The Changing Landscape of Library and Information Services: What Presidents, Provosts, and Finance Officers Need to Know

Posted in Research Libraries on September 24th, 2014

The Council on Library and Information Resources has released The Changing Landscape of Library and Information Services: What Presidents, Provosts, and Finance Officers Need to Know.

Here's an excerpt:

CIOs Richard Holmgren, of Allegheny College, and Gene Spencer, of Ursinus College, draw on the workshop discussions to summarize the key challenges and opportunities facing LITS organizations. Developments of the past decade-from the ubiquity of cell phones to the growth of virtual server infrastructure and the maturation of open-source software support models-have created new opportunities for LITS organizations to improve student outcomes, increase revenue, and manage costs. The authors discuss these opportunities and identify the core competencies that LITS organizations will need to support positive institutional change in the decade ahead.

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    Digital Curation News (9/23/2014) #digitalpreservation

    Posted in Digital Curation News on September 23rd, 2014

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      Library Applications Developer at Drexel University

      Posted in Digital Library Jobs on September 23rd, 2014

      Drexel University is recruiting a Library Applications Developer.

      Here's an excerpt from the ad.

      The incumbent will work in a collaborative, team-based environment to leverage, customize, and integrate new technologies and services in support of the Libraries' initiatives. Projects include developing support for the management and archiving of University research data and records and the planning and implementation of a coordinated search and discovery solution for accessing the Libraries' resources. This position will be a key contributor for these projects and will work with tools such as Fedora, Islandora, Solr, and Archivematica.

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        Nature Communications Goes Full Open Access

        Posted in Open Access, Publishing, Scholarly Journals on September 23rd, 2014

        Formerly a born-digital hybrid journal, Nature Communications will now be an open access only journal.

        Here's an excerpt from the press release:

        Nature Communications is to become the first Nature-branded open access only journal. The number one open access journal in multidisciplinary sciences, Nature Communications is Nature Publishing Group's (NPG) flagship open access title. Nature Communications will only accept open access research submissions from 20th October 2014. . . .

        NPG is also making further policy moves with this development. Nature Communications now offers the CC BY 4.0 license as default, with other Creative Commons (CC) licenses available upon request. There is no price difference for the choice of CC license. APC waivers will be available for HINARI countries, and to others on a case-by-case basis.

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          Researcher Support and Data Services, Department Head at Auraria Library

          Posted in Digital Library Jobs on September 23rd, 2014

          The Auraria Library is recruiting a Researcher Support and Data Services, Department Head.

          Here's an excerpt from the ad.

          The Researcher Support and Data Services, Department Head position will lead a team of librarians that provide a variety of services including: research/reference consultation, information discovery strategies, collection management and development, productivity and citation management tools, scholarly communications and copyright, grant support, data, GIS and visualization services. Researcher Support and Data Services department is housed within the Education, Research, and Access Services division.

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            Toolkit: Equipment for Image Digitisation Projects

            Posted in Digital Archives and Special Collections, Digitization on September 23rd, 2014

            JISC has released Toolkit: Equipment for Image Digitisation Projects.

            Here's an excerpt from the announcement:

            This Jisc Digital Media toolkit sets out to look at each of these technologies in detail, outlining both the theory behind the technology, along with more practical insights. It looks at cameras and scanners in depth and provide the stakeholder with the knowledge required to make informed decisions when purchasing, what can be, very expensive items of equipment.

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              Digital Curation News (9/22/2014) #digitalpreservation

              Posted in Digital Curation News on September 22nd, 2014
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                Digital Art: AKVIS AirBrush 2.5 Released

                Posted in Digital Art on September 22nd, 2014

                AKVIS has released AirBrush 2.5.

                Here's an excerpt from the press release:

                This artistic software lets you turn your photo into a stylish painting which looks like made with a special tool called an air brush or spraying gun. This technique has already become a new trend in modern art. . . .

                In Version 2.5:

                • Added the Share option that lets you post your images from the program to the social networks and services: Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, Tumblr, Google+, Dropbox. Now you can easily publish your newly created airbrush drawing and share with your friends and family.
                • Enlarged the maximum size of the Quick Preview area which helps to adjust the parameters of the effect.
                • Added the possibility to reverse background and paint colors.
                • Added new interface theme. You can select the style of the interface (Light or Dark) in the program preferences.

                Here's an example of an airbush painting created with AirBrush (full-size image: http://tinyurl.com/kb4gen2):

                Gondola at the Venetian

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