"Piracy, Public Access, and Preservation: An Exploration of Sustainable Accessibility in a Public Torrent Index"

Posted in Digital Curation & Digital Preservation on December 14th, 2016

John Martin has self-archived "Piracy, Public Access, and Preservation: An Exploration of Sustainable Accessibility in a Public Torrent Index."

Here's an excerpt:

Using a snapshot of torrents on the site, this study considers the potential for torrent networks to preserve and provide access to cultural materials in the form of digital media content. Metadata from 2.1 million torrents were categorized by media type and the robustness of given torrents was assessed. Trends over time, such as number of uploads and volume, were also investigated. This study found that relatively few torrents exhibit long-term survivability, even though the overall volume in the index shows continuous increase.

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Scholarly Communications Librarian at University of California, San Diego

Posted in Digital Library Jobs on December 14th, 2016

The University of California, San Diego is recruiting a Scholarly Communications Librarian.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

The Scholarly Communications Librarian provides leadership and develops strategies for the effective promulgation of information about scholarly communications and open access publishing issues to campus user communities.

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"On the Origin of Nonequivalent States: How We Can Talk about Preprints"

Posted in Open Access, Scholarly Journals, Self-Archiving on December 14th, 2016

Cameron Neylon et al. have self-archived "On the Origin of Nonequivalent States: How We Can Talk about Preprints."

Here's an excerpt:

In this paper, we argue that these discussions often conflate two separate issues, the history of the manuscript and the status granted it by different communities. In this paper, we propose a new model that distinguishes the characteristics of the object, its "state", from the subjective "standing" granted to it by different communities. This provides a way to discuss the difference in practices between communities, which will deliver more productive conversations and facilitate negotiation on how to collectively improve the process of scholarly communications not only for preprints but other forms of scholarly contributions.

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Head of the Digital Library Program at UCLA

Posted in Digital Library Jobs on December 13th, 2016

UCLA is recruiting a Head of the Digital Library Program.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

Reporting to the Associate University Librarian (AUL) for Research and Development, the Head of the Digital Library Program works with the Digital Library Architect and other senior departmental managers to establish the vision, set strategic goals and identify projects and priorities for the Digital Library Program. The Head of the Digital Library Program manages day-to-day activities, collaborates closely with library and campus partners on DLP, establishes and adheres to policies and procedures, and ensures overall coherence within the organization. The Head of the DLP advocates and promotes the DLP within the library and across the UCLA campus.

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"CiteScore—Flawed but Still A Game Changer"

Posted in Scholarly Metrics on December 13th, 2016

Phil Davis has published "CiteScore—Flawed but Still A Game Change" in The Scholarly Kitchen.

Here's an excerpt:

The CiteScore metric is controversial because of its overt biases against journals that publish a lot of front-matter. Nevertheless, for most academic journals, CiteScore will provide rankings that are similar to the Impact Factor.

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Senior DevOps Engineer at NYPL

Posted in Digital Library Jobs on December 13th, 2016

NYPL is recruiting a Senior DevOps Engineer.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

The Senior DevOps Engineer will work within a team that provides engineering services to meet the needs of NYPL’s Digital team and other business units. He or she will collaborate with other engineers and application developers to determine the most effective way to build infrastructure in Amazon Web Services. The individual will focus on building simple, repeatable, systems that provide necessary computing resources in a cost-effective, secure, manner.

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Keepers of Our Digital Future: An Assessment of the National Digital Stewardship Residencies, 2013-2016

Posted in Data Curation, Open Data, and Research Data Management, Reports and White Papers on December 13th, 2016

CLIR has released Keepers of Our Digital Future: An Assessment of the National Digital Stewardship Residencies, 2013-2016.

Here's an excerpt from the announcement:

In September 2015, IMLS awarded CLIR a grant to investigate the early impacts of the National Digital Stewardship Residency (NDSR) programs, in order to inform subsequent development of similar programs by others with a vested interest in building professional capacity to preserve digital information. Keepers of Our Digital Future provides a formative evaluation of the early residencies, based on surveys and interviews with NDSR participants and supervisors from the Washington, D.C., New York, and Boston programs. The authors offer a series of findings and recommendations for future programs, noting that as the model is reproduced, there is a greater need for national-level coordination and communication across programs.

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Digital Humanities Librarian at University of California, Santa Cruz

Posted in Digital Library Jobs on December 12th, 2016

The University of California, Santa Cruz is recruiting a Digital Humanities Librarian.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

The Digital Humanities Librarian will work in the Digital Scholarship Commons (DSC), a new and growing unit that supports innovative teaching and research on campus. We seek a collaborative, enthusiastic and creative librarian who is skilled at using technology to support interdisciplinary digital research projects in the humanities and across campus to serve as the first Digital Humanities Librarian.

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Assessing the Operation of Copyright and Related Rights Systems: Methodology Framework

Posted in Copyright on December 12th, 2016

The Finnish Foundation for Cultural Policy Research has released Assessing the Operation of Copyright and Related Rights Systems: Methodology Framework.

Here's an excerpt:

The methodology, such as it is outlined in the framework, can serve as a basis for the formulation of copyright and related rights policies and strategies at the national level. It can therefore facilitate further development of the copyright system. The methodology framework consists of relevant key indicators that are useful in identifying trends and good practices while acknowledging the different contexts in which the national copyright systems operate. Assessing the operation of the copyright system increases transparency and provides an information base for public discussion on copyright policy.

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Associate Director for Scholarly Resources at the University of Oxford

Posted in Digital Library Jobs on December 12th, 2016

The University of Oxford is recruiting an Associate Director for Scholarly Resources.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

We are looking to recruit an Associate Director for Scholarly Resources, to lead two key departments within the Bodleian Libraries: Collections Management and Bodleian Digital Library Services and Systems (BDLSS). . . .

As Associate Director for Scholarly Resources, you will be a member of the Bodleian Libraries Senior Management Team. You will manage a staff of 150 and an annual budget in excess of £3.5m, as well as shared oversight of the £7m materials budget with the Deputy Librarian, and significant funding in support of special projects.

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"Campus Shootings and Library Security Covered in Research Library Issues"

Posted in ARL Libraries, Research Libraries on December 12th, 2016

ARL has released "Campus Shootings and Library Security Covered in Research Library Issues."

Here's an excerpt:

How can research libraries handle and recover from "active shooter" incidents? The latest issue of Research Library Issues (RLI) features two articles that describe campus shootings and library response.

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Digital Curation News (12/9/2016) #digitalcuration #digitalpreservation #datamanagement #researchdata #rdm

Posted in Digital Curation News on December 9th, 2016

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