Archive for July, 2015

Programmer/Analyst at New York University

Posted in Digital Library Jobs on July 31st, 2015 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

New York University is recruiting a Programmer/Analyst.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

Under the direction of the Senior Manager, Digital Library Infrastructure, the Programmer/Analyst will develop digital library infrastructure, including Web-based tools for content curation and display as well as discovery interfaces for a variety of metadata standards. The infrastructure that this individual will build will support researchers during the full research lifecycle, including data storage and preservation, publication preservation, and data discovery and dissemination.

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"What Cost and Usage Data Reveals About E-Book Acquisitions: Ramifications for Collection Development"

Posted in E-Books, Electronic Resources, Research Libraries on July 31st, 2015 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

Steven B. Carrico et al. have published "What Cost and Usage Data Reveals About E-Book Acquisitions: Ramifications for Collection Development" in Library Resources & Technical Services.

Here's an excerpt:

To better determine how e-book acquisitions might affect future collection development decisions, a team of librarians from the University of Florida (UF) launched a project to assess cost and usage of e-books purchased using three different acquisitions methods: e-books acquired in large publisher packages; single-title e-books selected through firm orders; and e-books purchased through two patron-driven acquisitions (PDA) plans. . . . The authors compared the cost-usage data of e-books acquired by the acquisitions methods across the three subject areas and describe how the findings are affecting current and future acquisitions, traditional collection management, and budgeting at UF.

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Lead Film Archivist at Lucasfilm

Posted in Digital Library Jobs on July 31st, 2015 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

Lucasfilm is recruiting a Lead Film Archivist.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

The Lead Film Archivist provides strategic planning, oversight, and execution for receiving, cataloging, preserving, curating, and storing of Lucasfilm media including film, audio, video, digital and paperwork.

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"Small Steps Matter: FASTR Passes Senate Committee Hurdle"

Posted in Legislation and Government Regulation, Open Access, Publishing, Scholarly Journals on July 31st, 2015 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

SPARC has released Small Steps Matter: FASTR Passes Senate Committee Hurdle by Heather Joseph.

Here's an excerpt:

With its action today, the Senate Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs Committee (HSGAC) advanced the cause of public access to publicly funded research articles another crucial step. In a unanimous voice vote, the Committee approved S. 779, the Fair Access to Science and Technology Research (FASTR) Act which now positions the legislation to be considered by the full Senate.

This marks the first time that a U.S. Senate Committee has acted on a government-wide policy ensuring public access to the results of publicly funded research and signals that there is deep support for the ideal that taxpayers have the right to access to the research that their tax dollars fund. This action continues the steady march towards enabling fast, barrier-free access to research articles that got its start with the establishment of a voluntary NIH policy in 2005, and slowly progressed with legislation shifting that policy to mandatory in 2008, again in 2010 with the America COMPETES Act and most recently with the 2013 White House OSTP Directive on public access. . . .

Today's progress on FASTR is another step in this long march. Under the leadership of Senator Cornyn (R-TX) and Senator Wyden (D-OR), FASTR provides the statutory framework needed codify the White House OSTP Directive, which was issued with the goal of accelerating scientific discovery and fueling innovation. While 13 federal agencies and departments have released their initial plans, the reality is that the OSTP Directive is not law, and can be easily overturned by a subsequent Administration. Should FASTR continue on course and be passed by both chambers of Congress, free, fair public access to research articles will become the law of the land – and not just the preference a President.

See also: "Cornyn Bill To Improve Access To Taxpayer-Funded Research Passes Committee Unanimously."

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Digital Curation News (7/30/2015) #digitalcuration #digitalpreservation #researchdatamanagement #rdm

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

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Director, Metadata and Digital Strategies at Hamilton College

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

Hamilton College is recruiting a Director, Metadata and Digital Strategies.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

The director provides leadership for cataloging, metadata creation, library information systems, digitization, data curation and preservation and is a major partner in our support for digital scholarship. The director will help keep Library and Information Technology Services (LITS) future-focused in a rapidly changing information resources environment and represent Hamilton in local, regional and national settings.

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"15% of Americans Don’t Use The Internet. Who Are They?"

Posted in Digital Culture on July 30th, 2015 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

Monica Anderson and Andrew Perrin have published "15% of Americans Don't Use The Internet. Who Are They?" in Fact Tank.

Here's an excerpt:

The latest Pew Research analysis also shows that internet non-adoption is correlated to a number of demographic variables, including age, educational attainment, household income, race and ethnicity, and community type.

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Digital Library Tech Analyst at Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis

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

Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis is recruiting a Digital Library Tech Analyst.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

This is a new position and will be a member of a high performing digital technology team. The analyst will provide technology support for complex projects and assignments for a wide variety of library activities. Additionally, the position will explore emerging technologies, develop administrative as well as user interfaces and workflows for digital scholarship tools (including text, image, data, and multimedia repositories, journal publishing systems, and websites) through use of open source or vendor based applications.

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"Research Data Management Practices: A Snapshot in Time"

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

Mary Anne Kennan and Lina Markauskaite have published "Research Data Management Practices: A Snapshot in Time" in the International Journal of Digital Curation.

Here's an excerpt:

There is increasing pressure from funders, publishers, the public, universities and other research organisations for researchers to improve their data management and sharing practices. However, little is known about researchers' data management and sharing practices and concerns. The research reported in this paper seeks to address this by providing insight into the research data management and sharing practices of academics at ten universities in New South Wales, Australia. Empirical data was taken from a survey to which 760 academics responded, with 634 completing at least one section. Results showed that at the time of the survey there were a wide variety of research data in use, including analogue data, and that the challenges researchers faced in managing their data included finding safe and secure storage, particularly after project completion, but also during projects when data are used (and thus stored) on a wide variety of less-than-optimal temporary devices. Data sharing was not widely practiced and only a relatively small proportion of researchers had a research data management plan.

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Digital Archivist at Emerson College

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

Emerson College is recruiting a Digital Archivist.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

The Digital Archivist works with the Head of Archives and Special Collections and Digital Initiatives Librarian to plan and execute workflows for the digitization of analog records. Core responsibilities will include acquisition, appraisal, description, and preservation of both digitized and born-digital records. The Digital Archivist will also monitor the activities of interns and work study students.

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"Omeka Curator Dashboard"

Posted in Digital Archives and Special Collections, Digital Asset Management Systems, Open Source Software on July 29th, 2015 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

Jess Waggoner has published "Omeka Curator Dashboard" in the Omeka blog.

Here's an excerpt:

The Omeka Curator Dashboard (or "the OCD" as we endearingly refer to it) is a suite of fifteen plugins (though a bonus sixteenth will be coming soon!) designed to facilitate object import and export, manage metadata, and curate collections. Several of our plugins are already available on the official list of Omeka plugins. The others are still undergoing testing, but can be downloaded from the UCSC Library GitHub in the meanwhile. We are actively soliciting feedback on these plugins from the Omeka user community so we can continue to improve their features and interfaces.

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Digital Preservation Librarian at University of Virginia

Posted in Digital Curation & Digital Preservation on July 29th, 2015 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

The University of Virginia is recruiting a Digital Preservation Librarian.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

This position is responsible for creating, maintaining, and ensuring access to policies, procedures, workflows, and strategies related to digital preservation projects and practices. The employee in this position is expected to be current with the community of practice for digital preservation, as well as be a leader within the broader fields of preservation and digital libraries.

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