Archive for March, 2015

"Public Knowledge Applauds FCC for Delivering Strong Open Internet Rules"

Posted in Legislation and Government Regulation, Net Neutrality on March 13th, 2015 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

Public Knowledge has released "Public Knowledge Applauds FCC for Delivering Strong Open Internet Rules."

Here's an excerpt:

Today, the Federal Communications Commission published its Open Internet Report and Order. The order details strong rules designed to prevent Internet Service Providers from blocking, throttling or using paid prioritization to control how Americans use the internet. . . .

An initial review shows that the order uses Title II to deliver the strong rules the Chairman promised and consumers expect. It includes simple and clear bright-line rules of no blocking, no throttling, and no paid prioritization. It prohibits unreasonable interference with consumer Internet use and strengthens transparency requirements. The Order also shows that the decision is rooted in the opinions, arguments, and legal reasoning of almost 4 million people in the extensive record gathered through this transparent process. . . .

The Order does not create new fees and taxes for consumers. It does not create rate regulation or tariffs. The FCC was careful to forbear from 27 provisions of Title II and over 700 rules and regulations. This effort creates strong protections for consumers without harming the investment that has driven the growth of the Internet into the essential communications tool for the 21st century. It is no wonder that it has such broad support from technology companies big and small, non-tech companies, racial justice and public interest groups, some Internet Service Providers, venture capitalists and investors.

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Digital Curation News (3/12/2015) #digitalcuration #digitalpreservation #researchdata

Posted in Digital Curation News on March 12th, 2015 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

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Scholarly Communications Librarian at University of Kansas

Posted in Digital Library Jobs on March 12th, 2015 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

The University of Kansas is recruiting a Scholarly Communications Librarian.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

The Scholarly Communications Librarian is a member of the Office of Scholarly Communication and Copyright in the Libraries Research and Learning Division. Reporting to the Head of the Office, the incumbent works closely with others in the Libraries and the University community and actively promotes author rights, as well as those of the creators, disseminators, and users of scholarly information, under fair use. In collaboration with colleagues, the Scholarly Communications Librarian assists in the promotion of the University's institutional repository and open access initiatives, seeking to build a sustainable program of outreach, consultation, and guidance on author rights, copyright and scholarly publishing issues.

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"Advancing Research Communication & Scholarship—An Interview with Robin Champieux and Jill Emery about This New Conference"

Posted in Publishing, Research Libraries, Scholarly Communication on March 12th, 2015 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

Alice Meadows has published "Advancing Research Communication & Scholarship—An Interview with Robin Champieux and Jill Emery about This New Conference" in The Scholarly Kitchen.

Here's an excerpt:

ARCS, Advancing Research Communication & Scholarship, is a new conference designed to provide a broad and collaborative forum for addressing and affecting scholarly and scientific communication. As organizers, we are working from the idea that supporting and improving knowledge communication in the digital age necessitates conversations and partnerships across communities, disciplines, and expertise. . . . Partnering with an organizing committee of librarians, technologists, humanists, scientists, and publishers we have built a conference program that addresses scholarly communication issues across the research cycle, through a diversity of stakeholder perspectives.

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Project Coordinator at Washington University

Posted in Digital Library Jobs on March 12th, 2015 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

Washington University is recruiting a Project Coordinator.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

This is a 4-Year Grant Funded Position with full-time hours and is eligible for full-time benefits. . . . Reporting to the Digital Library Services Manager at Washington University Libraries, the Project Coordinator will be responsible for project management of digital initiatives within the Libraries' Scholarly Publishing unit. The incumbent will establish milestones, manage scheduling, track progress and coordinate contributors within and beyond the unit and university, for projects from software and web development to scholarly digital projects in publishing, digital libraries and digital humanities, initially focusing on the recently announced Newman Numismatic Portal project.

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"Fair Use Week 2015 Highlights"

Posted in ARL Libraries, Copyright on March 12th, 2015 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

ARL has released "Fair Use Week 2015 Highlights."

