Archive for May, 2015

"Data Literacy Instruction in Academic Libraries: Best Practices for Librarians"

Posted in Data Curation, Open Data, and Research Data Management on May 26th, 2015 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

Amanda Wanner has published "Data Literacy Instruction in Academic Libraries: Best Practices for Librarians" in See Also:.

Here's an excerpt:

This paper discusses the challenges and opportunities of bringing data literacy instruction to academic libraries. Information literacy and digital literacy in libraries has been widely discussed in the library sciences and education literature, but until recently very little focus has been given to data literacy. However, new e-government and open data initiatives over the past decade have created widely available public data that is of great interest to students and academics. Increased technological capabilities to process "big data" have also created new opportunities for the layperson and researcher alike. One popular article claims, "Ensuring that big data creates big value calls for a reskilling effort that is at least as much about fostering a data-driven mindset and analytical culture as it is about adopting new technology" (Harris, 2012). The influx of available data presents unique challenges for librarians. How can libraries play a role, for example, in this "reskilling effort" to develop a "data-driven mindset"?

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Web Coordinator at John F. Kennedy Library Foundation

Posted in Library IT Jobs on May 26th, 2015 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

The John F. Kennedy Library Foundation is recruiting a Web Coordinator.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

Reporting to the VP of Communications and Digital Media, the Web Coordinator will be responsible for maintaining and updating the content, visual appearance, accessibility, consistency and usability of the JFK Presidential Library website, and play a key role in its upcoming major refresh.

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DSpace@MIT Tops 3 Million Downloads

Posted in Digital Repositories, Institutional Repositories, Open Access, Publishing, Scholarly Journals, Serials Crisis on May 26th, 2015 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

MIT's DSpace@MIT repository has had over 3 million downloads as of the end of April.

Here's an excerpt from the announcement:

The Open Access Articles Collection in DSpace@MIT now contains over 16,600 articles, which collectively were downloaded over 90,000 times in April.

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Director of Scholarly Information Resources at Wheaton College

Posted in Digital Library Jobs on May 26th, 2015 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

Wheaton College is recruiting a Director of Scholarly Information Resources.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

This position supports teaching and learning by managing services focused around the identification, acquisition, creation, curation, and publication of scholarly information resources. The successful candidate will have a firm grasp of current scholarly information available via print or e-publishing options while also focusing on new models of discovery, creation, curation, and access beyond ownership, including digitization, open access research, digital humanities archives, institutional repositories, institutional publishing, data mining initiatives, open educational resources (OERs), and consortial collaborations. This position works closely with faculty to encourage the use of traditional and evolving scholarly information resources.

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Digital Curation News (4/22/2015) #digitalcuration #digitalpreservation #researchdatamanagement

Posted in Digital Curation News on May 22nd, 2015 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

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Digital Projects Librarian at Binghamton University

Posted in Digital Library Jobs on May 22nd, 2015 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

Binghamton University is recruiting a Digital Projects Librarian.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

The Digital Projects Librarian will manage digitization projects for the Libraries, upload items into the digital preservation system (currently Rosetta by Ex Libris), manage workflows and conduct quality checks, and prepare items for retrieval and display via the Libraries' discovery layer (Primo by Ex Libris). The incumbent will also collaborate with library staff to create digital exhibits. This is a new position within the Binghamton University Libraries, which include the Glenn G. Bartle and Science Libraries, the Library Annex@Conklin, and the University Downtown Center Library and Information Commons in the College of Community and Public Affairs.

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"The OA Landscape in Summary Form: Act Now!"

Posted in Open Access, Publishing, Scholarly Journals on May 22nd, 2015 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

Walt Crawford has published "The OA Landscape in Summary Form: Act Now!" in Walt at Random.

Here's an excerpt:

The full set of 29 subject discussions that extend this summer's Library Technology Report issue "The State of Open Access Journals: Idealism and Opportunism" has been posted, and will appear on Fridays from now through September 11, 2015. (Oops: The actual title is Open Access Journals: Idealism and Opportunism.)

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Digital Scholarship Librarian at Duquesne University

Posted in Digital Library Jobs on May 22nd, 2015 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

Duquesne University is recruiting a Digital Scholarship Librarian.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

This non-tenured faculty position will report initially to the Director of Information Services. This is a newly created position, and the reporting line is subject to change as the position and organization develop. The Digital Scholarship Librarian incorporates support for digital scholarship into the library's program of services that support teaching, learning and research. Manages the Electronic Thesis and Dissertation filing process. Facilitates the use of library content for digital scholarship creation by faculty and students; serves as a resource on digital scholarship for other librarians; and keeps abreast of innovations in scholarly communication. Works collaboratively to develop the library's digital resources. Represents the library in campus discussions of implementing an institutional repository.

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"Development of a Scale for Measuring Perceptions of Trustworthiness for Digitized Archival Documents"

Posted in Digital Archives and Special Collections, Digital Curation & Digital Preservation, Digital Repositories on May 22nd, 2015 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

Devan Rays Donaldson has self-archived "Development of a Scale for Measuring Perceptions of Trustworthiness for Digitized Archival Documents."

Here's an excerpt:

This dissertation advances scholarship on trustworthiness in three ways. First, it revises an existing conceptual model for trustworthiness perception. Second, it creates an original measurement model for digitized archival document trustworthiness perception-the Digitized Archival Document Trustworthiness Scale (DADTS). Third, it contributes to a deeper understanding of the concept of trustworthiness by providing measurement of the concept in a way that is sensitive to its nuances.

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Core Systems DLP Project Manager at Emory University

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

Emory University is recruiting a Core Systems DLP Project Manager.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

Reporting to the Director of Library Core Systems, and in close collaboration with the Digital Library Program Coordinator, the Library Software Engineering Team, and Central IT resources, the Digital Program Project Manager will provide technical leadership and assist in product development during the implementation of the Hydra Repository Framework, transition of the framework into an operationalized service, and will assume responsibility for the operational support of the DLP applications and infrastructure.

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Digital Archivist at Oregon Historical Society

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

The Oregon Historical Society is recruiting a Digital Archivist.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

The Oregon Historical Society is seeking a creative, energetic, and technically savvy Digital Archivist to develop and maintain the OHS Digital Vault, the institution's new digital repository. The archivist will join a team committed to collaboration, public service, and stewardship of the extensive and diverse historical collections in the OHS Davies Family Research Library.

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"Developing and Implementing a Technical Framework for Interoperable Rights Statements"

Posted in Copyright, Licenses, Standards on May 21st, 2015 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

Mark Matienzo has published "Developing and Implementing a Technical Framework for Interoperable Rights Statements" in DPLA Updates.

Here's an excerpt:

Within the Technical Working Group of the International Rights Statements Working Group, we have been focusing our efforts on identifying a set of requirements and a technically sound and sustainable plan to implement the rights statements under development. Now that two of the Working Group's white papers have been released, we realized it was a good time to build on the introductory blog post by our Co-Chairs, Emily Gore and Paul Keller. Accordingly, we hope this post provides a good introduction to our technical white paper, Recommendations for the Technical Infrastructure for Standardized International Rights Statements, and more generally, how our thinking has changed throughout the activities of the working group.

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