Archive for April, 2014

Library Fellow for Resesarch Data Management at MIT Libraries

Posted in Digital Library Jobs on April 10th, 2014 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

The MIT Libraries are recruiting a Library Fellow for Resesarch Data Management.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

This position will support and expand our evolving services for research data management (RDM), working with staff within the Libraries as well as the wider MIT community. The Fellow will report to the Convener of the Research Data Services Working Group (which provides the Libraries' data management services, for all disciplines and formats across MIT).

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"Open Access Monograph Business Models"

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

Eelco Ferwerda has published "Open Access Monograph Business Models" in Insights: The UKSG journal.

Here's an excerpt:

In recent years, a number of business models have been developed for open access (OA) monographs in the humanities and social sciences (HSS). While each model has been created in response to specific circumstances and needs, some commonalities can be observed. This article outlines some of the main types of model to support the costs of publishing OA books and provides examples of these models across the world.

It is followed by three short sketches providing more depth on: firstly, a traditional publisher's OA monograph offer; secondly, a licensing-based model which draws from existing library budgets; and finally, an experiment with delayed open access for books in philosophy: http://dx.doi.org/10.1629/2048-7754.118.

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Digital Curation News (4/9/2014) #digitalpreservation

Posted in Digital Curation News on April 9th, 2014 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

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IT Specialist II at University of Oklahoma Libraries,

Posted in Library IT Jobs on April 9th, 2014 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

The University of Oklahoma Libraries, are recruiting an IT Specialist II.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

Reporting to the Director of Library Technology Platforms, the IT Support Specialist II is responsible for managing the servers and other infrastructure, including cloud-computing suppliers, used by library personnel and patrons in pursuit of their goals. This position will work closely with other system administrators, support technicians and developers to provide the tools and services that University Libraries needs to fulfill its mission to the University.

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"More Inheritable Rights for Digital Assets"

Posted in Digital Culture on April 9th, 2014 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

Charles Phelps has published "More Inheritable Rights for Digital Assets" in the Rutgers Law Record.

Here's an excerpt:

Death, as uncomfortable of a subject as it is for some, is a guaranteed component of human existence. . . . There is no denying the psychological and emotional attachment that is affixed with objects that hold memories of loved ones who have passed on before us.

Within this frame work, lawyers use legal tools of wills, trusts and estate laws to carry out grantors or inheritors desire on how to bestow certain possessions. However, within all the complexities of bestowing property, lawyers are now increasingly being confronted with how to pass on digital assets.

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Applications Developer at NYPL

Posted in Library IT Jobs on April 9th, 2014 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

The NYPL is recruiting an Applications Developer.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

Be a part of the technology team which builds and maintains THE PUBLIC WEBSITE along with digital library applications for one of the largest and leading public libraries in the world. The NYPL Technology team is seeking a talented web developer who can help us build an amazing online presence for millions of library users and translate our vision into maintainable, high performing, and scalable software solutions through the use of stellar software engineering practices.

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How to Discover Requirements for Research Data Management Services

Posted in Data Curation, Open Data, and Research Data Management on April 9th, 2014 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

The DCC and DataONE have released How to Discover Requirements for Research Data Management Services.

Here's an excerpt:

This guide is meant for people whose role involves developing services or tools to support research data management (RDM) and digital curation, whether in a Higher Education Institution or a project working across institutions. Your RDM development role might be embedded with the research groups concerned, or at a more centralised level, such as a library or computing service. You will need a methodical approach to plan, elicit, analyse, document and prioritise a range of users' requirements.

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Digital Curation News (4/8/2014) #digitalpreservation

Posted in Digital Curation News on April 8th, 2014 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

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Supervisory Information Technology Specialist at Library of Congress

Posted in Digital Library Jobs on April 8th, 2014 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

The Library of Congress is recruiting a Supervisory Information Technology Specialist.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

The Supervisory Information Technology specialist will be responsible for establishing and ensuring compliance with technical approaches to digital conversion and digital conversion workflows to meet the preservation and access needs of the Library, especially for materials that can be reproduced as still images. Specific duties include (I) serving as the Library's authority for technical conversion practices to be followed by Library staff and contractors, (2) coordinating the Still Image Group of the Federal Agencies Digitization Guidelines Initiative (www.digitizationguidelines.gov) (3) ensuring that conversion policies and practices are consistent across the Library, and compatible with emerging standards in the national and international communities (4) providing authoritative guidance in the formulation of best practices for the life cycle management of converted materials and the resolution of complex problems or issues related to conversion of analog Library materials, (5) promoting exploration of promising approaches to the conversion of analog materials and the management of the resulting digital objects, and (6) coordinating with stakeholders within and outside of the Library of Congress to ensure the timely and successful execution of projects.

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Born-Digital U.S. Federal Government Information: Preservation And Access

Posted in Digital Curation & Digital Preservation on April 8th, 2014 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

The Center for Research Libraries has released Born-Digital U.S. Federal Government Information: Preservation And Access.

Here's an excerpt:

But the migration of government information from print to digital has introduced new problems into the challenge of preserving government information. Very little government information is being deposited in FDLP libraries. In 2013 the Government Printing Office (GPO) estimated that 97% of federal government information was born-digital and current GPO policy limits FDLP deposit of digital information to so-called "tangible" objects such as CD-ROMs and DVDs (GPO 2006), which create their own preservation problems (Gano). While libraries played an essential role in preservation of government information in the print era, most born-digital government information is not held, managed, organized, served, or preserved by libraries.

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Head, Information Technology at NCSU Libraries

Posted in Library IT Jobs on April 8th, 2014 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

The NCSU Libraries are recruiting a Head, Information Technology.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

The Head, IT, as the library's chief technology strategist, plays a leadership role in enabling Hunt to realize fully its potential as an overarching model of innovation and to extend this vision into the future throughout the NCSU Libraries.

The Information Technology department includes 22 staff across four units: Discovery Systems and Applications; Academic Technology; Technology Services; and Enterprise Operations.

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"How Well Developed Are Altmetrics? A Cross-Disciplinary Analysis of the Presence of ‘Alternative Metrics’ in Scientific Publications"

Posted in Publishing, Scholarly Journals, Scholarly Metrics on April 8th, 2014 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

Zohreh Zahedi, Rodrigo Costas, and Paul Wouters have self-archived "How Well Developed Are Altmetrics? A Cross-Disciplinary Analysis of the Presence of 'Alternative Metrics' in Scientific Publications."

Here's an excerpt:

In this paper an analysis of the presence and possibilities of altmetrics for bibliometric and performance analysis is carried out. Using the web based tool Impact Story, we collected metrics for 20,000 random publications from the Web of Science. We studied both the presence and distribution of altmetrics in the set of publications, across fields, document types and over publication years, as well as the extent to which altmetrics correlate with citation indicators. The main result of the study is that the altmetrics source that provides the most metrics is Mendeley, with metrics on readerships for 62.6% of all the publications studied, other sources only provide marginal information. In terms of relation with citations, a moderate spearman correlation (r=0.49) has been found between Mendeley readership counts and citation indicators.

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