Here's an excerpt:

Each day, new blog posts and resource materials were produced. Daily recaps are available for each day of Fair Use Week and additional resources are available on the website. Over the course of the week, more than 90 blog posts, 13 videos, 2 podcasts, a comic book, an infographic, and several other great resources were released. Below are some highlights from the week.

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Copyright Consultant Librarian at Saskatchewan Polytechnic

Posted in Digital Library Jobs on March 11th, 2015 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

Saskatchewan Polytechnic is recruiting a Copyright Consultant Librarian.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

The primary responsibility for the position is to advise and support Library Services and all members of the Saskatchewan Polytechnic community on copyright and various licensing issues. Working in collaboration with the Copyright Consultant (South) and Librarians' Council, the incumbent is responsible for promoting compliance with Canadian copyright law and Saskatchewan Polytechnic's copyright policies and guidelines. The position will provide institutional leadership on copyright issues for the use of materials in a digital learning environment, on general copyright questions, and in providing information and interpretation of the fair dealing and educational exemptions.

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"Better Sharing Through Licenses? Measuring the Influence of Creative Commons Licenses on the Usage of Open Access Monographs"

Posted in Creative Commons/Open Licenses, Open Access, Scholarly Books on March 11th, 2015 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

Ronald Snijder has published "Better Sharing Through Licenses? Measuring the Influence of Creative Commons Licenses on the Usage of Open Access Monographs" in the Journal of Librarianship and Scholarly Communication.

Here's an excerpt:

The application of open licenses to books does not, on its own, lead to more downloads. However, open licenses pave the way for intermediaries to offer new discovery and aggregation services. These services play an important role by amplifying the impacts of open access licensing in the case of scholarly books.

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Web & Systems Management Librarian at Ursinus College

Posted in Library IT Jobs on March 11th, 2015 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

Ursinus College is recruiting a Web & Systems Management Librarian.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

This hybrid position will help guide our current Library systems toward a new generation of capability fueled by dramatic improvements in web technologies and cloud computing; the position will also provide additional outreach functions to academic departments in the Sciences, as our outreach, research, and teaching efforts are evolving. Reporting to the Director of Information Literacy & Instructional Technology, this librarian will be integral to a team of three librarians and one instructional technologist who are working to strengthen the organization's ties to the central educational mission of the College, which is to "enable students to become independent, responsible, and thoughtful individuals through a program of liberal education."

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Indiana University Libraries and Partners Get $931,000 in Mellon Grant Money

Posted in ARL Libraries, Grants on March 11th, 2015 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

Indiana University Libraries and its partner libraries have received a total of $931,000 from two Mellon Foundation grants.

Here's an excerpt from the announcement:

The first of these grants provides $750,000 to the IU Libraries and Northwestern University Library to support continuing development of the Avalon Media System, an open-source software product designed to help libraries and archives provide long-term online access to audio and video collections for primarily academic audiences. . . .

The second of these grants, providing $181,000 to the IU Libraries and the University of Michigan Library, is a key component in a range of investigations underway to analyze the viability of alternative sustainable financial models for university presses and other nonprofit book publishers.

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Digital Curation News (3/10/2015) #digitalcuration #digitalpreservation #researchdata

Posted in Digital Curation News on March 10th, 2015 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

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Digital Applications Librarian at Washington State University

Posted in Digital Library Jobs on March 10th, 2015 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

Washington State University is recruiting a Digital Applications Librarian.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

The Digital Applications Librarian is part of the CDSC's long term project aimed at providing educational opportunities around digital curation, preservation and content management, specifically to underserved communities. The CDSC is the home for core digital scholarship and curation projects across campus with a special eye toward building out the libraries role and Mukurtu's capabilities. This position will provide an exciting space for collaboration, innovation, and open-source tool building through the continued development of Mukurtu CMS within a team environment. The Digital Applications Librarian will work directly with CDSC and Library staff to add features, update systems and integrate Mukurtu CMS into the core Library systems and projects including supporting several tribal communities nationwide in their use of the platform.

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