Archive for July, 2014

"Librarians and Scholars: Partners in Digital Humanities"

Posted in Digital Humanities, Research Libraries on July 8th, 2014 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

Laurie Alexander et al. have published "Librarians and Scholars: Partners in Digital Humanities" in EDUCAUSE Review.

Here's an excerpt:

Key Takeaways

  • Libraries have numerous capabilities and considerable expertise available to accelerate digital humanities initiatives.
  • The University of Michigan Library developed a model for effective partnership between libraries and digital humanities scholars; this model contributes to both a definition and redefinition of this emergent field.
  • As the U-M experience shows, using the digital humanities as a key innovation tool can help libraries and their host institutions transform the way research, teaching, and learning are conceptualized.

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Digital Projects Specialist at University of Notre Dame

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

The University of Notre Dame is recruiting a Digital Projects Specialist.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

The Digital Projects Specialist is responsible for the creation, supervision, planning, and management of the Architecture Library's growing digital collections and digital portal projects. Reporting directly to the head of the Architecture Library this position will plan and implement new digital projects based on Architecture Library collections and student and Architecture faculty projects or research. It will be responsible for creation of metadata and digitization standards, creating and managing digital surrogates, and training staff and students on various digital technologies.

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Innovation in E-book Lending

Posted in E-Books, Publishing, Scholarly Books on July 8th, 2014 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

The International Publishers Association has released Innovation in E-book Lending.

Here's an excerpt:

This special report assesses recent developments in e-lending, both in the trade and the academic sector, studying innovative approaches from the US, France, Sweden and Brazil. What these different projects have in common is that they are based on licenses which provide libraries with the conditions to acquire and lending e-books while putting publishers in control of lending terms. This allows publishers not just to protect their revenue streams, but to expand them.

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

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

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Web Administrator at University of Chicago

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

The University of Chicago is recruiting a Web Administrator.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

Under the direction of the Web Program Director, in conjunction with a team of developers, and reporting to the Director, Digital Library Development Center (DLDC), the Web Administrator

  • manages and develops all of the Library's Web sites in accordance with user needs, including management of third-party products, such as WordPress, LibGuides, and SFX, which provide functionality for sections of the sites
  • applies established design and development principles to sustain effective navigation and resource discovery on the sites
  • keeps abreast of relevant developments in the field and recommends new directions and implementations for the Web sites and their resources
  • manages technical support and training in Web content creation for Library staff with varying levels of technical expertises located throughout the Library's departments

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"Research Data Management Case Studies"

Posted in Data Curation, Open Data, and Research Data Management, Digital Curation & Digital Preservation on July 7th, 2014 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

LIBER's Steering Committee on Scholarly Communication and Research Infrastructures has released "Research Data Management Case Studies."

Here's an excerpt from the announcement:

These studies describe policies and strategies that pave the way for the creation, institutional integration and the running of support services and underlying infrastructures. In addition, challenges and lessons learned are described, and ways-forward outlined.

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Systems Programmer/Specialist at NCSU

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

NCSU is recruiting a Systems Programmer/Specialist.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

The Systems Programmer/Specialist plays a critical role within the Enterprise Operations group of the Libraries Information Technology department. This position is responsible for managing the core infrastructure that supports the Libraries' advanced use of virtual servers and desktops and serves as a local expert on the relationships between servers, applications, and storage. This work includes monitoring systems performance and working with customers, specialists, and vendor support technicians to resolve highly complex problems across interrelated systems and to make recommendations for technical changes to prevent future problems.

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Preserving eBooks

Posted in Data Curation, Open Data, and Research Data Management, E-Books, Publishing, Scholarly Books on July 7th, 2014 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

The Digital Preservation Coalition has released Preserving eBooks.

Here's an excerpt from the announcement:

Written by Portico's Amy Kirchhoff and Sheila Morrissey, and published in association with Charles Beagrie Ltd., this report discusses the current developments and issues with which public, national and higher education libraries, publishers, aggregators and preservation institutions must contend to ensure long-term access to eBook content.

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Digital Curation News (7/3/2014) #digitalpreservation

Posted in Digital Curation News on July 3rd, 2014 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

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Digital Library Software Engineer at Harvard University

Posted in Digital Library Jobs on July 3rd, 2014 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

Harvard University is recruiting a Digital Library Software Engineer.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

This is a one year term position, with the possibility of renewal, contingent on funding, university priorities and satisfactory job performance.

Harvard University IT Library Technology Services is seeking a java software engineer to enhance existing Library software to make possible the preservation and on-line delivery of digital video material at Harvard. This project will add support for video files to the Library's large-scale digital preservation repository enabling the deposit, preservation, management and delivery of video files. Ultimately this will make Harvard's video collections more accessible to researchers, teachers and learners now and into the future.

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VIVO 1.7 Released

Posted in Open Source Software, Scholarly Communication on July 3rd, 2014 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

The VIVO Project has released VIVO 1.7.

Here's an excerpt from the announcement:

The VIVO 1.7 release combines new features with improvements to existing features and services and continues to leverage the VIVO-Integrated Semantic Framework (VIVO-ISF) ontology introduced in VIVO 1.6. No data migration or changes to local data ingest procedures, visualization, or analysis tools drawing directly on VIVO data will be required to upgrade to VIVO 1.7.

VIVO 1.7 notably includes the results of an ORCID Adoption and Integration Grant to support the creation and verification of ORCID iDs. VIVO now offers the opportunity for a researcher to add and/or confirm his or her global, unique researcher identifier directly with ORCID without the necessity of applying through other channels and re-typing the 16-digit ORCID identifier.

What is VIVO?

VIVO is an open source semantic web application originally developed and implemented at Cornell. When installed and populated with researcher interests, activities, and accomplishments, it enables the discovery of research and scholarship across disciplines at that institution and beyond. VIVO supports browsing and a search function which returns faceted results for rapid retrieval of desired information. Content in any local VIVO installation may be maintained manually, brought into VIVO in automated ways from local systems of record, such as HR, grants, course, and faculty activity databases, or from database providers such as publication aggregators and funding agencies.

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Lead Web Developer at UCLA

Posted in Library IT Jobs on July 3rd, 2014 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

UCLA is recruiting a Lead Web Developer.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

Under the supervision of the Head, Software Development and Project Management, the incumbent will work collaboratively to set priorities and goals and solve technical problems, identify technical opportunities and work with users.

As part of a project team, provides programming and systems analysis for the design, development and documentation of large, complex Library web presence. Uses web based system technologies, design methodologies, and user needs specifications to lead programming for our Drupal environment. Standard software tools and protocols, such as PHP, JavaScript, XSLT, Solr, and database technologies, will be used to create large multi-faceted, dynamic web sites and applications.

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