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Social Sciences Data Curation Fellow at Pennsylvania State University Libraries

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

The Pennsylvania State University Libraries are recruiting a Social Sciences Data Curation Fellow.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

The fellow's responsibilities will focus on three fundamental, interconnected areas: 1) investigation of current research data practices to assess curation needs; 2) collection planning, based on assessment, for local research data sets, exploring approaches to ensuring data quality and optimizing for access, use, and reuse of data; and 3) pilot project investigations of curation processes to inform operationalizing a data curation service. By concentrating on these three areas, the fellow will contribute to our understanding of the costs of implementing data curation services for the social sciences at Penn State. Also central to these efforts will be Penn State's repository service, ScholarSphere, developed in 2012 as a partnership of the Libraries and ITS. . . . The fellow's contributions will test and help expand ScholarSphere to meet the curation needs of research data, initially in the social sciences and potentially extending to data from other disciplines, depending on outcomes from the sets of activities described.

This is a two-year, fixed-term appointment at the rank of assistant librarian. The Data Curation Services postdoctoral fellow will be based in the Libraries and expected to work in collaboration with a range of departments, both within and beyond the Libraries.

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Digitizing Video for Long-Term Preservation: An RFP Guide and Template

Posted in Digital Curation & Digital Preservation, Digitization on December 12th, 2013 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

The PrestoCentre Foundation has released Digitizing Video for Long-Term Preservation: An RFP Guide and Template.

Here's an excerpt:

Digitizing Video for Long-Term Preservation: An RFP Guide and Template is intended to take an institution step-by-step through the process of drafting a Request for Proposals (RFP) for the transfer of analog video formats to digital carriers for preservation. This template can be used by libraries, archives, and other cultural heritage institutions and submitted to qualified transfer vendors.

Funded by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the Digitizing Video for Long-Term Preservation publication is part of the Video at Risk project undertaken by New York University and two partner institutions, Loyola University New Orleans and the University of California, Berkeley. The authors of this publication set out to create a template that would identify the key elements integral to the transfer of the video and audio signal from Standard Definition VHS to a preservation-quality digital file.

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Digital Curation News (12/11/2013) #digitalpreservation

Posted in Digital Curation News on December 11th, 2013 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

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Software Developer at University of Maryland Libraries

Posted in Scholarly Communication on December 11th, 2013 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

The University of Maryland Libraries are recruiting a Software Developer.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

The Software Developer provides broad programming support to the University of Maryland Libraries for the development and delivery of Java-based software applications. The applications support development and management of web pages and large-scale digital collections. They include tools for cataloging, search, and discovery of digital collections, tools for acquisition of digital collections, access to and retrieval of digital objects in the collections, and tools for preservation and maintenance of digital collections over the long term.

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Digital Curation: D3.1—Evaluation of Cost Models and Needs & Gaps Analysis (MS12 Draft)

Posted in Digital Curation & Digital Preservation on December 11th, 2013 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

The 4C Project has released D3.1—Evaluation of Cost Models and Needs & Gaps Analysis (MS12 Draft).

Here's an excerpt from the announcement:

This draft report. . . provides an analysis of existing research related to the economics of digital curation and reports upon the investigation of how well current cost and benefit models meet stakeholders' needs for calculating and comparing financial information. It aims to point out gaps that need to be bridged between the capabilities of currently available models and tools, and stakeholders' needs for financial information.

To facilitate and clarify the model evaluation the report first outlines a basic terminology and a general description of the components of cost and benefit models.

The report then describes how the ten current and emerging cost models and benefit models included in the evaluation were identified and provides a summary of each of the models. This is followed by an in depth analysis of stakeholders' needs for financial information derived from the 4C project stakeholder consultation.

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Digital Initiatives Librarian at Western Carolina University Library

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

The Western Carolina University Library is recruiting a Digital Initiatives Librarian.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

The Digital Initiatives Librarian provides expertise in creating and managing library digital collections, such as digital special collections, electronic theses and dissertations, and other born-digital or retrospectively digitized materials. The Digital Initiatives Librarian participates in the planning, implementation, maintenance, expansion, communication and promotion of digital library and institutional repository services, collections and content. The Digital Initiatives Librarian will serve as a member of the Digital, Access, and Technology Services Department's leadership team and, in coordination with the department head, will be responsible for developing a strategy for the current and future library's digital initiatives.

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Stop the Presses: Is the Monograph Headed toward an E-only Future?

Posted in E-Books, Publishing, Scholarly Books on December 11th, 2013 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

Ithaka S+R has released Stop the Presses: Is the Monograph Headed toward an E-only Future?.

Here's an excerpt from the announcement:

Can we expect the print monograph to disappear anytime soon?

While the road to a fully digital future for scholarly monographs is not clearly in sight, the widespread availability of e-books is already transforming researchers' reading habits. As librarians and publishers consider their options, they must take into account how the usage behavior of academics is evolving. In this Issue Brief, Roger Schonfeld explores the challenges and possibilities if we "Stop the Presses."

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Digital Curation News (12/10/2013) #digitalpreservation

Posted in Digital Curation News on December 10th, 2013 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

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Systems and User Experience Librarian at University of Colorado Springs Library

Posted in Library IT Jobs on December 10th, 2013 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

The University of Colorado Springs Library is recruiting a Systems and User Experience Librarian.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

The Systems and User Experience Librarian is a member of the Web Services and Emerging Technology team. This position plays an integral role in administrating the integrated library system (ILS) and supporting other library web services with an emphasis on ensuring functional and accessible end-user design. Other specific responsibilities include enhancing and promoting the online library catalog and other discovery tools, conducting usability testing, exploring new and emerging technologies for improving library services, and training library faculty and staff on catalog enhancements and new technologies.

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A Survey of Preservation Activities in Cultural Heritage Institutions: FY2012

Posted in Digital Curation & Digital Preservation on December 10th, 2013 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

The Association for Library Collections and Technical Services has released A Survey of Preservation Activities in Cultural Heritage Institutions: FY2012.

Here's an excerpt from the announcement:

This survey is based on the Preservation Statistics survey program coordinated by the Association of Research Libraries (ARL) from 1984 through 2008. Following the collection of the 2007-2008 Preservation Statistics data, ARL discontinued surveying its members about their preservation activities; this decision left the preservation community without a way to document, assess, and analyze its collective current practices, staff and budget resources and strategic direction.

The report examines how respondents are organizing and administering traditional and digital preservation programs and chronicles their preventive preservation (disaster planning, environmental monitoring, outreach and education), conservation and reformatting/digitization activities. The report assesses trends in the preservation programs of academic and research libraries in the five-year span between the last ARL Preservation Statistics Survey in 2007 and this 2012 survey based on the responses provided by the 34 ARL members who participated in this pilot survey.

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