Archive for January, 2015

Dean of Libraries and Elizabeth D. Rockwell Chair at University of Houston

Posted in ARL Libraries on January 21st, 2015 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

The University of Houston is recruiting a Dean of Libraries and Elizabeth D. Rockwell Chair.

Here's an excerpt from the ad.

The University of Houston invites nominations and applications for the position of Dean of Libraries and Elizabeth D. Rockwell Chair. The Dean of Libraries leads the University Libraries and advances the University's mission of research and teaching by ensuring the provision of outstanding library services. The University Libraries comprises the M.D. Anderson Library and three branch libraries (Music, Optometry, and Architecture and Art). . . .

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

See also the Isaacson, Miller ad.

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"Macmillan + Springer: Some Lessons to Learn, Some Twists to Watch"

Posted in Publishing, Scholarly Journals on January 21st, 2015 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

Kent Anderson has published "Macmillan + Springer: Some Lessons to Learn, Some Twists to Watch" in The Scholarly Kitchen.

Here's an excerpt:

The competition this merger creates at the top of the market—turning a two-billionaire race into a three-billionaire race—is unlikely to trickle down in any helpful way. More Big Deals will leave fewer scraps for others. Some top-end titles may benefit from the increased competition on the acquisitions front, but I don't think a general bidding war will break out.

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DSpace 5 Released

Posted in Digital Curation & Digital Preservation, Digital Repositories, DSpace, DuraSpace, Institutional Repositories on January 21st, 2015 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

DuraSpace has released DSpace 5.

Here's an excerpt from the announcement:

With a new, modern look and feel for every device, the ability to auto-upgrade from older versions of DSpace, to batch import content and more, the release of DSpace 5 offers its far-flung global community of developers and stakeholders an even easier-to-use and more efficient institutional repository solution.

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Research Data Management Service Design Analyst at University of California, Berkeley

Posted in Digital Library Jobs on January 21st, 2015 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

The University of California, Berkeley is recruiting a Research Data Management Service Design Analyst.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

The Library and Research IT at UC Berkeley seek a Research Data Management Service Design Analyst to help them define and develop a UC Berkeley Research Data Management service.

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Debra Hanken Kurtz Named as DuraSpace CEO

Posted in Digital Curation & Digital Preservation, Digital Repositories, DSpace, DuraSpace, Institutional Repositories, People in the News on January 21st, 2015 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

Debra Hanken Kurtz has been named as DuraSpace's CEO.

Here's an excerpt from the announcement:

It brings us great pleasure to announce that the DuraSpace Board of Directors has chosen Debra Hanken Kurtz to serve as the new CEO for the Organization. Kurtz is currently the Executive Director of the Texas Digital Library. She will begin in her new role on February 16, 2015 and establish an office in Austin, Texas to manage DuraSpace business operations.

Kurtz brings key relevant experience and skills to DuraSpace. As Executive Director of the Texas Digital Library, she managed and grew membership, operations, and services. She participates in working and planning groups for DPN and SHARE. At both Duke University and UNC Chapel Hill Libraries, Kurtz provided leadership and direction for digital collections, public websites, and early planning efforts for both libraries' institutional repositories. She was an active partner within the Triangle Research Libraries Network and has been a voice for Kuali OLE, an open-source integrated library system built by and for academic and research libraries. Kurtz's complete background can be found on linkedin.

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Digital Curation News (1/20/2015) #digitalpreservation

Posted in Digital Curation News on January 20th, 2015 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

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Digital Initiatives Librarian at Indiana University

Posted in Digital Library Jobs on January 20th, 2015 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

Indiana University is recruiting a Digital Initiatives Librarian.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

Indiana University Libraries seeks a dynamic, innovative and collaborative individual to support digital scholarship initiatives including: providing guidance for the digitization of special collections, managing existing digital library services and informing the creation of new services, and fostering digital research projects. Reporting to the Head of Digital Collections Services, the Digital Initiatives Librarian leverages expertise across the Indiana University Libraries, bridges various subject domains and communities of practice across the Bloomington campus, and coordinates team members across the broad spectrum of activities required to produce digital resources, from selection and conversion of content to the design of the online resource.

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Policy Recommendations for Open Access to Research Data

Posted in Data Curation, Open Data, and Research Data Management, Open Access, Reports and White Papers on January 20th, 2015 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

The RECODE project has released Policy Recommendations for Open Access to Research Data.

Here's an excerpt:

These policy recommendations are targeted at key stakeholders in the scholarly communication ecosystem, namely research funders, research institutions, data managers, and publishers. They will assist each of the stakeholders in furthering the goals of open access to research data by providing both over-arching and stakeholder-specific recommendations. These function, as suggestions to address and attend to central issues that RECODE identified through the research work.

The current report thus comprises:

  • summary of project findings
  • overarching recommendations
  • targeted policy recommendations for funders, research institutions, data managers, and publishers
  • practical guides for developing policies for funders, research institutions, data managers, and publishers
  • resources to expedite the process of policy development and implementation among stakeholders

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Website Administrator at Texas A&M University

Posted in Library IT Jobs on January 20th, 2015 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

Texas A&M University is recruiting a Website Administrator.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

This Website Administrator position is responsible for the overall management of the Texas A&M University Libraries' websites, both web pages and applications, acts as the primary contact point for units in the Libraries that need assistance or guidance in developing web pages or deploying new applications and provides consulting, technical support, and training to content managers and creators and to technical staff.

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Digital Curation News (1/19/2015) #digitalpreservation

Posted in Digital Curation News on January 19th, 2015 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

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"Building Data Services from the Ground Up: Strategies and Resources"

Posted in Data Curation, Open Data, and Research Data Management on January 19th, 2015 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

Heather L. Coates has published "Building Data Services from the Ground Up: Strategies and Resources" in the Journal of eScience Librarianship.

Here's an excerpt:

There is a scarcity of practical guidance for developing data services in an academic library. Data services, like many areas of research, require the expertise and resources of teams spanning many disciplines. While library professionals are embedded into the teaching activities of our institutions, fewer of us are embedded in research activities occurring across the full life cycle. The significant challenges of managing, preserving, and sharing data for reuse demand that we take a more active role. Providing support for funder data management plans is just one option in the data services landscape. Awareness of the institutional and library culture in which we operate places an emphasis on the importance of relationships. Understanding the various cultures in which our researchers operate is crucial for delivering data services that are relevant and utilized. The goal of this article is to guide data specialists through this landscape by providing key resources and strategies for developing locally relevant services and by pointing to active communities of librarians and researchers tackling the challenges associated with digital research data.

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Digital Scholarship Librarian at College of Wooster

Posted in Digital Library Jobs on January 19th, 2015 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

The College of Wooster is recruiting a Digital Scholarship Librarian.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

This newly created faculty position reports to the Director of Libraries and provides leadership in creating, organizing, promoting, and curating digital materials. The librarian will play a key role in supporting our Open Access resolution, our institutional repository (Open Works), digital projects developed under our current grant, institutional research data, born digital scholarship, and digitized content. The Digital Scholarship Librarian will serve as a liaison to one or more academic departments and participate in the Libraries research and instruction programs. The successful candidate will work collaboratively with a library staff focused on user needs and committed to developing an evolving library program that best supports the mission of the College.

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