Archive for February, 2014

Anne Kenney Given 2014 Hugh C. Atkinson Memorial Award

Posted in ALA, ARL Libraries, People in the News on February 17th, 2014 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

Anne Kenney has been given the 2014 Hugh C. Atkinson Memorial Award.

Here's an excerpt from the announcement:

Anne R. Kenney, the Carl A. Kroch University Librarian at Cornell University, has been named the 2014 winner of the Hugh C. Atkinson Memorial Award. The American Library Association (ALA) will present the award to Kenney at the ALA Annual Conference in Las Vegas this summer. Kenney is being honored for her innovative achievements and service to the profession, especially her leadership on such projects as 2CUL, arXiv, Project Euclid, and Making of America; her work on large-scale digitization and digital preservation standards; and her global contributions in Myanmar, Cuba, China, and elsewhere.

See also: "Anne R. Kenney Wins 2014 Hugh C. Atkinson Memorial Award."

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Only 20.56 % of Jounals in DOAJ Use CC BY or CC BY-SA License

Posted in Copyright, Creative Commons/Open Licenses, Open Access, Publishing, Scholarly Journals on February 17th, 2014 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

The post "CC-BY Dominates under the Creative Commons licensed Journals in the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ)" analyzes the use of Creative Commons licences by journals in the Directory of Open Access Journals.

Here's an excerpt:

A total of 2,016 (or 20.56 %) of the guided journal in DOAJ therefore use a license (CC-BY or CC-BY-SA), which is compatible with the requirements of the Open Definition and allow a restriction-free use of the contents within the meaning of Open Access defined the Budapest Open Access Initiative, the RCUK Open Access policy and the Berlin Declaration.

If we consider the subset of journals that use any CC license that the claims of the Open Definition sufficient licenses dominate even slightly: About 54% of all journals that use a CC license , use either CC-BY ( 52.77 %) or CC-BY-SA (1.40 %). Surprisingly low is the proportion of journals which use the most restrictive CC license CC-BY-NC-ND : Only 737 journals (7.52 % of all journals and 19.80% under the CC-licensed journals). This license variant neither allows edits or allows to create derivative works (such as translations) nor a commercial use is possible. Surprisingly allow more than half (2,060, 55.35 %) of which is under a CC license Journals a commercial exploitation of the contents, only 44.65% (1662) prohibit this.

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DigitalKoans Posts Resume on 2/17/2014

Posted in Announcements on February 7th, 2014 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

DigitalKoans posts will resume on 2/17/2014.

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Digital Curation News (2/7/2014) #digitalpreservation

Posted in Digital Curation News on February 7th, 2014 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

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PHP Developer & Application Support at BC Libraries Cooperative

Posted in Library IT Jobs on February 7th, 2014 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

The BC Libraries Cooperative is recruiting a PHP Developer & Application Support specialist.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

We are seeking a person with strong PHP skills to continue building out our numerous WordPress services, as well as a number of emerging Drupal-based services and other PHP-based applications. In addition to development work, this position will also help administer these applications and provide Tier 2 support to them.

This will be a full-time term position (35 hours/week), posted initially for 12 months with the possibility of renewal.

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E-print Copyright Debate Continues: "Its the Content, Not the Version!"

Posted in Copyright, Digital Copyright Wars, Open Access, Publishing, Scholarly Journals on February 7th, 2014 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

Kevin Smith has published "Its the Content, Not the Version!" in Scholarly Communications @ Duke.

Here's an excerpt:

Throughout this discussion, the proponents of the position that copyright is transferred only in a final version really do not make any legal arguments as such, just an assertion of what they wish were the situation (I wish it were too). But here is a legal point—the U.S. copyright law makes the difficulty with this position pretty clearly in section 202 when it states the obvious principle that copyright is distinct from any particular material object that embodies the copyrighted work. So it is simply not true to say that version A has a copyright and version B has a different copyright.

See also: "Where Copyrights Come from (Part I)—Copyediting Does–Not–Create a New Copyright" by Nancy Sims.

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eJournal Preservation Librarian at Columbia University Libraries

Posted in Digital Library Jobs on February 7th, 2014 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

Columbia University Libraries are recruiting an eJournal Preservation Librarian.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

This is a temporary grant-funded position running through April 30, 2015 (with the possibility of extension) created to review titles within the 2CUL holdings that do not have adequate preservation plans. The goal of the position is to expand the number and extent of e-journal preservation coverage by supplying tested preservation strategies to selected categories of selected e-journals.

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Omeka 2.1.4 Released

Posted in Digital Archives and Special Collections, Open Source Software on February 7th, 2014 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

The Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media has released Omeka 2.1.4.

Here's an excerpt from the announcement:

This maintenance release includes some style additions and corrections in the admin theme, as well as a fix to how records are sorted for newer versions of MySQL. . .

Updated versions of the COinS and Exhibit Builder plugins are also bundled with this release, fixing an error in COinS for PHP 5.2. The updated Exhibit Builder plugin improves many parts of the styling, especially across interaction with many plugins, and expands the data returned by the API.

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Digital Curation News (2/6/2014) #digitalpreservation

Posted in Digital Curation News on February 6th, 2014 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

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Software Project Manager at BC Libraries Cooperative

Posted in Library IT Jobs on February 6th, 2014 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

The BC Libraries Cooperative is recruiting a Software Project Manager.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

One of our emerging services is the Canadian Accessible Library System (CALS) which the Co-op is developing to support the National Network for Equitable Library Service (http://nnels.ca/). CALS is a repository of accessible library resources for visually-impaired patrons, the first of its kind in Canada. . . .

The Co-op is hiring an experienced Software Project Manager to drive the development process and to improve and extend implementation of the Drupal-based (CALS) system. The Project Manager will liaise with stakeholders and service partners including designers, developers, alternate format producers and others in the public sector—especially members of the broader public library community.

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NMC Horizon Report > 2014 Higher Education Edition

Posted in Emerging Technologies, Reports and White Papers on February 6th, 2014 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

The New Media Consortium and EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative have released the NMC Horizon Report > 2014 Higher Education Edition.

Here's an excerpt from the announcement:

This eleventh edition describes annual findings from the NMC Horizon Project, an ongoing research project designed to identify and describe emerging technologies likely to have an impact on learning, teaching, and creative inquiry in education. Six key trends, six significant challenges, and six emerging technologies are identified across three adoption horizons over the next one to five years, giving campus leaders and practitioners a valuable guide for strategic technology planning

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Senior Software Developer at Northwestern University Library

Posted in Library IT Jobs on February 6th, 2014 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

The Northwestern University Library is recruiting a Senior Software Developer.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

The Senior Software Developer is a 3-year term position that serves as the Library Services Platform software developer reporting to the Head of the Library Technology Division's Enterprise Systems department, and confers with the Library Collection Services Project Manager. This job includes working in a highly collaborative environment with Library colleagues and partners on the analysis, design, coding and testing of software in order to explore, adapt, and implement current and emerging technologies particularly with implementation, integration with campus Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) and other systems, and developing software components in support of a Library Services Platform.

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