Archive for January, 2015

Digital Curation News (1/30/2015) #digitalcuration #digitalpreservation #researchdata

Posted in Digital Curation News on January 30th, 2015 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

Digital Scholarship | Digital Curation News | Digital Curation and Digital Preservation Works from Digital Scholarship

"Starting a Research Data Management Program Based in a University Library"

Posted in Data Curation, Open Data, and Research Data Management on January 30th, 2015 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

Margaret Henderson and Teresa L. Knott have self-archived "Starting a Research Data Management Program Based in a University Library."

Here's an excerpt:

As the need for research data management grows, many libraries are considering adding data services to help with the research mission of their institution. The Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) Libraries created a position and hired a director of research data management in September 2013. The position was new to the libraries and the university. With the backing of the library administration, a plan for building relationships with VCU faculty, researchers, students, service and resource providers, including grant administrators, was developed to educate and engage the community in data management plan writing and research data management training.

Digital Scholarship | Digital Scholarship Sitemap

Retirement Planning: "The 4 Percent Rule Is Not Safe in a Low-Yield World"

Posted in Investing and Retirement on January 30th, 2015 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

Michael S. Finke, Wade D. Pfau, and David Blanchett have self-archived "The 4 Percent Rule Is Not Safe in a Low-Yield World."

Here's an excerpt:

The safety of a 4% initial withdrawal strategy depends on asset return assumptions. Using historical averages to guide simulations for failure rates for retirees spending an inflation-adjusted 4% of retirement date assets over 30 years results in an estimated failure rate of about 6%. This modest projected failure rate rises sharply if real returns decline. As of January 2013, intermediate-term real interest rates are about 4% less than their historical average. Calibrating bond returns to the January 2013 real yields offered on 5-year TIPS, while maintaining the historical equity premium, causes the projected failure rate for retirement account withdrawals to jump to 57%. The 4% rule cannot be treated as a safe initial withdrawal rate in today's low interest rate environment. . . . The success of the 4% rule in the U.S. may be an historical anomaly, and clients may wish to consider their retirement income strategies more broadly than relying solely on systematic withdrawals from a volatile portfolio.

The widely used 4 percent rule is based on "Determining Withdrawal Rates Using Historical Data" by William P. Bengen, which was written in 1994. See his 2006 Conserving Client Portfolios During Retirement for a detailed treatment and a further refinement of the rule. Under the rule, a first-year retiree could safely withdraw $40,000 from a $1 million dollar 50/50 stock/bond portfolio.

Digital Scholarship | Digital Scholarship Sitemap

Web Developer at University of Texas at Arlington

Posted in Digital Library Jobs, Library IT Jobs on January 30th, 2015 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

The University of Texas at Arlington is recruiting a Web Developer.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

The Web Developer position is responsible for the technical leadership, management and development of UT Arlington Libraries' websites, including online digital collections, web applications and other innovative digital initiatives.

Digital Scholarship | Digital Library Jobs | Library IT Jobs | Sitemap

Data, Science and Systems Librarian at Mount Allison University

Posted in Digital Library Jobs, Library IT Jobs on January 30th, 2015 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

Mount Allison University is recruiting a Data, Science and Systems Librarian.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

Science

  • Provision of subject liaison support, including in-depth research assistance, for the Sciences (Aviation, Biology, Chemistry and Biochemistry, Environmental Science, Mathematics and Computer Science, Physics and Astronomy, and Psychology). . . .

Systems

  • Overseeing the configuration, implementation, maintenance and upgrading of library systems, including the Integrated Library System, authentication and link resolving systems, discovery tools, archiving and repository systems, and other library and archival resources and databases
  • Monitoring and compiling usage data of electronic resources. . . .

