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Posted in Announcements on December 12th, 2014

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IT Programmer at University of North Texas

Posted in Library IT Jobs on December 12th, 2014

The University of North Texas is recruiting an IT Programmer.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

As web-systems developer for the User Interfaces Unit in the Digital Libraries Division, you will undertake the functional planning, execution, testing, and documentation of software solutions that power the Libraries' web publishing and resource discovery systems.

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"Research Data Management and Libraries: Relationships, Activities, Drivers and Influences"

Posted in Data Curation, Open Data, and Research Data Management on December 12th, 2014

Stephen Pinfield, Andrew M. Cox, and Jen Smith have published "Research Data Management and Libraries: Relationships, Activities, Drivers and Influences " in PLOS ONE.

Here's an excerpt:

This paper analyses the contribution of academic libraries to research data management (RDM) in the wider institutional context. In particular it: examines the roles and relationships involved in RDM, identifies the main components of an RDM programme, evaluates the major drivers for RDM activities, and analyses the key factors influencing the shape of RDM developments. The study is written from the perspective of library professionals, analysing data from 26 semi-structured interviews of library staff from different UK institutions. This is an early qualitative contribution to the topic complementing existing quantitative and case study approaches. Results show that although libraries are playing a significant role in RDM, there is uncertainty and variation in the relationship with other stakeholders such as IT services and research support offices. Current emphases in RDM programmes are on developments of policies and guidelines, with some early work on technology infrastructures and support services. Drivers for developments include storage, security, quality, compliance, preservation, and sharing with libraries associated most closely with the last three. The paper also highlights a 'jurisdictional' driver in which libraries are claiming a role in this space. A wide range of factors, including governance, resourcing and skills, are identified as influencing ongoing developments. From the analysis, a model is constructed designed to capture the main aspects of an institutional RDM programme. This model helps to clarify the different issues involved in RDM, identifying layers of activity, multiple stakeholders and drivers, and a large number of factors influencing the implementation of any initiative. Institutions may usefully benchmark their activities against the data and model in order to inform ongoing RDM activity.

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Vice President for Information Services and University Librarian at Rutgers University

Posted in ARL Libraries on December 12th, 2014

Rutgers University is recruiting a Vice President for Information Services and University Librarian.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

Reporting to the Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs, the VP/UL serves as the Libraries' chief administrative and academic officer with overall responsibility for library operations and services, including strategic planning, operational planning and assessment, and oversight and management of a $34 million budget. The VP/UL leads and directs personnel resources of approximately 275 faculty and staff members, collection development and management, information and research services, information technology infrastructure and initiatives, design of library facilities, fund raising, public relations, and state, regional, national, and international collaborative activities and programs.

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iPres 2014: Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Digital Preservation

Posted in Data Curation, Open Data, and Research Data Management, Digital Curation & Digital Preservation on December 12th, 2014

The International Conference on Digital Preservation has released iPres 2014: Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Digital Preservation.

Here's an excerpt:

Papers covered a wide array of preservation topics including migration and emulation, file format management, registries and linked data, funding models, education and training, personal archiving and software-based art, web archiving, metadata and persistent identifiers.

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Digital Curation News (12/11/2014) #digitalpreservation

Posted in Digital Curation News on December 11th, 2014

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Digital Initiatives Coordinator at South Dakota State University

Posted in Digital Library Jobs on December 11th, 2014

South Dakota State University is recruiting a Digital Initiatives Coordinator.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

The successful candidate will identify, build, shape, and promote access to the Library's Digitial collections. S/he will lead efforts to preserve, describe and provide security for these collections. The position will provide leadership for the development, growth, and preservation of the Hilton M. Briggs digital collections in order to support SDSU scholars and researchers.

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"Creative Commons Confusion Continues to Confound Content Creators"

Posted in Copyright, Creative Commons/Open Licenses on December 11th, 2014

David Crotty has published "Creative Commons Confusion Continues to Confound Content Creators" in The Scholarly Kitchen.

Here's an excerpt:

Yahoo!, owners of the photo sharing site Flickr, recently caused a storm of controversy by announcing plans to sell prints of photos that users had uploaded. Yahoo!'s plans included sharing 51% of revenue with users who had retained copyright on their photos. For those who voluntarily selected a Creative Commons Attribution license (CC BY) for their works, no compensation was offered. Despite the fact that Yahoo! was explicitly following the terms of the license, and doing exactly what the license was designed to promote, users were up in arms over seeing a large corporation taking advantage of their labors.

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Institutional Repository Coordinator at South Dakota State University

Posted in Digital Library Jobs on December 11th, 2014

South Dakota State University is recruiting a Institutional Repository Coordinator.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

The successful candidate will have primary responsibility for launching, maintaining, and enhancing the University's insitutitonal repository. S/he will collaborate with colleagues in the Library, across the University, and throughout the state and region to collect, organize, preserve, and provide access to the scholarly output of SDSU faculty, staff and students.

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Owning and Using Scholarship: An IP Handbook for Teachers and Researchers

Posted in Copyright, Libraries, Research Libraries on December 11th, 2014

ACRL has released Owning and Using Scholarship: An IP Handbook for Teachers and Researchers by Kevin L. Smith. It is available in print and digital formats, including an open access PDF.

Here's an excerpt from the announcement:

Copyright and other types of laws regulating intellectual property create an increasing concern for contemporary scholarship. The digital environment has created exciting new opportunities and possibilities for scholars to work and distribute their work. But these new opportunities also create issues that did not arise in the analog world. Owning and Using Scholarship demystifies intellectual property, and especially copyright law, for academic authors and independent scholars who face these dilemmas. It also serves as a comprehensive resource for librarians who are asked to assist with these new and challenging decisions.

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Digital Curation News (12/10/2014) #digitalpreservation

Posted in Digital Curation News on December 10th, 2014

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Metadata Librarian at Columbia University

Posted in Digital Library Jobs on December 10th, 2014

Columbia University is recruiting a Metadata Librarian.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

The purpose of this position is to develop, document, maintain and apply standards and procedures for creating metadata used to manage, preserve, and provide access to digital content generated by the Libraries and other units within Information Services; to work with the Digital Programs Division and Technology Services Group to ensure and coordinate integration of digital metadata with local and national systems, and to provide full original cataloging for resources in a variety of languages, formats and media. The position also manages research publication metadata curation and identity management for the ColumbiaPARC system.

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