Archive for December, 2014

DOAJ Journal Analysis: "Intersections: The Third Half"

Posted in Open Access, Publishing, Scholarly Journals on December 3rd, 2014 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

Walt Crawford has published "Intersections: The Third Half" in Cites & Insights: Crawford at Large.

Here's an excerpt from the announcement:

Most of this essay (pp. 7-19) is the "Third Half" of the two-part Journals and "Journals" examination in the October/November and December 2014 issues-adding another 1,200-odd bio/med journals from DOAJ and looking at overall patterns. The essay also includes four briefer discussions related to DOAJ and gold OA journals.

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Digital Data Repository Specialist at Purdue University

Posted in Digital Library Jobs on December 3rd, 2014 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

Purdue University is recruiting a Digital Data Repository Specialist.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

Purdue University Libraries seeks a Digital Data Repository Specialist to join our team at the Distributed Data Curation Center (D2C2) and coordinate our cutting-edge research data repository service, PURR. The Purdue University Research Repository (http://purr.purdue.edu) provides a platform for campus researchers to develop and implement effective data management plans, collaborate on research online, publish datasets and tools, and archive them in a secure, reliable digital repository. This administrative/professional position will work with colleagues in the Office of the Vice President for Research, Information Technology at Purdue, and the Libraries to conduct the day-to-day outreach, operation, support, and improvement of the PURR system and service.

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CNI Executive Roundtable Report: E-Book Strategies

Posted in E-Books, Publishing, Reports and White Papers, Research Libraries, Scholarly Books on December 3rd, 2014 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

CNI has released CNI Executive Roundtable Report: E-Book Strategies .

Here's an excerpt from the announcement:

During two separate convenings of this roundtable, we explored questions that these new directions raise for institutions, the strategies that institutions are using to make choices among the available paths, the stakeholders involved, and the new programs and projects that CNI’s members are planning or have implemented. Our emphasis was on breadth rather than deep explorations of very specific issues; often we were most interested in understanding how institutions were shaping the questions and how they were exploring them, since many of these questions are far from resolution. Roundtable participants included representatives from academic libraries and information technology units from research institutions and liberal arts colleges, library associations, publishers, and aggregators/intermediaries.

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Digital Curation News (12/2/2014) #digitalpreservation

Posted in Digital Curation News on December 2nd, 2014 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

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Library Digital Services Manager at St. Edward’s University

Posted in Digital Library Jobs on December 2nd, 2014 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

St. Edward's University is recruiting a Library Digital Services Manager.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

The kinds of things you'll likely do in this position:

  • Support the library's core systems — III's Millennium ILS and EBSCO's EDS search engine/discovery layer, as well as LibGuides, LibAnswers, ILLiad, and Ares.
  • Craft clean, maintainable, and tested code with the aid of modern MVC best practices, design patterns, and test frameworks.
  • Automate library processes, such as sending and receiving vendor data.
  • Build and support thoughtful integrations with multiple university systems.
  • Implement and support open source solutions such as Omeka, Islandora, Fedora Commons, or other similar institutional repositories.

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"A Living Open Book"

Posted in Open Access, Publishing, Scholarly Books on December 2nd, 2014 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

Peter Suber has published "A Living Open Book" in Ebooks in Education: Realising The Vision.

Here's an excerpt:

This is a case study of my short book, Open Access (Suber 2012a). The book is not "enhanced" in the way that a growing number of digital academic books are enhanced. It has no graphics, no multimedia, and no interactivity beyond links, and does not offer different layers or pathways for readers at different levels. From that point of the view the book is conventional and text-oriented. But it has two other enhancements worth highlighting. First, the full text is open access, which benefits authors and readers, and sometimes also publishers. Second, the book has a companion web site of open-access updates and supplements, which benefits all three groups.

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Digital Initiatives Archivist at University of South Carolina

Posted in Digital Library Jobs on December 2nd, 2014 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

The University of South Carolina is recruiting a Digital Initiatives Archivist.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

This position will be responsible for developing and implementing policies for the accessioning, appraisal, preservation, and description of, and access to, born-digital records collected by SCPC. The Digital Initiatives Archivist will also assist with outreach, including digitization of audiovisual materials for use in online and on-site interactive exhibits, and maintaining online presence of finding aids via ArchivesSpace.

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Archival Electronic Records: President Barack Obama Signs the Presidential and Federal Records Act Amendments of 2014

Posted in Digital Curation & Digital Preservation, Legislation and Government Regulation on December 2nd, 2014 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

President Barack Obama has signed H.R. 1233, the Presidential and Federal Records Act Amendments of 2014.

Here's an excerpt from the announcement:

Major updates to the Presidential and Federal Records Acts include:

  • Strengthening the Federal Records Act by expanding the definition of Federal records to clearly include electronic records. This is the first change to the definition of a Federal record since the enactment of the act in 1950.
  • Confirming that Federal electronic records will be transferred to the National Archives in electronic form.
  • Granting the Archivist of the United States final determination as to what constitutes a Federal record.
  • Authorizing the early transfer of permanent electronic Federal and Presidential records to the National Archives, while legal custody remains with the agency or the President.

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Digital Curation News (12/1/2014) #digitalpreservation

Posted in Digital Curation News on December 1st, 2014 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

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Scholarly Communications Librarian at McGill University

Posted in Digital Library Jobs on December 1st, 2014 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

McGill University is recruiting a Scholarly Communications Librarian.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

Provides scholarly communications services to the campus community, including preservation of and access to the research output of the McGill community, publishing, open access, and authors' rights.

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"The Adoption of Open Access Funds among Canadian Academic Research Libraries, 2008-2012"

Posted in Open Access, Research Libraries on December 1st, 2014 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

Crystal Hampson has published "The Adoption of Open Access Funds among Canadian Academic Research Libraries, 2008-2012" in Partnership: The Canadian Journal of Library and Information Practice and Research.

Here's an excerpt:

To examine academic libraries' responses to OA publishing charges, this article explores the adoption of OA funds among Canadian academic research libraries from 2008 to 2012 by analyzing results from a series of previously published surveys. The findings are then examined in light of Everett Rogers' Innovation Diffusion Theory (IDT) to consider the question of whether or not OA funds are becoming a standard service in Canadian academic research institutions. Adoption in Canada is briefly compared to that in the United States and United Kingdom. The paper concludes that, as of 2012, OA funds were becoming common but were not a standard service in Canadian academic research libraries and that libraries were actively participating in the development of OA funding models.

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Coordinator, Data Curation and Scholarly Communications at McGill University

Posted in Digital Library Jobs on December 1st, 2014 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

McGill University is recruiting a Coordinator, Data Curation and Scholarly Communications.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

Leads the formalization, expansion, and implementation of Library-based research data curation services to the campus, and provides these services to researchers. Supervises members of the Data Curation and Scholarly Communications team within Library Digital Initiatives.

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