Archive for November, 2014

"Towards an Interoperable Digital Scholarly Edition"

Posted in Metadata on November 19th, 2014 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

Desmond Schmidt has published "Towards an Interoperable Digital Scholarly Edition" in Journal of the Text Encoding Initiative.

Here's an excerpt:

The change in context between the pre-Web world of 1988, its isolated microcomputers and CD-ROMs, and the modern connected, mobile world of Web 2.0 is stark. Texts now have a different purpose: they need to be much more than simply exchangeable via disk or email, they need to instantly respond to heterogenous needs. Inevitably, this has resulted in a growing discontent with traditional approaches to encoding one-off literary and historical documentary texts (Mueller 2013; Robinson 2010). This discontent has focused on the size of the TEI Guidelines (currently 553 tags), the consequent difficulty of comprehending it enough to use it (Usdin 2009), and its inability to elegantly represent overlapping structures that are common in born-material texts (Renear, Mylonas, and Durand 1993). But arguably the most serious problem, now generally recognized (Unsworth 2011; Bauman 2011), is that TEI-encoded texts are not interoperable: that is, they cannot be fully used in various applications without preliminary, and often substantial, conversion.

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Research Data Specialist at Florida Institute of Technology

Posted in Digital Library Jobs on November 19th, 2014 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

The Florida Institute of Technology is recruiting a Research Data Specialist.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Consult on grant requirements related to data management, data sharing and publication
  • Arrange and conduct data interviews with researchers
  • Analyze, collect and curate electronic data, including bibliographic data
  • Help establish standards and best practices for displaying data
  • Assist with testing of new tools and visualization framework

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"Nevermind the Data, Where Are the Protocols?"

Posted in Data Curation, Open Data, and Research Data Management, Open Science on November 19th, 2014 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

David Crotty has published "Nevermind the Data, Where Are the Protocols?" in The Scholarly Kitchen.

This is more complicated than you might think. The smallest variations in technique or reagents can lead to major differences in results. The scant information offered by most journals' Materials and Methods sections makes replication fairly impossible. Often when describing a technique, an author will merely cite a previous paper where they used that technique…which also cites a previous paper, which also cites a previous paper and the wild goose chase is on. Methodologies evolve over time, and even if you can track down the original source of the technique, it likely has changed a great deal over the years.

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Digital Curation News (11/18/2014) #digitalpreservation

Posted in Digital Curation News on November 18th, 2014 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

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Web Developer at North Dakota State University

Posted in Library IT Jobs on November 18th, 2014 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

North Dakota State University is recruiting a Web Developer.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

The Web Developer manages, configures, and supports the Libraries' websites and other digital initiatives, taking a lead role in planning and implementation. The Web Developer provides technical and operations support for web services in the NDSU Libraries. The Web Developer will also participate in training and support of staff and users, and perform other duties as assigned.

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"Tenets of the Liberal Arts: Complex Thinking in the Digital Age"

Posted in Scholarly Communication on November 18th, 2014 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

Charles J. Henry and Elliott Shore have published "Tenets of the Liberal Arts: Complex Thinking in the Digital Age" in EDUCAUSE Review.

Here's an excerpt:

We are awash in millions of books and journals, with a high degree of redundancy across academic institutions. Perhaps justified in the non-digital environment that reaches back to Babylon, this expensive, competitive circumstance is indefensible in a digital ecology. In addition to the vast array of printed matter, we continue to proliferate projects that create digital content but that are often siloed and uncommunicative. Further, we pay exorbitant fees to lease content from providers, buying back the knowledge we essentially gave away to them in the first place. In this respect, the migration from our print-based traditions of discovery, publishing, access, and preservation to digital-based methods is indeed under way. But the process is so uncoordinated and ad hoc that our current hybrid library retains most of the costs, inefficiencies, and impediments of the older paradigm.

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Digital Preservation Librarian at Indiana University Bloomington

Posted in Digital Library Jobs on November 18th, 2014 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

Indiana University Bloomington is recruiting a Digital Preservation Librarian.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

The Digital Preservation Librarian will lead the development and implementation of preservation strategies and policies for digital collections for the IU Libraries, including both digitized and born-digital materials. The position reports to the Assistant Dean for Library Technologies for work-related issues with a dotted line relationship to the Associate Dean for Collection Development and Scholarly Communication for matters relating to promotion and tenure.

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"Bringing The DOAJ to a New Level"

Posted in Open Access, Publishing, Scholarly Journals on November 18th, 2014 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

Lars Bjørnshauge has published "Bringing The DOAJ to a New Level" in ScieCom info.

