Archive for November, 2013

DigitalKoans Posts Resume on 12/2/2013

Posted in Announcements on November 14th, 2013 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

DigitalKoans posts will resume on 12/12/2013.

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Scientific Data Management Specialist at Brown University Library

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

Brown University Library is recruiting a Scientific Data Management Specialist.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

In coordination with related faculty, the Center for Computing and Visualization (CCV), the Office of the Vice President for Research and the Library's Digital Technology team, the Scientific Data Management Specialist will develop and implement strategies for life-cycle management of science data, including the development of domain-appropriate data models and systems architectures that meet faculty needs, adhere to funding agency requirements, and enhance the overall research environment at Brown as well as that of the larger scientific research community.

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"Checking In With Google Books, HathiTrust, and the DPLA"

Posted in Digital Curation & Digital Preservation, Digital Libraries, Google and Other Search Engines on November 14th, 2013 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

Naomi Eichenlaub has published "Checking In With Google Books, HathiTrust, and the DPLA" in Computers in Libraries.

Here's an excerpt:

Google Books and HathiTrust have been making headlines in the library world and beyond for years now, while a new player, the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA), has only recently entered the scene. This article will provide a "state of the environment" update for these digital library projects including project history and background. It will also examine some challenges common to all three projects including copyright, orphan works, metadata, and quality issues.

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Digitization Project Manager at American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee

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

The American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee is recruiting a Digitization Project Manager.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

Manages all activities related to the digitization of material and data from the JDC Global Archives in New York and Israel.

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Peer Review: An Introduction and Guide

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

The Publishing Research Consortium has released Peer Review: An Introduction and Guide.

Here's an excerpt from the announcement:

The reader of this short Guide will be left with a coherent and forward-looking overview of the processes, the shortcomings, and the innovations around peer review, and a deeper understanding of why peer review is such a vital element of effective scholarship.

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Current News: DigitalKoans Twitter Updates for 11/13/2013

Posted in Current News: DigitalKoans Twitter Updates on November 13th, 2013 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

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Information Technology Specialist (System Analysis) at Library of Congress (Job 2 of 2)

Posted in Library IT Jobs on November 13th, 2013 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

The Library of Congress is recruiting an Information Technology Specialist (System Analysis).

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

The position serves as a Solutions Architect and is responsible for strategically designing, developing and implementing efficient information technology solutions in support of core organizational functions. The incumbent provides technical expertise and leadership, and performs complex application analysis, design, and implementation duties. . . .

Provides technical and architectural leadership for systems and projects. Serves as technical leader on projects, and leads and participates in technical design sessions. Leads the design of new applications/solutions from conception to completion. Ensures that a maximally robust design is developed. Works closely with fellow team members to rapidly build and deploy technical solutions. Participates in the technical oversight of sub-systems design and development and integration into the overall enterprise solution. Verifies stability, interoperability, portability, security, and scalability of application architectures. Handles responsibility for overall performance of delivered applications and projects.

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Opening Science: The Evolving Guide on How the Internet Is Changing Research, Collaboration and Scholarly Publishing

Posted in Open Access, Open Science on November 13th, 2013 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

An open access, editable version of Opening Science: The Evolving Guide on How the Internet Is Changing Research, Collaboration and Scholarly Publishing is available.

Here's an excerpt:

This book will give researchers, scientists, decision makers, politicians, and stakeholders an overview on the basics, the tools, and the vision behind the current changes we see in the field of knowledge creation. It is meant as a starting point for readers to become an active part in the future of research and to become an informed party during the transition phase. This is pivotal, since research, as a sensitive, complex process with many facets and millions of participants, hierarchies, personal networks, and structures, needs informed participants.

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Information Technology Specialist (System Analysis) at Library of Congress (Job 1 of 2)

Posted in Library IT Jobs on November 13th, 2013 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

The Library of Congress is recruiting an Information Technology Specialist (System Analysis).

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

The Information Technology Specialist is responsible for the definition and specifications of requirements, and the design and development, implementation and support of software for the Library, the Congress and other legislative agencies. They analyze user needs in processes related to bibliographic, copyright, inventory, legislative, reference research, finance, personnel, and preservation of library materials and develop Web sites related to Library subject areas. The work of this position involves computer systems analysis, design and programming, including analysis of subject matter processes or problems, and the design, implementation and support of Web-based systems for accomplishment of work through application of computer technology.

The position is located in the Research and Development Directorate, Information Technology Services, Office of Strategic Initiatives.

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Open Access Monographs in the Humanities and Social Sciences Conference 1 and 2 July 2013, The British Library, London

Posted in Open Access, Reports and White Papers on November 13th, 2013 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

JISC has released Open Access Monographs in the Humanities and Social Sciences Conference 1 and 2 July 2013, The British Library, London.

Here's an excerpt from the announcement:

The conference report provides an overview of all the presentations and sessions and distils the key messages into four points:

  • Open access for monographs is not only possible but necessary if we want to be able to innovate, to communicate and disseminate humanities and social science research widely, and to build a sustainable future for the monograph.
  • Effective quality assurance is key to the successful adoption of OA publishing.
  • Collaboration throughout the supply chain and across national boundaries will be required
  • We must be flexible and willing to accommodate innovative models, not only to sustain the monograph, but for peer review, impact and reputation.

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Digital Curation News (11/13/2013) #digitalpreservation

Posted in Digital Curation News on November 13th, 2013 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

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Spatial Data Analyst/Curator at University of Minnesota Libraries

Posted in Digital Library Jobs on November 12th, 2013 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

The University of Minnesota Libraries are recruiting a Spatial Data Analyst/Curator.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

Reporting to the Head of the John R. Borchert Map Library, and working closely with the U-Spatial Data Core team, the Libraries Research Data Management/Curation Initiative, the University Digital Conservancy program, and other Libraries and campus geospatial information services, the Spatial Data Analyst/Curator holds primary responsibilities in these areas:

  • Consultation and Advocacy—consults with University faculty, staff, and students from across the University on policy and procedural issues related to the creation, management and dissemination of spatial data assets. . . .
  • Content Recruitment—Develop and execute a multi-year, community engagement strategy to acquire and build a corpus of digital spatial data for access and preservation via U-Spatial. . . .
  • Workflow Analysis and Process Development—analyzes user workflows and data flows to inform the design and development of low-barrier processes for content submission into the access and repository systems used by U-Spatial (i.e., geoportal federated web application access system, and a DPS-digital preservation repository management system). . . .
  • Metadata Management—standards, creation, transformation, ingest.

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