Archive for May, 2017

Social Science Data/Geospatial Information Librarian at Cornell University

Posted in Digital Library Jobs on May 19th, 2017 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

Cornell University is recruiting a Social Science Data/Geospatial Information Librarian.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

Reporting to the RLS Department Head, the Librarian will be a partner and resource person for subject librarians and curators, and will collaborate closely with the RLS Digital Humanities Librarian, with colleagues in other unit libraries, and with the Cornell Institute for Social and Economic Research (CISER). This is a newly-redefined position, starting at the rank of assistant librarian, and the successful candidate will shape the position, providing leadership in expanding RLS's social science data services and programs.

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Finding a Way from the Margins to the Middle: Library Information Technology, Leadership, and Culture

Posted in Reports and White Papers, Research Libraries on May 19th, 2017 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

Ithaka S+R has released Finding a Way from the Margins to the Middle: Library Information Technology, Leadership, and Culture.

Here's an excerpt:

Unlike other recent library service program developments—namely, information literacy and scholarly communication, which also started on the margins—information technology has not found its way to the "middle" in most of our organizations. Information technology workers, not solely but in particular, experience a lingering divide between the culture of the information technology unit and the library culture at large as an unproductive chasm. As a result, libraries fail to develop the full potential in their technology-dependent service programs and, ultimately, library users are left without the kinds of programs and products that would create real value for them.

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Digital Scholarship Librarian at New York University

Posted in Digital Library Jobs on May 18th, 2017 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

New York University is recruiting a Digital Scholarship Librarian.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

The ideal candidate will provide client service, technical expertise, training, and support for tools and practices used by faculty and researchers engaged with digital scholarship and publishing, with a particular focus on the digital humanities. . . .

This position reports to the Head of Digital Scholarship Services and will also work under the guidance of the Program Officer for Digital Scholarly Publishing. This position is a non-tenure-track faculty appointment.

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Tech Adoption Climbs Among Older Adults

Posted in Digital Culture, Reports and White Papers on May 18th, 2017 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

The Pew Research Center has released Tech Adoption Climbs Among Older Adults .

Here's an excerpt:

At the same time America is graying, recent Pew Research Center surveys find that seniors are also moving towards more digitally connected lives. Around four-in-ten (42%) adults ages 65 and older now report owning smartphones, up from just 18% in 2013. Internet use and home broadband adoption among this group have also risen substantially. Today, 67% of seniors use the internet—a 55-percentage-point increase in just under two decades. And for the first time, half of older Americans now have broadband at home.

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Head of Digitization at Internet Archive

Posted in Digital Library Jobs on May 18th, 2017 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

The Internet Archive is recruiting a Head of Digitization.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

Reporting to the Digital Librarian, the Head of Digitization will have overall strategic and operational responsibility for Internet Archive's digitization staff in 4 countries and the management of all Internet Archive programs, program expansion and the execution of the group's mission.

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Knowledge Exchange Consensus on Monitoring Open Access Publications and Cost Data

Posted in Open Access, Publishing, Reports and White Papers, Scholarly Journals on May 18th, 2017 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

The Knowledge Exchange has released Knowledge Exchange Consensus on Monitoring Open Access Publications and Cost Data .

Here's an excerpt from the announcement:

The report gives a great deal of detail on the presentations from the different countries, as well as the keynote address from Stuart Lawson on the true costs of publishing, which coincides significantly with the excellent work he and Katie Shamash have done with the Total Cost of Ownership project in Jisc Collections. In addition, Kai Geschuhn from the Max Planck Digital Library spoke about the idea of moving from offsetting deals to pay-as-you-publish; Rachel Lammey discussed CrossREF and open access meta-data; and Graham Stone, from Jisc, focused on collecting information on APC cost data.

