Archive for August, 2014

Web Development Specialist at University of Akron

Posted in Library IT Jobs on August 25th, 2014 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

The University of Akron is recruiting a Web Development Specialist.

Here's an excerpt from the ad.

As the University Libraries Web Development Specialist you will be responsible for designing, writing, and editing complex web pages and templates, including those which incorporate media and forms. Most work will be done using web editing software and content management systems. Following usability standards and parameters set forth by the university, you will develop and maintain the University Libraries web presence, online library catalog interface, and related locally and remotely hosted systems. You will be responsible for designing and maintaining a seamless online user experience across multiple vendor and content management platforms. Using tools such as Microsoft SharePoint and WordPress, you will assist in the development and maintenance of the library's intranet.

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"How Streaming Media Could Threaten the Mission of Libraries"

Posted in Copyright, Libraries, Licenses, Research Libraries on August 25th, 2014 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

Steve Kolowich has published "How Streaming Media Could Threaten the Mission of Libraries" in Wired Campus.

Here's an excerpt:

Welcome to content licensing, a great source of anxiety for librarians in the digital era. In previous decades, the university librarians might have bought a CD of the Dudamel album for $25 and kept it in circulation it for as long as the disc remained viable. Here they were asked to pay the publisher 10 times that amount (plus a licensing fee that would probably exceed the processing fee) for access to a quarter of the album for two years.

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Programmer Analyst 2 at Yale University

Posted in Digital Library Jobs on August 22nd, 2014 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

Yale University is recruiting a Programmer Analyst 2 .

Here's an excerpt from the ad.

Reporting to the Manager of Digital Library and Programming Services, the Programmer Analyst 2 will work to deliver more library content and services to our users from our web applications by developing innovative tools that help patrons discover and use library collections and services. The incumbent plans, develops, implements, tests, and documents computer programs, applying knowledge of programming techniques and computer systems. Evaluates user requests for new or modified programs to determine feasibility, cost and time required, compatibility with current systems, and computer capabilities

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"Keeping Up With… Net Neutrality"

Posted in Internet Regulation, Legislation and Government Regulation, Net Neutrality on August 22nd, 2014 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

ACRL has released "Keeping Up With… Net Neutrality".

Network neutrality, a term coined by Columbia Law School professor Tim Wu in 2003[1], is the idea that an internet service provider (ISP) should treat all the data that travels through its network equally, regardless of the source, destination, or content of that data. In practice, this means that the data packets that make up streaming video, images from a digital archive, massively multiplayer online games, and class material in a course management system are all delivered from server to user indiscriminately, with minor modifications for network optimization. Discriminating against or blocking content from reaching an end user (e.g. slowing down certain websites like Netflix or blocking access to a service like Apple's FaceTime) violates the principle of net neutrality.

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E-Research and Digital Scholarship Services Librarian at University of California, Irvine

Posted in Digital Library Jobs on August 22nd, 2014 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

The University of California, Irvine is recruiting a E-Research and Digital Scholarship Services Librarian.

Here's an excerpt from the ad.

The E-Research and Digital Scholarship Services Unit is being formed within the Collection Development Department to capitalize on digital services offered locally and throughout the UC system to assist in the research, publication, and teaching missions of the University. The Unit will perform outreach, advertise, educate, and collaborate with faculty and researchers directly, and through the assistance and education of subject liaisons across all library departments.

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NMC Horizon Report: 2014 Library Edition

Posted in Emerging Technologies, Libraries, Reports and White Papers, Research Libraries on August 22nd, 2014 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

NMC has released the NMC Horizon Report: 2014 Library Edition.

Here’s an excerpt from the press release:

The NMC Horizon Report: 2014 Library Edition, examines key trends, significant challenges, and emerging technologies for their potential impact on academic and research libraries worldwide. While there are many local factors affecting libraries, there are also issues that transcend regional boundaries and common questions; it was with these questions in mind that this report was created.

