Archive for December, 2014

2014 Open Data Index

Posted in Data Curation, Open Data, and Research Data Management, Open Access on December 10th, 2014 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

Open Knowledge has published the 2014 Open Data Index.

Here's an excerpt from the announcement:

The Index ranks countries based on the availability and accessibility of information in ten key areas, including government spending, election results, transport timetables, and pollution levels.

The UK topped the 2014 Index retaining its pole position with an overall score of 96%, closely followed by Denmark and then France at number 3 up from 12th last year. Finland comes in 4th while Australia and New Zealand share the 5th place. Impressive results were seen from India at #10 (up from #27) and Latin American countries like Colombia and Uruguay who came in joint 12th.

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Metadata Specialist (Specialist III) at The New York Public Library

Posted in Digital Library Jobs on December 10th, 2014 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

The New York Public Library is recruiting a Metadata Specialist (Specialist III).

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

The Metadata Services Unit (MSU) of NYPL Labs is seeking its newest member: a creative, self-motivated specialist to wrangle metadata, oversee workflows, make batch enhancements across a corpus of more than a million metadata records, contributing to the conceptualization and rollout of experimental data collection and remediation tools, and lots more. This is a perfect opportunity for an enthusiastic, problem-solving individual interested in the full digital library lifecycle, from digitization to the creation of user-engagement tools and public programs. Passionate interest in the future of libraries a must.

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Measuring Up: Assessing Use of Digital Repositories and the Resulting Impact Project Gets IMLS Grant

Posted in ARL Libraries, Digital Archives and Special Collections, Digitization, Institutional Repositories on December 10th, 2014 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

The Measuring Up: Assessing Use of Digital Repositories and the Resulting Impact Project has received an IMLS Grant.

Here's an excerpt from the announcement:

The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) has awarded a $500,000, three-year National Leadership Grant to four partner organizations-the Association of Research Libraries (ARL), Montana State University, OCLC Research, and the University of New Mexico-to perform research and recommend best practices that will improve data collection and information sharing for institutional repositories and digitized collections.

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Digital Curation News (12/9/2014) #digitalpreservation

Posted in Digital Curation News on December 9th, 2014 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

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Team Leader, Digital Learning and Scholarship at Case Western Reserve University

Posted in Digital Library Jobs on December 9th, 2014 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

Case Western Reserve University is recruiting a Team Leader, Digital Learning and Scholarship.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

The Digital Learning & Scholarship (DLSTL) Team Leader is part of a service-driven team that supports creation and curation services in the Kelvin Smith Library (KSL). The DLSTL has responsibility for overseeing digital strategy and services and technology management. The DLSTL provides training and outreach to the campus community about digital initiatives and content for the digital repository and has responsibility for fostering sustainable models of scholarly communication, creating new forms of digital scholarship and access, and providing guidance on copyright in teaching and research.

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Research Data Services (Contract) Librarian at University of New Hampshire

Posted in Digital Library Jobs on December 9th, 2014 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

The University of New Hampshire is recruiting a Research Data Services (Contract) Librarian.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

This librarian will play a significant strategic and operational role in expanding the library's support for research data services to meet the growing needs of UNH faculty and students. Working closely with the Scholarly Communication Librarian, the library's Data Services Working Group, the UNH Research Office, and other partners in creating a robust research data infrastructure at UNH, the incumbent will be integral in developing and building sustainable services to assist faculty, researchers, and students with the management of research data.

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Towards a UK Digital Public Space—A Blueprint Report

Posted in Open Access, Publishing, Reports and White Papers on December 9th, 2014 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

The Strategic Content Alliance has released Towards a UK Digital Public Space—A Blueprint Report.

Here's an excerpt:

"Imagine … that much of the UK's publicly held cultural and heritage media assets could be found in a unified online space … connected together, searchable, open, accessible, visible and usable … in a way that allows individuals, institutions and machines to add additional material, meaning and context to each other's media, indexed and tagged to the highest level of detail … This emerging vision of a free-to-everyone, open access environment for learning and creative endeavour has been referred to as a digital public space."

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Digital Curation News (12/8/2014) #digitalpreservation

Posted in Digital Curation News on December 8th, 2014 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

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Digital Library Applications Developer at Temple University

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

Temple University is recruiting a Digital Library Applications Developer.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

Reporting to the Senior Digital Library Applications Developer and working closely with others in the Digital Library Initiatives Department, the DLAD helps develop and maintain the technological infrastructure for Temple University's digital library initiatives and services, which includes preserving and delivering large collections of digital objects with the Hydra repository framework, and supporting digital scholarship (including digital humanities), and scholarly communication initiatives throughout the Library. As part of the development team, the DLAD architects, implements, tests and deploys new tools and services primarily based on open source project software, such as Hydra, Fedora Commons, Omeka, VIVO, Scalar, and Open Journal Systems (OJS), potentially contributing code to those projects.

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Digital Scholarship Centers: Trends and Good Practice

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

CNI has released Digital Scholarship Centers: Trends and Good Practice.

Here's an excerpt from the announcement:

The purpose of this workshop was to explore the varying models of supporting digital scholarship in higher education, focusing on those that involve partnerships with, or a strong role for, libraries and information technology units. Participants were selected to represent a range of scholarship center models, different types of higher education institutions, and a variety of roles, including senior leadership, heads of centers, faculty closely affiliated with centers, and graduate students with close ties to centers.

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Associate Dean for Library Technology Planning & Policy at University of Alabama

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

The University of Alabama is recruiting an Associate Dean for Library Technology Planning & Policy.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

The University of Alabama Libraries is seeking an innovative, experienced, and successful technology leader for the position of Associate Dean for Library Technology Planning and Policy. Reporting to the Dean of Libraries, this position is responsible for the information technology operations of The University of Alabama Libraries. These duties include planning and executing a strategic vision for library technology that supports the mission and goals of the University of Alabama. As the administrative head of library technology, the Associate Dean is responsible for the management of all aspects of the area that includes Area Computing Services, Digital Services, Integrated Library System and E-Resource Management, Web Infrastructure and Application Development, and Web Services. The Associate Dean is also responsible for managing the annual budget for all technology hardware and software application expenditures.

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New LIBLICENSE Model License Agreement

Posted in Electronic Resources, Licenses on December 8th, 2014 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

The Center for Research Libraries and others have released a new LIBLICENSE Model License Agreement.

Here's an excerpt from the announcement:

The model license outlines the main provisions a good library e-resources content license should contain, highlighting as well key points for decisions and negotiations with publishers. The document is expected to support libraries' efforts to serve their users and achieve the core mission of preserving intellectual heritage in the digital age by negotiating the best terms of use. The original LIBLICENSE model license, released in 2001, has supported long-term access and stewardship goals; the new revision will help librarians address a new generation of issues and challenges.

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