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Institutional Repository Content Manager at Case Western Reserve University

Posted in Digital Library Jobs on May 17th, 2017 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

Case Western Reserve University is recruiting a Institutional Repository Content Manager.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

The IRCM will envision and execute the future for the institutional repository (Digital Case), including setting policies and standards for ingesting and management of digitized content. This position is responsible for managing a balanced portfolio of three key activities in support of the programs of the institutional repository content manager: (1) digital research and data management support, (2) repository client relationship management, and (3) instruction regarding digital scholarship.

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"Managing Data Management: Building a RDM Service at MIT Libraries"

Posted in Data Curation, Open Data, and Research Data Management on May 17th, 2017 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

The 2017 e-Science Symposium has released Managing Data Management: Building a RDM Service at MIT Libraries, a video of a presentation by Christine Malinowski and Phoebe Ayers.

Here's an excerpt:

In this presentation, we will provide an overview of how the MIT Libraries DMS team works, some examples of our recent projects and consultations, our specific (but certainly generalizable) challenges of providing and expanding RDM services, and the tools that we use to meet those challenges and ensure speedy and accurate service. These include a wiki-based knowledgebase, dynamic project plans using Tableau software, a rotating on-call list, and biweekly RDM updates emails.

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Scholarly Communication & Copyright Librarian at University of California, Berkeley

Posted in Digital Library Jobs on May 17th, 2017 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

The University of California, Berkeley is recruiting a Scholarly Communication & Copyright Librarian.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

The Library of the University of California, Berkeley seeks a creative, collaborative, and diligent individual to join a growing team of educators and service providers supporting UC Berkeley faculty, researchers, students, and staff with needs related to scholarly communication, copyright, and research-related information policy matters.

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"Social Science Data Repositories in Data Deluge: A Case Study at ICPSR Workflow and Practices"

Posted in Data Curation, Open Data, and Research Data Management on May 17th, 2017 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

Wei Jeng et al. have self-archived "Social Science Data Repositories in Data Deluge: A Case Study at ICPSR Workflow and Practices."

Here's an excerpt:

Due to the recent surge of interest in the age of the data deluge, the importance of researching data infrastructures is increasing. The Open Archival Information System (OAIS) model has been widely adopted as a framework for creating and maintaining digital repositories. Considering that OAIS is a reference model that requires customization for actual practice, this study examines how the current practices in a data repository map to the OAIS environment and functional components.

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Digital Infrastructure and Preservation Librarian at Washington State University

Posted in Digital Library Jobs on May 16th, 2017 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

Washington State University is recruiting a Digital Infrastructure and Preservation Librarian.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

As part of a larger functional team, comprised of personnel from the Libraries Systems Office, the Center for Digital Scholarship and Curation, and Manuscripts, Archives and Special Collections at Washington State University, this position will be the primary technical advocate for the creation and curation of sustainable digital collections. This position will support existing digital repository software solutions including: CONTENTdm, Omeka, DSpace, Mukurtu, and Scalar. This position will also take a lead role in molding the overall digital infrastructure and preservation plans at the Washington State University Libraries.

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"The Software Preservation Network (SPN): A Community Effort to Ensure Long Term Access to Digital Cultural Heritage"

Posted in Digital Curation & Digital Preservation on May 16th, 2017 by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.

Jessica Meyerson et al. have published "The Software Preservation Network (SPN): A Community Effort to Ensure Long Term Access to Digital Cultural Heritage" in D-Lib Magazine.

Here's an excerpt:

The Software Preservation Network (SPN) is a National Forum grant project funded by IMLS which seeks to gather cultural heritage community input and develop a roadmap for actionable steps towards a national software preservation strategy. To achieve this, the project team conducted a needs assessment, partnered with legal experts, and convened a Forum, all focused on software preservation for cultural heritage. After the Forum produced a Community Roadmap, several Forum attendees gathered around the Roadmap's areas of focus, and coalesced into functioning working groups. The authors wish to acknowledge everyone who has contributed to the project, whether they were study participants, email correspondents, Forum attendees, blog post authors, or working group members. At its heart, the SPN project was a community building effort to address a community-wide challenge.

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