Archive for April, 2014

Library Digital Projects Manager at Dickinson College Library & Information Services

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

Dickinson College Library & Information Services is recruiting a Library Digital Projects Manager.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

This position is a 2-year temporary appointment responsible for a new institutional repository as well as for projects that highlight unique resources among the college's collections. . . .

Areas of responsibility include the following: ongoing testing, development, and management of an institutional repository (bepress Digital Commons); content management system programming and maintenance (Drupal and CONTENTdm); planning and implementing digital initiatives centered in unique library resources; website creation and maintenance; training library staff members and students; assessment of digital project outcomes; and coordinating activity of all digital project contributors. The Library Digital Projects Manager reports to the College Archivist and supervises undergraduate project interns.

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Linked Archival Metadata: A Guidebook (Version 0.99)

Posted in Digital Archives and Special Collections, Linking, Linked Data, and Semantic Web on April 28th, 2014 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

Eric Lease Morgan and LiAM have released Linked Archival Metadata: A Guidebook (Version 0.99).

Here's an excerpt:

Linked data is a process for embedding the descriptive information of archives into the very fabric of the Web. By transforming archival description into linked data, an archivist will enable other people as well as computers to read and use their archival description, even if the others are not a part of the archival community. The process goes both ways. Linked data also empowers archivists to use and incorporate the information of other linked data providers into their local description. This enables archivists to make their descriptions more thorough, more complete, and more value-added. For example, archival collections could be automatically supplemented with geographic coordinates in order to make maps, images of people or additional biographic descriptions to make collections come alive, or bibliographies for further reading.

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Digital Projects Librarian at Frostburg State University Library

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

The Frostburg State University Library is recruiting a Digital Projects Librarian.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

Under the direction of the Library Director and in collaboration with the User Services and Library Technology Divisions, manage digital collections and implement digital projects from inception to completion. Coordinate cross-departmental project workflows and identify collection development opportunities, including seeking grant funding. Research, plan, and provide technical expertise for digital initiatives. Support digital content creation and conversion, interoperability of platforms, and integration of digital resources into library web pages, as well as opportunities for expanding digital services. Collaborate with computing staff on technical infrastructure needed to manage a digital library. Keep current on trends in digital collections, institutional repositories, scholarly publishing, and data curation; utilize appropriate design principles, coding and metadata standards, and best practices for managing a digitization program.

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"Librarian, Heal Thyself: A Scholarly Communication Analysis of LIS Journals"

Posted in Libraries, Open Access, Publishing, Scholarly Journals on April 28th, 2014 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

Micah Vandegrift and Chealsye Bowley have published "Librarian, Heal Thyself: A Scholarly Communication Analysis of LIS Journals" in In the Library with the Lead Pipe.

Here's an excerpt:

This article presents an analysis of 111 Library and Information Science journals based on measurements of "openness" including copyright policies, open access self-archiving policies and open access publishing options. We propose a new metric to rank journals, the J.O.I. Factor (Journal Openness Index), based on measures of openness rather than perceived rank or citation impact. Finally, the article calls for librarians and researchers in LIS to examine our scholarly literature and hold it to the principles and standards that we are asking of other disciplines.

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DigitalKoans Posts Resume on 4/28/2014

Posted in Announcements on April 11th, 2014 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

DigitalKoans posts will resume on 4/28/2014.

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Digital Curation News (4/11/2014) #digitalpreservation

Posted in Digital Curation News on April 11th, 2014 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

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Manager of Digital Experience at Westport Library

Posted in Library IT Jobs on April 11th, 2014 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

The Westport Library is recruiting a Manager of Digital Experience.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

The Westport Library is seeking a Manager of Digital Experience who will coordinate the development of the Library's web/digital content. The successful candidate will develop and implement an online strategy that supports the Library's mission and goals; contribute to the evolution of that strategy over time; maintain, enhance, develop, and produce select online content; plan and develop new digital tools and services; collaborate with library staff to develop and execute strategies to build engagement on the website and social media platforms.

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"Statement Regarding the Suspension of Springer’s Membership in OASPA"

Posted in Open Access, Publishing, Scholarly Journals on April 11th, 2014 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

The Open Access Scholarly Publishers Association has released a "Statement Regarding the Suspension of Springer's Membership in OASPA."

Here's an excerpt:

In February, it was reported by Nature (http://www.nature.com/news/publishers-withdraw-more-than-120-gibberish-papers-1.14763) that around 120 fake articles had been published in apparently peer-reviewed conference proceedings.

Springer, one of the affected publishers, which published 16 of these articles, is a member of OASPA. Given that the publication of these articles is evidence of a systematic problem with editorial processes, we have placed Springer's membership of OASPA 'under review', pending a thorough response and description of the steps that are being taken to strengthen the necessary processes. Springer has already indicated that the fake articles are being retracted (http://www.springer.com/about+springer/media/statements?SGWID=0-1760813-6-1458253-0).

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Data Curation Librarian at Indiana State University Library

Posted in Digital Library Jobs on April 11th, 2014 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

The Indiana State University Library is recruiting a Data Curation Librarian.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

This 12-month, tenure-track position provides technical leadership for the creation, management, preservation of and access to digital assets and scholarship. The incumbent will manage, develop and migrate digital application systems and serve as webmaster for digital initiatives' websites.

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"The Bleeding Hearts Club: Heartbleed Recovery for System Administrators"

Posted in Digital Culture on April 11th, 2014 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

David Grant has posted "The Bleeding Hearts Club: Heartbleed Recovery for System Administrators."

Here's an excerpt:

The Heartbleed SSL vulnerability presents significant concerns for users and major challenges for site operators. This article presents a series of steps server and site owners should carry out as soon as possible to help protect the public. We acknowledge that some steps might not be feasible, important, or even relevant for every site, so the steps are given in order both of their importance and the order they should be carried out.

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Digital Curation News (4/10/2014) #digitalpreservation

Posted in Digital Curation News on April 10th, 2014 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

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"’The Returned’: on the Future of Monographic Books"

Posted in Open Access, Publishing, Scholarly Books on April 10th, 2014 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

Mercedes Bunz has published "'The Returned': on the Future of Monographic Books" in Insights: The UKSG journal.

Here's an excerpt:

This article evaluates the current state of academic book publishing based on the findings of the Hybrid Publishing Lab's business model research. With students relying more and more on Google and Wikipedia, the role of books within today's university studies is a difficult one. From the perspective of publishers, open access (OA) embracing the digital is seen as one potential way to bridge this gap between online search engines and traditional monographs. To illustrate this further, the article delivers an overview of its findings, which highlight changes in academic publishing: publishers have switched their emphasis from delivering a product to creating a service, whereby the author rather than the reader becomes their most focused-on customer. Research frameworks, funding and conventions about academic careers, however, often still need to adjust to this new development. If these frameworks acknowledge and foster OA publishing, and new experiments with collaborative book productions flourish, the monograph will have a future.

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