Archive for April, 2016

Library Technology Officer at Seattle Public Library

Posted in Library IT Jobs on April 19th, 2016 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

Seattle Public Library is recruiting a Library Technology Officer.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

In consultation with the Director of LPSD, the LTO leads and participates in short-term and long-range strategic planning that addresses current and emerging service needs and develops and implements effective technological responses to those needs. The LTO directs, supervises and evaluates the activities and performance of Information Technology Division staff, vendors and project or consultant staff assigned to information technology projects or activities.

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"Requirements on Long-Term Accessibility and Preservation of Research Results with Particular Regard to Their Provenance"

Posted in Data Curation, Open Data, and Research Data Management on April 19th, 2016 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

Andreas Weber and Claudia Piesche have published "Requirements on Long-Term Accessibility and Preservation of Research Results with Particular Regard to Their Provenance" in the ISPRS International Journal of Geo-Information.

Here's an excerpt:

In this article we describe the considerations regarding the implementation of a local research data repository for the Collaborative Research Centre (CRC) 840. The main focus will be on the examination of requirements for, and an agenda of, a possible technical implementation. Requirements were derived from a more theoretical examination of similar projects and relevant literature, diverse discussions with researchers and project leaders, by analysis of existing publication data, and finally the prototypical implementation with refining iterations.

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Digital Processing Archivist at Computer History Museum

Posted in Digital Library Jobs on April 19th, 2016 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

The Computer History Museum is recruiting a Digital Processing Archivist.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

The Digital Processing Archivist will have primary responsibility for processing and reading the Museum's digital collection with an emphasis on historic software objects. Tasks include arranging, describing, and making accessible new and legacy digital objects, ingesting content into the digital repository, and monitoring internal digital workflows.

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Developments in the Authors Guild v. Google and Cambridge University Press v. Patton (GSU E-Reserves) Cases

Posted in Copyright, Digital Copyright Wars on April 19th, 2016 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

The Supreme Court has declined to hear an appeal of the Authors Guild v. Google case, leaving in place the 2015 ruling by the United States Court of Appeals 2nd Circuit in favor of Google.

See: "Supreme Court Rejects Google Books Appeal."

Judge Orinda Evans has issued a remand decision in the Cambridge University Press v. Patton case that significantly reduces the number counts that the plaintiffs prevailed on.

See: "Publishers' Loss in GSU Copyright Case Just Got a Little Worse."

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Associate University Librarian for Resources at Old Dominion University

Posted in Digital Library Jobs on April 18th, 2016 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

Old Dominion University is recruiting an Associate University Librarian.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

This position will share leadership over all of the Libraries' programs; however, its primary programmatic focus is Scholarly Communications, to include collections, research support, the Institutional Repository, Intellectual Property rights, and Open Access.

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"Congress Wants to Turn Obama’s Open Data Actions into Law"

Posted in Data Curation, Open Data, and Research Data Management, Legislation and Government Regulation, Open Access, Open Science on April 18th, 2016 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

Representative Derek Kilmer has released "Congress Wants to Turn Obama's Open Data Actions into Law."

Here's an excerpt:

A new bill introduced Thursday would give a legislative basis to a number of open data initiatives already underway in the federal government under executive order.

The Open, Public, Electronic and Necessary (OPEN) Government Data Act, introduced by Reps. Derek Kilmer, D-Wash., and Blake Farenthold, R-Texas, would build upon a number open data policies from the Obama administration that push federal agencies to make as much data as possible free for the public to use.

A Senate version of the bill will also soon be introduced by Sens. Brian Schatz, D-HI, and Ben Sasse, R-Neb.

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Head, Digital Services Unit at Georgetown University

Posted in Digital Library Jobs on April 18th, 2016 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

Georgetown University is recruiting a Head, Digital Services Unit.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

The Unit Head, Digital Services coordinates the planning, designing, implementation, maintenance, expansion and communication/outreach of the digital collections/projects, digital services, and institutional repository services, collections and content, including the design, deployment and maintenance of digital services and platforms which includes DigitalGeorgetown and related digital tool sets, representations of digital content, digital conversion, interoperability of digital platforms, and integration of digital resources into learning management systems.

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Digital Processing Archivist at Computer History Museum

Posted in Digital Library Jobs on April 18th, 2016 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

The Computer History Museum is recruiting a Digital Processing Archivist.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

The Digital Processing Archivist will have primary responsibility for processing and reading the Museum's digital collection with an emphasis on historic software objects. Tasks include arranging, describing, and making accessible new and legacy digital objects, ingesting content into the digital repository, and monitoring internal digital workflows.

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"On the Marginal Cost of Scholarly Communication"

Posted in Publishing, Scholarly Journals on April 18th, 2016 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

Tiffany Bogich et al. have published "On the Marginal Cost of Scholarly Communication" in Standard Analytics' Research.

Here's an excerpt:

We assessed the marginal cost of scholarly communication from the perspective of an agent looking to start an independent, peer-reviewed scholarly journal. We found that various vendors can accommodate all of the services required for scholarly communication for a price ranging between $69 and $318 per article.

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Digital Curation News (4/15/2016) #digitalcuration #digitalpreservation #datamanagement #researchdata #rdm

Posted in Digital Curation News on April 15th, 2016 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

| Research Data Curation Bibliography, Version 5 | Digital Curation Bibliography: Preservation and Stewardship of Scholarly Works and Supplement | Digital Scholarship | Digital Scholarship Sitemap

Digital Database Coordinator at New England Historic Genealogical Society

Posted in Digital Library Jobs on April 15th, 2016 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

The New England Historic Genealogical Society is recruiting a Digital Database Coordinator.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

The digital database coordinator will, as a full-time, on-site staff member, assist in effectively creating and managing the digitization of historical and genealogical content for NEHGS websites. Additionally, this position will ensure that SQL-Elasticsearch based digital collections are stable, well-designed, effective, up-to-date and properly maintained.

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DPLA, Creative Commons, Europeana, and Partners Launch RightsStatements.org

Posted in Copyright, Creative Commons/Open Licenses on April 15th, 2016 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

The Digital Public Library of America, the Creative Commons, Europeana, and other partners have launched RightsStatements.org .

Here's an excerpt from the announcement:

In May 2015, the International Rights Statements Working Group released two white papers with our recommendations for establishing standardized rights statements for describing copyright and reuse status of digital cultural heritage materials, and the enabling technical infrastructure for those statements. After working for nearly a year to implement the recommendations of the white papers, the Digital Public Library of America and Europeana are proud to announce the launch of RightsStatements.org.

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