Archive for August, 2015

Americans’ Views on Mobile Etiquette

Posted in Digital Culture, Reports and White Papers on August 27th, 2015 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

The Pew Research Center has released Americans' Views on Mobile Etiquette.

Here's an excerpt:

This Pew Research Center report explores newly released survey findings about Americans' views about the appropriateness of cellphone use in public places and in social gatherings and the way those views sometimes conflict with their own behaviors.

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Humanities Data Curator at University of California, Santa Barbara

Posted in Digital Library Jobs on August 27th, 2015 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

The University of California, Santa Barbara is recruiting a Humanities Data Curator.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

The Humanities Data Curator is responsible for collecting, managing, curating, preserving, and providing access to digital humanities datasets and other digital collections in the Library. The candidate actively manages data produced by humanities scholars on campus, as well as data acquired by the Library, and ensures ongoing sustainable preservation and access through metadata creation and data discovery tools development. The candidate participates in the development, evaluation, education, and implementation of metadata policies, standards, goals, procedures, and workflows in cooperation with engaged campus stakeholders.

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Copyright Reform for a Digital Economy

Posted in Copyright, Digital Copyright Wars, Legislation and Government Regulation, Reports and White Papers on August 27th, 2015 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

The Computer & Communications Industry Association, has released Copyright Reform for a Digital Economy.

Here's an excerpt:

Congress can accommodate new technology innovation by:

(a) ensuring that fair use, which is integral to the fabric of the Copyright Act, remains a central consideration in any legislative effort;

(b) preserving the first sale doctrine to ensure that contractual restrictions do not limit the free movement of goods in the economy as more products increasingly incorporate digital components; and

(c) reforming the licensing landscape to ensure greater transparency as to copyright ownership and to better police against anticompetitive conduct, particularly where rights ownership is highly concentrated, and reforming Copyright Office functions to improve the quality and public availability of data about copyrighted works.

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Digital Curation News (8/26/2015) #digitalcuration #digitalpreservation #researchdatamanagement #rdm

Posted in Digital Curation News on August 26th, 2015 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

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Head Librarian, Science Library and Director of Scholarly Communications at Princeton University

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

Princeton University is recruiting a Head Librarian, Science Library and Director of Scholarly Communications.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

The successful candidate will be responsible for the overall direction of the Lewis Science Library, the Furth Plasma Physics Library, and the Scholarly Communications Office. The Science Library grouping, staffed by 8 librarians, 10 members of the support staff, and student assistants, share a collections budget of more than $5,000,000. The Scholarly Communications Office, located in the Lewis Library and staffed by 1 librarian, collaborates with the Office of Information Technology to support the entire campus through management of the Princeton Open Access Repository and services for research data management and scholarly communications.

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"Open Journal Systems and Dataverse Integration—Helping Journals to Upgrade Data Publication for Reusable Research"

Posted in Data Curation, Open Data, and Research Data Management, Open Access, Open Source Software, Publishing, Scholarly Journals on August 26th, 2015 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

Micah Altman et al. have self-archived "Open Journal Systems and Dataverse Integration—Helping Journals to Upgrade Data Publication for Reusable Research."

Here's an excerpt:

This article describes the novel open source tools for open data publication in open access journal workflows. This comprises a plugin for Open Journal Systems that supports a data submission, citation, review, and publication workflow; and an extension to the Dataverse system that provides a standard deposit API. We describe the function and design of these tools, provide examples of their use, and summarize their initial reception. We conclude by discussing future plans and potential impact.

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Associate Director, Data Management Program at the University of California, Davis

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

UC Davis is recruiting an Associate Director, Data Management Program.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

Under general direction of the Director, Online Strategy, the Associate Director, Data Management Program provides leadership and expertise for research data management across the Library, serving the entire UC Davis community.

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Obituary: Robin Peek

Posted in Obituaries on August 26th, 2015 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

Peter Suber has reported the sad news that noted open access advocate and retired Simmons College professor Robin Peek died on August 21.

Here's an excerpt "Open Access Movement Pioneer Robin Peek Retires from Simmons GSLIS," which discusses Peek's distinguished career:

Peek is a distinguished author, editor, and scholar. As a lecturer and an author of more than 200 articles about digital and scholarly publishing, Peek co-edited the groundbreaking book Scholarly Publishing: The Electronic Frontier with Gregory Newby. In addition to being an international coordinator for Open Access Week, Peek was on the editorial boards of leading information technology journals, such as the Journal of Global Information Management. She was also a peer reviewer for the Annual Review of Information Science and Technology, Information Systems Frontiers, IEEE Transactions on Education, and Library and Information Science Research. In addition, she was on the Journal of the American Society of Information Science's editorial board for ten years and was an associate editor of book reviews. Her "Focus on Publishing" column appeared in Information Today for fifteen years.

Peek was also the editor and co-founder of the Open Access Directory.

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Digital Curation News (8/25/2015) #digitalcuration #digitalpreservation #researchdatamanagement #rdm

Posted in Digital Curation News on August 25th, 2015 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

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Digital Technologies Development Librarian at California Institute of Technology

Posted in Digital Library Jobs on August 25th, 2015 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

The California Institute of Technology is recruiting a Digital Technologies Development Librarian.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

Working collaboratively the Digital Technologies Development Librarian (DTDL) envisions, designs and implements new tools, technology services and collaboration infrastructures to support scholarship in the data-intensive Caltech research and teaching community. Building on the Library's well-established repository program, digitized archival collections, and recently established "TechLab," the DTDL will work with the Digital Library Development team to build platforms for innovation and new services to Caltech and the world.

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"The Trending Academic Library Job Market: An Analysis of Library Position Announcements from 2011 with Comparisons to 1996 and 1988"

Posted in Research Libraries on August 25th, 2015 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

Therese F. Triumph and Penny M. Beile have published "The Trending Academic Library Job Market: An Analysis of Library Position Announcements from 2011 with Comparisons to 1996 and 1988" in College & Research Libraries.

Here's an excerpt:

The primary objective of the study was to describe the number, types and titles, requested qualifications and skills, salary information, and locations of positions advertised in 2011 on the ALA JobLIST and ARL Job Announcements websites and in the print version of the Chronicle of Higher Education for purposes of determining the current state of the academic library job market in the United States. To investigate changes in the academic library job market and identify emerging trends over a 23-year period, results also were compared to studies that analyzed position announcements from 1996 and 1988.

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Digital Archivist at Oklahoma State University

Posted in Digital Library Jobs on August 25th, 2015 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

Oklahoma State University is recruiting a Digital Archivist.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

This position will be responsible for: preserving and curating born-digital files and analog materials converted to digital; developing and implementing electronic record workflows; coordinating with metadata specialists for access and preservation purposes; converting materials to appropriate digital formats; and processing digital materials in a wide variety of formats.

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