Archive for November, 2014

DigitalKoans Posts Resume on 12/1/2014

Posted in Announcements on November 24th, 2014 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

DigitalKoans posts will resume on 12/1/2014.

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Special Projects Librarian at University of Texas at San Antonio

Posted in Digital Library Jobs on November 24th, 2014 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

the University of Texas at San Antonio is recruiting a Special Projects Librarian.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

The University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries seeks a Special Projects Librarian to assist with the implementation and support of major library-wide digital initiatives.

The Special Projects Librarian will support projects by learning, configuring and training staff on new applications, helping transition projects into daily operations, creating and maintaining project documentation, coordinating project communications, developing written content and metadata, and conducting user testing on new and existing applications.

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Digital Curation: Report on Risk, Benefit, Impact and Value

Posted in Digital Curation & Digital Preservation on November 24th, 2014 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

4C has released Report on Risk, Benefit, Impact and Value.

Here's an excerpt from the announcement:

This deliverable of the 4C project work package "WP4-Enhancement" proposes a pragmatic method for estimating costs of digital curation in two different scenarios:

  • A "Current" scenario, where the costs of controls already exist in the repository as a means to reduce the impact of the consequence of a risk/threat, change the likelihood of an event, or reduce the exposure to a vulnerability;
  • A "Future" scenario, where the costs of controls do not yet exist, but where repository managers are able to consider alternative scenarios of repository governance.

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Humanities Curator at New York Public Library

Posted in Digital Library Jobs on November 24th, 2014 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

New York Public Library is recruiting a Humanities Curator.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

Under the general direction of the Library's Brooke Russell Astor Director of Collections Strategy, the Humanities Curator

  • Initiates outreach activities to promote teaching, learning, and scholarship using the Library's collections.
  • Serves as a resource and facilitator for digital humanists working on projects and recommends collections for acquisition.
  • Working closely with colleagues both internally and externally, collaborates on the development and production of digital publications, scholarly projects, and educational resources that showcase the Library's collections.
  • Serves as a change agent, partner, and resource for subject librarians and special collections curators involved in facilitating digital projects.

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Chris Bourg Named MIT Libraries Director

Posted in ARL Libraries, People in the News on November 24th, 2014 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

Chris Bourg has been named as MIT's Libraries Director ;

Here's an excerpt from the announcement:

Bourg comes to MIT from Stanford University, where she is currently associate university librarian for public services. At Stanford, Bourg oversees the largest division of the Stanford University Libraries, with six branches and a collection of more than 4 million volumes. . . .

Bourg received her BA from Duke University, her MA from the University of Maryland, and her MA and PhD in sociology from Stanford. She has written and spoken extensively on the topics of libraries, leadership, diversity, and social justice. She is a strong advocate for gender equality, and was involved in creating and leading the first Women's Voices and Influence group for Stanford staff.

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Associate Director for Consortial Library Systems at The Five Colleges of Ohio

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

The Five Colleges of Ohio is recruiting a Associate Director for Consortial Library Systems.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

The successful candidate will provide leadership in the area of library information technology, build consensus among various constituents in the consortium, investigate and recommend library information technology solutions, and actively participate in the creation of a contemporary, user-centered information environment. The focus of the position will be the direction of CONSORT library systems used by four of the colleges (Oberlin excluded). The Associate Director will play an important role in the provision of training and development for our library staffs and in the growing library systems collaborations among all five colleges. Primary Responsibilities: Providing leadership and thinking strategically about technological solutions by taking a major role in planning, implementing, and training for the adoption and integration of new library technologies that meet the needs of library users and staff. Leading, maintaining and supporting CONSORT, the four libraries' shared Integrated Library System (currently Sierra from Innovative Interfaces, Inc.). Acting as a key resource person for issues related to the consortium's common discovery and electronic resource management tools, including but not limited to Summon, 360 Link and 360 Resource Manager. Contributing to resolving issues related to the management and discovery of shared electronic resources.

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State of the Commons

Posted in Copyright, Creative Commons/Open Licenses, Reports and White Papers on November 21st, 2014 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

The Creative Commons has released State of the Commons.

Here's an excerpt from the announcement:

Today, we're releasing a new report that we think you will want to see. State of the Commons covers the impact and success of free and open content worldwide, and it contains the most revealing account we've ever published, including new data on what's shared with a CC license.

We found nearly 900 million Creative Commons-licensed works, dramatically up from our last report of 400 million in 2010. Creators are now choosing less restrictive CC licenses more than ever before – over half allow both commercial use and adaptations.

We're also celebrating the success of open policy worldwide. Fourteen countries have now adopted national open education policies, and open textbooks have saved students more than 100 million dollars. These are big moves making big impacts.

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Discovery Services & Data Curation Librarian at Georgia Southern University

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

Georgia Southern University is recruiting a Discovery Services & Data Curation Librarian.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

Reporting to the Head of the Collection and Resource Services Department, the Discovery Services & Data Curation Librarian (DSDC) will promote data curation in Digital Commons (the Henderson Library's institutional repository) and other open access data repositories; manage research data sets in Digital Commons; assist faculty with data plans and structure for display in Digital Commons; serve as Library Liaison to the Office of Research; promote a service culture for technical services; manage EBSCO Discovery Service (EDS) to provide maximum positive user experience;

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Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Adopts Open Access Policy

Posted in Open Access on November 21st, 2014 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has adopted an open access policy.

Here's an excerpt:

As of January 1, 2015 our Open Access policy will be effective for all new agreements. During a two-year transition period, publishers will be permitted to apply up to a 12 month embargo period on the accessibility of the publication and its underlying data sets. This embargo period will no longer be allowed after January 1, 2017.

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Digital Curation News (11/21/2014) #digitalpreservation

Posted in Digital Curation News on November 20th, 2014 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

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Web Applications Engineer II at University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

Posted in Library IT Jobs on November 20th, 2014 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center is recruiting a Web Applications Engineer II.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

  • Works with institutional parties to debug, enhance, and educate users about electronic internet systems and design.
  • Delivers content management solutions for websites and assists with technical and design recommendations for products.
  • Builds high customer satisfaction by managing end-users expectations, communicating moderately complex technical issues clearly and in a way this is easily understood. Documents agreed upon resolutions.
  • Follows up with clients to ensure successful completion of tasks. Resolves bugs in a timely manner and enforce quality assurance standards by developing high quality code which is reusable, well documented, stable, efficient, and defect free.

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Discovery Services: A White Paper for the Texas State Library & Archives Commission

Posted in Electronic Resources, OPACs/Discovery Systems, Reports and White Papers on November 20th, 2014 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

The Texas State Library and Archives Commission has released Discovery Services: A White Paper for the Texas State Library & Archives Commission.

Here's an excerpt:

Discussions among libraries that have recently implemented discovery services are likely to result in agreement that implementation was challenging. However, once implemented, librarians are generally happy with their decisions to offer discovery services to their patrons. Based on librarian experiences of both the challenges and rewards of implementing a discovery service, the Texas State Library and Archives Commission (TSLAC) contracted with Amigos Library Services to write a white paper that would include basic information concerning discovery services, as well as an overview of the major discovery vendors.

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