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Digital Curation News (2/28/2014) #digitalpreservation

Posted in Digital Curation News on February 28th, 2014 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

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Assistant Director, Research Technology Services at New York University

Posted in Digital Library Jobs on February 28th, 2014 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

New York University's Information Technology Services is recruiting an Assistant Director, Research Technology Services.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

Direct all aspects of University academic technology services used for research. Direct two teams: (1) team responsible for support of scientific systems such as High Performance Computing Services and applications; and (2) team responsible for delivering research computing services directly to faculty and students. In addition to oversight of NYC-based HPC services this position will coordinate with the group providing HPC systems and services in NYU Abu Dhabi and NYU Shanghai. Co-lead Data Services, a research area managed by ITS and NYU Libraries to support faculty and researchers all phases of the data lifecycle, including data creation, analysis, visualization and data management.

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"Reed Elsevier 2013 Results"

Posted in Publishing, Scholarly Journals on February 28th, 2014 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

Reed Elsevier has released "Reed Elsevier 2013 Results."

Here's an excerpt:

Commenting on the results, Anthony Habgood, Chairman, said:

"Reed Elsevier is continuing to deliver on its long term strategic and financial priorities. With underlying revenue growth across all major business areas, operating profit and earnings grew well in 2013. We made good progress on organic development and portfolio reshaping, and our strong cash flow enabled us to step up our share buyback programme whilst maintaining balance sheet strength. We are recommending a +7% increase in the full year dividend for Reed Elsevier PLC and +8% for Reed Elsevier NV, in line with growth in adjusted earnings per share at constant exchange rates."

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Digital Data Repository Specialist at Purdue University Libraries

Posted in Digital Library Jobs on February 28th, 2014 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

Purdue University Libraries are recruiting a Digital Data Repository Specialist.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

The Digital Data Repository Specialist will oversee and provide support for the launch and subsequent day-to-day operation of the Purdue University Research Repository (PURR) service. The position will partner with colleagues to support the adoption and improvement of PURR, as well as lead the ISO 16363 certification process for PURR as a Trustworthy Digital Repository.

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The Web at 25 in the U.S.

Posted in Digital Culture, Reports and White Papers on February 28th, 2014 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

The Pew Research Center has released The Web at 25 in the U.S..

Here's an excerpt:

In a new national survey to mark the 25th anniversary of the Web, Pew Research finds further confirmation of the incredible spread and impact of the internet:

Adoption: 87% of American adults now use the internet, with near-saturation usage among those living in households earning $75,000 or more (99%), young adults ages 18-29 (97%), and those with college degrees (97%). Fully 68% of adults connect to the internet with mobile devices like smartphones or tablet computers. . . .

Impact: Asked for their overall judgment about the impact of the internet, toting up all the pluses and minuses of connected life, the public's verdict is overwhelmingly positive:

  • 90% of internet users say the internet has been a good thing for them personally and only 6% say it has been a bad thing, while 3% volunteer that it has been some of both.
  • 76% of internet users say the internet has been a good thing for society, while 15% say it has been a bad thing and 8% say it has been equally good and bad.

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Digital Curation News (2/27/2014) #digitalpreservation

Posted in Digital Curation News on February 27th, 2014 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

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Digital and Special Collections Specialist at James Madison University Libraries

Posted in Digital Library Jobs on February 27th, 2014 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

James Madison University Libraries are recruiting a Digital and Special Collections Specialist .

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

Entering and maintaining data related to incoming collections in various formats; organizing and rehousing physical collections; describing the archival material for online access through databases and collection guides; supporting the transition to new access technology and software through research and testing; digitizing rare and fragile materials in a variety of formats; describing digital objects according to established standards; perform quality control review of digitized materials; provide training on JMU Scholarly Commons and other repository services to faculty and staff and other duties as assigned.

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Associate Director for Library Information Technology at Stony Brook University Libraries

Posted in Digital Library Jobs, Library IT Jobs on February 27th, 2014 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

Stony Brook University Libraries are recruiting an Associate Director for Library Information Technology.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

The AD for Library IT will lead the development of information technology in support of the university's current and emerging research needs, and the advancement of scholarly literacy and instructional technologies. The library is an integral part of a world-class research university. The incumbent will have a deep understanding of the myriad and changing roles of the library on campus. The AD for Library IT will lead a talented team of Library faculty and staff in areas units such as: Core Services, Digital Library Production Services, and Learning Technology, Library Systems, User Experience, and Web Systems. Together these units are charged with the design, development, management, and maintenance of a flexible and reliable technology environment, specifically: the development and management of digital collections and access tools; the development of a fully accessible, feature and content rich library web presence that applies user experience principles and strategies; the development and support of server-based technologies for the delivery of library services; the maintenance of library management systems; and the delivery of frameworks and systems to support collaborative storage, delivery, and reservation of information resources.

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Participatory Design in Academic Libraries: New Reports and Findings

Posted in Reports and White Papers, Research Libraries on February 27th, 2014 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

The Council on Library and Information Resources has released Participatory Design in Academic Libraries: New Reports and Findings.

Here's an excerpt from the announcement:

This report looks at how staff at eight academic institutions gained new insight about how students and faculty use their libraries, and how the staff are using these findings to improve library technologies, space, and services.

Participatory design is a relatively recent approach to understanding library user behavior. It is based on techniques used in anthropological and ethnographic observation. The report's editor, anthropologist Nancy Fried Foster, led several participatory design workshops for CLIR from 2007 to 2013.

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Mike Furlough Named Executive Director of HathiTrust

Posted in Digital Curation & Digital Preservation, People in the News on February 27th, 2014 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

Mike Furlough has been named Executive Director of HathiTrust.

Here's an excerpt from the announcement:

The HathiTrust Board of Governors is pleased to announce the appointment of Mike Furlough as the Executive Director of HathiTrust. Furlough comes to HathiTrust from The Pennsylvania State University, where he is currently Associate Dean for Research and Scholarly Communications. Furlough has more than a dozen years of experience leading initiatives in digital scholarship, content stewardship, and scholarly communications, and has served for the last nine months as an inaugural member of HathiTrust's Program Steering Committee. Furlough will begin his tenure as Executive Director on May 19.

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Digital Curation News (2/26/2014) #digitalpreservation

Posted in Digital Curation News on February 26th, 2014 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

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Emerging Digital Services Librarian at Nassau Community College Library

Posted in Library IT Jobs on February 26th, 2014 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

Nassau Community College Library is recruiting an Emerging Digital Services Librarian.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

Responsibilities include: design and maintenance of the Library's website; creation of digital tutorials, expertise with applicable instructional, social media, and library-specific software, along with reference and instruction.

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