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Digital Curation News (8/21/2014) #digitalpreservation

Posted in Digital Curation News on August 21st, 2014 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

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Web Services Specialist at Towson University

Posted in Library IT Jobs on August 21st, 2014 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

Towson University is recruiting a Web Services Specialist.

Here's an excerpt from the ad.

Focusing on services that improve the user experience for the University's students, faculty, and staff, the Web Services Specialist collaborates with team members, other library staff, and university personnel to develop applications using appropriate web languages, techniques, and technologies.

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Digital Legal Deposit, An IPA Special Report

Posted in Copyright, Legislation and Government Regulation, Publishing on August 21st, 2014 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

The International Publishers Association has released Digital Legal Deposit, An IPA Special Report.

Here's an excerpt from the press release:

A new IPA report reveals how policies and processes are being developed and implemented which allow digital content, whether in the form of e-books, journals, blogs or website content, to be collected and archived. It contains in-depth analysis of schemes in Germany, the Netherlands, the UK, France and Italy, as well as details from Japan, China, Brazil, the United States, Australia and Canada.

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Data Management Services Librarian at University of Florida

Posted in Digital Library Jobs on August 21st, 2014 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

The University of Florida is recruiting a Data Management Services Librarian.

Here's an excerpt from the ad.

The Data Management Services Librarian will serve as the primary liaison for and provide consulting support to identify, store, describe (curate), retrieve, and re-use data, particularly data not available in public or government repositories. The Data Management Services Librarian will be part of a team to build a full system (with training, outreach, liaison duties, policies, procedures, technologies, tools, workflows, etc.) of data curation to support faculty in fulfilling federal mandates and enhancing curation and accessibility of their research product and the even further integrated role of the Smathers Libraries with all research and teaching on campus.

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U.S. Department of Energy Public Access Plan

Posted in Open Access, Publishing, Self-Archiving on August 21st, 2014 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

U.S. Department of Energy has released its Public Access Plan.

Here's an excerpt:

The Department proposes to host, a portal and a search interface tool, the Public Access Gateway for Energy and Science (PAGES), to enhance the discoverability of unclassified and otherwise unrestricted scholarly publications resulting from DOE funding. PAGES will provide metadata and abstracts for such publications in a way that is open, readable, and available for bulk download. The PAGES metadata catalog will be included in the Department's Enterprise Data Inventory and Public Data Listing. PAGES will also link to the full text VoR hosted by the publisher when the article is available on the publisher's site openly and without charge. In instances where this is not the case, PAGES will link to a full-text version of the accepted manuscript twelve months from the article publication date and then link to the VoR when and if it becomes available. Metadata accompanying the accepted manuscript, e.g., author name, journal title, and digital object identifier (DOI) for the VoR, ensures that attribution to authors, journals, and original publishers will be maintained.

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Dean of Libraries and Elizabeth D. Rockwell Chair at University of Houston

Posted in ARL Libraries, Research Libraries, Texas Academic Libraries on August 20th, 2014 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

The University of Houston is recruiting a Dean of Libraries and Elizabeth D. Rockwell Chair.

Here's an excerpt from the ad.

The University of Houston invites nominations and applications for the position of Dean of Libraries and Elizabeth D. Rockwell Chair. The Dean of Libraries leads the University Libraries and advances the University's mission of research and teaching by ensuring the provision of outstanding library services. The University Libraries comprises the M.D. Anderson Library and three branch libraries (Music, Optometry, and Architecture and Art). The Dean of Libraries serves as the chief executive of the Libraries, with responsibility for oversight of all administrative activities, including budget and personnel management. The Dean provides programmatic and strategic leadership to the Libraries and plays a critical role in the Libraries' development activities. The Dean represents the Libraries within the University, and at the local, state, and national levels. The Dean reports directly to the Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost and is a member of the Council of Deans. . . .

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

The University of Houston Libraries ranks 70th out of 115 research libraries in the latest ARL rankings.

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