Guidelines for Planning the Digitization of Rare Book and Manuscript Collections

Posted in Digital Archives and Special Collections, Digitization on September 22nd, 2014

IFLA has released Guidelines for Planning the Digitization of Rare Book and Manuscript Collections.

Here's an excerpt:

These guidelines attempt to complement this body of knowledge by addressing the specific needs related to planning digitization projects for rare and special collections. They are written from the point-of-view of special collection managers, rare book librarians, curators, and researchers who study the physical object as an artefact bearing intrinsic historical evidence as much as for the intellectual content that it contains.

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    Digital Art: Topaz Impression Photoshop Plug-in/Standalone Program Released

    Posted in Digital Art on September 19th, 2014

    Topaz Labs has released Topaz Impression.

    Here's an excerpt from the announcement:

    Working as a standalone editor as well as a plugin, Topaz Impression transforms your photos into realistic looking works of fine art. With Impression you can choose from 14 different digitally simulated brushes and 72 textures to create your own unique masterpiece.

    Here's an example of a mixed media drawing created with Topaz Impression (full-size image: https://www.flickr.com/photos/charleswbaileyjr/15110500809/):

    Pipe Smoker in a Paris Cafe

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      Sr. Software Developer (Java/Web/Linux) at California Digital Library

      Posted in Digital Library Jobs on September 19th, 2014

      The California Digital Library is recruiting a Sr. Software Developer (Java/Web/Linux).

      Here's an excerpt from the ad.

      Design and implement software components in support of UC3 technical services. Maintain and deploy as well as plan and develop the evolution and enhancements to the Web Archiving System (WAS). Work as needed on new functionality for key CDL systems, including Merritt, DMPTool, and DASH. Advise UC3 management on technical strategies, new micro-services, time constraints, cost savings, and when to buy vs. build. This position also provides UC3 technical leadership by helping guide developers in UC3 and CDL on technical solutions, efficiencies, new tools, languages, development and deployment paradigms, etc.

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        Omeka Everywhere Development Funded by IMLS

        Posted in Digital Archives and Special Collections, Museums on September 19th, 2014

        The Institute of Museum and Library Sciences has funded the development of Omeka Everywhere.

        Here's an excerpt from the press release:

        The Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media at George Mason University, in partnership with Ideum and the University of Connecticut's Digital Media Center, is pleased to announce that it has been awarded a National Leadership Grant for Museums from the Institute of Museum and Library Sciences to create Omeka Everywhere. Dramatically increasing the possibilities for visitor access to collections, Omeka Everywhere will offer a simple, cost-effective solution for connecting onsite web content and in-gallery multi-sensory experiences, affordable to museums of all sizes and missions, by capitalizing on the strengths of two successful collections-based open-source software projects: Omeka and Open Exhibits.

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          Library Web Designer at Auburn University

          Posted in Library IT Jobs on September 19th, 2014

          Auburn University is recruiting a Library Web Designer.

          Here's an excerpt from the ad.

          Creates static, interactive, and database-driven Web pages within the framework of University-mandated design elements. Chairs and convenes regular meetings of the AUL Web Advisory Group. Designs and implements a comprehensive user experience (UX) testing program; conducts analyzes and incorporates user feedback into the website design. Facilitates the implementation of new Web-based services by creating templates and forms and by reviewing and recommending commercial or open-source utilities. Works closely with AUL faculty, staff, and other content providers to design and implement customized Web pages and Web exhibits. Analyzes Web-related problems, proposes solutions, and monitors results. Teaches and trains AUL faculty and staff in the use of Web editing and design tools. Monitors, identifies, and communicates to AUL faculty and staff innovative uses of the Web for the delivery of resources, services, and information.

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            CERN and APS Announce Open Access Partnership

            Posted in Open Access, Publishing, Scholarly Journals on September 19th, 2014

            American Physical Society and The European Organization for Nuclear Research have formed a partnership to make CERN-authored articles published in APS journals open access.

            Here's an excerpt from the press release:

            Articles in APS' Physical Review Letters, Physical Review D, and Physical Review C in 2015 and 2016 will be covered by this agreement.

            Thanks to this partnership, articles will be available free of charge for everyone to read. Copyright will remain with the authors and permissive Creative Commons CC-BY licences will allow re-use of the information (e.g. in books, review articles, conference proceedings and teaching material) as well as text- and data-mining applications.

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              Digital Curation News (9/18/2014) #digitalpreservation

              Posted in Digital Curation News on September 18th, 2014

              Digital Scholarship | Digital Curation News | Research Data Curation Bibliography, Version 4

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                Digital Scholarship Librarian at Boston College

                Posted in Digital Library Jobs on September 18th, 2014

                Boston College is recruiting a Digital Scholarship Librarian.

                Here's an excerpt from the ad.

                Under the direction of the Head of Outreach and Digital Research, and in conjunction with subject librarians, systems and digital library staff, scholarly communications and repository librarians, and others, s/he works directly with clients (faculty, students, staff) in identifying and deploying appropriate tools and technologies to meet research or publication needs. The Digital Scholarship Librarian will assist clients with projects from start to completion, and will aid in promoting digital scholarship to the campus community. In addition to direct support at the project level, s/he will deliver training, group instruction, and workshops on Digital Scholarship topics with an emphasis on data visualization, text mining and encoding, mapping, and data analysis, and will maintain project documentation for a growing corpus of digital scholarly production. T

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