well as other national partners to develop a holistic metadata approach in support of UH Libraries involvement in HathiTrust Digital Library.

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"Out of Cite, Out of Mind: The Current State of Practice, Policy, and Technology for the Citation of Data"

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

The CODATA-ICSTI Task Group on Data Citation Standards and Practices has published "Out of Cite, Out of Mind: The Current State of Practice, Policy, and Technology for the Citation of Data" (edited by Yvonne M. Socha) in the Data Science Journal.

Here's an excerpt:

The use of published digital data, like the use of digitally published literature, depends upon the ability to identify, authenticate, locate, access, and interpret them. Data citations provide necessary support for these functions, as well as other functions such as attribution of credit and establishment of provenance. References to data, however, present challenges not encountered in references to literature. For example, how can one specify a particular subset of data in the absence of familiar conventions such as page numbers or chapters? The traditions and good practices for maintaining the scholarly record by proper references to a work are well established and understood in regard to journal articles and other literature, but attributing credit by bibliographic references to data are not yet so broadly implemented. This report discusses the current state of data citation practices, its supporting infrastructure, a set of guiding principles for implementing data citation, challenges to implementation of good data citation practices, and open research questions

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Head of Digital Repository Services at University of Houston Libraries

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

The University of Houston Libraries are recruiting a Head of Digital Repository Services.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

This newly established librarian position, reporting to the Associate Dean for Public Services, will have a key role in establishing and expanding repository policies and services of the University of Houston Libraries and will:

  • Convene cross-functional teams to provide repository services to faculty
  • Work with stakeholders to evaluate and implement evolving and new repository services and to evaluate organizational structure and staffing to support these services
  • Participate in cross-functional teams to evaluate digital asset management systems and services
  • Provide leadership in the adoption of best practices for repositories in copyright and scholarly communication
  • Serve as a member of the Committee on Digital Collections with the Head of Special Collections and the Head of Collection Services
  • Manage, with campus partners, the submission and publication policies for electronic theses and dissertations through the Vireo submission system

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Dublin Core Metadata Initiative Releases DC-2013 Proceedings

Posted in Digital Curation & Digital Preservation, Metadata on September 16th, 2013 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

The Dublin Core Metadata Initiative has released the DC-2013 proceedings.

Here's an excerpt from the conference description:

DC-2013 will explore questions regarding the persistence, maintenance, and preservation of metadata and descriptive vocabularies. The need for stable representations and descriptions spans all sectors including cultural heritage and scientific data, eGovernment, finance and commerce. Thus, the maintenance and management of metadata is essential to address the long term availability of information of legal, cultural and economic value.

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