Archive for January, 2016

Digital Curation News (1/29/2016) #digitalcuration #digitalpreservation #datamanagement #researchdata #rdm

Posted in Digital Curation News on January 29th, 2016 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

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Digital Scholarship Librarian at Utah State University

Posted in Digital Library Jobs on January 29th, 2016 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

Utah State University is recruiting a Digital Scholarship Librarian.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

Reporting to the Head of Digital Initiatives, the position is a 12-month, tenure track faculty appointment with rank as Assistant Librarian. The Digital Scholarship Librarian works both independently and in a collaborative environment to educate the USU community about the creation and use of digital content with particular emphasis on DigitalCommons and the Digital Library.

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"Practical Digital Forensics at Accession for Born-Digital Institutional Records"

Posted in Digital Curation & Digital Preservation, Open Source Software on January 29th, 2016 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

Gregory Wiedeman has published "Practical Digital Forensics at Accession for Born-Digital Institutional Records" in Code4Lib Journal.

Here's an excerpt:

Archivists have developed a consensus that forensic disk imaging is the easiest and most effective way to preserve the authenticity and integrity of born-digital materials. Yet, disk imaging also has the potential to conflict with the needs of institutional archives – particularly those governed by public records laws. An alternative possibility is to systematically employ digital forensics tools during accession to acquire a limited amount of contextual metadata from filesystems. This paper will discuss the development of a desktop application that enables records creators to transfer digital records while employing basic digital forensics tools records' native computing environment to gather record-events from NTFS filesystems.

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Publishing Services Librarian at University of Minnesota

Posted in Digital Library Jobs on January 29th, 2016 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

The University of Minnesota is recruiting a Publishing Services Librarian.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

We are seeking an outgoing, proactive, engaged professional who can develop collaborative relationships with faculty, staff, and students throughout the University to provide consultations on scholarly publishing topics as well as launching new publications. This professional will also be responsible for creating new tools, programs, and initiatives that respond to changes in scholarly publishing needs. Areas of responsibility include content management of the 2 publishing platforms we are currently working with (be- press' Digital Commons and a locally installed Word- press instance), overall management of all new publication launches, the publication proposal review process, and consultations on scholarly publishing topics.

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Berkman Center Releases Amber, a Web Preservation Tool

Posted in Digital Curation & Digital Preservation, Open Source Software on January 29th, 2016 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

The Berkman Center for Internet & Society has released Amber.

Here's an excerpt from the announcement:

The Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University is pleased to release Amber, a free software tool for WordPress and Drupal that preserves content and prevents broken links. When installed on a blog or website, Amber can take a snapshot of the content of every linked page, ensuring that even if those pages are interfered with or blocked, the original content will be available.

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Media Archivist at Oregon Public Broadcasting

Posted in Digital Library Jobs on January 28th, 2016 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

Oregon Public Broadcasting is recruiting a Media Archivist.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

Manage Digital Asset Management system as well as maintain metadata structures and taxonomies. Manage volunteers, interns and temporary staff. Direct staff of content distribution specialists available for day-to-day functions of ingest and distribution of content.

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DuraSpace and LYRASIS Boards Approve "Intent to Merge"

Posted in Data Curation, Open Data, and Research Data Management, Digital Curation & Digital Preservation, Digital Repositories, Institutional Repositories on January 28th, 2016 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

The DuraSpace and LYRASIS Boards have approved an "Intent to Merge".

Here's an excerpt from the announcement:

The respective boards unanimously approved an "Intent to Merge", which means the organizations, having done a careful initial investigation, will move into a public phase to consider an official plan and pathway for the potential coming together, including a full analysis of member benefits. The decision to eventually come together is not yet final. In this public phase of investigation, each organization seeks feedback from members of their organizations and will investigate carefully the value of all services, projects, membership models and organizational cultures to ensure a smooth transition for members of both organizations should a merger agreement occur.

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Associate University Librarian for Scholarly Resources at University of California, Berkeley

Posted in Digital Library Jobs on January 28th, 2016 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

The University of California, Berkeley is recruiting an Associate University Librarian for Scholarly Resources.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

The AUL manages the library's scholarly communications, acquisitions, and preservation units and collaborates closely with other leadership team members. The position has four direct reports and approximately 27 FTE staff and engages in matrix management to lead cross- cutting programs related to this portfolio.

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Digital Culture 2015

Posted in Digital Culture, Reports and White Papers on January 28th, 2016 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

Nesta, the Arts Council England, and the Arts and Humanities Research Council have released Digital Culture 2015.

Here's an excerpt from the announcement:

The 2015 report provides analysis on the period 2013-2015, giving a detailed sense of how the picture is changing for arts and cultural organisations. This year's report shows that while the positive impact of technology on organisations remains high, there is a gap between the ambition of arts and cultural organisations in relation to digital technology and their ability to execute on those ambitions.

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Data/GIS Technology Lead at University of California, Berkeley

Posted in Digital Library Jobs on January 27th, 2016 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

The University of California, Berkeley is recruiting a Data/GIS Technology Lead.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

This position supports the Library's data applications, including GIS, and other digital library programs and will adopt, adapt, develop and maintain software to provide a web-based geospatial discovery and access portal using open source technologies in an inter-institutional, community-based, development effort. The successful candidate will work to provision the necessary computing systems to support data services and implement and manage spatial data infrastructure, including administration of specialized GIS applications, including geoserver, geohydra, geoblacklight.

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"Bibliometric and Benchmark Analysis of Gold Open Access in Spain: Big Output and Little Impact"

Posted in Open Access, Publishing, Scholarly Journals, Scholarly Metrics on January 27th, 2016 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

Daniel Torres-Salinas et al. have published "Bibliometric and Benchmark Analysis of Gold Open Access in Spain: Big Output and Little Impact" in El Profesional de la Información.

Here's an excerpt:

This bibliometric study analyzes the research output produced by Spain during the 2005-2014 time period in Open Access (OA) journals indexed in Web of Science.. . . . Spain is the second highest ranking European country with gold OA publication output and the fourth highest in Open Access output (9%). . . . Spain's normalized citation impact in Open access (0.72) is lower than the world average and that of the main European countries.

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Web Developer at Ohio State University

Posted in Library IT Jobs on January 27th, 2016 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

Ohio State University is recruiting a Web Developer.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

Here's primarily what you'll be doing: Building websites and digital exhibits on PHP-based content management systems; developing modules and plugins with custom functionality; translating graphic designs into HTML, CSS and JavaScript; making sure websites are mobile responsive and universally-accessible Providing CMS technical support; may supervise student employees.

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