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

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Preservation Librarian at Southern Illinois University Carbondale Library

Posted in Digital Library Jobs on November 11th, 2013 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

The Southern Illinois University Carbondale Library is recruiting a Preservation Librarian.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

Under the general direction of the Associate Dean for Support Services and responsive to input from the Dean of Library Affairs, the Preservation Librarian is responsible for the administration of the Library Affairs' preservation program. The Preservation Librarian's responsibilities include: Collaborates with librarians and staff in Information Services, Special Collections Research Center, Cataloging, and Acquisitions on the planning, development, implementation, maintenance, and management of comprehensive physical and digital preservation and conservation programs for general and special collections in all formats.

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Systems Developer/Engineer at Ohio State University Libraries

Posted in Library IT Jobs on November 11th, 2013 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

The Ohio State University Libraries are recruiting two Systems Developer/Engineers.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

As a member of the AD&S team, the successful candidate will be responsible for designing, developing and managing innovative web-based applications that support, enhance, and extend the mission of The Ohio State University Libraries. With this goal in mind, the candidate will design, develop, implement, and test web applications, as a suite of products and services, for delivery via OSU Libraries public and private web sites, library catalog, and/or other web related systems that are in accord with industry best practices, the Libraries' and Ohio State's branding standards, and web accessibility guidelines.

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Digital Curation News (11/8/2013) #digitalpreservation

Posted in Digital Curation News on November 8th, 2013 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

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Analyst/Programmer at California State University San Marcos Library

Posted in Library IT Jobs on November 8th, 2013 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

The California State University San Marcos Library is recruiting an Analyst/Programmer.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

Under the direction of the Coordinator for Library Technology and Scholarly Systems and the general supervision of the Associate Dean, the incumbent will provide programming support for Library applications and systems. The incumbent will work closely with user departments to create technical application and system solutions to a wide variety of standard and non-standard functional problems. These applications and systems include open source, custom and vendor API-based that support the computing needs of the University.

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"Open Access Publishing from the Legal Point of View. Why Freedom of Information Rules and Other Legal Principles Matter. Towards A New Fair Open Access Model."

Posted in Open Access, Publishing, Scholarly Journals on November 8th, 2013 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

Jiří Kolman and Petr Kolman have published "Open Access Publishing from the Legal Point of View. Why Freedom of Information Rules and Other Legal Principles Matter. Towards A New Fair Open Access Model." in tripleC: Communication, Capitalism & Critique. Open Access Journal for a Global Sustainable Information Society.

Here's an excerpt:

This article focuses on aspects that, as far as we know, have never been discussed in previous debates dealing with open access. The EU and national competition legal rules ensuring fair competition are a rather neglected aspect of open access. Another crucial topic is the unfairness of the current publication system. Why should commercial publishers be paid by publicly supported research such as EU or national research programmes? In the article a new publication model is suggested. The proposed model is trying to keep high research standards, to be fair to researchers and the public and to take into account the actual costs of the new open access model.

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Director, Digital Initiatives and Services at New York Public Library

Posted in Digital Library Jobs on November 8th, 2013 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

The New York Public Library is recruiting a Director, Digital Initiatives and Services.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

Reporting to the Chief Library Officer of The New York Public Library, the Director, Digital Initiatives and Services leads the experimentation, implementation and portfolio management of the digital user experience. This person partners with internal and external stakeholders to identify, design, incubate and ensure delivery of an excellent user experience across all our digital properties. This position forms part of a senior team responsible for the digital strategy and customer service across the NYPL.

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"Rice University Press: Nascentis Fame"

Posted in Rice University, Scholarly Books, University Presses on November 8th, 2013 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

Fred Moody has published "Rice University Press: Nascentis Fame" in the Journal of Electronic Publishing.

Here's an excerpt:

Rice University Press (RUP), which began full operation in February 2007, proved a short-lived experiment. After three years of supporting one paid staff position and modest additional funding for contracted book design work, office expenses, and travel, Rice closed the press down as part of a larger, campuswide, budget-cutting effort. Faced with a choice between investing more financial and human capital in its press as a condition for gaining substantial foundation support or opting out of the experiment altogether, university administration chose the latter. Short-lived as the RUP experience was, it nevertheless offers some important lessons for people pondering the future of academic publishing and its inexorable move in a digital direction. There is no question that traditional printed-on-paper publishing is dying out and that it will be replaced by digital academic discourse distributed on a different economic model. There are, however, substantial questions about when and how this paradigm shift will come about, and the Rice University Press story may offer some answers.

