"Tenets of the Liberal Arts: Complex Thinking in the Digital Age"

Posted in Scholarly Communication on November 18th, 2014

Charles J. Henry and Elliott Shore have published "Tenets of the Liberal Arts: Complex Thinking in the Digital Age" in EDUCAUSE Review.

Here's an excerpt:

We are awash in millions of books and journals, with a high degree of redundancy across academic institutions. Perhaps justified in the non-digital environment that reaches back to Babylon, this expensive, competitive circumstance is indefensible in a digital ecology. In addition to the vast array of printed matter, we continue to proliferate projects that create digital content but that are often siloed and uncommunicative. Further, we pay exorbitant fees to lease content from providers, buying back the knowledge we essentially gave away to them in the first place. In this respect, the migration from our print-based traditions of discovery, publishing, access, and preservation to digital-based methods is indeed under way. But the process is so uncoordinated and ad hoc that our current hybrid library retains most of the costs, inefficiencies, and impediments of the older paradigm.

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    Digital Preservation Librarian at Indiana University Bloomington

    Posted in Digital Library Jobs on November 18th, 2014

    Indiana University Bloomington is recruiting a Digital Preservation Librarian.

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    The Digital Preservation Librarian will lead the development and implementation of preservation strategies and policies for digital collections for the IU Libraries, including both digitized and born-digital materials. The position reports to the Assistant Dean for Library Technologies for work-related issues with a dotted line relationship to the Associate Dean for Collection Development and Scholarly Communication for matters relating to promotion and tenure.

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      "Bringing The DOAJ to a New Level"

      Posted in Open Access, Publishing, Scholarly Journals on November 18th, 2014

      Lars Bjørnshauge has published "Bringing The DOAJ to a New Level" in ScieCom info.

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      Most promising projects do not make the transition to a service, much effort and many great ideas are lost. DOAJ has managed this transition since years, but now we are coming closer to the moment of truth. Whether what had turned out to be a social, organizational and managerial experiment: a community funded, crowdsourced free service, really can meet the expectations from increasingly demanding stakeholders.

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        Systems and Digital Services Librarian at Westfield State University

        Posted in Library IT Jobs on November 17th, 2014

        Westfield State University is recruiting a Systems and Digital Services Librarian.

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        The library department seeks applications for a full-time tenure track position at the assistant librarian level beginning January, 2015. Reporting to the Library Director, the Systems and Digital Services Librarian administers and maintains Library technology services including the library's website and databases, integrated library system and link resolver (OCLC WorldShare Management Services), LibGuides, and other library services. The position includes close collaboration with the Academic Technology Department and other departments in Academic Affairs, and occasional participation in division-wide projects.

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          "Sustainable Free: Lessons Learned from the Launch of a Free Service Supporting Publishing in Art History"

          Posted in Copyright, Open Access, Publishing on November 17th, 2014

          James Shulman has published "Sustainable Free: Lessons Learned from the Launch of a Free Service Supporting Publishing in Art History" in LIBER Quarterly.

          Here's an excerpt:

          Hilary Ballon and Mariet Westermann, writing about the struggles of publishing in art history noted that "It is a paradox of the digital revolution that it has never been easier to produce and circulate a reproductive image, and never harder to publish one." If publishing in general is in crisis because of the seismic re-ordering in a digital world, the field of art history is the extreme tail of the spectrum; rights holders are accustomed to licensing image content for limited edition print runs. Given this particularly challenging corner of the publishing work, a project initiated by the Metropolitan Museum offers some hope of a collaborative way forward. What sociological re-engineering enabled progress on this problem? It is possible that there are other lessons here too, that might throw at least streaks of light on other process re-engineering provoked by digital innovation in publishing?

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            Director of the Copyright Office at University of Alberta

            Posted in Digital Library Jobs on November 17th, 2014

            The University of Alberta is recruiting a Director of the Copyright Office.

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            Reporting directly to the Vice-Provost (Learning Services) and Chief Librarian, the Director of the Copyright Office will participate in the strategic development of Learning Services which includes the Libraries, Museums and Collections, Bookstore, University Press, and Technology Training Centre, as well as the Copyright Office. The successful candidate will establish mechanisms to assist the university community in complying with copyright laws and best practices in their research and publishing, teaching and use of resources and services.

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              "The Social, Political and Legal Aspects of Text and Data Mining (TDM)"

              Posted in Copyright, Emerging Technologies, Publishing on November 17th, 2014

              Michelle Brook, Peter Murray-Rust, and Charles Oppenheim have published "The Social, Political and Legal Aspects of Text and Data Mining (TDM)" in D-Lib Magazine.

              Here's an excerpt:

              The ideas of textual or data mining (TDM) and subsequent analysis go back hundreds if not thousands of years. Originally carried out manually, textual and data analysis has long been a tool which has enabled new insights to be drawn from text corpora. However, for the potential benefits of TDM to be unlocked, a number of non-technological barriers need to be overcome. These include legal uncertainty resulting from complicated copyright, database rights and licensing, the fact that some publishers are not currently embracing the opportunities TDM offers the academic community, and a lack of awareness of TDM among many academics, alongside a skills gap.

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                Digital Curation News (11/14/2014) #digitalpreservation

                Posted in Digital Curation News on November 14th, 2014

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