Archive for October, 2013

Digital Projects Librarian at Kent State University Libraries

Posted in Digital Library Jobs on October 15th, 2013 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

Kent State University Libraries are recruiting a Digital Projects Librarian.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

Kent State University Libraries seeks an experienced and creative Digital Projects Librarian (DPL) who will be responsible for the research, planning, execution and management of digital projects throughout the University Libraries' environment. The DPL will work with programmers and applications in a complex production environment. S/he will work closely with Library and University-wide clients, colleagues and team members to understand and satisfy complex digital project requirements and provide quality technical solutions to the University community. The position is a 12-month, full-time, tenure-track faculty position that reports to the Head of Systems.

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"Fedora Commons with Apache Hadoop: A Research Study"

Posted in Digital Repositories, Institutional Repositories on October 15th, 2013 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

Mohamed Mohideen Abdul Rasheed have published "Fedora Commons with Apache Hadoop: A Research Study" in the latest issue of Code4Lib Journal.

Here's an excerpt:

The Digital Collections digital repository at the University of Maryland Libraries is growing and in need of a new backend storage system to replace the current filesystem storage. Though not a traditional storage management system, we chose to evaluate Apache Hadoop because of its large and growing community and software ecosystem. Additionally, Hadoop's capabilities for distributed computation could prove useful in providing new kinds of digital object services and maintenance for ever increasing amounts of data. We tested storage of Fedora Commons data in the Hadoop Distributed File System (HDFS) using an early development version of Akubra-HDFS interface created by Frank Asseg. This article examines the findings of our research study, which evaluated Fedora-Hadoop integration in the areas of performance, ease of access, security, disaster recovery, and costs.

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Digital Curation News (10/14/2013) #digitalpreservation

Posted in Digital Curation News on October 14th, 2013 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

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Current News: DigitalKoans Twitter Updates for 10/14/2013

Posted in Current News: DigitalKoans Twitter Updates on October 14th, 2013 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

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Librarian III, Digital Curation Services at University of Texas at Austin Libraries

Posted in Digital Library Jobs on October 14th, 2013 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

The University of Texas at Austin Libraries are recruiting a Librarian III, Digital Curation Services.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

Manage the Digital Curation Services department. Establish priorities, manage projects, and coordinate cross-departmental workflows. Design and implement metadata specifications for digital projects, including creating application profiles, crosswalking, and ensuring consistency of metadata strategies across a wide variety of projects and processes that rely on metadata. Supervise Digital Repository Librarian and Digital Archivist. Work within the Libraries' decentralized digital production environment. Facilitate communication between staff across the Libraries and other departments across campus working on digital projects, ensuring stakeholders remain informed and engaged. Represent activities and needs in the Libraries' strategic planning and ensure that digital curation issues are reflected in broader organizational policies and procedures. Responsible for understanding emerging trends in digital collection creation and management and for developing solutions that meet the needs of users in an academic research environment in collaboration with other UT Libraries units.

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Yolanda Cooper Named University Librarian at Emory University

Posted in ARL Libraries, People in the News on October 14th, 2013 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

Yolanda Cooper has been named University Librarian at Emory University.

Here's an excerpt from the announcement:

Cooper will join Emory from the University of Miami, where she has most recently served as librarian associate professor, deputy university librarian, and acting dean and university librarian.

On Jan. 15, Cooper will step into the new role leading the Emory Libraries—part of a broad, overall organizational restructuring implemented under the leadership of Rich Mendola, enterprise chief information officer and senior vice provost of library services and digital scholarship, that has combined Emory's library and informational technology organizations and reflects the increasingly important relationship between digital technologies and research libraries. . . .

Cooper has 25 years of administrative experience in university libraries across five research library systems.

At the University of Miami, Cooper has been responsible for services, programming and operations of all libraries on the Coral Gables and Virginia Key campuses. Her background also includes work with research library systems at Indiana University Bloomington, the University of Virginia, the University of Northern Colorado, and the University of Illinois, Urbana.

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Digital Repository Software Developer at Princeton University

Posted in Digital Library Jobs on October 14th, 2013 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

Princeton University's Office of Information Technology is recruiting a Digital Repository Software Developer.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

This is a 3 year term position.

The Office of Information Technology seeks a Digital Repository Software Developer to establish and enhance digital repositories to house academic publications, research data, and related digital assets. The primary focus of the position will be to develop software and systems for collecting and depositing academic journal articles subject to Princeton University's Open Access Policy for Faculty Publications into an open access repository.

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Altmetrics Bibliography

Posted in Publishing, Scholarly Communication, Scholarly Journals, Scholarly Metrics on October 14th, 2013 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

Digital Scholarship has released the Altmetrics Bibliography, which includes over 50 selected English-language articles and technical reports that are useful in understanding altmetrics.

The "altmetrics" concept is still evolving. In "The Altmetrics Collection," Jason Priem, Paul Groth, and Dario Taraborelli define altmetrics as follows:

Altmetrics is the study and use of scholarly impact measures based on activity in online tools and environments. The term has also been used to describe the metrics themselves—one could propose in plural a "set of new altmetrics." Altmetrics is in most cases a subset of both scientometrics and webometrics; it is a subset of the latter in that it focuses more narrowly on scholarly influence as measured in online tools and environments, rather than on the Web more generally.

Sources have been published from January 2001 through September 2013.

The bibliography includes links to freely available versions of included works. If such versions are unavailable, italicized links to the publishers' descriptions are provided.

It is available under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial 3.0 United States License.

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