Archive for September, 2015

Creative Commons Gets $450,000 Arcadia Fund Grant to support Open Access Publishing

Posted in Creative Commons/Open Licenses, Open Access on September 28th, 2015 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

The Creative Commons has received a $450,000 grant from the Arcadia Fund support open access publishing.

Here's an excerpt from the announcement:

Creative Commons will use funds from Arcadia to develop tools that complement the current CC license suite and empower authors to retain or regain their right to publish so they can make their scholarly and academic works available for public use.

Building on the success of the current CC licenses—now with nearly 1 billion licenses in use across over 9 million websites—Creative Commons is enthusiastic about developing tools that can be used by authors who "write to be read" but face all too common barriers to making their research openly available. These resources will be developed for global use, taking into account country-specific copyright laws, customs, and language. Once in widespread use, these tools are expected to increase the number of articles and publications that are available for broad public use. . . .

Collaborators on this project include Authors Alliance, Free Culture Trust, and SPARC, all of whom are dedicated to supporting authors, institutions, and the public in promoting access to research and scholarly work.

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Digital Curation News (9/25/2015) #digitalcuration #digitalpreservation #datamanagement #researchdata #rdm

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

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"What Technology Skills Do Developers Need? A Text Analysis of Job Listings in Library and Information Science (LIS) from Jobs.code4lib.org"

Posted in Digital Libraries, Emerging Technologies, Research Libraries on September 25th, 2015 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

Monica Maceli has published "What Technology Skills Do Developers Need? A Text Analysis of Job Listings in Library and Information Science (LIS) from Jobs.code4lib.org " in Information Technology and Libraries.

Here's an excerpt:

Technology plays an indisputably vital role in library and information science (LIS) work; this rapidly moving landscape can create challenges for practitioners and educators seeking to keep pace with such change. In pursuit of building our understanding of currently sought technology competencies in developer-oriented positions within LIS, this paper reports the results of a text analysis of a large collection of job listings culled from the Code4lib jobs website. Beginning over a decade ago as a popular mailing list covering the intersection of technology and library work, the Code4lib organization's current offerings include a website that collects and organizes LIS-related technology job listings. The results of the text analysis of this dataset suggest the currently vital technology skills and concepts that existing and aspiring practitioners may target in their continuing education as developers.

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Senior Web Applications Developer at NYPL

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

NYPL is recruiting a Senior Web Applications Developer.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

Seeking: An experienced web application developer to help reinvent eBook and digital content discovery and access for public libraries.

With the support of the federal government and a broad coalition of library partners, The New York Public Library is building a small, empowered product team to develop a mobile platform for ebook lending and reading that could serve as model for public libraries across North America.

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Senior Mobile Developer (Android) at NYPL

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

NYPL is recruiting a Senior Mobile Developer (Android).

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

Seeking: an experienced mobile applications developer to help reinvent eBook discovery and access for public libraries.

With the support of the federal government and a broad coalition of library partners, The New York Public Library is building a small, empowered product team to develop a mobile platform for ebook lending and reading that could serve as model for public libraries across North America.

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Assistant University Librarian for Library Information Technology at University of Hawaii

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

The University of Hawaii is recruiting an Assistant University Librarian for Library Information Technology.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

Under the general direction of the University Librarian, the Assistant University Librarian for Library Information Technology (AUL-LIT) provides leadership and strategic direction for all library information technology services and infrastructure in support of library operations and access to information.

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Dr. Kathryn K. Matthew Confirmed as Director of the IMLS

Posted in People in the News on September 25th, 2015 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

Dr. Kathryn K. Matthewhas been confirmed as Director of the IMLS.

Here's an excerpt from the announcement:

Trained as a scientist, Dr. Matthew's 30-year museum career began in curatorial, collections management, and research roles at the Academy of Natural Sciences in Philadelphia and Cranbrook Institute of Science. She worked with a variety of collections including ornithology, paleontology, fine arts, and anthropology. She then moved into management, exhibits and educational programs development, and fundraising and marketing roles, working at the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History, the Virginia Museum of Natural History, The Nature Conservancy, the Historic Charleston Foundation, and The Children's Museum of Indianapolis. She was also a science advisor for the IMAX film "Tropical Rainforest," produced by the Science Museum of Minnesota.

In addition she was Executive Director of the New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science, a state-funded museum.

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Web & Digital Scholarship Librarian at University of Mississippi

Posted in Digital Library Jobs, Library IT Jobs on September 24th, 2015 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

The University of Mississippi is recruiting a Web & Digital Scholarship Librarian.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

he successful candidate will be involved in the design, development and maintenance of all aspects of the University Libraries' web presence, web applications and many new and existing digital scholarship services and projects. This position resides within Public Services and reports to the Head of Web and Digital Scholarship.

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"Data Management Practices Across an Institution: Survey and Report"

Posted in Data Curation, Open Data, and Research Data Management, Digital Curation & Digital Preservation on September 24th, 2015 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

Cunera Buys and Pamela Shaw have published "Data Management Practices Across an Institution: Survey and Report" in the Journal of Librarianship and Scholarly Communication.

Here's an excerpt:

A 21-question survey was distributed to approximately 12,940 faculty, graduate students, postdoctoral candidates, and selected research-affiliated staff at Northwestern's Evanston and Chicago Campuses. Survey questions solicited information regarding types and size of data, current and future needs for data storage, data retention and data sharing, what researchers are doing (or not doing) regarding data management planning, and types of training or assistance needed. There were 831 responses and 788 respondents completed the survey, for a response rate of approximately 6.4%.

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Digital Projects Librarian at Stony Brook University

Posted in Digital Library Jobs on September 24th, 2015 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

Stony Brook University is recruiting a Digital Projects Librarian.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

Under the leadership of the Associate Director for Library Technology, the Digital Projects Librarian will be responsible for the planning and management of digital projects throughout the University Libraries environment. As a member of the Library Information Technology team, the Digital Projects Librarian will work across Library departments and with University-wide clients to assess complex digital project requirements and provide quality technical solutions. S/he will work with librarians and faculty members to digitize collections that will be of benefit to their courses and assignments, and faculty and/or student research projects

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"Do You Have an Institutional Data Policy? A Review of the Current Landscape of Library Data Services and Institutional Data Policies"

Posted in Data Curation, Open Data, and Research Data Management, Digital Curation & Digital Preservation, Research Libraries on September 24th, 2015 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

Kristin Briney et al. have published "Do You Have an Institutional Data Policy? A Review of the Current Landscape of Library Data Services and Institutional Data Policies" in the Journal of Librarianship and Scholarly Communication,.

Here's an excerpt:

This study reviewed library data services efforts and institutional data policies of 206 American universities, drawn from the July 2014 Carnegie list of universities with "Very High" or "High" research activity designation. Twenty-four different characteristics relating to university type, library data services, policy type, and policy contents were examined.

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Technical Director at CLIR/DLF

Posted in Digital Library Jobs on September 23rd, 2015 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

CLIR/DLF is recruiting a Technical Director.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

The Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) seeks a highly skilled Technical Director to develop, integrate, and oversee a cohesive, dynamic, and growing set of information systems supporting the mission of CLIR and its varied initiatives, including the Digital Library Federation (DLF), Digitizing Hidden Collections, CLIR/DLF Postdoctoral Fellowship Program, and more.

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