Data

  • Playing a leadership role in exploring and implementing options for archiving, preservation, and access to research data
  • Serving as the primary resource person in the Libraries for use and analysis of data
  • Provision of in-depth assistance and instruction on data management and analysis
  • Acting as the Libraries' Data Liberation Initiative (DLI) / Nesstar contact
  • Working with colleagues on digitization initiatives and digital library collections

Digital Scholarship | Digital Library Jobs | Library IT Jobs | Sitemap

Digital Curation News (1/29/2015) #digitalcuration #digitalpreservation #researchdata

Posted in Digital Curation News on January 29th, 2015 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

Digital Scholarship | Digital Curation News | Digital Curation and Digital Preservation Works from Digital Scholarship

"Ask The Chefs: What Do You Think Will Have the Biggest Impact on Scholarly Publishing In 2015?"

Posted in Open Access, Publishing, Scholarly Journals on January 29th, 2015 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

Ann Michael has published "Ask the Chefs: What Do You Think Will Have The Biggest Impact on Scholarly Publishing In 2015" in The Scholarly Kitchen.

Here's an excerpt:

According to the Chefs, we're looking at a year of mergers and acquisitions, the continuing growth of open access both in number of opportunities and in scale, the publication of data and objects (like multimedia, application code, etc.), and more start-ups.

Digital Scholarship | Digital Scholarship Sitemap

Software Developer at University of North Texas

Posted in Digital Library Jobs on January 29th, 2015 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

The University of North Texas is recruiting a Software Developer .

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

Working with the Django Web framework and other open source components, you will contribute to the feature development and upkeep of the content delivery system in use for The Portal to Texas History (http://texashistory.unt.edu/) and related products. In addition, you will provide programming support for our metadata creation and editing systems. You will work collaboratively with other programmers and technologists in the UNT Libraries to address software problems and to add and customize features for our products.

Digital Scholarship | Digital Library Jobs | Library IT Jobs | Sitemap

DLPA Strategic Plan 2015 through 2017

Posted in Digital Libraries on January 29th, 2015 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

The Digital Public Library of America has released DLPA Strategic Plan 2015 through 2017.

Here's an excerpt:

We must, first and foremost, complete our hub network so that all collections and item types in America have an on-ramp to DPLA; fully build out our technology platform to ensure we have a solid foundation for many years to come and that anticipates further growth and diversification; and pursue an outreach plan that gets DPLA resources more widely into the hands of the global public, into education at all levels from kindergarten through graduate schools (with a special focus on underresourced organizations), and onto the screens of eager amateur and family historians and the developers who are creating the latest apps and websites.

Digital Scholarship | Digital Scholarship Sitemap

Scholarly Communications Librarian at Florida Gulf Coast University

Posted in Digital Library Jobs on January 29th, 2015 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

Florida Gulf Coast University is recruiting a Scholarly Communications Librarian.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

Initial duties include promoting the University's institutional repository; planning, implementing, and assessing FGCU's scholarly communications program; partnering with FGCU faculty and staff to collect, describe, and make accessible the university's intellectual assets; providing outreach and consultations on depositing content, publishing options, author rights, copyright, and Open Access; developing tools, guides, web resources, and services; creating metadata for institutional repository and digital collections; engaging in service and scholarship; participating in assessment and continuous improvement of operations and services; and helping to shape department policy, goals, and procedures.

Digital Scholarship | Digital Library Jobs | Library IT Jobs | Sitemap

Digital Curation News (1/28/2015) #digitalcuration #digitalpreservation #researchdata

Posted in Digital Curation News on January 28th, 2015 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

Digital Scholarship | Digital Curation News | Digital Curation and Digital Preservation Works from Digital Scholarship

Linux Systems Administrator at University of Illinois at Chicago

Posted in Library IT Jobs on January 28th, 2015 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

The University of Illinois at Chicago is recruiting a Linux Systems Administrator.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

As the Library's senior systems administrator, the Linux Systems Administrator contributes to the overall development of the Library's Web and digital library infrastructure and will help plan, select, and implement technologies to support the Library's goal of anytime anywhere access to UIC's scholarly information. This person will lead the unit in providing excellent customer service to UIC and University Library colleagues.

Digital Scholarship | Digital Library Jobs | Library IT Jobs | Sitemap


Page 1 of 512345

DigitalKoans

DigitalKoans

Digital Scholarship

Copyright © 2005-2017 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International license.