Here's an excerpt:

Most promising projects do not make the transition to a service, much effort and many great ideas are lost. DOAJ has managed this transition since years, but now we are coming closer to the moment of truth. Whether what had turned out to be a social, organizational and managerial experiment: a community funded, crowdsourced free service, really can meet the expectations from increasingly demanding stakeholders.

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Systems and Digital Services Librarian at Westfield State University

Posted in Library IT Jobs on November 17th, 2014 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

Westfield State University is recruiting a Systems and Digital Services Librarian.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

The library department seeks applications for a full-time tenure track position at the assistant librarian level beginning January, 2015. Reporting to the Library Director, the Systems and Digital Services Librarian administers and maintains Library technology services including the library's website and databases, integrated library system and link resolver (OCLC WorldShare Management Services), LibGuides, and other library services. The position includes close collaboration with the Academic Technology Department and other departments in Academic Affairs, and occasional participation in division-wide projects.

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"Sustainable Free: Lessons Learned from the Launch of a Free Service Supporting Publishing in Art History"

Posted in Copyright, Open Access, Publishing on November 17th, 2014 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

James Shulman has published "Sustainable Free: Lessons Learned from the Launch of a Free Service Supporting Publishing in Art History" in LIBER Quarterly.

Here's an excerpt:

Hilary Ballon and Mariet Westermann, writing about the struggles of publishing in art history noted that "It is a paradox of the digital revolution that it has never been easier to produce and circulate a reproductive image, and never harder to publish one." If publishing in general is in crisis because of the seismic re-ordering in a digital world, the field of art history is the extreme tail of the spectrum; rights holders are accustomed to licensing image content for limited edition print runs. Given this particularly challenging corner of the publishing work, a project initiated by the Metropolitan Museum offers some hope of a collaborative way forward. What sociological re-engineering enabled progress on this problem? It is possible that there are other lessons here too, that might throw at least streaks of light on other process re-engineering provoked by digital innovation in publishing?

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Director of the Copyright Office at University of Alberta

Posted in Digital Library Jobs on November 17th, 2014 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

The University of Alberta is recruiting a Director of the Copyright Office.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

Reporting directly to the Vice-Provost (Learning Services) and Chief Librarian, the Director of the Copyright Office will participate in the strategic development of Learning Services which includes the Libraries, Museums and Collections, Bookstore, University Press, and Technology Training Centre, as well as the Copyright Office. The successful candidate will establish mechanisms to assist the university community in complying with copyright laws and best practices in their research and publishing, teaching and use of resources and services.

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"The Social, Political and Legal Aspects of Text and Data Mining (TDM)"

Posted in Copyright, Emerging Technologies, Publishing on November 17th, 2014 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

Michelle Brook, Peter Murray-Rust, and Charles Oppenheim have published "The Social, Political and Legal Aspects of Text and Data Mining (TDM)" in D-Lib Magazine.

Here's an excerpt:

The ideas of textual or data mining (TDM) and subsequent analysis go back hundreds if not thousands of years. Originally carried out manually, textual and data analysis has long been a tool which has enabled new insights to be drawn from text corpora. However, for the potential benefits of TDM to be unlocked, a number of non-technological barriers need to be overcome. These include legal uncertainty resulting from complicated copyright, database rights and licensing, the fact that some publishers are not currently embracing the opportunities TDM offers the academic community, and a lack of awareness of TDM among many academics, alongside a skills gap.

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Digital Curation News (11/14/2014) #digitalpreservation

Posted in Digital Curation News on November 14th, 2014 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

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Web Designer at Harvard University

Posted in Digital Library Jobs on November 14th, 2014 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

Harvard University is recruiting a Web Designer.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

The Harvard Library Innovation Lab and the Berkman Center for Internet & Society are looking for a web designer to help us build tools to explore the open Internet and define the future of libraries.

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"Copyright Incentives in the GSU Appeals Court Ruling"

Posted in Copyright, E-Reserves, Publishing on November 14th, 2014 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

Kevin L. Smith has published "Copyright Incentives in the GSU Appeals Court Ruling" in Library Journal.

Here's an excerpt:

The word "incentive" appears ten times in the ruling issued last month by the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals in the Georgia State University (GSU) copyright infringement case, but it is slightly unclear in this rather odd opinion just who is the object of the incentive created by copyright.

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System Administrator at University at Albany

Posted in Library IT Jobs on November 14th, 2014 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

The University at Albany is recruiting a System Administrator.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

The University at Albany Libraries seek to hire an experienced, customer service-oriented Windows and Apple System Administrator. Reporting to the Head of Library Systems, the successful candidate will oversee the installation, administration, development and support of Apple and Windows OS-related servers and applications in the University Libraries. He/she provides training and assistance in individual and group settings.

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