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Digital Curation News (11/7/2013) #digitalpreservation

Posted in Digital Curation News on November 7th, 2013 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

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Current News: DigitalKoans Twitter Updates for 11/7/2013

Posted in Current News: DigitalKoans Twitter Updates on November 7th, 2013 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

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Assistant Dean for Collections & Digital Initiatives at Ohio University Libraries

Posted in Digital Library Jobs on November 7th, 2013 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

The Ohio University Libraries are recruiting an Assistant Dean for Collections & Digital Initiatives.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

As a part of the senior management team, the Assistant Dean reports to the Dean of Libraries and works closely with the Assistant Dean for Research and Education on the development and evaluation of programs, staff, budget and other resources in support of the Libraries' mission. He or she works effectively with students, faculty and staff from diverse backgrounds, including nine librarians and 20 support staff in acquisitions, cataloging, circulation, digital initiatives, and preservation.

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"Where Have All the Scientific Data Gone? LIS Perspective on the Data-At-Risk Predicament"

Posted in Data Curation, Open Data, and Research Data Management, Digital Curation & Digital Preservation on November 7th, 2013 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

College & Research Libraries has released an e-print of "Where Have All the Scientific Data Gone? LIS Perspective on the Data-At-Risk Predicament."

Here's an excerpt:

Scientists produce vast amounts of data that often are not preserved properly or do not have inventories, placing them at risk. As part of an effort to more fully understand the data-at-risk predicament, researchers engaged in the DARI project at UNC's Metadata Research Center surveyed information custodians working in a range of settings. The survey collected information on the data characteristics and preservation plans. Forty-three information custodians completed the survey. The results indicate that at-risk data include a variety of formats, subject areas, and ownership status, as well as compliance with a variety of standards. Although a majority of respondents agree data preservation is important, they caution that time is the greatest barrier to sharing these data. The study has implications for data rescue and for training information custodians.

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Lead Digital Library QA Developer at Hesburgh Libraries, University of Notre Dame

Posted in Digital Library Jobs on November 7th, 2013 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

The Hesburgh Libraries of the University of Notre Dame are recruiting a Lead Digital Library QA Developer.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

Under the direction of the Co-Director, Digital Initiatives and Scholarship Program, we are seeking an experienced quality assurance professional to establish a testing framework for our Digital Repository systems and coordinate the execution of tests by other technical staff. This position will focus on defining both manual and automated tests for a wide variety of systems to support archiving, describing, and sharing digital visual materials, documents, and research data. These include both back end services as well as public web interfaces and network clients on top of Fedora Commons and Solr including: Search Interface Tools; Digital Exhibits; Document, Data, Image, Audio, and Video viewers, User Workflows, Metadata Management Tools, Digital Collection Management, and Research Data Visualization Tools.

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"Identifying the Effect of Open Access on Citations Using a Panel of Science Journals"

Posted in Open Access, Publishing, Scholarly Journals, Scholarly Metrics on November 7th, 2013 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

Mark J. McCabe and Christopher M. Snyder have self-archived "Identifying the Effect of Open Access on Citations Using a Panel of Science Journals." in SSRN

Here's an excerpt:

An open-access journal allows free online access to its articles, obtaining revenue from fees charged to submitting authors or from institutional support. Using panel data on science journals, we are able to circumvent problems plaguing previous studies of the impact of open access on citations. In contrast to the huge effects found in these previous studies, we find a more modest effect: moving from paid to open access increases cites by 8% on average in our sample. The benefit is concentrated among top-ranked journals. In fact, open access causes a statistically significant reduction in cites to the bottom-ranked journals in our sample, leading us to conjecture that open access may intensify competition among articles for readers' attention, generating losers as well as winners.

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Current News: DigitalKoans Twitter Updates for 11/6/2013

Posted in Current News: DigitalKoans Twitter Updates on November 6th, 2013 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

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Digital Curation News (11/6/2013) #digitalpreservation

Posted in Digital Curation News on November 6th, 2013 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

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