Archive for February, 2015

Digital Preservation Software Specialist at University of Utah

Posted in Digital Library Jobs on February 9th, 2015 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

The University of Utah is recruiting a Digital Preservation Software Specialist.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

The DPS Specialist will administer the back office environment of the Library's digital preservation software (currently the Ex Libris product, Rosetta). Within the software, the DPS Specialist creates and assigns user roles, configures deposit procedures for various collections, assesses problem files in the technical workbench, manages users, manages plug-ins, works with the technical metadata extractor, risk extractor, migration tools, custom fixity, format identifier, etc. The DPS Specialist also regularly deposits files, assesses and approves files deposited by others throughout the organization, and trains clients to use the software. The DPS Specialist will also work closely with the Digital Preservation Archivist to introduce new clients to the software and implement preservation plans within the software.

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Public Domain: "Negotiators Burn Their Last Opportunity to Salvage the TPP by Caving on Copyright Term Extension "

Posted in Copyright, Public Domain on February 9th, 2015 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

Maira Sutton has published "Negotiators Burn Their Last Opportunity to Salvage the TPP by Caving on Copyright Term Extension" in DeepLinks.

Here's an excerpt:

New reports indicate that Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) negotiators have agreed to language that would bind its 12 signatory nations to extend copyright terms to match the United States' already excessive length of copyright. This provision expands the reach of the controversial US Sonny Bono Copyright Term Extension Act (or the "Mickey Mouse Act" as it was called due to Disney's heavy lobbying) to countries of the Pacific region. Nations including Japan, New Zealand, Malaysia, and Canada would all be required to extend their terms and grant Big Content companies lengthy exclusive rights to works for no empirical reason. This means that all of the TPP's extreme enforcement provisions would apply to creative works for upwards of 100 years.

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Digital Learning & Scholarship Librarian at Case Western Reserve University

Posted in Digital Library Jobs on February 9th, 2015 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

Case Western Reserve University is recruiting a Digital Learning & Scholarship Librarian.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

The Digital Learning & Scholarship Librarian (DLSL) position is a non-supervisory position that reports to the Digital Learning & Scholarship Team Leader. The DLSL will vision and execute the future for the digital initiatives of the Library, including the institutional repository, data management and digitization best practices. The candidate is expected to work at a high level of performance, working independently and with initiative. The Librarian is responsible for managing a balanced portfolio of three key activities in support of the programs of the Digital Learning & Scholarship Librarian: (1) digital research and data management support, (2) relationship management, and (3) digital instruction.

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"Reflections on Library Licensing"

Posted in Licenses, Publishing on February 9th, 2015 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

Ann Shumelda Okerson has published "Reflections on Library Licensing" in Information Standards Quarterly.

Here's an excerpt:

The way libraries acquire basic content for their readers has been completely upended in the last two decades. In this rapid electronic environment, content providers are pressed to enhance and update existing products or to produce competitive new products, with ever-increasing functionality and with great uncertainty about what users will pay for and how much they will pay. At the same time, numerous new producers are entering the electronic marketplace. We are living in an information Wild West, which can put libraries and publishers face to face on Main Street at high noon, often without the third-party subscription agents or book jobbers we used to depend on. This article discusses how we got to this place; whether one should prefer copyright or license; the differing view of rights by authors, publishers, libraries and their end users; different types of licenses; and current issues in licensing.

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COAR Roadmap: Future Directions for Repository Interoperability

Posted in Digital Repositories, Institutional Repositories, Open Access, Reports and White Papers on February 6th, 2015 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

COAR has released COAR Roadmap: Future Directions for Repository Interoperability.

Here's an excerpt:

Scholarly communication is undergoing fundamental changes, in particular with new requirements for open access to research outputs, new forms of peer-review, and alternative methods for measuring impact. In parallel, technical developments, especially in communication and interface technologies facilitate bi-directional data exchange across related applications and systems. The aim of this roadmap is to identify important trends and their associated action points in order for the repository community to determine priorities for further investments in interoperability.

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Managing Open Access Publication: A System Specification

Posted in Open Access, Publishing, Research Libraries on February 6th, 2015 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

JISC Monitor has released Managing Open Access Publication: A System Specification.

Here's an excerpt:

The purpose of this document is to provide a specification for a system to help UK HE institutions manage administrative data in relation to the publication of open access Academic Outputs. The document is intended to:

  • Describe the scope of such a system and the workflows it should support
  • Describe an appropriate data model given the scope and workflows
  • Provide illustrative wireframes for a user interface (UI) to such a system

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Libraries Web Developer at University of St. Thomas

Posted in Library IT Jobs on February 6th, 2015 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

The University of St. Thomas is recruiting a Libraries Web Developer.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

The incumbent serves as the chief technical expert in developing and maintaining the Libraries' digital presence, including the website and associated applications; formatting of the e-resource management and discovery tools; database, subject guide, and scheduling applications; institutional repositories and finding aids; interlibrary loan system; digital and physical signage installations; blog and social media; applications developed for the UST Portal and Blackboard; as well as internally facing tools like intranets or SharePoint sites, shared department folders, and bulk email and survey applications.

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University Archives and Electronic Records Archivist at University of Georgia

Posted in Digital Library Jobs on February 6th, 2015 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

The University of Georgia is recruiting a University Archives and Electronic Records Archivist .

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

The University of Georgia Libraries seeks a University Archives and Electronic Records Archivist who will be responsible for the development and management of the University Archives, the historical records of the University of Georgia, and the University Records Management program, which handles official university records as prescribed by state-wide guidelines. This position reports to the Co-Director of Technical Services and University Archives of the Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library. The position supervises two full-time and one part-time staff, as well as student employees, and participates in the general activities of the Hargrett Library.

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Digital Curation News (2/6/2015) #digitalcuration #digitalpreservation #researchdata

Posted in Digital Curation News on February 6th, 2015 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

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Digital Curation News (2/5/2015) #digitalcuration #digitalpreservation #researchdata

Posted in Digital Curation News on February 5th, 2015 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

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Systems Librarian at Emory University

Posted in Library IT Jobs on February 5th, 2015 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

Emory University is recruiting a Systems Librarian.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

Reporting to the Head of Application Support (Library), the Systems Librarian is a key position with responsibility on providing high-quality, robust systems that facilitate search, discovery, and delivery of library services and resources to the entire Emory university campus. The Systems Librarian works collaboratively with a wide range of libraries and units to support the discoverability of library resources in both the physical and digital realms. The position works as part of a department that provides services to all libraries of Emory University. This enterprise-wide department is a key component of Emory's integrated information technology-library ecosystem.

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"A Proposal for Regularly Updated Review/Survey Articles: ‘Living Reviews’"

Posted in Publishing, Scholarly Journals on February 5th, 2015 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

David L. Mobley and Daniel M. Zuckerman have self-archived "A Proposal for Regularly Updated Review/Survey Articles: 'Living Reviews'."

Here's an excerpt:

We propose and encourage the publication of review/survey articles that will be updated regularly, both in traditional journals and novel venues. We call these "living reviews." This idea naturally builds on the dissemination and archival capabilities present in the modern internet, and indeed living reviews exist already in some forms. Living review articles allow authors to maintain over time the relevance of non-research scholarship that requires a significant investment of effort. We also envision living reviews leading to the creation of a new category of review—review papers published as living reviews in a purely electronic format without space constraints. This will also permit more pedagogical scholarship and clearer treatment of technical issues that remain obscure in a brief treatment.

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