Archive for April, 2016

Digital Curation News (4/29/2016) #digitalcuration #digitalpreservation #datamanagement #researchdata #rdm

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

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Web Developer at Ohio State University

Posted in Library IT Jobs on April 29th, 2016 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

Ohio State University is recruiting a Web Developer.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

As a full-stack PHP developer, you will customize and maintain the Libraries content management systems (Drupal, WordPress, Omeka). You will support library.osu.edu, cartoons.osu.edu, and an expanding digital exhibits program.

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"The Mystery of Creative Commons Licenses"

Posted in Copyright, Creative Commons/Open Licenses, Open Access, Publishing, Scholarly Journals on April 29th, 2016 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

De Gruyter Open has released "The Mystery of Creative Commons Licenses" by Witold Kieńć.

Here's an excerpt:

While more than half of open access papers are published under the terms of a liberal Creative Commons Attribution Licence, the majority of authors of open access works seem not to accept the terms of either this or any other Creative Commons license.

Despite the fact that the majority of journals indexed in the Directory of Open Access Journals use liberal Creative Commons Attribution (CC-BY) licence as a default, and that probably more than half of all articles published in open access serials are published under the terms of this licence, academic authors seem not to support liberal licensing. How is it possible? Are authors of more than 600 thousand CC-BY licensed works invisible in surveys? Or do they publish under the terms of this license against their will?

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Archivist Manager/University Digital Records at Central Michigan University

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

Central Michigan University is recruiting an Archivist Manager/University Digital Records.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

Develop and implement the operation of an ongoing electronic records program for University and University-related born digital records. Will work in cooperation with relevant CMU offices and officials and, insofar as possible, will work within the framework of existing institutional information technology structures, policies, and practices, which sometimes will include handling of confidential records.

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"Policy: Google Books: The Final Chapter?"

Posted in Copyright, Digital Copyright Wars, Google and Other Search Engines, Publishing on April 29th, 2016 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

Walt Crawford has published "Policy: Google Books: The Final Chapter?" in Cites & Insights: Crawford at Large.

Here's an excerpt:

On Monday, April 18, 2016, the U.S. Supreme Court declined to hear the Authors Guild appeal of a district court decision finding, once again, that Google Books Search is fair use. . . .

That should be the final chapter in this decade-long epic case, and maybe I should stop right here.

But let's look at a couple of the early commentaries after the denial (two of many), then go back for the usual chronological citations and notes on items since the last coverage of this legal marathon. The question mark in the essay's title? Well, the Authors Litigation Guild (the middle word isn't part of the name, but maybe it should be) seems as incapable of admitting defeat as it apparently is of recognizing that it only represents the interests of a few hundred or few thousand writers. And, of course, there's the enticing if unlikely counter possibility: what if Google asked to recover its legal costs, which must surely be in the millions of dollars?

See also: “Google Case Ends, but Copyright Fight Goes On.”

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Applications Analyst at Triangle Research Libraries Network

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

TRLN is recruiting an Applications Analyst.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

A newly-envisioned position, the TRLN Applications Analyst will work closely with talented librarians, technologists, and developers across four academic institutions to lead the development of a variety of applications and systems that support the discovery and delivery of our shared collections. The position will apply expert skills to help solve some of the complex issues facing academic libraries today and to anticipate future opportunities.

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"Assessment of and Response to Data Needs of Clinical and Translational Science Researchers and Beyond"

Posted in Data Curation, Open Data, and Research Data Management on April 28th, 2016 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

Hannah F. Norton et al. have published "Assessment of and Response to Data Needs of Clinical and Translational Science Researchers and Beyond" in the Journal of eScience Librarianship.

Here's an excerpt:

As universities and libraries grapple with data management and "big data," the need for data management solutions across disciplines is particularly relevant in clinical and translational science (CTS) research, which is designed to traverse disciplinary and institutional boundaries. At the University of Florida Health Science Center Library, a team of librarians undertook an assessment of the research data management needs of CTS researchers, including an online assessment and follow-up one-on-one interviews.

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Digital Archivist at University of Georgia

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

The University of Georgia is recruiting a Digital Archivist.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

The University of Georgia Libraries seeks a Digital Archivist who will be responsible for working collaboratively with the staff of the Walter J. Brown Media Archives to manage existing digital holdings, acquire and normalize born digital content, manage future migration of digital assets, transfer analog media to digital files as needed, manage and maintain the Collective Access database, develop, manage and assess digital preservation policies and procedures. Additionally, the Digital Archivist monitors and plans for additional digital storage on a regular basis, and is expected to assist in developing other sources of outside funding for ongoing or new digital projects.

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Report of the Summit on Digital Curation in Art Museums

Posted in Digital Curation & Digital Preservation, Museums on April 28th, 2016 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

Johns Hopkins University has released the Report of the Summit on Digital Curation in Art Museums.

Here's an excerpt:

In October of 2015, Johns Hopkins University (JHU) Museum Studies Program convened a group of cultural heritage professionals to discuss digital curation, its integration into the art museum community, and the role the JHU Program in Digital Curation might play in this effort. Attendees included representatives from museums, libraries, archives, foundations, and the JHU Museum Studies Program.

The meeting took place over two days. The first day and a half included a series of short presentations that addressed innovative projects; infrastructure, staffing and workflows; digital curation tools; curatorial considerations; internships, residencies and research opportunities; and local and international collaborations. . . .

Breakout sessions on the last afternoon moved the discussions from conceptual to pragmatic.

See also: Storified Tweets from Summit.

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Linked Data for Production Program Manager at Stanford University

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

Stanford University is recruiting a Linked Data for Production Program Manager.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

The Stanford University Libraries (SUL) has an opening for a Program Manager within a newly funded project supported by the Mellon Foundation. The goal of Linked Data for Production will be to begin the transition of traditional technical services workflows to ones rooted in linked data. The Program Manager will be key in coordinating the efforts of the LD4P members and integration of the program with the outside community.

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"Ebook Sales Declined in 2015; Digital Audio Continued Growth"

Posted in Publishing on April 27th, 2016 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

AAP has released "Ebook Sales Declined in 2015; Digital Audio Continued Growth."

Here's an excerpt:

Overall sales were up 0.8 percent to $7.2 billion compared to $7.1 billion in 2014.

Overall publisher revenue for 2015, however, was $15.4 billion, down 2.6 percent from the previous year. . . .

Ebook sales declined in 2015; digital audio continued to grow in popularity; trade publishers did better than educational and scholarly publishers; adult books performed better than other trade categories.

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Systems/Network Analyst 3 at University of New Mexico

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

The University of New Mexico is recruiting two Systems/Network Analyst 3 positions.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

The successful individuals will be an integral part of team operations and will manage our server and data storage hardware infrastructure, our VMware virtualized server environment, build and maintain LAMP stack web servers using Drupal and other CMS systems, ensure server and data security, and manage data backups. Other duties of these positions will include planning for system upgrades, systems monitoring, maintaining network services between our systems and UNM's network services, helping to develop the library's digital initiatives and research data management infrastructure, and supporting the DataOne initiative.

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