Archive for November, 2014

Digital Curation News (11/10/2014) #digitalpreservation

Posted in Digital Curation News on November 10th, 2014 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

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Web Management Librarian at University of Houston-Downtown

Posted in Library IT Jobs on November 10th, 2014 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

The University of Houston-Downtown is recruiting a Web Management Librarian.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

The Web Management Librarian manages and develops the library's web site, in its various components, in a manner which allows students and faculty to obtain resources, be it information about the library's policies and services or research content. This position programs additional features and functions into the library's web site. Provides reference service to students, faculty, staff and the public.

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"ARL Membership Convenes in Washington, DC, for Fall 2014 Meeting"

Posted in ARL Libraries on November 10th, 2014 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

ARL has released "ARL Membership Convenes in Washington, DC, for Fall 2014 Meeting."

Here's an excerpt:

Then president of ARL, Carol Pitts Diedrichs of The Ohio State University, convened the 165th ARL Membership Meeting in Washington, DC, on Tuesday afternoon, October 7, 2014. All available presentation slides are linked after the speakers' names in the following summary of the meeting.

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Web Developer/Graphic Designer at Welch Medical Library

Posted in Library IT Jobs on November 10th, 2014 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

The Welch Medical Library is recruiting a Web Developer/Graphic Designer.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

The Senior Programmer Analyst is a member of the software application development team of the Welch Medical Library's Advanced Technologies and Information Systems. This position will participate at the highest level of expertise in GUI design and coding. The position will work with teams of programmers, database administrators, and librarian to develop Web-based application systems as assigned. The position will play a key role in library's marketing and communication effort. The position is also responsible for creating and maintaining library's online tutorials including e-learning and online classes, animation work, and online web casting. Reports to Associate Director for Advanced Technologies and Information Systems.

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"Comment, Discuss, Review: An Essential Guide to Post-Publication Review Sites"

Posted in Publishing, Scholarly Communication, Scholarly Journals on November 10th, 2014 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

Andy Tattersall has published "Comment, Discuss, Review: An Essential Guide to Post-Publication Review Sites" in LSE Impact of Social Sciences.

Here's an excerpt:

The debate on whether which is the best way forward for post-publication review will continue and like other topics such as measurement of research, there appears to be no 'silver bullet'. Instead there is a collection of sites and tools operating in silos, all offering to solve a problem, that being the lack of post publication discussion and assessment. Below are a list of some of the main tools and sites offering some kind of comment, discussion or review system—it is not exhaustive or comprehensive, but it will give you some idea as to what they are and do.

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Digital Curation News (11/7/2014) #digitalpreservation

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

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Copyright Policy and Education Director at Louisiana State University

Posted in Digital Library Jobs on November 7th, 2014 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

Louisiana State University is recruiting a Copyright Policy and Education Director.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

Reporting directly to the Dean of LSU Libraries, the Copyright Policy and Education Director is responsible for providing individual and group instruction in copyright and authors' rights as they apply to research and curriculum. These are education services intended to raise awareness of how legal issues affect and support academic work in all disciplines, formats, and contents. The incumbent will work with the Libraries chief license negotiator and provide legal insight into collections license negotiation. The director protects the Libraries' interests, along with those of faculty and students, as they relate to the use and preservation of licensed scholarship.

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"Video Game Preservation in the UK: A Survey of Records Management Practices"

Posted in Digital Curation & Digital Preservation on November 7th, 2014 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

Alasdair Bachell and Matthew Barr have published "Video Game Preservation in the UK: A Survey of Records Management Practices" in the International Journal of Digital Curation.

Here's an excerpt:

This study looked at the current attitudes towards preservation in the UK's independent ('indie') video games industry by examining current record-keeping practices and analysing the views of games developers. The results show that there is an interest in preserving games, and possibly a desire to do so, but issues of piracy and cost prevent the industry from undertaking preservation work internally, and from allowing others to assume such responsibility. The recommendation made by this paper is not simply for preservation professionals and enthusiasts to collaborate with the industry, but to do so by advocating the commercial benefits that preservation may offer to the industry.

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Dean of the University Libraries at University of Maryland, College Park

Posted in ARL Libraries, Research Libraries on November 7th, 2014 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

The University of Maryland, College Park is recruiting a Dean of the University Libraries.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

The University of Maryland, College Park invites applications and nominations for the position of Dean of the University Libraries. The University is a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU) and is the flagship of the University System of Maryland. Located in the Baltimore-Washington corridor within easy commuting distance of both the nation's capital and the state capital, the University enjoys close proximity to the Library of Congress and National Archives as well as to numerous specialized libraries such as the Folger Shakespeare Library and the National Library of Medicine. The University ranks among the top 20 public universities, with over 35,000 students engaged in nationally and internationally recognized programs in undergraduate and graduate studies.

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"Building Support for Research Data Management: Biographies of Eight Research Universities"

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

Katherine G. Akers et al. have published "Building Support for Research Data Management: Biographies of Eight Research Universities" in the International Journal of Digital Curation.

Here's an excerpt:

Academic research libraries are quickly developing support for research data management (RDM), including both new services and infrastructure. Here, we tell the stories of how eight different universities have developed programs of RDM support, focusing on the prominent role of the library in educating and assisting researchers with managing their data throughout the research lifecycle. Based on these stories, we construct timelines for each university depicting key steps in building support for RDM, and we discuss similarities and dissimilarities among universities in motivation to provide RDM support, collaborations among campus units, assessment of needs and services, and changes in staffing.

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Digital Curation News (11/6/2014) #digitalpreservation

Posted in Digital Curation News on November 6th, 2014 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

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"The Effect of Discovery Systems on Online Journal Usage: A Longitudinal Study"

Posted in Publishing, Research Libraries, Scholarly Journals on November 6th, 2014 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

Michael Levine-Clark et al. have published The Effect of Discovery Systems on Online Journal Usage: A Longitudinal Study in Insights: The UKSG Journal.

Here's an excerpt:

Many academic libraries are implementing discovery services as a way of giving their users a single comprehensive search option for all library resources. These tools are designed to change the research experience, yet very few studies have investigated the impact of discovery service implementation. This study examines one aspect of that impact by asking whether usage of publisher-hosted journal content changes after implementation of a discovery tool. Libraries that have begun using the four major discovery services have seen an increase in usage of this content, suggesting that for this particular type of material, discovery services have a positive impact on use. Though all discovery services significantly increased usage relative to a no discovery service control group, some had a greater impact than others, and there was extensive variation in usage change among libraries using the same service. Future phases of this study will look at other types of content.

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